by Richard McPartland
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) sees significant potential for savings from heat, cooling and energy efficiency within the different non-domestic sectors (public, business and commercial).
Unlocking information about the scale of the potential presents a number of challenges, not least because of the diverse nature of energy usage in those buildings.
In a bid to expand the department's evidence base those in the building industry are being asked to share thoughts in a new survey which will help test a number of government policies.
The aim being to:
- Keep energy bills as low as possible;
- Continue to ensure the UK has a secure and resilient energy system;
- Remain at the leading edge of science, research and innovation; and
- Reduce carbon emissions cost-effectively
The department has developed an online questionnaire which is now open for comment until 27 January 2017 and gives construction industry professionals the chance to support the development of a long term policy strategy to deliver the most effective savings.
Further comments and evidence are welcome via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
Heat in Buildings
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
3 Whitehall Place