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BEMS sector valued at £835m in 2022

Data from the Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) latest Market Information Service (MIS) report has estimated that the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) sector is now worth around £835.8 million to the UK economy.

This represents an increase of eight per cent from the 2021 figure, and the BCIA believes the sector will be pivotal to the Government’s decarbonisation agenda, with building controls playing a fundamental role in realising a carbon neutral built environment.

The latest growth reflects an upturn in the market as estate owners and facilities managers demand greater energy performance and a reduction in energy costs, and reinforces the BCIA’s collective influence in Government policy and the deployment of building controls by building users and developers.

The report also shows that BCIA members accounted for 71.3 per cent of the total market volume, compared to 68.6 per cent in 2021, highlighting the BCIA’s position as the leading association for the building controls industry. Manufacturers’ revenues rose by 7.7 per cent, up to £86.9 million, whilst System Installers’ revenues rose by 10.4 per cent, up to £404.9 million.

The 2022 figures suggest that System Installers have enjoyed increased revenues from installed systems, while Manufacturers have continued to increase their Third-Party Product sales, particularly to System Installers.

BCIA Graeme Rees commented: “The 2022 full year results saw the highest set of figures recorded to date and the opportunities are undoubtedly there for the building controls industry to build from this position of strength.

“The continuing growth trajectory for the sector is hopefully a sign of growing awareness for the value of building controls in contributing to better management of energy efficiency in buildings. The Prime Minister’s decision to disband the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and replace it with three new departments; the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero; the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology; the Department for Business and Trade, will bring a fresh focus on Net Zero, and bring with it a clearer strategy for positive environmental change. The BCIA looks forward to working with the Government, influencing policy and legislation to help fulfil the decarbonisation agenda.”

Metro Rod Drainage and Plumbing Survey

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UK drainage specialist, Metro Rod, has launched a survey which explores the main areas of interest for FMs in maintaining drainage and plumbing, including how they currently assess their supply chains to ensure they’re working with partners that meet the highest possible standards and provide value for money.

The results will be published online so that you can see how you compare to others within the sector.

The survey should take just 5-10 minutes of your time, and as a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw, where one lucky winner will be picked at random to receive a £100 Amazon voucher.

To take part click here.


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