With the demand for electricity continuing to surge across the globe, it is no surprise that there is growing pressure on the electrical network.
The impacts of climate change have been a key driver in the shift towards renewable energy. Investment in renewables such as wind and solar is not only critical for the environment but also to ensure that energy capacity can cope with future demand.
With about 75% of the electricity that is generated being consumed in buildings (both residential and non-residential), there is a lot that building owners and operators can do to alleviate the pressure on our current power systems.
Now is the time to implement carbon reduction plans and invest in clean energy sources. With enough buildings supporting clean energy generation, we will see the pressure eased on the energy network, driving electricity prices down, as well as significant positive environmental effects.