3Q 2019

New Home Construction Energy Integration

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 Guidehouse Insights 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.
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  • 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?
  • Homebuilders
  • 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




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

  • Tullamore Community Energy Scheme
  • Schoonschip Energy Community Plan
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