Costing Energy Efficiency Improvements in Existing Commercial Buildings
Since the last edition of this research was published in 2012, improving the energy performance of
existing buildings within the commercial property sector has become even more critical. The
imposition of tougher energy efficiency standards and carbon reduction targets (including the MEES
Regulations, effective from April 2018, and the Paris Agreement, to which the UK is a ratified
signatory) will have a significant impact on the real estate industry.
A timely update of the research has been conducted, therefore, by Currie & Brown. To maintain
consistency and clarity, the same case studies were analysed in accordance with current building
regulations and, for each, the project assessed the value of a broad range of energy efficiency
measures to upgrade the energy performance of base line buildings, including new strategies that
reflect current market standards. To supplement these core tasks, the research was extended to
wider commercial considerations, system‐specific recommendations, predicted actual energy
savings and planning for the future.