The global building stock in numbers:
98% – The percentage of buildings that already exist.
70% – The amount of current building stock that will exist in 2050.
1.5% – The percentage of new buildings being created each year.
People and energy:
33% – Organisations believe that reducing staff numbers will save them money. They could save more by analysing their built environment.
20% – Business expenditure is on energy making it the second highest expense for a company after staffing which can be up to 60%.
The UK’s CO2 levels and targets in numbers:
45% – The percentage of UK carbon emissions that come from the built environment.
42% – Scotland’s target for reducing CO2 emissions by 2020.
20% – The percentage of commercial buildings accounting for total emissions.
213,000 – Number of commercial properties in Scotland.
Energy and sustainability:
20% – Cost savings that are being missed out by businesses. Behaviour change and implementing energy saving techniques can achieve this.
81% – CEOs who state sustainability is embedded in their corporate strategy.
40% – Companies doing nothing to tackle energy management in commercial built environment.
£200 – The amount added to a company’s bottom line for every tonne of CO2 that is avoided. This amount will continue to rise as carbon taxes and energy prices keep increasing.