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Asia-Pacific Buildings Industry Outlook in 2015 : Industry to Thrive on Carbon Footprint Reduction Goals with Minimum Impact from Plummeting Oil Price

  • February 2015
  • 70 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2750953


Table of Contents

Key Findings

•The buildings industry, with the help of green buildings market and smart home concepts, will drive the economy in the future.
•As such, the emergence of green and smart buildings has required the integration of industry participants in the value chain.
•In 2014, top headlines in the buildings industry are focused on several themes:
oPartnerships with governments or public agencies.
oConvergence with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and building materials innovation.
oBusinesses re-structuring, new acquisitions, and divestment.
oImprovement in energy efficiency and reduction of carbon footprints of buildings.
•In 2015, the development of new smart cities and townships will drive the overall building construction market in Asia-Pacific. The residential segment will grow the highest at more than x % and Southeast Asia will enjoy the best growth rate at x % with Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar providing the best prospects.
•The market size of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in Asia-Pacific will reach $ x million in 2015. China will continue to lead the market, followed by Japan.
•The energy efficiency markets in Asia-Pacific are likely to experience good growth in 2015:
oThe building automation system (BAS) market is expected to account for $ x billion with a growth rate of x %.
oThe integrated facilities management (IFM) market is expected to account for $ x billion with a growth rate of x %.
oThe heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment market is expected to account for $ x billion with a growth rate of x %.
•While there are minimum impacts from the oil price drop to the buildings industry, there will be continued investments on energy savings equipment such as lighting, HVAC, and energy storage systems, as electricity tariff is unlikely to be reduced.
•Manufacturing costs of raw building materials are likely to stabilize but other challenges such as construction labor shortage would remain.
•Prefabricated building market will see better growth prospects especially in China, Singapore, and Australia.


Buildings Industry

The buildings industry includes markets such as building construction, green buildings, and smart buildings. The markets may encompass equipment markets (such as automation hardware and software, lighting, and air-conditioning), and/or services markets (such as design, construction, and operation). The industry excludes equipment and services related to site remediation, environmental assessment, and civil and structural engineering.

Compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the year-over-year growth rate of a market or investment over a specified period of time.

Market Size
Unless otherwise indicated in this study, market size refers to the sales revenue of products and services within the markets mentioned in the study. It excludes book revenue or revenue uncollected from current and future contracts.

Monetary Unit
Unless otherwise indicated in this study, the monetary unit used is U.S. dollars ($).

Unless otherwise indicated in this study, Asia-Pacific refers to Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Asia may refer to Asia-Pacific and other countries not defined above.

2014 at A Glance

Lighting companies will continue to innovate products and change their business models; more mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are expected.
Efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprints of buildings will continue to be the focus.
Governments and public agencies are the main industry catalysts; partnerships or collaborations between industry participants and public agencies will drive the markets in building technologies.
Advancements continued to be emphasized on energy efficiency, convergence with ICT, and building materials innovation.
Facility management (FM) is evolving, whereby FM service providers will become strategic partners of facility owners or building owners.
More prominent convergences with other industries such as education and healthcare have been observed.
The emergence of green and smart buildings has required vertical and horizontal integration of industry participants in the value chain.

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