Green and sustainable building upgrades 'can drive revenues'
Green and sustainable building updates could help businesses to increase their revenues, it is suggested.
Mike Childs, head of climate at Friends of the Earth, argues that more efficient use of energy can cut expenditure on power bills immediately.
Installing renewable power-generating devices, meanwhile, can produce additional profit over the long term, he says.
He places wind turbines and solar panels among the 'simple things' that companies can do to reduce their carbon emissions.
They are accompanied by behavioural change - such as switching off unnecessary lights and equipment - as part of a holistic approach to becoming more energy efficient.
However, solar panels are not the only green and sustainable building upgrades expected to see popularity among eco-conscious property owners in the years to come.
Mr Childs says: 'There's going to be plenty of new job opportunities in the years ahead as loft-laggers, roofers and technicians are needed to improve the UK's woefully energy-inefficient buildings.'
Posted by Kim Bardsley
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