BOULDER, Colo. — As energy efficiency becomes the highest priority in construction and building operations, more complex equipment and solutions are emerging that promise reduced energy consumption, less waste, and better operation, states Navigant Research. Building optimization and commissioning services — quality assurance measures that can help meet operational and energy efficiency goals — are expanding with this growing emphasis. According to a report from Navigant, global revenue from building commissioning services is expected to total nearly $50 billion from 2014 to 2024.

“Originating in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s as a quality assurance measure for new buildings, the building commissioning process has yet to experience major technological changes,” said Benjamin Freas, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “However, the increased use of services such as monitoring-based commissioning, integration into building information modeling, and others like cloud-based management of documents have the potential to improve both the commissioning process itself and building operations as a whole.”

According to the report, building commissioning remains a rare practice globally, though in regions where commissioning has already experienced strong adoption, additional regulatory requirements are expected to increase the number of buildings being commissioned. An increased global focus on energy efficiency, as well as a growing number of examples of commissioning success, is also expected to generate demand.

The report, Building Optimization and Commissioning Services, examines the global market, including initial commissioning, retro-commissioning, and monitoring-based commissioning.

An executive summary of the report is available here.

Publication date: 8/6/2015

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