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The Future of Zero Carbon Buildings

The Future of Zero Carbon Buildings

CEO’s 360-Degree Perspective on the Future of Zero-Carbon Buildings (ZCBs)

Lighting systems, HVAC, solar PV and BEMS are expected to be the business segments with highest demand in ZCBs during the next 􂀀– years.

Business segments such as passive systems, and sustainable materials and energy performance contracting (EPC) are set to gain momentum from 2018.

About $􂀀 billion is likely to be invested annually between 2015 and 2020 by both public and private sectors to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

Commercial buildings and educational institutions are likely to have high penetration in ZCBs in the next 􂀀 years. Residential building adoption of zero-carbon technologies are expected to gain momentum after 2020.

The United States and Canada are front runners in the adoption of ZCBs, while Europe is gaining momentum. India, China, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil are emerging significantly with registered LEED projects.

About this report

Zero-carbon buildings (ZCBs) are becoming a reality and triggering strong growth in several critical building technology segments. With pressure on customers to better manage energy for both environmental and cost reasons, this trend is expected to accelerate. Lighting systems, HVAC, solar PV, and BEMS are likely to be the business segments in most demand in ZCBs in the next 5–10 years.


  • Executive Summary
    • CEO's 360-Degree Perspective on the Future of Zero-Carbon Buildings (ZCBs)
    • 3 Big Predictions
    • Market Impact of Business Segments
    • Associated Research and Multimedia on Smart and Connected Homes
  • Overview of Zero-Carbon Buildings
    • Research Scope and Definitions
    • Business Segments in the Zero-Carbon Building Market
    • Technology Roadmap
    • Rating and Certification Systems for Zero-Carbon and Green Buildings
  • Drivers and Restraints-Zero-Carbon Buildings Market
    • Key Drivers
    • Key Drivers Summary
    • Key Restraints
    • Key Restraints Summary
    • Drivers and Restraints-Impact Mapping
  • Global Scenario of Zero-Carbon Buildings
    • North and Latin America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • The Middle East and Africa
    • Global Case Studies
  • Opportunities for Global Participants
    • Gap Analysis-Bridging the Gap between Investors, OEMs, and End Users
    • Industry Value Chain
    • Global Participants
    • Global ZCB Market-Leading Participants in the Top 5 Business Segments
    • Zero-Carbon Value Proposition from Key OEM Participants
  • Zero-Carbon Buildings-Next Steps
    • Investor Networks and Funding Opportunities
    • Global Investment Climate
    • Future Expectations on Zero-Carbon Buildings-Investor's Perspective
    • Investment Prospects and Opportunity Evaluation for Key Business Segments-Analysis
    • Investment Prospects and Opportunity Evaluation for Key Business Segments-Discussion
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms

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