Facebook icon LinkedIn icon Twitter icon

US Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend 2009-2014

Date: 14 June 2011

Access This Report

This report is available to Verdantix clients with a Knowledge Service Subscription.

Verdantix clients:

Not a client but want access
to this report?

11 pages, 12 figures

Executive Summary

This report provides sustainability leaders in market facing and corporate executive roles with an independent analysis of the size and growth of the US market for energy and carbon efficiency between 2009 and 2014. Verdantix selected this subject for detailed study as quantifying sustainable business spend is a challenge. One key reason for this is that sustainability budgets are often dispersed across many business functions and are embedded in business-as-usual activities. The analysis finds that expenditure on energy and carbon efficiency will grow from $7 billion in 2011 to reach $15 billion in 2014. In 2011 spend will vary by industry from $54 million in the hotels and leisure sector to $1.1 billion in the retail industry. Compound annual growth rates in spend across the five energy and carbon efficiency initiatives will range from 10% to 34% over the five year period.


Sustainable Business Consulting Spend Will Hit $639m In 2014
Consulting Spend Will Grow By A CAGR Of 11% Between 2009 And 2014
Energy Management And Innovation Consultants Positioned To Benefit


Figure 1. Energy And Carbon Efficiency Initiative Definitions
Figure 2. Critical Moments® Analysis Is Based On Financial Data For 20 Industries
Figure 3. The US Energy & Carbon Efficiency Market Will Be Worth $15 billion In 2014
Figure 4. 
Initiative Spend On Energy & Carbon Efficiency 2009-2014 ($m)
Figure 5. 
Share Of Spend Across Energy & Carbon Efficiency Initiatives 2009-2014
Figure 6. 
Industry Spend And Share Of Spend On Energy & Carbon Efficiency 2011 ($m)
Figure 7. 
Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend Split Across Five Categories 2011 ($m)
Figure 8. Energy & Carbon Efficiency Initiative Spend Across Five Categories 2011 ($m)
Figure 9. 2009-2014 Initiative CAGRs For Spend On Energy & Carbon Efficiency
Figure 10. Y-o-Y Change In Spend On Energy & Carbon Efficiency By Initiative 2010-2014
Figure 11. 2009-2014 Industry CAGRs For Energy & Carbon Efficiency Spend
Figure 12. 
Y-o-Y Change In Energy And Carbon Efficiency Spend By Industry 2010-2014


Alcatel-Lucent, Capgemini, CH2M HILL, Cisco, Cooper Realty Investments, Deloitte, ESI, Frontier Systems Integrators, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, MetaVu, PwC, Siemens, US Environmental Protection Agency, Wal-Mart, WSP Environment & Energy