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Leading manufacturer says retrofitting shouldn't be a luxury

Rising energy costs, ageing equipment and the financial impact of carbon emissions mean retrofitting 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.”