Investment in Energy Efficiency Will Grow in 2010

JohnsonControls Inc. (NYSE:JCI) hasreleased its fourth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator, and the resultsare promising for investment in energy efficiency in 2010.

The Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) surveys over 1,400 executivesand managers in North America that are responsible for making energyinvestments as well as managing energy consumption in commercialbuildings.

Here are some highlights from the survey:

  • 60% of respondents said they were planning operating expenditures in energy efficiency programs this year; this is up from 55% last year.

  • 97% of respondents said energy cost savings were the most importantfactor for efficiency upgrades.

  • 75% of those surveyed said the believe some sort of climate andenergy legislation will be passed in the United States this year.

  • The top strategy to reduce carbon emissions was to institute moreenergy efficiency programs.

  • 33% of those surveyed said they are aiming for green buildingcertification for new construction projects.

Experts at Johnson Controls expect spending on energy efficiency toincrease in 2010, as energy consciousness continues to rise.

Here is a copy of the executive summary of the Energy Efficiency Indicator

Read the full story at Greentech Media:  Report Signals Rebound in Energy Efficiency Spending

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