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22 Jan 20201 minute read

Inefficient offices fuel climate crisis

ECAtoday
Inefficient offices fuel climate crisis

A study by Green Alliance, an independent think tank focused on environmental issues, has revealed that the energy wasted per year by just a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities is costing firms £60m and wasting enough energy to power 42,000 homes.

"We all work for or know businesses that waste energy, whether it's leaving lights on at night or wasting heat," said Caterina Brandmayr, senior policy analyst at Green Alliance. "It's hard to see why dealing with this problem isn't yet a priority, for companies in terms of cost savings or for the government in reaching its carbon targets."

Green Alliance has also called of increased deployment of a mix of smart technology and business incentives to drive progress towards the goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2050.

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