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Johnson Controls has released the results of its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

The survey is the firm's 12th, analysing how some 1,900 executives from 20 countries are planning to invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy, building systems integration and smart cities over the next 12 months.

Key findings of the energy efficiency indicator include:

  1. 57% of organisations in the US and 59% of global firms plan to increase energy efficiency investment next year

2. Carbon emission reduction, energy cost savings, energy security and enhanced reputation driving investments fueling growth in green, net-zero energy and resilient buildings.

3. Traditional efficiency measures (HVAC and lighting systems) have become table stakes for many firms

4. Building control improvements the most popular investment for the next 12 months in the US (68% plan to implement)

5. A 23% increase in respondents plan to invest in 2019 compared to 2018

6. Growing focus on energy resilience and security due to increases in severe weather conditions (32% of US and 33% of global organisations say the ability to maintain critical operations during severe weather events is extremely important)

7. 54% of US and 50% of global organisations are likely to have one or more facilities operate off the grid by 2028

8. Dramatic shifts in energy efficiency goals and investments over the past decade.
A significant year-over-year increase in zero energy goals. 61% of US firms are very likely to have one or more nearly zero, net zero or positive energy facilities by 2018, an increase by 14% from last year.

Clay Nesler, vice president, Global Sustainability, Johnson Controls, said: "Organisations are more interested than ever in leveraging energy efficiency, energy storage and distributed generation technologies to deliver smarter, safer and more sustainable buildings.

"US organisations are especially bullish about the future impact of systems interoperability, systems integration and cybersecurity technologies, leading all other countries."

To download the report, click here...