Industry Trends


White Paper | Published 08.31.2022

The 2022 HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study Update

The New Horizons Foundation has published its fourth Futures Study, providing insights into what’s ahead for your business. A variety of factors will drive rapid change and uncertainty in the US construction industry – economic fluctuations, industry structure, and consolidation, regulatory shifts, labor availability, competition, market and social demands, and technological advancement. This comprehensive research …

HVAC Futures Study Update 2016

Report | Published 04.01.2016

The HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study Update 2016

The 2016 Futures Study Update begins with a review and analysis of the 2012 study with a focus on the viability of the predictions outlined in the earlier report. The publication offers a broad environmental sweep, an examination of unanticipated changes, and validation or modifications to the 2012 implications and emerging trends. For this update, …

Cover Sheet - HVAC & Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study 2012 Update

Report | Published 05.01.2012

The HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study 2012

The report includes a quick review and reevaluation of what was predicted and presented in 2008 (this study now archived). It quickly moves into a presentation on future trends and the major implications of those trends for HVAC and sheet metal contractors. This report should be used by: Contractors and their key employees as they …

Cover Sheet - HVAC & Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study: Trends and Drivers

Report | Published 03.01.2008

The HVAC and Sheet Metal Industry Futures Study: Industry Trends and Drivers Shaping Alternative Futures

Rapid change and uncertainty in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sheet metal contracting industries in the United States will be driven by a variety of factors – economic fluctuations, environmental issues, regulatory shifts, labor shortages, competition, and technological advancements. To increase the understanding of factors influencing the business and to gain greater clarity for …

Cover Sheet - Residential HVAC Trends. Home Improvement Centers and Installation Service Market

Report | Published 03.01.2006

Residential HVAC Trends: Home Improvement Centers Enter the Installation and Service Market

In recent years, home improvement centers have dramatically changed the residential building market in terms of product sales and installation, most notably in the cabinet and countertop, flooring, and roofing segments. Now, in an increasingly competitive market, they have targeted both residential and commercial sales, installation, and service markets as an area for growth and …