This report, developed by DEXMA and published in 2021, forecasts trends in the energy industry post-COVID. It illustrates survey results carried out on 400 energy management professionals worldwide. The content provides insights into the industry composition, priorities, challenges, and technologies they use. Results suggest that identifying cost-effective energy efficiency improvements quickly and budgetary restrictions are the core challenge while HVAC is the most energy-intensive component in their buildings. On the other hand, air quality has become a key issue for companies to monitor, and the use of Energy Management Software (EMS) is growing. In terms of technological trends, demand response as well as control and optimization solutions sit at the top of the spectrum.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Post-COVID-19, System Integrator