Commercial building and home energy use

In this section, you can find information on how to retrofit your building and reduce carbon emissions from commercial building or home energy use.

Retrofitting buildings to reduce carbon emissions is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, as buildings account for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions. Retrofitting involves upgrading your building with energy-efficient technologies and materials to reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills.

Make a plan to retrofit your building

Better understand your premises to make improvements, save energy and move toward a net zero building.

Retrofit in line with regulation changes, grants and schemes

Work out the best time to improve in line with regulation changes and funding deadlines.

Check what Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating you need for commercial buildings

If you own or manage non-domestic buildings you need to prove they meet rising energy efficiency standards.

Get business grants and financing for a building retrofit

Find funding schemes, tax breaks and loans that can help SMEs do a building retrofit.

Monitor performance using smart meters and building management systems

Increase energy efficiency and lower running costs by measuring how your building ‘performs’ in operation.

Improve efficiency by replacing windows and insulation

Upgrading insulation can have a major effect on energy savings and lowering the carbon emissions created by your building.

Save on lighting by changing behaviour and equipment

Improvements range from simple behavioural changes to complete retrofit of controls and lighting equipment.

Save on HVAC with better thermostats and equipment

Reduce the impact of heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) costs with behavioural changes, maintenance and new equipment.

Follow building regulations for new construction or renovations

If you’re planning new construction or a major renovation, there are rising legal standards you must follow.

Improve home energy efficiency to cut costs and meet Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings

Many investments in energy ‘performance’ are paying back faster, so it makes sense to consider which ones to get and when do it.

Reduce the impact of rising energy costs

Find out actions to take to quickly reduce costs, what to consider in the longer term, and what support is available.

Take part in the UK Net Zero Business Census
Take part in the UK Net Zero Business Census