Specific approaches needed to improve energy efficiency of non-residential buildings
Improving energy efficiency in non-residential buildings requires approaches specifically tailored to different sectors such as retail, offices, hotels and communal buildings, according to an analysis by the German Energy Agency (dena). “There is no such thing as a typical non-residential building,” said dena head Andreas Kuhlmann. “Quite a lot is happening in retail, and an increasing number of hotels and municipalities also realise the necessity to invest in energy efficiency. But there is a lot of room for improvement in office buildings.” Non-residential buildings consume a third of the energy used by all buildings in Germany, according to dena.
Read the press release in German here.