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Delivered by a research partnership between EEVS and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and supported by Bird & Bird, Bellrock, Minimise Energy, and the Environmental Industries Commission, the latest issue of the UK Energy Efficiency Trends report (Volume 17) shows shows another drop in supplier confidence. But on the plus side the commercial property sector continues to lead the way in terms of energy efficiency technology deployment.

 

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Volume 18 Overview

Published: March 2017
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  • Industry confidence continues to increase. The growth in confidence appears to have been principally driven by a sustained uptick in UK-based orders.
  • Eight out of 10 suppliers reporting either stable or increasing UK orders in the past three months.
  • Staffing levels rose again this quarter, continuing a mini return-to-growth trend sustained since Q3 2016.
  • Consumers reported strong uptake of energy saving technology this quarter, with many of the leading technologies outperforming typical (four-quarter average) levels. In particular, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment saw very strong growth this quarter, followed by lighting and behaviour change as the standout performers.
  • Project spending remained relatively strong versus the long-term trend, but dipped slightly against the previous quarter. This dip appeared to be driven mainly by a reduction in large projects (£500k+) and growth in smaller value projects (£50-£100k).

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    Compiled from the results of a confidential, quarterly industry survey, it clearly evidences industry trends and has become one of the sector’s leading sources of market intelligence. The report covers both energy suppliers and consumers, providing differentiated results for each market sector.

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