Global Commissioning Service: Industry Outlook

  • The global commissioning industry is projected to grow from $4.2 billion in 2018 to $4.2 billion in 2024. This increase is primarily driven by the greater emphasis on LEED-certification standards 
  • North America and Europe contribute to the largest share of commissioning services, making up approximately 80 percent of this spend


Developed Regions 

  • North America: Being the largest spend region for these services, the demand for these services is bound to be stable until 2020 
  • Western Europe: This region has a high focus on commissioning services similar to North America, and hence, the demand is slated to remain almost stable until 2020

Developing Regions 

  • APAC: The percentage contribution of APAC regions will slightly increase from 15 percent in 2016 to 17 percent in 2020, and this will be driven by the countries in the South East Asian region, namely, India, Australia, etc. 
  • LATAM: This region is facing a slow growth rate, which is expected to continue up to 2020. The region is facing a slow growth rate, which is expected to continue for the next three years. The Brazil’s construction industry is shrinking, while Argentina and Mexico continue to be the bright spots with better growth rate

Commissioning Services Outlook

  • Increasing adoption of LEED certification and Energy Star ratings are driving the demand for building commissioning in the US 
  • Commissioning services in Canada are receiving a considerable boost on new buildings and retro-commissioning for the existing buildings 
  • The increasing inclination of consumers towards advanced technologies is projected to fuel the growth of the global building optimization and the commissioning market

Drivers and Constraints 


  • Green Building Certifications (LEED, ENERGY STAR, etc.): Green building certification standards have been the primary driver 
  • Commissioning Awareness: Both official real-estate investors and property managers are gradually incorporating commissioning and green building processes into their standard functional procedures
  • Per capita income: Rising per capita income of buyers and the technological progressions in construction and designing technologies are considered as the vital drivers
  • Training services for building commissioning will expand the commissioning workforce by 2020


  • Misaligned Fringe Benefits: Commissioning offers indirect benefits to those who are responsible for paying the commissioning outlays 
  • Commissioning Cost: Whole building commissioning can add between 2 percent and 6 percent to the mechanical and electrical construction expenses of a project
  • Labor Issues: Lack of skilled labor has been an ongoing issue during the past few years, and this issue still persists. Problems of replacing retired commissioning engineers and still exist as well as increasing retirements in the next 5 – 10 years