Costing Energy Efficiency Improvements in Existing Commercial Buildings (October 2012)
This report is an update of the 2009 IPF Energy Efficiency publication, with two additional areas of focus, how to achieve higher EPC ratings and determining EPC/CO2 carbon reduction targets. Improvements in EPC ratings were examined for offices, retail warehouses and industrial/warehouse sectors. The research relates the cost of refurbishment to EPC grade increases, highlighting some opportunities in sectors where large improvements can be made. Energy efficiency ‘quick wins’ are detailed such as boilers and air tightness.