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Retro-fitting shouldn't be a luxury

Rising energy costs, ageing equipment and the financial impact of carbon emissions mean retro-fitting is more relevant than ever, according to ebm-papst

In a statement it states that retrofitting energy efficiency products shouldn’t be seen as a luxury, but be a necessity that all facilities managers must consider as a priority.

Many of the new facilities that are built in the UK will include a wide-range of energy efficient solutions designed to minimise consumption and therefore reduce long-term running costs. However, this is often not the case in older commercial properties, where there remains a massive requirement to retrofit.

Helen McHugh, head of sustainability at ebm-papst, said: “On the face of it, continuing to use old equipment may seem more cost effective because you don’t have the capital investment. But in the long term this strategy will incur far greater costs – and this will only get worse as global energy prices continue to rise and Government increases the cost associated with carbon emissions.”