Sparta Update – Global Report Urges More Building Efficiency

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction recently released its “Global Status Report 2017” and the overriding theme is that more building efficiency is needed if climate change is going to be brought under control.

The report outlines that there are many opportunities to apply energy-efficient, low-carbon solutions. One official involved in the report has been quoted as saying “over the next 40 years, the world is expected to add the equivalent floor area of Paris to the planet every single week.” Of course this type of growth comes with consequences if energy efficiency is not taken into consideration.

The “Global Status Report 2017” goes as far as to stipulate that energy intensity per square metre of buildings needs to improve by 30 percent by 2030. Essentially, this means near zero emissions buildings need to become the construction standard globally within the next 10 years, to keep the Paris Agreement on course. The rate of building energy renovations also needs to improve from one to two percent a year to 3 percent, in the coming decade. This is especially important in developed countries, where the Global Alliance points out; about 65 percent of building stock is already in existence.

While this may sound like a tall order, many in the energy technology sector know that a lot of tools are already available to offset rising energy demands. The Alliance has looked at a large pool of examples and is aware that energy savings potential from improved buildings is huge. Additionally, the need for both retrofits and new green buildings spells opportunity to create new jobs and sustainable growth.

What’s Happening?

Energy Efficiency is pivotal to Sparta’s success and to the successes of all the companies in the Sparta family. Therefore, as Re-ECO Tech focuses on opportunities arising from the trend in Net-Zero community living, we are closely embracing what is being presented in the Global Status Report and are incorporating as many of their suggestions as possible.

We will continue to present how our philosophy of Doing Well while Doing Good is engrained throughout the culture of every company and we are pleased to report that while being recognized for that we are also being recognized for our business results. Based on our recently published Audited Financial Statements for FY’2017, BMO® Wealth Management Investor Line recently provided its investors with a Morningstar® Quantitative Equity Report dated February 16, 2018. Along with many other positive details and features, they presented their Sparta audience with a price/share fair valuation of $1.01/share.  Obviously, this is very encouraging. It is now top of mind that we work diligently to let the rest of the investment community understand all the great things we are doing at Sparta while continuing to strengthen our financial position.

Please click here to view and/or download a pdf copy of the aforementioned Morningstar ® Quantitative Equity Report in its entirety.

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