UK Energy Efficiency Trends – January 2016

Energy Efficiency Trends is a quarterly report focused on the UK market, providing insight into non-residential energy efficiency.

This edition (Vol. 13) takes the temperature of consumer and supplier market activity in the third quarter of 2015 (July-Sept), and it does feel something of a ‘tale of two sectors’ this time. On the supplier side, despite the positive news of the COP21 agreement, the domestic policy landscape continues to be a source of uncertainty and supplier angst. And with domestic order books somewhat flat this quarter, this side of the industry reported something of a downbeat quarter; the EEVS-Bloomberg Market Monitor dipping to an historic low point.

By contrast, consumer feedback has been more positive, with more than eight out of 10 consumers reporting that they commissioned new projects in Q3 2015 – a new high for the sector. There was also growth in larger investment projects, and we are seeing increasingly broad-based take up across the public and private sectors. There was also reported growth for the typically lower-profile technologies – boiler controls seeing a welcome uptick that moved it into the top three within the technologies list.

Perhaps the most significant insight from this quarter’s survey research relates to ‘behaviour change’ initiatives. This edition includes a special feature on this low-cost and also little understood energy saving opportunity. The research was conducted in partnership with Global Action Plan (to which we need to give special thanks) and the findings and commentary start on page 18.  This sheds new, much needed light on this often overlooked aspect of energy management, so we hope you find it particularly useful. Of course, if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

For more information, please visit the Trends portal on the EEVS website: http://www.energyefficiencytrends.com/

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