Reportlinker Adds Energy Efficient Buildings: Europe

Mar 14, 2011, 15:06 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Energy Efficient Buildings: Europe

ESCO Market Dynamics, Performance Contracting, Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Green Building Certification, Financing Structures, Market Analysis, and Forecasts

New buildings and major renovation in the European Union will be "nearly zero energy" by 2021, though the phrase's definition will vary significantly by country. Regulatory support has begun, and will increase with the 2011 and 2014 updates of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. Less than 1% of existing space is nearly zero energy at present, primarily Passive Houses. Of the 30 billion square meters of floorspace in Western and Eastern Europe, 74% is residential, and 2% is affected annually by new construction or major renovation. Certified green building space will increase from less than 1% in 2010, to more than 2% in 2016, and is already 2% in France. 

Most energy efficiency promotions have focused on residential and public buildings. The largest energy efficiency markets are in Germany and France, comparable to the combined market of the rest of Europe. In Germany, half of the cities require Passive House construction in new public buildings. Although most ESCO activity is in public buildings, large ESCOs and construction companies have barely started adopting Passive House methodology. In France, the Grenelle plan for the environment stipulates that new construction will produce net positive energy by 2020. 

This Pike Research report examines market conditions and emerging opportunities related to energy efficiency for buildings in Europe. The study includes in-depth, country-level analysis of public policy and regulatory issues, energy service companies, performance contracting, green building certification, and the economics and financing structures behind energy efficiency retrofits. Key industry players are profiled and market forecasts, segmented by country, extend through 2016.

Key questions addressed:

-What are the main market drivers and barriers for energy efficient construction, renovation and energy retrofits in Europe?

-What are the main policies and national market drivers and barriers for energy efficiency in buildings in the three largest countries: Germany, France and the United Kingdom?

-Where will most new construction occur over the next 5 years, and how much of it will be certified as green building space?

-When energy efficiency measures are implemented gradually over time, which sequences are most cost-effective and which ones waste the most money?

-Which energy efficiency measures are compatible with one another? Which ones are financially incompatible?

-Why is a construction technique that currently covers less than a tenth of 1% of existing building space today, likely to hold a major share of the European building construction market by 2020?

-What effect does energy performance have on the market price of sales and rentals?

Who needs this report?

-Energy service companies

-Construction companies

-Manufacturers of building materials and components

-Building systems vendors

-Property investors, owners, and managers


-Government agencies

-Industry associations

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: Energy Efficient Buildings: Europe

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