Multiple factors, including increasingly strict global standards to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases, are driving manufacturers to produce more efficient vehicles. Although the use of alternative fuels and electric power is expected to continue growing, gasoline is anticipated to remain the leading fuel in the coming years, albeit in unconventional vehicles that employ a range of fuel-efficiency technologies, such as smaller engines and turbocharging. According to a new report from Navigant Research, conventional gasoline-powered vehicles are expected to make up less than half of new vehicles sold worldwide by 2017.
“There is no single technology that will dominate fuel efficiency improvements over the forecast period through 2025,” says David Alexander, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “The focus, instead, will be on incremental improvements in engines and transmissions, along with weight reduction in as many places as possible.”
Concerns about increasing energy costs are driving many organizations to look to their existing building stock for ways to reduce operating costs. Corporate and government efforts to reduce carbon emissions and manage assets in a more strategic manner have produced global market opportunities for energy efficient buildings that are supported by country- and region-wide legislation and initiatives. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from energy efficient buildings is expected to grow from $307 billion in 2014 to nearly $623 billion in 2023.
“Services that would have seemed costly or unnecessary to building owners 5 to 10 years ago – such as corporate sustainability initiatives focused on energy efficiency – are becoming increasingly mainstream,” says Noah Goldstein, research director with Navigant Research. “Energy efficiency can help governments to reduce the carbon intensity of local and national economies and corporations reduce costs as well as their carbon footprints.”
Offering the ability to isolate from the wider electricity grid during power outages, as well as a high capacity to integrate renewable, distributed energy resources, microgrids have become a growing phenomenon in the global energy sector in the last few years. Demand for the technologies that underlie these small, flexible systems is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide investment in microgrid enabling technologies is expected to total more than $155 billion from 2014 through 2023.
“Dramatic change is occurring in the microgrid market, as the economic value that these systems bring to the overall power grid becomes more and more apparent,” says Peter Asmus, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “We expect the technologies that enable these systems to play key roles in the expansion of the microgrid sector to encompass additional technologies and services related to smart buildings, demand response, distribution and substation automation, and smart meters.”
January 20 – 21
ESCO Europe is the only large scale event which deals exclusively with the ESCO model, bringing together the entire market under one roof from the buy side and the sell side.
With close to 300 attendees, the 2 day conference is a must attend in the industry, gathering again this year over 50 high level speakers from the public as well as the private sector. In 2015, we are proudly presenting the 11th edition of ESCO Europe in Milan, Italy.
Once again, the four core elements of the market will all be represented in the conference: Regulators, ESCOs, Municipalities and Financiers. ESCO Europe 2015 targets European and pan-European markets, caters essential topics for the existing players as well as for the newer entrants.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Following the success of its London debut in 2013, the Smart Building Conference returns to Integrated Systems Europe on 9 February 2015.
Having drawn more than 150 delegates as well as global media to its inaugural London event and to ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, the Conference will repeat its successful twin-track formula of split residential and commercial tracks.
The 1-day plenary sessions will provide delegates with key insights needed to meet their smart building business and design objectives. Different industries are encouraged to integrate and work together, creating an assimilated infrastructure of various technologies and expertise that make buildings smart.
The Smart Building Conference @ ISE 2015 is the perfect opportunity for building technology manufacturers to raise brand awareness among the construction industry’s most forward-looking stakeholder groups.
February 9 – 12
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Ryan Del Balso, associate director at Navigant, will present: A New Protocol to Increase the Accuracy and Precision of Savings Estimates for VFDs at 3:30 pm on Tuesday.
Stuart Schare, managing director at Navigant, will moderate Session 6C: Pricing & DR at 1:30 pm Wednesday.
Nicole Wobus, associate director at Navigant, will present: Charting New Territory: Using Evaluation to Inform Residential Lighting Program Responses to Changing Market Conditions at 10:30 am on Thursday.
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AESP will kick-off our National Conference with four optional pre-conference training courses*, utility-only roundtable discussions, an evening reception and a new professionals event all on the first day! Following will be three days of speaker presentations, panel discussions, interactive roundtables, fast track learning spots and networking events.
Register today for the conference that equips you with all the latest information and connections to be effective and successful.