Buildings energy efficiency

Learn how improving building fabric, upgrading insulation and installing appropriate controls can save you money and help cut carbon emissions.

Energy loss from a typical building

Around 60% of office heat is lost through the building fabric. Our report into Building control (CTV032) examines how installing and correctly operating technology that centrally operates heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting can reduce energy costs.

It recommends:

  • Incorporating an intelligent, computer-based energy-management system.
  • Ensuring control systems are set correctly for different weather conditions and occupancy levels.
  • Installing variable-speed drives to ensure pumps and fans only operate at the speeds necessary to meet demand.

Further guidance:

The following publications are available for free download:

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