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Sustainability Q1 2024

The European Electrical Installation Monitor report provides a detailed analysis of the sustainable solutions in the installation industry. This report specifically focuses on sustainability aspects in the industry.



No. of pages


Target group

Companies that provide electrical installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (HVAC, plumbing, etc.).

Key research topics

Sustainability in the electrical installation sector


Based on 680 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

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


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

Publication frequency



2,650 Euro

What is this report?

This report aims to help manufacturers of electrical installation products understand installers’ attitudes towards a sustainable construction and installation industry. This is essential for their designing of products and solutions, as well as to target the right stakeholders and to encourage them to deliver a more sustainable building environment. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 680 electrical installers – companies that provide electrical installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (HVAC, plumbing, etc.). These interviews were conducted across the six 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 electrical 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 680 successful quantitative telephone interviews with installers, conducted in the native language in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. The report is based on a representative sample of installers, with companies that provide electrical installation services, but they may also do
other activities in addition (HVAC, plumbing, etc.). Most interviews are conducted with owners/ directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly with reports covering different key marketing topics like 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 electrical installation sector. The study also offers insights into the products that are mostly used within the electrical projects when sustainability is taken into account. It examines the familiarity of installers with the concept of circularity and the percentage at which sustainability is considered in electrical installation projects. Additionally, it highlights key differences among the six 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

How many electrical installation projects in Europe have incorporated sustainable solutions?
In which European countries is sustainability in electrical installation projects mostly and least taken into account?
Is sustainability in electrical installation projects important to the installer’s customers?
Are electrical installers familiar with the concept of circularity, and in which countries are they the most and the least educated about the concept?
What products are used the most when sustainability is taken into account in electrical installation projects?

Table of content

  1. Key takeaways 
  2. Profile of the Mechanical installer 
  3. Business development  
  4. Sustainability
    1. Cross-country summary 
    2. United Kingdom 
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. Spain
    6. Belgium
    7. The Netherlands

Frequently asked questions

  1. In which European country is the highest increase in order books, according to European installers?

This quarter, Dutch installers report the biggest increase in order books, while
German installers are the only ones experiencing a drop.

  1. Are end consumers interested in investing in sustainability?

The greatest interest in sustainable solutions is observed among Belgian, Dutch and UK end consumers. Customers in the Germany, France and Spain show the least or no interest at all in sustainable solutions. 

  1. Which installation products are mainly used in electrical installation projects when sustainable solutions are requested?

LED lighting and photovoltaics are the most used products when sustainable
solutions are requested.

  1. Are European electrical installers familiar with sustainability certifications, EPDs and material passports?

There are differences among countries regarding installers’ understanding of sustainability certifications, EPDs and material passports. Dutch installers believe they have the best understanding of the concept, while installers from the UK, Germany, Belgium and France have the least knowledge or understanding.

  1. Which manufacturers of electrical installation products have advanced sustainable solutons?

On a country level, Legrand is 70% top-of-mind association in France. No brand is mentioned as sustainable solutions leader as often as Legrand.

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Senior Manager strategic and international Marketing at Gira

With the Electrical installation monitor reports we receive from USP we get an overview and first insights on behaviour, relevant topics and trends in the electrical installation industry.

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Dirk Hoogenboom

Manager Sales & Marketing

Maja Marković

Team Leader | Consultant

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