Analysis: Energy is managed inefficiently in office buildings

News, 18/07/2018

More than three quarters of the buildings of government institutions in the Czech Republic do not manage energy efficiently. The loss amounts to roughly half a billion crowns per year. This follows from an analysis by the consulting company Deloitte, which is part of a study prepared by the UN Global Compact Czech Republic network of organizations and companies, which focuses on social responsibility and sustainable development.

The analysis states that there are currently 775 buildings in the ownership and use of central government institutions in the Czech Republic that would be suitable for renovation. According to her, over 580 of them do not meet the requirements for the economical classification class C (economic). In total, it is an area of over 1.5 million square meters where energy is not used efficiently, adds the material.

"Data from other public buildings is not available. A suitable comparison of how savings are made in hospitals, schools or offices could find room for improvement or provide examples of good practice. But if they are doing similarly to government institutions, the loss would exceed 12 billion crowns (annually)," said Deloitte energy consulting manager Miroslav Lopour.

The alliance of industry associations supporting energy-saving construction, Chance for Buildings, stated in June that the Czechia is not moving towards the cumulative goal of energy savings for the period 2014 to 2020, which was calculated by Brussels at 51.1 petajoules (PJ). According to the alliance, the reason is that the Czechia started preparing programs to support energy savings late.

"In 2017, the programs were already running relatively well, the problem was mainly the shortfall in implementation between 2014 and 2016. So that the same problem does not arise after 2020, it is necessary to start preparing preferential financing for energy savings after 2020 already," added Šance, Director of Buildings Petr Holub.

The study from which the current analysis comes was created in collaboration with companies and institutions Deloitte, ČEZ ESCO, UN Global Compact, Glopolis, Veolia, Vodafone, the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings of the Czech Technical University in Prague and the National Center for Energy Savings.

Text byl převzat z ČTK.