BCO On-site Renewables
- Issue Date: September 2012
- Publication: BCO Research
Costs and Benefits of delivering emissions reductions in Central London Offices.
The aim of this report was to quantify the impact of the GLA policy on the use of renewable energy sources in commercial buildings. Sturgis Carbon Profiling looked at the impact on the environment (represented by the opportunity cost of alternatives that could yield higher carbon savings) and on developers (represented by the additional costs of building and operating renewable measures).
Specifically, the report sets out to:
- Examine whether this policy would have had secondary effects on the London office market, for example by acting as an incentive to retain and refurbish older stock
- Identify alternative policy structures that would offer different compliance costs and generate additional emissions reductions
- Identify building types that are more capable of compliance, to aid investment decisions and offer guidance to design teams
- Advise on which measures yield the greatest carbon returns on financial investment
You can read the report here.