Energy efficiency

Q-Park is a large consumer of electricity, both for lighting and operational equipment, as well as for charging electric cars. We have and will continue to implement measures for reducing our energy consumption as this is demonstrating clear benefits – in financial terms as well as in our environmental impact.

For example, lights are automatically dimmed to emergency levels and switch to brighter lighting when movement of cars or pedestrians is detected. We also take simple operational measures to decrease energy consumption by temporarily closing off parking decks in quiet periods.

Energy dilemmas

As we provide more EV charging points in our parking facilities, more energy is needed for EV charging. As part of our EV charging programme, we have introduced a charging point dashboard which allows us to separately track the energy consumed by EV charging. This enables us to report on EV charging in Scope 3.


Although our total energy consumption increased in 2022, there are three valid reasons for this change:

  • Our car parks were busier in 2022 after all mobility restrictions related to COVID-19 were lifted in the first quarter.

  • We have expanded our portfolio considerably, and in particular with underground parking facilities which in general consume more energy than above ground locations.

  • In 2022, we have considerably increased the number of EV charging points in our facilities.

In 2022, the total amount of energy consumed, measured in GWh, in our owned and long-leased parking facilities (O+LL PFs), including GWh consumed by EV charging decreased by 6%.

Chart 18 GWh used by O+LL PFs and EV charging

From our dashboards, we can now show the energy consumed by EV charging. This shows a steady increase over the past few years in line with the increased availability and usage of EV charging points in our parking facilities. In 2022, EV charging represented 8.2% of our total energy consumed compared to 5.5% in 2021.