Navigant Research: Energy Efficient Buildings: Europe

The market for energy efficient buildings in Europe is supported by stringent regulations that apply across the European Union (EU). As a result of legislation, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), mandatory changes to country-level building codes are increasing the performance requirements that apply to new construction and major renovations of existing buildings. These codes are pushing toward the delivery of nearly zero energy buildings by 2019 and 2021 for public and private buildings, respectively.

Technology and service-level innovation show the market’s response to the growing interest in and proven cost-effectiveness of building energy efficiency. Technologies such as light-emitting diode (LED) lighting are seeing price drops and performance gains. More sophisticated building automation and control systems take advantage of an increase in data availability and analytical capacity to identify a range of low and no cost performance improvements. Startup software solutions providers and traditional hardware vendors of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and control systems are expanding their efficiency service offerings. Financial products for energy efficiency retrofits are also growing and removing barriers such as access to finance. Navigant Research forecasts that the European market for building energy efficient products and services will grow from €41.4 billion ($56 billion) in 2014 to €80.8 billion ($109 billion) in 2023.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the European market for residential and commercial building energy efficient products and services.

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