To keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, accelerating a radical shift to smarter energy use is crucial. Within the private sector the transition has already begun, yet it is not happening fast enough – and millions of dollars in energy savings remain untapped.
Buildings are crucial targets for lowering emissions. They are what make up our rapidly expanding urban landscapes, their construction and architectural shape in turn shaping everyday human lives. Yet they also represent 32% of global energy consumption and a quarter of global human induced CO2 emissions.
When acting on the energy efficiency of buildings, businesses should focus on the easy wins first; the changes that can shave huge amounts off energy bills as well as drastically lower emissions. With lighting representing up to 40% of a building’s electricity use, LEDs provide workable solutions for energy managers – and Chief Financial Officers – globally.
That’s why The Climate Group launched a new call to action to businesses to transition to LED lighting.