The urgency of addressing climate change has never been more apparent. As global temperatures rise, so does the demand for sustainable business practices and energy conservation. In this article, we will discuss how commercial properties play a crucial role in our ongoing battle against climate change and how companies like Clearvolt are leading the way in the renewable energy sector.
The commercial and institutional sector accounted for 12.3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, marking an increase from 12% in 2019. This rise, as reported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK, is attributed to the increasing use of energy-intensive equipment and processes in the sector. The environmental impact is considerable, but it also represents an opportunity for significant carbon footprint reduction through effective energy conservation.
Commercial properties are in a unique position to make substantial contributions to energy conservation. With advancements in renewable energy technologies, such as solar power and wind energy, commercial properties can transition from being part of the climate problem to becoming part of the solution.
In 2021, renewable energy supplied a record 53.4% of the UK’s electricity, a significant increase from 47.8% in 2019. This indicates a trend towards wider adoption of renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, biomass, and hydro technologies. These renewable energy sources, when used in commercial properties, can dramatically lower carbon emissions and help combat climate change.
Clearvolt offers a powerful solution to help commercial properties make this transition. Our services include zero-capital expenditure solar arrays and wind turbines, enabling businesses to shift towards renewable energy without the usual upfront financial burden.
Our sustainable business practices are designed to make a substantial impact. For example, a typical 4kWp solar panel system installed by Clearvolt can save around 1.5 to 1.8 tonnes of carbon per year, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
But the benefits of partnering with Clearvolt go beyond just environmental impact. Transitioning to our renewable energy solutions can lead to significant cost savings for businesses. Our clients have experienced up to 50% savings on their electricity bills.
Moreover, adopting renewable energy solutions improves businesses’ ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), and EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) ratings. Improved ratings in these areas enhance a business’s reputation and credibility, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. Additionally, better EPC ratings can add to the long-term property value, making the switch to renewable energy not only a sustainable choice but also a financially sound one.
In conclusion, commercial properties have a crucial role to play in energy conservation and the fight against climate change. With Clearvolt’s renewable energy solutions, businesses can transition seamlessly to greener practices, achieve significant cost savings, and make a positive environmental impact. Let’s work together to create a future where businesses can flourish without compromising the health of our planet.
Commercial and institutional sector: The commercial and institutional sector accounted for 12.3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, up from 12% in 2019. This is due to the increasing use of energy-intensive equipment and processes in the sector. [Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK]
Renewable energy: Renewable energy provided a record 53.4% of the UK’s electricity in 2021, up from 47.8% in 2019. This is due to the continued growth of wind and solar power, as well as the increasing deployment of other renewable technologies, such as biomass and hydro. [Source: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK]
Solar panels: A typical 4 kWp solar panel system could save around 1.5 to 1.8 tonnes of carbon per year. This is based on the average electricity consumption of a UK household and the carbon emissions associated with generating electricity from fossil fuels. [Source: Energy Saving Trust]