David Lloyd, General Manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls, finds a clear call for businesses to act on energy efficiency in the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Budget announcement.
Jeremy Hunt’s announcement in his Autumn Budget of a new national ambition to reduce energy consumption from buildings and industry by 15 per cent before 2030 is a clear sign that we need to take more action, and soon.
If we want to achieve the targeted reduction, businesses must consider implementing energy efficient plant/technology to drive real insights and introduce AI/ML driven control their energy efficiency. Heat pumps and lighting coupled with renewable energy and green supply will accelerate us past these commitments if we all act quickly to reduce energy intensity and secure our energy supply for the long term.
Without smart tech, businesses can’t hope to start their journey to make the impactful changes they need to for themselves, the environment, and health of their teams. Legacy infrastructure, lack of interactive control and gas heating within buildings will be a huge barrier to reaching the government’s net zero goals by 2030.
Success depends on the government, business leaders, and individuals like us to make the buildings we inhabit much more efficient. With millions of us facing fresh energy pain and climate change pressures mounting, there’s never been a better incentive or time to take action.