Online tool launched to boost renewables in commercial real estate

arbnco’s new tool will assess a variety of clean energy sources to see which is best suited to a specific site

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A new online tool has been launched to help the UK reverse the trend of declining renewable installations in commercial real estate.

Property technology firm arbnco claims the reason installations of distributed clean energy sources have slowed since the start of the year is due to owners’ inability to evaluate the feasibility of all renewable options available to a specific building.

The cumulative generation capacity installed at non-domestic properties has grown by just 10% in the last year, down from nearly 60% the year before.

The firm warns this could prevent the UK from reaching its carbon reduction targets – it says its new service will assess what technology would suit a site, based on location, construction, size and energy consumption.

It will look at the options of ground-mounted solar, roof-mounted solar, wind, biomass heating, battery storage and combined heat and power generation from biomass and gas.

Dr Parag Rastogi, Lead Building Physicist at arbnco, said: “arbn renew rapidly analyses the feasibility and business case for seven renewable technologies tailored to the specific building, equipping commercial real estate owners and managers with the information needed to make a decision on what combination of renewable technologies would be most beneficial.”

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