Thursday, May 28, 2009

Energy performance of UK government buildings

Amidst all the rather abstract talk about Display Energy Certificates which show the actual energy use of large public buildings, it's interesting to see some actual examples, albeit rather depressing ones. The Government has produced energy statistics for its own estate which reveal that one in three of its buildings have the lowest possible ('G') energy efficiency rating, a reflection of the age and decrepitude of much of the public estate. Ironically, the Department for Energy and Climate Change appears to be one of the worst offenders. The full story and figures are available online.
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