Energy efficiency (EE) in commercial buildings
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the commercial real estate market in Ghana as it has led to delays in potential transactions. Both, local and international businesses, exited their spaces due to the negative effects of the pandemic on their businesses and adopted working remotely. During this period, the control of expenses including energy costs had become the most difficult day-to-day activity of the managers of commercial buildings when suddenly the demand in office space was lower than the supply for the last 5 years (Occupancy rates decreased from 67% in 2018 to 57% in 2020) (1). Those who took the opportunity to reduce their energy costs benefited and will continue to benefit from year-on-year savings. As they are better equipped to control their expenses and improve the quality of their services.