Q3 2013 Energy Efficiency Trends Report

– Expectations for financial returns remain high but a shift to longer paybacks is apparent, with almost 30% of
respondents at 5 years or more. This trend looks set to continue, with the figure for next quarter nearing 40%.

– Third-party finance continues to experience low take-up but has increased slightly to 11%, and this trend may be set for further growth – next quarter’s forecast sees this jump to 18%.

– The overriding trend among suppliers of efficiency services is positive with the vast majority of organisations seeing stability or growth in headcount (88%).

– Less than a third of projects incorporated measurement and verification (M&V), leaving the majority of customers in the dark in relation to project success and value for money.

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