Properties’ energy costs have doubled since the year 2000 – and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Fortunately, every property owner today has a chance to prepare for these rises. LeaseGreen’s experts estimate that buildings’ energy costs could be reduced by about 20% through moderate investment. Few investments bring such favourable returns and stability as investments in energy efficiency.

In larger properties it may be possible to identify hundreds of different ways to save energy. Such opportunities are most extensive in properties built in the 1960s and 70s, but a lot can also be done in newer buildings.

LeaseGreen’s experiences have indicated that there are only very few properties where it is not feasible to utilise modern innovations to save energy by improving their heating, ventilation, lighting or automation systems.

To identify scope for further savings, it is well worth using evaluations of buildings’ energy needs to make adjustments to automation system settings. It is also easy and cost-effective to install renewable energy technologies such as solar panels in buildings thanks to LeaseGreen’s funding model, through which clients pay monthly fees from their consequent savings.

This freely downloadable feature article, produced and published by LeaseGreen, describes many more opportunities for enhancing energy efficiency.