Published in October 2022, this collaborative white paper, jointly developed with Dexma Energy Intelligence, accentuates the pivotal role of energy management in the commercial real estate (CRE) sector. The paper elucidates the formidable challenges posed by climate change, energy costs, and digital transformation within the CRE landscape. It presents a compelling rationale, highlighting that 47% of global annual CO₂ emissions originate from the built environment. In response, the paper advocates a dual-strategy approach to curbing carbon emissions, targeting both embodied and operational carbon. The paper concludes by providing an insightful overview of ten essential capabilities that Energy Management Systems (EMS) should encompass. These capabilities play a crucial role in identifying, analyzing, and optimizing energy savings across diverse building portfolios.

Keywords: Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Post-COVID-19

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