Product Code: SI-NHCEI-19
Traditionally, home builders have seen energy technologies as a sunk cost needed to comply with customer needs or, in the best case, as luxury items to add to the perceived value of a property. However, a combination of policies reducing the environmental footprint of housing, promoting technology development, and changing customer behavior in favor of sustainable products is driving the integration of new energy technologies in new build residential developments.
Decarbonization of the residential sector is critical, however, until recently, decarbonization has been achieved mostly through energy efficiency improvements. Alternatives, such as green electricity procurement, depended on a utility's decision to offer the solution to the customer. Distributed energy resources (DER) have changed that; consumers can now generate their own electricity.
This Navigant Research Strategy Insight report discusses how these trends affect new home construction and how regulators, homebuilders, energy suppliers, and OEMs can together address residential energy needs with solutions that go beyond a single home installation. Stakeholders can adopt new technologies and business models to ensure new builds meet the highest environmental criteria while bringing value to both the homeowner and the energy ecosystem. The study focuses on the following emerging strategies: self-consumption, landlord to tenant energy services, and energy communities. It also looks at case studies that highlight successful approaches and barriers encountered by energy players employing these strategies.
Key Questions Addressed:
- Which regulations are driving the adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) technologies in new builds?
- How can homebuilders benefit from their position to enable the residential energy services of the future?
- Which solutions are available to new homebuilders?
- Which solutions are available to landlords?
- How should DER OEMs approach the new build residential market?
- Why is time-to-market with innovative DER solutions key for energy players?
Who Needs This Report:
- Residential landlords
- Utilities and energy suppliers
- DER technology providers, systems integrators, and financiers
- Residential solar providers
- Energy storage OEMs
- EV technology providers
- Smart home companies
- Energy service companies and project financers
- Investor community
Table of Contents
Integrating Energy Systems in New Homes Offers Value
- Energy Is Becoming a Central Issue in New Build Residential Regulations
- Emerging Self-Sufficiency Standards for New Builds
- Aggregating Meters
- France Implements a Collective Self-Consumption Model
- Switzerland Introduces a Self-Consumption Consortium Regulation
- Third-Party Commercialization Allows Landlords to Become Energy Suppliers
- Germany Formalizes Tenant Electricity Model
New Builds Offer the Best Opportunities for New Energy Solutions
- Capturing DER Revenue Through Single and Multifamily-Unit Self-Consumption
- Provisioning Third-Party Onsite Energy
- Third-Party Energy Provision in Germany Showing Low Adoption Success
- Badische Energy Sets Up Tenant Energy Projects
- Stoke-on-Trent and Solarplicity Partner for Solar Tenant Energy Scheme
- Tullamore by Mirvac Highlights Community Energy Scheme
- Building Energy Communities
- Developing Grid-Friends' Schoonschip Energy Community
- Designing a Jasper Master-Planned Community in Arizona
Participation Is Key for a Sustainable Future
- National Regulators Should Enable One-Off Pilots to Allow for Experimentation, Granting Exemptions from Rules for Specific Projects
- Systems Integrators Need to Educate About Potential Benefits and Engage Residential Property Developers Continuously
- Vendors Should Look to Build Specific Technology Solutions for this Market and Ensure System Compatibility
- Financiers Must Recognize the Value Coming from New Energy Technologies in Their Credit Assessment Calculations
- Homebuilders and Multi-Property Landlords Should Explore Potential Energy Revenue Streams from Their Developments