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Market Insight – Assessing the Potential for Growth in Zero-Energy Buildings

Market Insight – Assessing the Potential for Growth in Zero-Energy Buildings

Synopsis

The report provides detailed market analysis based on a survey of contractors, surveyors, architects and other operators involved in the construction industry worldwide to assess awareness levels, participation rates and barriers to growth for the zero-energy building sector.

Summary

In the second quarter of 2016, Timetric surveyed over 100 industry executives, including contractors, surveyors, civil engineers and architects, to obtain an understanding of the state of ZEB utilization.

The results of this survey reveal an increase in awareness of ZEBs over the past year among those working in the construction industry. However, this has not been mirrored in participation rates, with the majority of respondents not currently working on any ZEB projects. Nonetheless, there was a clear expectation that participation would increase within the next five years.

Respondents identified a number of obstacles and factors that are preventing greater investment in ZEB projects. These include ZEB projects currently lacking financial viability, with greater government assistance being required, and also a widespread deficiency in terms of the knowledge and skills necessary to complete ZEB projects. However, the widespread adoption of ZEBs and the related technologies in the near future was widely viewed as being inevitable.

Scope

The report provides detailed market analysis based on a survey of contractors, surveyors, architects and others involved in the construction industry worldwide to assess awareness levels, participation rates and barriers to growth for the zero-energy building sector.

Reasons To Buy

Gain an insight into awareness levels, participations rates and barriers to growth for the zero-energy building sector.

Key Highlights

  • This report provides the results of a survey carried out in the second quarter of 2016 to gain a clear understanding of the extent to which investment in zero energy buildings (ZEBs) is gaining momentum.
  • The results of this survey reveal an increase in awareness of ZEBs over the past year among those working in the construction industry. However, this has not been mirrored in participation rates, with the majority of respondents not currently working on any ZEB projects. Nonetheless, there was a clear expectation that participation would increase within the next five years.
  • Respondents identified a number of obstacles and factors that are preventing greater investment in ZEB projects. These include ZEB projects currently lacking financial viability, with greater government assistance being required, and also a widespread deficiency in terms of the knowledge and skills necessary to complete ZEB projects.
  • However, the widespread adoption of ZEBs and the related technologies in the near future was widely viewed as being inevitable.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY FINDINGS
  • PERCEPTION AND AWARENESS OF ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS
    • ZEBs are gaining recognition
      • Table Current level of awareness in ZEBs
    • Participation is set to pick up
    • Certification is becoming more commonplace
    • Greater efficiency is a key driver
  • INCENTIVES AND BARRIERS
    • Financial incentives are key to growth
    • Lack of market demand is an obstacle
    • Knowledge and skills gaps are a concern
  • FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
  • CONCLUSIONS
  • APPENDIX
    • Further Information
    • Disclaimer

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