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Boom in Green Construction Aided by Energy-Saving CHP and HVAC Tech According to New Research Available from Global Information Inc


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FARMINGTON, Conn., April 16, 2012/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce three significant new reports from Pike Research dealing with the shifting green construction market, including a 20 year forecast for zero energy buildings, a 10 year forecast for the residential combined heat and power systems market, and a 10 year forecast for trends in global building stock.

Zero Energy Buildings

As green building practices become more commonplace in the global construction industry, the goal of designing zero energy buildings, or buildings that consume only as much energy as they produce through on-site and renewable energy systems, has emerged as the next major frontier. A number of countries and regions have already established long-term targets and regulations that will require zero energy building construction that will come into effect over the coming years, some as soon as 2016. As a result, the construction industry as a whole, led by HVAC vendors, real estate developers, construction companies, as well as renewable energy developers, are in the process of developing products and service lines that will meet demand for zero energy building and ensure compliance with new regulations.

Pike Research's new Zero Energy Buildings market research report provides data on the size and growth of the market for zero energy building markets, including HVAC systems, glazing systems, wall and roof construction, renewable energy systems, and construction soft costs, from 2011 through 2035. The study also includes a qualitative assessment of major drivers and trends for zero energy buildings in key markets, including both commercial and residential zero energy buildings, as well as a discussion of the individual technology elements associated with zero energy building, and the design challenges that the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) service providers will face in delivering zero energy buildings.

An Executive Summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at

Residential Combined Heat and Power

As the drive toward zero energy buildings continues, residential combined heat and power (resCHP) systems, which are small distributed energy generation systems that produce electricity while also capturing heat that would otherwise be treated as waste, are garnering increased interest from policy makers, utilities, and homeowners in a growing number of countries. Distributed generation installations have the advantages of going online more quickly than traditional large centralized power stations, reducing demand pressure on the electrical grid, and reducing inefficiencies that are common in centralized power generation, transmission, and distribution. Installations that use CHP technologies have the additional benefit of producing thermal energy that can be used as heat, converted to electricity, or converted to cooling when coupled with an adsorption chiller.

Pike Research's Residential Combined Heat and Power market research report analyzes the global market potential for resCHP systems for single-family and multi-family homes using technologies including internal combustion engines, fuel cells, Stirling engines, and Organic Rankine Cycle. The study includes in-depth assessments of leading countries for the manufacture and adoption of resCHP systems, the technologies utilized in such systems, and the key industry players engaged in this market. Regional market forecasts are provided through 2022 for system shipments, installed capacity, and revenue.

An Executive Summary for this report and a free sample of the full document are available at

Global Building Stock Database

Knowledge of the size and composition of the global building stock is essential for understanding the building environment and the potential market for new energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Commercial, residential, and industrial buildings are responsible for 49% of the world's energy consumption and 47% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Much of this energy is consumed needlessly and can be reduced through cost-effective measures.

The new Global Building Stock Database from Pike Research report provides data and forecasts on the size and growth of the global building stock from 2011 to 2021 as well as a qualitative description of key drivers and trends in the building stock. The data covers eight commercial building types (office, retail, education, healthcare, hotels and restaurants, institutional/assembly, warehouse, and transport) and two residential building types (single-family detached and multi-unit residential) for seven regions worldwide.

A synopsis and preview of this research and a free sample of the full database are available at

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