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Challenges towards a sustainable future Q1 2022

This report provides a comprehensive view of the attitudes of installers toward sustainability, specifically among electrical installers. Within the report, you will find insights about how many installation projects take sustainability into account, what products are mostly used in these kinds of projects, and which sustainable product brands are the most recognizable.

year

2022

No. of pages

89

Target group

HVAC installers, companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.)

Key research topics

Sustainability in the installation sector

Methodology

Based on 805 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands

Deliverables

Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 6 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions

Publication frequency

Quarterly

Price

3,150 Euro

What is this report?

This report provides a comprehensive view of the attitudes of installers toward sustainability, specifically among electrical installers. Within the report, you will find insights about how many installation projects take sustainability into account, what products are mostly used in these kinds of projects, and which sustainable product brands are the most recognizable. Additionally, the report provides information about the European countries where sustainability is taken into account the most and the least among installers, and whether they tend to advocate for sustainability among their customers. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 805 HVAC installers – companies that provide HVAC installation services while also engaging in other activities, such as electrical installation, among others. These interviews were conducted across the 6 major European markets.

Why do you need this report?

This report will provide valuable insights into the perspectives of electrical installers regarding the state of sustainability within the sector. These insights will be especially valuable for manufacturers targeting this group, as the information in the report can either validate current business strategies or lay the foundations for new ones. Furthermore, understanding the attitudes of installers towards sustainability within projects will facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.

How was the research conducted?

This report is based on 805 successful quantitative telephone interviews conducted in the native languages of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. The report relies on a representative sample of installers. The interviewed companies provide electrical installation services, but they may also engage in additional activities such as HVAC, plumbing, and so on. Most interviews are conducted with owners/directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly, with reports covering various key marketing topics, including media orientation, BIM, prefab, sustainability, and many more.

What is included in this report?

The primary focus of this research is to provide key insights into the state of sustainability in the installation sector. The study also offers insights into the products that are mostly used within the installation projects when sustainability is taken into account. It examines which brands are the most recognizable when it comes to sustainability and in which countries are the most share of sustainable installation projects. Additionally, it highlights key differences among the 6 European countries covered and provides other essential insights for each country. The report includes a detailed view of the turnover and order book developments of the installers, along with background information on their company size and other relevant details.

Key questions answered

In which European countries is sustainability mostly and least taken into account in installation projects?
To what extent, and in which countries, are installers promoting sustainable solutions to their clients?
What products are most commonly used when sustainability is taken into account in installation projects?
Which brands are most recognizable among European installers that offer sustainable solutions?
According to installers, which stakeholders are the most influential when it comes to promoting sustainability and sustainable solutions in Europe?

Table of content

  1. Key takeaways 
  2. Business development 
  3. Sustainability
    1. Cross country summary 
    2. United Kingdom 
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. Poland
    6. Belgium
    7. The Netherlands 
    8. Spain

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the current status of projects in which any kind of sustainability influence takes place in the installation sector?

In the Netherlands, 50% of electrical installers and 54% of HVAC installers participated in projects where sustainability is considered. The lowest participation in sustainable projects is in Germany, with 26% of electrical installers and 41% of HVAC installers taking part.

  1. Which brand is the leader among European installers when it comes to sustainability?

Schneider is perceived as the leader in sustainable solutions in the UK, Poland, and Spain. On a country level, no brand has been mentioned as frequently as Legrand in France (with a 70% top-of-mind association).

  1. In which European country do installers not actively promote sustainability to their clients as much?

Polish installers less frequently actively promote sustainable solutions and also integrate sustainability calculations into their proposals less often.

  1. What is the penetration of sustainability into installation projects in the UK?

UK installers are actively involved in sustainability, with LED lighting being the most commonly used sustainable solution.

  1. Which brand is considered the leader in sustainable solutions among German installers?

Hager is regarded as a leader in sustainable solutions more than other brands. 

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