Financing energy efficiency in leased commercial space
50% of all energy consumed in commercial and industrial buildings is in the rented sector, placing the onus on landlords to make the improvements.
The Energy White Paper reaffirmed the Government’s intention to tighten energy standards for the commercial by making the minimum EPC Band requirement a ‘B’ by 2030, ‘where cost-effective’.
The viability of retrofit is often at the mercy of limited budgets and local planning policy. Stakeholders come together to debate how change can be incentivised and fast-tracked.