2011 EEI Brazil Partner Results Released
The fifth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey reached 103 building decision-makers in the fast-growing economy of Brazil. The 2011 survey was conducted by the Institute for Building Efficiency with help from seven Brazil partner organizations. While the sample size is small, the responses point to strong interest in energy efficiency among Brazil’s building executives in an energy efficiency market that is maturing.
The 2011 EEI Brazil Partner results points to progress and challenges as Brazilian executives implement energy efficiency in buildings. Specifically:
1. Interest in efficiency is strong. Organizations indicate that energy is important. The key motivations for efficiency are cost savings, energy security, and public image.
2. The energy efficiency market is maturing. Markets for green building certification are accelerating. The majority of efficiency measures implemented in the past year were low-cost, shorter payback projects.
3. Barriers to efficiency are significant. Financial barriers top the list of challenges, and organizations are looking for incentives to fund projects.
4. Measures implemented and expectations for technology adoption differ from those in the BRIC countries of China and India. To date, there has been limited focus on renewable energy and smart building technologies. Decision makers expect increased market adoption of advanced materials, lighting technologies, and smart building technology over the next ten years.
The 2011 Energy Efficiency Indicator is the fifth annual survey, the second with a global scope, and the largest to date in geography and number of respondents. It was conducted anonymously online by the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The survey was promoted through more than 30 key associations, covered 13 countries on six continents, offered in eight languages, and drew nearly 4,000 responses.
The EEI Brazil Partner Results data was made possible through the promotional efforts of the following in-country associations: ABESCO, ABRAFAC, ABRAVA, ASBRAV, CoreNet Global, Green Building Council Brazil, and Inmetro. The Partner Results Summary and other materials can be downloaded from the Resources & Tools section above.