SBI Reports has been leading industrial market research reporting for more than a decade. The brand established SBI Energy to address the complex nature of the Energy and Resources industry. SBI Energy reports capture data vital to emerging energy market sectors on a global scale. Growth of energy technology, manufacturing, construction, transportation and investment is exciting in its innovations and opportunities, and integral to the advancement of security and science.
Home energy efficiency analysis now uses a ‘whole building’ approach, affecting all categories of building materials from windows and doors to insulation to completely eliminating air leaks. This report looks at the impact of energy-efficient building products in three parts:
• Part 1 explores the market for energy-efficient doors and windows, caulking and weather stripping, and insulation used in home renovations.
• Part 2 examines the energy-efficient appliance and lighting markets for home remodeling. renovation projects.
• Part 3 looks at energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and the growing trend of energy-efficient roof renovations.
Home builders and remodelers have been quick to provide remodeling services focused on energy conservation and green building practices. Retailers and manufacturers of building projects, residential builders and remodelers, and even state and federal organizations now must provide knowledgeable energy conservation.
Green building renovations are defying the downward spiral seen in the general market for renovation work. As a result, green building retrofits that promote efficient energy usage are anticipated to increase substantially through 2015 and emerge as the “new normal” in the building industry, according to leading market research firm SBI Energy in the recently released report Green Building Materials and Construction, 2nd Edition.
Green renovations currently account for about 7% of the total renovation market, and are anticipated to grow to 13% of the market by 2015. Much of the sector’s growth can be attributed to stimulus funding throughout the world for energy efficiency improvements, though green building materials have shown that they are cost effective alternatives to standard building components and are increasingly in demand by businesses and homeowners alike. Rising energy costs and diminishing fuel resources will also continue to push energy efficiency measures, both for construction and for manufacturing.
“The majority of the world’s buildings are old and waste energy. We anticipate the building industry will see a significant increase in green building renovation to make structures more energy efficient, particularly since these types of retrofits pay for themselves after only a few years,” says Bernie Galing, SBI Energy analyst and author of the report.
In the green construction arena, an increasing number of builders are building more green homes and offices as a means to differentiate themselves from their competitors and as a way to weather a poor building environment. Green homes and buildings are not only in high demand, but they command a price premium when they are purchased or sold. In addition, green rental properties have higher occupancy rates and also command higher rents. With better designs, improved green building materials, and advanced construction techniques, green buildings are more durable, last about twice as long, use less energy, and have less of an impact on the environment than standard construction.
Global Green Building Materials and Construction, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive assessment of both green building materials and green construction, cost considerations that have limited their growth, government incentives that have spurred their growth, consumer and business demand, potential opportunities for additional growth, and an assessment of developing technologies that are making green building products and green construction the “new normal”. Projected growth through 2015 for both of these markets is provided including discussion of economic conditions, environmental impacts, consumer-business-builder acceptance, stakeholder concerns, and government activities as they affect growth rates.
Retailers, manufacturers, residential builders and remodelers all must provide knowledgeable energy conservation expertise to succeed in their business. Inside find key market insights on the following ‘green’ building: HVAC, windows, doors, and roofing.
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SBI Energy has just released a report titled “LED and Energy Efficient Lighting” for the benefit of professionals involved with the lighting industry at multiple levels. These levels are marked as component manufacturers, subassembly manufacturers, and units ready for the end-user. Everything is covered from soup to nuts. Or better yet from infrared to ultraviolet!
This new release takes us from where we are today, very low efficient lighting reactions and products, to the future, where much less energy is consumed by the generation of light. In so doing, the author reveals:
—-The status of the current market: sizes and markets for traditional lighting including by light source type and by regional analysis.
—-What factors are driving the demise of this traditional lighting and who or what are the driving forces?
—-What new technologies are on their way to save the day and who’s bringing them? How are new technologies being incorporated into the marketplace right now and by whom and with what results? What can we expect around the next corner?
The report will provide an eye-opener to the lighting industry market and delineate regions of opportunity to those involved in specifying lighting in any situation, producers of components of lighting, lighting designers and manufacturers.