Most building energy performance improvements are modest – usually between 10 and 20 per cent for specific energy efficiency interventions. Until recently, those improvements have been considered sufficient.
It is now widely accepted that the building sector needs to limit annual global CO2 emissions to 25 percent below business-as-usual projections by 2020 and 50 percent below by 2030.
Transformational policies for both new and existing buildings will be needed at a scale we’ve not seen before. This will require widespread adoption of technologies for new buildings and deeper energy efficient retrofitting for existing buildings. Most importantly – this will need financing.
(Source: Buildings for our Future – The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector PDF 4.58MB)
A huge challenge companies face is how to fund investment in new technologies for energy efficiency alongside competing priorities for capital from the core business. Schemes often fall short of the internal payback criteria.
As a result, initiatives are often delayed, affecting how businesses deliver sustainable imperatives. This applies to energy and waste targets, where organisations face the dilemma of core business versus sustainability.
Businesses must now use internal funding for traditional and innovative investments. For example, services are created which are designed to guarantee less energy consumption or minimum power, steam or heat usage through power purchase agreements for generating waste energy.
We aim to help organisations achieve their commercial and environmental objectives.
- Identify how to remove energy financing obstacles
- Introduce energy and carbon reduction measures quickly
- Structure grants, incentives and accounting treatment to create service-based solutions
- Find the right service partner to guarantee the savings and power generation they need to meet targets