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Are businesses ready to go deep in energy efficiency?

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A question investigated by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in a new survey among building sector and real estate executives in Europe.

The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) - in collaboration with its EU hub BPIE - commissioned the EIU to put European industry stakeholders under the spotlight.

In the new survey Investing in Energy Efficiency in Europe’s Buildings, EIU explores how companies in the European building sector approach energy efficiency investments, how they perceive the latest EU regulations, and how innovative financing could help them ramp up retrofits to achieve emission reduction targets.

The survey is a follow-up to the global report Energy efficiency and energy savings – a view from the building sector from October 2012. This report of over 400 building sector executives had found that over 84% of businesses leaders are ready to cutting CO2 emissions associated with their business. Executives underestimate the returns but are already implementing efficiency measures in their buildings. They urge more commitment and policy direction from governments.

You can also find the report in the Publications section of BUILD UP here.