The Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) is a global survey conducted each year by the Institute for Building Efficiency, an initiative of Johnson Controls. The European results were released on 10 May. This year the EEI gathered perspectives on energy efficiency from nearly 4000 managers around the world. In Europe, 857 respondents from 6 Member States (UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Poland) shared market barriers, trends and challenges in energy management.
Building executives in Europe are showing more interest and taking more action on energy efficiency, but financial and organizational barriers are holding back progress on efficiency improvements. That’s a key finding from the Institute for Building Efficiency’s fifth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.
The European survey respondents cited rising energy prices, concern for energy security, and expectations of more government policies that mandate energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions as reasons to pursue more building efficiency projects. However, progress is limited because organizations tend to rely on their own strained budgets for capital, and because they lack staff expertise to carry our projects.
For more informations on the survey's findings, please go to http://www.institutebe.com/Energy-Efficiency-Indicator/2011-europe-resul...