Breath of fresh air: New regulations and booming construction markets will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Persistently low natural gas prices have lowered fuel costs for operators, resulting in higher profit
  • Industry players have accelerated their use of energy-efficient technology
  • Environmental efforts will encourage greater deployment of district energy and CHP capacity

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply industry, which comprises businesses that supply district energy for heating and cooling, has grown in line with recovering construction activity and renewed demand from residential and commercial customers. Higher disposable income, corporate profit and industrial output have resulted in greater demand for air conditioning and heating, particularly in urban areas; additionally, a combination of municipal, state and federal policies calling for greater energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction have benefited industry operators over the past five years. Industry performance will continue to depend on investment in utilities and aggregate construction levels over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Business locations are primarily based on a regions climate (either excessively cold or hot and humid) and proximity to major population centers; steam, and hot and cold water used for heating and air conditioning cannot be transported long distances, making proximity to densely populated areas one of the most important factors determining establishment location. Proximity to cities enables easy access to a high number of customers, including institutions and commercial buildings.

    The Mid-Atlantic is the most densely populated region in the United States; as a result, this region contains 24.0% of all industry establishments. Both New York and Philadelphia have extensive district energy systems, contributing to the regions high number of industry establishments. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry are

  • Having a steady supply contract
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Value of utilities construction in the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry?

    Operators in this industry supply district energy for heating and cooling. Typically, they generate hot and cold water or steam via closed mains systems to cool or heat commercial or residential buildings. Only companies whose primary operations involve steam and air-condition supply are included in the industry; large utility companies that provide steam and air conditioning in addition to other more extensive operations are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    District heating and cooling
    Industry Activities
    Generation and distribution of steam for heating
    Generation and distribution of chilled air or water for cooling
    Generation and distribution of heated air or water for heating

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Price of natural gas
  • Demand from boiler and heat exchanger manufacturing
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Recovery in residential and commercial construction
  • Cogeneration and energy efficiency initiatives
  • Industry consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New industry opportunities
  • Construction trends
  • Cogenerating continues
  • External competition
  • Table: Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Coal Mining
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • District heating and cooling
  • Cogeneration
  • Other
  • Chart: Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial sector
  • Healthcare, school, sport centers and hotels
  • Households
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    NRG Thermal LLC
  • Table: NRG Thermal LLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Value of construction (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An abbreviation for British thermal unit, which is a measure of energy.
  • Chp
  • Combined heat and power; also called cogeneration.
  • Cogeneration
  • Capturing the waste heat created by electricity generation and using it to create more energy.
  • District Cooling
  • Water chilled in a central plant and piped into several buildings to provide cooling.
  • District Heat
  • Steam or hot water produced in a central plant and piped into several buildings to provide heating.
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Equipment that transfers heat from one source (usually a liquid or steam) to another without allowing them to mix.
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