From compliance to measuring the actual energy use of a building

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Courtesy of Vital Efficienci Ltd.

Looking in greater detail at energy consumption has begun to show that buildings often fall short of targeted performance. One reason for this is a disconnection between design, procurement and operation of a building.

Compliance calculations do not fully address factors relating to building occupation and operation, with EPC effectively leaving occupants out of the equation, although they account for over 50% of a building’s energy footprint. What is more, the discrepancy between design expectations and operational outcomes has become endemic, and is starting to be perceived as a commercial risk...

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