Energy Efficiency Trends is a quarterly report focused on the UK market, providing insight into non-residential energy efficiency.
This edition examines consumer and supplier activities and trends in the third quarter of 2016. The report also contains a special feature on innovation in energy efficiency. Over the time period that we have been conducting this survey efficient lighting has been the dominant technology, so we asked both energy consumers and suppliers of efficient goods and services what they see as being the next cornerstone technologies. The results suggest that the rollout of efficient lighting across non-residential buildings has reached a half-way mark and stakeholders see energy storage and the ‘internet-of-things’ as the next big things.
The most notable trend in the main survey is an apparent shift to larger projects that has taken place over the course of the past six months. In Q1 27% of consumers reported projects with capital expenditure above £100,000, whereas in Q3 the figure was 56%, a sizeable increase. This was accompanied by a slight improvement in our supplier confidence indicator, which suggests that industry sentiment is neutral overall, with an underlying picture of improving orders and staff levels offset by low confidence in government policy towards energy efficiency.
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