Mitsubishi Electric has announced that its entire range of Ecodan air source heat pumps has achieved A++ rating under the first Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive ruling for heating products across Europe. ErP means that all space and water heaters will need to display an energy label which will help both
Lack of government Incentives to go green
80 per cent of commercial property landlords claim a lack of government incentives is the single biggest barrier to widespread energy efficiency measures being introduced across UK commercial real estate, according to Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (“TFT”), the leading property and construction consultancy, in the TFT Energy Survey 2016 published in August.
With a confusing array of disconnected, individual energy regulations, a further 75 per cent have said that the current regulatory framework is too complex to navigate. This comes even though an overwhelming majority of respondents to TFT’s first annual survey (92 per cent) say that attitudes to energy efficiency have improved since the last recession. Click here to read the report
Green building is major driver in US
‘Green building is playing a massive role in the U.S. construction and energy sectors,’ said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the US Green building Council (USGBC). “More than 2.3 million U.S. workers are taking home $134 billion annually in large part because of green building programs like LEED. Demand for green building will only continue to grow as individuals, businesses and institutions continue to prioritize sustainable approaches to the design, construction and operations of our built environment.”Read more
The new USGBC analysis also explores the multifaceted economic contribution of green construction to the U.S. economy and individual U.S. states, quantifying the economic impact of green building and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
“Our research shows that green building has created millions of jobs and contributed hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy, with the construction of LEED-certified buildings accounting for about 40 percent of green construction’s overall contribution to GDP in 2015,” said David Erne, a Senior Associate at Booz Allen. “This industry is certainly on the rise, and aggressive growth in the green building sector is anticipated over the next four years.”