UK 'Fails' in Energy Efficiency


The National Energy Foundation claim have released an e-book to counter the UK's 'failure' to produce energy-efficient, non-domestic buildings.

The guide is designed for professionals in the construction and design sectors, including building owners, occupiers and operators. It outlines the requirements of a good quality, low-energy building, the stakeholder that must be engaged, and ways to reduce energy use and costs.

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Building Performance Exchange is an online platform where facility managers and other building professionals can record their experiences, solutions and thoughts on building better, more energy-efficient buildings.

Liz Reason, of the National Energy Foundation, said: "The failure of many countries to produce buildings that are comfortable with excellent energy performance is a scandal. Designing and building low-energy buildings is not difficult; it just needs some basic building physics and a clear, common language for talking meaningfully about energy performance with all those in the building cycle."

Chief executive of the National Energy Foundation, Dr Kerry Mashford, said: "Both the e-book and the online facility take a practical and common sense approach and provide a valuable contribution to closing the gap between the expected and actual energy performance on the built environment, as well as the knowledge gap that exists in the sector."