The National Energy Foundation claim have released an e-book to counter the UK’s ‘failure’ to produce energy-efficient, non-domestic buildings.

The guide is designed for professionals in the construction and design sectors, including building owners, occupiers and operators. It outlines the requirements of a good quality, low-energy building, the stakeholder that must be engaged, and ways to reduce energy use and costs.

Building Performance Exchange is an online platform where facility managers and other building professionals can record their experiences, solutions and thoughts on building better, more energy-efficient buildings.

Liz Reason, of the National Energy Foundation, said:

The failure of many countries to produce buildings  that are comfortable with excellent energy performance is a scandal. Designing and building low-energy buildings is not difficult; it just needs some basic building physics and a clear, common language for talking meaningfully about energy performance with all those in the building cycle.

Chief executive of the National Energy Foundation, Dr Kerry Mashford, said:

Both the e-book and the online facility take a practical and common sense approach and provide a valuable contribution to closing the gap between the expected and actual energy performance on the built environment, as well as the knowledge gap that exists in the sector.

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