Companies are unaware of the actual costs of their energy use. Less than a third have commissioned energy audits for their buildings. Further, two thirds of those surveyed overestimate the cost of energy efficient construction.
A surprising 75 percent saw benefit in energy regulation and described lack of enforcement as a problem. The solution Not too much carrot and not too much stick, concluded the survey report.
“While the survey shows that most companies prefer carrots, at some point governments also need to wield the stick,” the report said.