Every day, more than 16,000 people in eleven countries at Caverion are working to make sure that the technical and economic performance of modern buildings is increasingly measured in terms of their environmental impact.
Politicians want it, owners and users want it and service providers want it too – we are talking about measures to improve buildings’ energy efficiency. Because today, technologically-driven and politically-mandated energy efficiency is a challenge that affects us all.
MEASURES FOR CLIMATE NEUTRALITY BY 2050
According to the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, there are around three million non-residential buildings in Germany with a total net floor area of around 1.6 billion square metres. This corresponds to around one seventh of all heated buildings in Germany. More than half of non-residential buildings date from before 1975 and the proportion is even higher for public buildings. It is in precisely this sector that measures need to be taken in order to achieve the Federal Government’s ambition of having a nearly climate-neutral building stock by 2050.
In reality, Germany is already falling short of its own environmental protection targets. When it comes to implementing appropriate measures in the building sector, investment decisions often boil down to whether they will deliver energy cost savings or not. The full value of increased energy efficiency are many times greater, as already shown in 2014 by the study Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The authors show that profitability is substantially higher when health and productivity as well as environmental and job creation impacts are included.
CAVERION – ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE
Moreover, a change in social awareness will compel companies to embrace their environmental responsibilities in order to attract a new generation of employees. Every day, more than 16,000 people in eleven countries at Caverion are working to make sure that the technical and economic performance of modern buildings is increasingly measured in terms of their environmental impact – with state-of-the-art digital applications, a clear promise of performance and the highest level of motivation. Do you share this vision with us? Then don’t wait until tomorrow – get in touch with us today.
Well networked in every phase
Caverion is a reliable and trustworthy partner during the entire life cycle of its customers’ buildings. As one of the leading providers of technical building solutions, integrated facility management and energy-performance contracting in Europe, our customers know they can rely on our expertise, specialist knowledge and high level of commitment. Caverion is a member of the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA e.V.) and is therefore well networked with decision-makers in facility management. Together with 850 other members, Caverion is committed to raising awareness and further developing the field of Facility Management.