But wait, it is more than the usual self congratulatory tome, note it has highlighted the specific occasions when energy policy can be improved over the next few years. Read page 68 – Figure 33 is titled ‘Timeline of regulatory tools reviews on energy reduction’ that tells the story in my view it is an invitation to drive policy changes.
Whilst the 40% reduction sounds like an ambitious number (it is based on energy intensity) framed as absolute energy consumption the reduction amounts to approx. 6% reduction.
What will be the impact on building owners?
I have read the blueprint, the whole document, how Government intends to achieve this target is not mentioned just yet, it is not a roadmap, just a broad plan. So it is inevitable that building owners will be the first to feel the pressure to tackle energy efficiency. Failing to tackle this cornerstone issue early is likely to cause some red faces in the sector.