Energy-Efficient Technologies for Commercial Building Construction

Sep 2014| EGY067B| BCC Publishing

Report Highlights

The global revenues for energy–efficient technologies in commercial buildings reached nearly $36.3 billion in 2013 and $41 billion in 2014. This market should reach $60.2 billion in 2019, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% from 2014 to 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for energy-efficient technologies for commercial building construction.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
  • Information on technological issues, including the latest trends, as well as information on the current and potential regulatory environments which are in support of this industry.
  • Details about global awareness surrounding several energy-related issues, including energy cost and security, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, air and water pollution, and other environmental and economic concerns.
  • Analysis of important market dynamics, including growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

Report Scope

The scope of this report includes new construction for major commercial energy efficiency technology categories that are being installed across the new commercial building industry. Commercial energy efficiency technologies help to reduce energy consumption within a wide array of commercial building types, including government, educational and university, institutional, and private sector buildings including offices, commercial space, warehouses, and other applicable facilities around the globe. Specific technology categories considered in this report comprise the individual technologies identified in the table below. Within this framework, market breakdowns are provided for the following categories as relevant to new commercial building construction: tankless and heat pump water heaters; commercial evaporative coolers; water source and ground source heat pumps; LED lighting; weather barriers and efficient insulation; advanced windows and window coverings; efficient roof coverings; and efficient electric transformers. The report focuses specifically on new construction for commercial applications, and does not consider industrial or residential applications, or retrofit markets.

Table A

Energy Efficiency Technologies for commercial use

Technology Category Technologies Included
Efficient heating and cooling Tankless water heaters
Heat pump water heaters
Commercial evaporative coolers
Water source and ground source heat pumps
Efficient lighting Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
Weather barriers and efficient insulation Weather barriers
Efficient insulation
Advanced windows and window coverings Low emissivity windows
Window films
Window attachments
Efficient roof coverings Elastomeric roof coverings
Green roofs
Cool roofs
Efficient electric transformers Efficient transformers for commercial buildings

Source: BCC Research

The market analysis provided in this report is based on a variety of data sources. These include the most recent government, industry, and corporate data on energy efficiency technology sales, production, imports, and exports for commercial building; building construction data and future commercial building market projection data used to help gage historic and anticipated future market growth; data generated by recent and ongoing research and development efforts aimed at identifying new and developing niches for certain classes of commercial energy efficiency technologies, and potential for associated growth; and available corporate project announcements for major commercial energy efficiency technology installations to help identify market penetration and new and upcoming technologies.

Select emerging commercial energy efficiency technologies that may become viable within the next five years are summarized, but are not included in the market assessment of this report. BCC Research analyzes each major viable commercial energy efficiency technology as shown above, determines its current market status, examines its impact on future markets, and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. Technological issues, including the latest trends, are assessed and discussed, as are the current and likely regulatory environments in support of this industry. Industry trends and supply chain processes are also reviewed and critically discussed.

BCC Research analyzes the commercial energy efficiency technology industry on a worldwide basis in terms of its manufacturing and the deployment of its technologies or products. BCC Research also examines government roles in regulating energy efficiency and (as relevant) emissions worldwide, and identifies key laws and regulations that are expected to drive development of increased penetration into new commercial building markets through 2019. BCC also discusses recent trends and projections in terms of unit sales (as well as market sales values).


The following table provides a review of the major worldwide markets that were assessed in support of this study. Market breakouts are provided within the report for each of the regions and countries shown below.

Table B

Global Markets

Market Countries/Regions Included
North America United States, Canada
Europe France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Rest of Europe
Asia Australia, China, India, Japan, Rest of Asia

Source: BCC Research


Background information, including reviews of each energy efficient industrial technology and its current rate of deployment, by region and nation as relevant, was collected from government, industry, and corporate sources. Additional data were gathered from email or phone conversations with industry insiders, government officials, regulators, and other players active in the global industry for energy efficient industrial technologies. Data were compiled by the analyst for all national and regional markets considered. Available data were assessed by the analyst for gaps, underreporting, and other signs of inaccurate or missing information. Where information gaps or inaccuracies were identified, these were estimated using applicable and available benchmarking tools, including national or regional level changes in commercial building development and construction, commercial energy consumption, and regulated and non–regulated trends in energy efficiency deployment.

BCC Research’s studies of current and historic market trends was conducted primarily via internet research and direct interviews and data collection, relying on available industry and government data and information gathered from phone– and email–based interviews. Internal company data and annual documentation of sales relevant to a particular technology or sales category were also reviewed in order to prepare market assessments. Based on the results of our surveys and research, BCC Research analyzed the potential applications for each technology, forecast the remaining 2014 sales (Q2 through Q4 forecast), and sales through 2019. Additionally, when available, the data provided in this report were compared with other industry data to ensure relevance, applicability and accuracy.

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Analyst Credentials

Robert Eckard, PhD, has 15 years of experience working in the cleantech, clean transportation, clean/smart cities, advanced fuels, water and energy sectors. Having completed his dissertation at the University of California at Davis, Robert also runs a specialty industry research and technical consulting company, with an emphasis on energy, water and climate-oriented sectors, including those segments relevant to this study. Robert specializes in commercialization, data-based economic analysis, market development and penetration, environmental analysis and technical energy, environmental and market studies for Fortune 500, Global 1000 and promising startups, as well as state and local governments, other consultants and industry organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia. He worked as a subcontractor under the U.S. Department of Energy providing evaluations of a wide array of industrial technologies, systems and related supply markets. He helped to successfully develop new markets in the U.S. and abroad, identify target niches and support highly successful business strategy development. Previously, he produced reports for BCC Research on global markets pertaining to energy, industry, energy efficiency, water and industrial, durable goods and related categories and technologies. Robert works directly in the industries that he analyzes and has successfully secured over $225 million in fund development for specific projects and technologies in the last six years.

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Full Report: Energy-Efficient Technologies for Commercial Building Construction183 $2,750 Free
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION6Free
Chapter- 2: SUMMARY3$250Free
Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 25$380Free
Chapter- 5: INDUSTRY AND TRENDS 20$304Free
Chapter- 6: COMPANY PROFILES71$1,079Free
Published - Sep-2009| Analyst - Robert Eckard| Code - EGY067A

Report Highlights

  • Provides a synopsis of the worldwide market for energy-efficiency technologies
  • Contains global market forecasts through 2014 for energy-efficiency technologies
  • Describes the importance of energy efficiency in meeting global climate change goals and optimizing energy use
  • Discusses important manufacturers and factors influencing demand
  • Reviews exceptional emerging technologies likely to be viable by 2014.
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