By Shaun Wilson, director of energy and sustainability services at Schneider Electric South Africa

High performance buildings: the larger and more economically viable a city is, the more buildings and infrastructure it has. Ironically though, it is also these structures that sap a city of its energy and a business of its profitability.

Energy efficiency has moved to the fore of the overall business strategy, resulting in executives having not only to look at their core business, but also take a comprehensive holistic view of their building, identifying how the building functions and operates and how the space will be occupied. The purpose of this is to allow the company’s physical infrastructure to play a major role in its profitability.

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