According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, "Europe Recovery Ventilators Market by functionality, by technology, by application areas, by end-user, and by countries: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2021-2028", the market was valued at USD 2,725.3 Million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a rate of 7.6% by 2028. The increased construction activities in the developing and developed countries such as U.K., Germany, Spain due to the increasing population and rising number of green building projects is projected to increase the demand for the ventilators thereby fueling the growth.

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The Europe Recovery Ventilators Market has been segmented into functionality, technology, application areas, end-user, and countries Based on functionality, the market is segmented into heat recovery, energy recovery, and enthalpy recovery (humidity recovery) ventilators. Based on technologies, the market is categorized as plate heat exchanger, heat pipe heat exchanger, rotary heat exchanger, run-around coil, and others. Based on application areas, the market is categorized as wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted, cabinet, and others. In terms of end-users, the heat and energy recover ventilator market is classified into residential, commercial, and industrial. The market in Europe is segmented into Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe.

Heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), and enthalpy recovery ventilators (ERVs) are ventilation systems that transfer heat or coolness from stale exhaust air to new intake air, and enthalpy exchanger recovers a part of the humidity from the extract air to the supply air, helping to maintain the moisture balance. This balanced ventilation solution improves comfort while conserving energy by removing excess smells, moisture, and pollutants. The heat recovery ventilation system throughout the entire house works continually to extract stale, moist air from wet rooms such as bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms, and feeds filtered fresh air to habitable rooms such as dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms.

Increasing population is fueling the demand for construction projects in various countries across Europe, which is expected to increase the demand for recovery ventilators during the forecast period. Booming tourism in Europe is fueling the construction of business complexes and hotels all over the region. This element plays a key role in encouraging the installation of energy recovery ventilator systems in commercial buildings throughout the region, resulting in enhanced energy efficiency.

An alarming increase in air pollution has raised concerns regarding the consumer's health, which in turn, is expected increase the demand for ventilators for energy recovery during the forecast period. Increase in the demand to limit energy consumption of residential buildings and rise in government regulations on green building development are expected to drive the market in Europe during the forecast period.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Rajas Shirwalkar, “The global recovery ventilators market is anticipated to witness moderate growth during forecast period 2021-2028. The Europe recovery ventilators market is registering growth opportunities as recovery ventilators are more efficient than the HVAC. Market players are focusing on improving the existing technology to improve the efficiency of ventilators. A counter flow plate heat exchanger combined with an ultrasonic atomizer was proposed as an indirect flash evaporative cooling enthalpy recovery device for building ventilation. The method aims to improve the enthalpy recovery efficiency of heat recovery units while limiting transfer of pollutants. The principle of the technology is to over saturate indoor exhaust air by ultrasonic atomizing humidification.

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • The wall-mounted segment is expected to hold a substantial share of the market during the forecast period, due to its feasibility of installation in buildings without mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Significant demand for recovery ventilators in the residential sector is attributed to the concern of the population regarding deteriorated environmental conditions and improved costs of the ventilation systems.
  • The rotatory heat exchanger segment is expected to hold a substantial share of the market during the forecast period, due to increasing utilization of energy recovery technology, which emerged from a combination of engineering suggestions, end-user requirements, and civil authority restrictions. Operating costs and investments in humidifiers and air conditioning are considerably reduced when energy recovery equipment is installed.
  • Rising preference of plate heat exchangers is attributed to the increasing construction of residential buildings in Europe.
  • The industrial segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period, due to ongoing product advancements as a result of exponential industrialization and increasing investments in research and development of energy efficient solutions, resulting in significant expansion of recovery ventilators.
  • Increasing demand for recovery ventilators among consumers/customers in Europe is attributed to the adverse effects on health of people, caused by bad air quality, which in turn, causes diseases such as emphysema and other lung diseases. This factor is expected to promote the growth of the market in the region.
  • Several changes in legislations and rapid construction of residential buildings in the region fuels the market. According to the legislations, it is mandatory to maintain building standards across Europe, thereby emphasizing on minimizing energy consumption. Moreover, rising energy prices made consumers amenable towards the use of alternate energy sources.
  • Europe experiences a regular cold weather throughout the year, hence sales of recovery ventilators are expected to increase in Spain throughout the forecast period. The installation of recovery ventilators is expected to expand as a result of several rigorous rules in Europe related to the increased usage of renewable energy sources.
  • Industrial purchasers are generally concerned with aspects such as equipment maintenance costs, product lifespan, and operational and energy efficiency. Industries are making investments in new manufacturing technologies and distribution methods.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2020

USD 2,725.3 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2021 to 2028)


Historical Data

2018 & 2019

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2028

Market Segments

Functionality, Technology, Application Areas, End-Users, and Countries.

Country Scope

Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe.

Key Companies Profiled

CENTROTEC SE, DRI, FUJITSU GENERAL, Heatex, Klimor, Komfovent, Nortek, SALDA UAB, LG Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, Systemair AB, ATREA s. r. o., Munters, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Johnson Controls, Zehndar group, Carrier, and DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Ltd.

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

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Target Audience

  • Demand Side: Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Sectors.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: International Residential Code (IRC), International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and others.