HVAC, Controls, and Lighting Expected to Gain Increasing Market Share
March 18, 2015
Today’s building stock accounts for a substantial amount of global energy use, putting increased pressure on governments and corporations to reduce their energy-related spending and carbon footprints, notes Navigant Research. As a result, energy efficiency has become a broad-based strategy to solve both of these challenges.
Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home.
Schöck, an international developer of products for thermal insulation, impact sound insulation, and reinforcement technology, has announced the United States introduction of Isokorb®, a solution to thermal bridging in the building envelope.
As part of the Obama administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems.