30% of Building Managers Use No Energy Savings Technology, Says Survey
Daintree Networks and CoR Advisors have released findings from their “State of Building Energy Management Survey” distributed to building owners, managers and other industry professionals. The survey found that although about 69 percent of the respondents said they were using some technology to control and manage their building energy consumption, most are using basic technology such as local sensors and efficient light fixtures.
Over 30 percent are not using any technology at all, according to the survey.
Of the facility managers who are using a technology, most are doing it with efficient lighting (usually LEDs), lighting controls, legacy building automation systems and energy monitoring software.
Not surprisingly, lack of budget and management buy-in are top inhibitors for not rolling out a building energy management program: 24.1 percent noted “lack of budget” as the reason they are not using technology to manage buildings’ energy usage today.
About 63 percent require two to five years’ payback for energy control solutions.
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