The market for energy efficiency services and equipment is on the rise as national governments look to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of the building stock, according to a new report from Pike Research. The structure of energy efficient building markets, however, varies considerably from one country or region to another, and vendors and service providers aiming to increase their coverage of energy efficiency markets must remain cognizant of the changing dynamics in order to maintain a strong presence.

With regard to the existing building stock, energy service companies (ESCOs) lead the energy efficiency charge for commercial buildings in many countries, using energy performance contracting and other financing mechanisms to install energy efficient equipment and kick-start ongoing energy efficiency services. The market for energy efficient equipment, including efficient HVAC and lighting systems, is also in a period of transformation, as green building trends drive increased interest in efficient systems and as efficient lighting technologies, such as LEDs, continue to decline in cost. Demand for these services and technologies, however, depends on national policy, technology costs, and historical/cultural preferences at the regional and national levels.

This Pike Research report provides data on the size and growth of energy efficient building markets, including ESCO revenues, energy efficient HVAC equipment sales, and energy efficient lighting sales from 2011 to 2017, as well as a qualitative description of key drivers and trends in energy efficiency in key markets, focusing on the commercial building sector. Readers will benefit from a country-by-country analysis that distills the complexities of developing international business in the energy efficient building industry into concise summaries that facilitate an understanding of how key markets compare to each other.