Sustainability Q1 2023
No. of pages
HVAC installers and plumbers, companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation etc.)
Key research topics
Sustainability in the HVAC installation sector
Based on 597 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages
United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands
Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 6 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions
What is this report?
This report provides a comprehensive view of the attitudes of installers toward sustainability, specifically among HVAC installers and plumbers and their clients. Within the report, you will find insights about how many HVAC installation projects take sustainability into account, what products are mostly used in these kinds of projects, and which heat pumps are predominantly utilized. Additionally, the report provides information about the European countries where sustainability is taken into account the most and the least among HVAC installers and plumbers, and whether their customers are willing to invest in sustainable solutions. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 597 HVAC installers and plumbers – companies that provide HVAC installation services while also engaging in other activities, such as electrical installation, among others. 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 HVAC installers and plumbers 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 HVAC installers and plumbers 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 597 successful quantitative telephone interviews with installers, conducted in the native language in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium
and the Netherlands. The report is based on a representative sample of installers, with companies that provide HVAC installation services, but they may also do other activities in addition (Electrical installation 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 HVAC installation sector. The study also offers insights into the products that are mostly used within the HVAC 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 HVAC 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 HVAC installation projects in Europe have incorporated sustainable solutions?
In which European countries is sustainability in HVAC installation projects mostly and least taken into account?
Is sustainability in HVAC installation projects important to the installer’s customers?
Are HVAC installers and plumbers 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 HVAC projects?
What types of heat pumps are used the most in sustainable HVAC installation projects?
What are the major challenges with the installation of heat pumps?
Table of content
- Key takeaways
- Profile of the Mechanical installer
- Business development
- Cross-country summary
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
Frequently asked questions
In which European country is the highest increase in incorporating sustainability observed in HVAC installation projects, according to European installers?
Compared to 2021, Belgium experienced the highest increase in the number of installation projects incorporating sustainability. In contrast, Poland saw a decline in projects with such installations.
Are European consumers interested in sustainable solutions in HVAC installation projects?
The greatest interest in sustainable solutions is observed among German and Dutch end consumers. Customers in the UK show the least interest in sustainable solutions. In Poland, there has been a decline in the demand for sustainable solutions among both business clients and end consumers compared to 2021.
Which installation products are mainly used in HVAC installation projects when sustainable solutions are requested?
Heat pumps are the most used products in every country, with air-source heat pumps being the most commonly installed.
Are European HVAC installers and plumbers familiar with the concept of circularity?
There are notable differences among countries regarding installers’ understanding of circularity. German and Dutch installers claim to have the best understanding of the concept, while installers from the UK have the least knowledge or understanding.
What percentage of HVAC installation projects in Europe consider sustainability?
Approximately 50% of European installation projects take sustainability into account.
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