2012 EEI: Executive Summary of Global Results
Respondents in the 2012 global EEI survey in general showed increasing interest in managing energy, investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and pursuing green buildings. The 2012 EEI survey was sponsored by the Institute for Building Efficiency in partnership with the International Facility Management Association, the Urban Land Institute, and 16 in-country strategic partners. The survey, focusing on six regions and distributed in four languages, drew 3,479 respondents. In particular, the data points to the following conclusions:
Respondents globally plan to increase investments in energy efficiency; those outside the U.S. and Canada indicated more interest in renewable energy than U.S. and Canadian executives.
The commercial and industrial sectors took the lead in setting energy and carbon reduction goals and in planning increased energy efficiency and renewable energy investments.
Government and utility incentives were the most favored policies worldwide for encouraging energy efficiency; emerging economies gave comparable weight to incentives, building codes and equipment standards, and green appraisals.
Organizations utilizing recognized energy management “best practices” tended to invest more in energy efficiency and take more actions to improve efficiency.