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Legislative pressure and increasing environmental concern among both consumers and businesses are prompting utility providers and energy service companies (ESCOs) to provide innovative services and equipment to improve energy efficiency. Utilities and ESCOs are looking to harness the opportunities presented by environmentally conscious customers. An understanding of the awareness levels of energy efficiency among businesses. An overview of legislation and certifications applicable to businesses for energy efficiency adoption. Assessment of businesses' behavior in terms of uptake of energy efficiency and smart meters, and factors influencing their choice. The US has very little federal legislation with regards to curbing energy use or carbon emissions. Energy efficiency improvements are driven largely by concerns over energy security, and rely on voluntary agreements and fiscal incentives such as tax breaks. US businesses generally have great awareness of energy efficiency and a positive attitude towards the adoption of measures that reduce the consumption of energy. Energy efficiency providers will be able to market simple and high level/capital-intensive products and services. Due to economic challenges, energy efficiency providers will need to find innovative ways to overcome the cost barrier that businesses currently face. Identify target business segments based on their behavior towards energy efficiency adoption. Develop marketing strategies targeted at key decision-makers for energy procurement using appropriate information channels. Determine market attractiveness based on legislative environment and behavior of businesses in the country compared to other parts of the world.
COUNTRY ANALYSIS: US
•Underlying legislation, schemes, and certifications
- Targets for energy use reduction and efficiency improvements among businesses
- Adoption behavior and factors influencing adoption among businesses
- Challenges facing businesses to improve energy efficiency
- Market factors expected to drive the uptake of energy efficiency among businesses
- Service gaps in the market
- Whether available energy efficiency tools/software meet current business needs
•Overview of green energy uptake
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•Table: Country benchmarking: energy consumption reduction targets
•Table: Country benchmarking: adoption of energy efficiency/consumption reduction measures
•Table: Country benchmarking: factors influencing the adoption of energy efficiency/consumption reduction measures
•Table: Country benchmarking: deployment of smart meters
•Table: Country benchmarking: factors influencing the adoption of smart meters
•Table: Country benchmarking: challenges facing businesses to improve energy efficiency
•Table: Country benchmarking: market factors expected to drive the uptake of energy efficiency measures
•Table: Country benchmarking: services that businesses want from energy companies
•Figure: Has your company received information regarding energy efficiency from its energy supplier, and if so, was it useful?
•Figure: What would your company like to receive information about from its energy supplier?
•Figure: Which company executives influenced energy procurement decisions?
•Figure: Is your company governed by specific energy or emissions legislation?
•Figure: Which compliance reporting practices does your company partake in?
•Figure: Has your company adopted any environmental compliance reporting guidelines?
•Figure: What target has your company set to reduce energy consumption?
•Figure: Targets set by companies to reduce energy consumption, by ownership
•Figure: Targets set by companies to reduce energy consumption, by annual energy usage
•Figure: What target has your company set to reduce energy intensity?
•Figure: Targets set by companies to reduce energy intensity, by ownership
•Figure: Targets set by companies to reduce energy intensity, by annual energy usage
•Figure: What energy efficiency improvement/consumption reduction measures has your company conducted/does your company plan to conduct?
•Figure: Which factors influence your company's choice of energy efficiency/consumption reduction measures?
•Figure: What energy efficiency/consumption reduction measures receiving certification has your company conducted/does your company plan to conduct?
•Figure: What energy efficiency tools/software does your company use/plan to use?
•Figure: Which factors influence your company's choice of office/industrial equipment?
•Figure: What stage of adoption is your company at in terms of smart meters?
•Figure: Deployment of smart meters, by company size, ownership, and annual energy usage
•Figure: Which factors influence your company's adoption of smart meters?
•Figure: What do you see as the major challenges to making your business more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable?
•Figure: What changes in the market would prompt you to take action regarding energy efficiency and environmental sustainability?
•Figure: What services does your company want from an energy service provider?
•Figure: Do energy efficiency tools/software meet the needs of your company?
•Figure: What tools/software could serve your business needs better?
•Figure: Country benchmarking: global energy efficiency adoption
Hutchison 3G UK Limited, Schindler Holding Ltd.
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