Energy Efficiency Retrofits for Small and Medium Commercial Buildings

The small and medium commercial building (SMCB) market is diverse and large. It consists of buildings of all ages, sectors, and management regimes. Energy efficiency retrofits present opportunities that can enable buildings to improve performance, save energy, and comply with regional codes and laws. Yet, SMCBs have not seen the same penetration of energy efficiency technologies as larger facilities due to the lower expenditures on energy management, lack of customer education, perceived high risk of SMCB retrofit financing, and split incentives between the building owner and tenant.

Going forward, the importance of energy savings in building management will increase dramatically. Thus, the energy efficiency retrofit market is expected to grow steadily for SMCBs, which represent the majority of buildings worldwide. Most service and technology providers have already focused their marketing and sales on the larger buildings due to the ability to generate more revenue and a shorter return on investment period. However, with the largest commercial buildings already engaged, SMCBs are the next step. According to Navigant Research, revenue in the global SMCB energy efficiency retrofits market is expected to grow from $24.1 billion in 2016 to $38.6 billion in 2025.

This Navigant Research report examines the state of the global market for energy efficiency retrofits in SMCBs. The study examines the key market drivers and barriers related to energy efficiency retrofits in commercial buildings with less than 10,000 SF (small buildings) and between 10,000 SF and 100,000 SF (medium buildings). Global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by region and building type, extend through 2025. The report also examines definitions related to energy efficiency retrofits for SMCBs and provides profiles of key industry players.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How will energy efficiency retrofits for small and medium commercial buildings (SMCBs) develop through 2025?
  • What is the expected revenue growth for SMCB energy efficiency retrofits over the next 10 years?
  • What is the potential for SMCB energy efficiency retrofits in terms of building stock/floor space?
  • How important are regulations to continued market development in different regions?
  • What are the drivers and barriers for the global SMCB energy efficiency retrofits market?
  • Who are the key industry players in the SMCB energy efficiency retrofits space?
Who needs this report?
  • Building owners and managers
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of retrofit products and services
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • Architecture, engineering, and construction firms
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Industry associations
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Update

2.1  Defining SMCBs

2.1.1     Ownership and Occupancy

2.2  Defining Energy Efficiency

2.2.1     Products

2.2.2     Services

2.3  Market Drivers

2.3.1     Portfolios of Small and Medium Buildings

2.3.2     Green Building Rating Systems

2.3.3     Energy Efficiency Regulatory Issues

2.3.3.1  Benchmarking and Disclosure Laws

2.3.3.2  Building Energy Codes and Energy Management Standards

2.3.3.3  Utility Energy Efficiency Regulations

2.3.4     Energy Cost Reduction

2.3.5     Benefits to Building Owners

2.4  Market Barriers

2.4.1     Split Incentives

2.4.1.1  Green Leases

2.4.2     Lack of Familiarity and Perceptions of High Cost

2.4.3     Lack of Funds and Investment

2.4.4     Diversity of the Market

2.4.5     Physical Barriers to Intelligent Building Technology Adoption

2.5  Market Forecast

2.6  Key Industry Players

2.6.1     AECOM

2.6.2     Ameresco, Inc.

2.6.3     Carrier Corp. (United Technologies Corp.)

2.6.4     Daikin Industries

2.6.5     Eaton Corp.

2.6.6     Ecova

2.6.7     Energy Systems Group

2.6.8     E.ON

2.6.9     Johnson Controls

2.6.10   Lennox International

2.6.11   Philips Lighting

2.6.12   Schneider Electric

2.6.13   Siemens Building Technologies

2.6.14   Wahaso

2.6.15   WattStopper (Legrand)

3. Conclusions and Recommendations

List of Charts and Figures

  • Energy Efficiency Retrofit Revenue for SMCBs by Region, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Percentage of Occupants per Building by Building Class, United States: 2012
  • Factors Contributing to Building Energy Efficiency
  • Ownership and Occupancy by Building Type, United States: 2012

Report Details

  • Pages: 18
  • Tables, Charts,
    Figures:
    4
  • Release Date: 2Q 2016
  • Release File(s): PDF

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