Energy efficiency

New partnership to track UK's journey towards improved energy efficiency

14 Aug 2014



The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is partnering with EEVS Insight and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to help expand the quarterly Energy Efficiency Trends publications. A key source of regular market intelligence, GIB support will help to expand the contributor base, strengthen the research, and promote the publication’s insights to a wider audience.

Energy Efficiency Trends is operated by EEVS with support from BNEF. A rolling ‘state of the market’ publication, the results are based on a quarterly survey of both energy efficiency customers and technology and service providers. Reports are published quarterly with the eighth edition due out in September 2014. A copy of the last Energy Efficiency Trends Volume 7 is available to view here.

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Bill Rogers, Head of Strategy and co-Managing Director of Energy Efficiency at GIB, said:

Non-domestic energy efficiency has a critical role to play in improving the UK’s competitiveness and building a greener, stronger economy. This is an area of huge opportunity for the UK’s private and public sectors and we hope to see a quickening of the pace of progress in the months and year ahead.

Any new, growing market needs a definitive source of data and analysis. EEVS / BNEF’s Energy Efficiency Trends already fulfils that role and, as the UK’s most active investor in non-domestic energy efficiency, we hope our support and insight will help to take it from strength to strength.

Ian Jeffries, Head of Information Services at EEVS, said:

We are absolutely delighted to be working with GIB on the Energy Efficiency Trends publication.  The alliance of GIB, BNEF and EEVS establishes a big-hitting and authoritative partnership that is committed to driving greater transparency – and investability – through access to trusted market intelligence and decision-making information.

With Green Investment Bank support we will be ramping up and extending the reach of this important market research – great news for anyone interested in UK energy efficiency.

Tom Rowlands Rees, Head of Energy Efficiency at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said:

Results from the last Energy Efficiency Trends report show an increase in the share of projects using combination and third party financing. It is therefore fitting that we bring the GIB on board to help us navigate investment trends through their on-the-ground experience in the sector. In addition, they open up a new network of participants that will not only ensure a larger more robust data sample, but also increase our reach of the results. We look forward to the release of the 8th edition which brings a few more changes in terms of analysis and design.

Notes to editors

UK Green Investment Bank

The UK Green Investment Bank began operations in November 2012. Created by the UK Government and capitalised with £3.8 billion of public money, its mission is to help the UK transition to a greener economy by supporting projects that are both green and commercial. One of GIB’s priority areas for investment is energy efficiency in the private and public sectors.


EEVS is a leading provider of independent performance information and analysis services for energy efficiency, based in London.  Its core service is independent performance measurement and verification (M&V) for energy efficiency projects. Since 2011 it has evaluated the performance of hundreds of energy saving projects using the global good practice standard – the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector. BNEF has staff of more than 200, based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich. BNEF Insight Services provide financial, economic and policy analysis in the following industries and markets: wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, hydro & marine, gas, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency, digital energy, energy storage, advanced transportation, carbon markets, REC markets, power markets and water.