Energy efficient lighting on trend in UK?

Lighting technologies dominated the energy efficiency market in the UK in the last quarter of 2015. Eight out of 10 consumers chose to install them, according to the Energy Efficiency […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Lighting technologies dominated the energy efficiency market in the UK in the last quarter of 2015.

Eight out of 10 consumers chose to install them, according to the Energy Efficiency Verification Specialists (EEVS) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Their ‘Energy Efficiency Trend’ report assessed consumer and supplier market activity in the same period.

Solar generation also increased with four out of 10 consumers installing the technology on their buildings, it added.

The report also highlighted consumers are more keen on energy saving performances as eight out of 10 reported undertaking projects to be more efficient.

The growing consumer confidence is because of finance as they can get external support to fund their projects.

Offices continued to lead the way as the property type most likely to benefit from building upgrades, the report stated.

However, supplier responses were less optimistic than those of their consumers, it added.

Ian Jeffries, Head of Performance Management at EEVS said: “Demand for energy savings appears strong, with consumers reporting increasing levels of activity, including an uptick in solar activity – perhaps made with an eye to FiTs changes. This focus on renewables could have had a negative impact on energy efficiency investments this quarter but this did not happen and lighting technologies in particular enjoyed demand growth.”

According to data released by DECC, around 1.79 million energy efficiency measures were installed in the country’s buildings until the end of January.