The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero has commissioned a team of highly qualified researchers to gather existing data on the building stock in the country and to supplement it with information from a sample of buildings in each of the categories of non-domestic buildings (data on housing is already collected through regular national surveys).
Over the next several months, the researchers will be holding workshops with sector representatives and phoning individuals to complete a survey. They will also visit some buildings in person.
The results of this work will provide an invaluable resource to government, industry and sector organisations. Individual building owners, occupiers and managers will be able to place their buildings in a broader context and benefit from more accurate, up-to-date and relevant energy and carbon benchmarks.
Success will depend on adequate levels of participation from all sectors. We hope that those contacted will recognise the benefits of this research and be willing to take part.