Wireless Lighting Sensors Drive More Building Control Systems
Wireless technology provides more granular and immediate control over building systems, boosting the building controls market says a new report from Navigant Research.
Navigant forecasts that global revenue from wireless nodes for building controls will grow from $84.8 million in 2013 to $434.0 million in 2023. The market will be driven by lighting controls, as the density of devices for lighting applications often lowers the installation costs of wireless systems.
Navigant’s report, “Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings,” finds the ability to install wireless sensors and devices in buildings that cannot easily be torn apart to put in wiring is a catalyst to energy management systems and building controls.
Wireless controls can be used to link devices including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, fire & life safety, and security & access. The use of wireless local networks in consumer and commercial environments has increased dramatically over the past decade, especially Wi-Fi technology.
The leading standards-oriented wireless technologies over the forecast period include:
- ZigBee and the underlying Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.15.4 protocol for low-rate wireless networks.
- EnOcean wireless standard, which supports batteryless devices through integrated energy harvesting.
- IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi technology.
- Shifting the Focus from End-of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles
- 2016 Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards
- Improve Occupant Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs Through Humidity Control
- It's Time for Today's EHS and Sustainability Professionals to Embrace Big Data
- Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
- Let's Do The Math for DR
- 10 Tactics of Successful Energy Managers
- Energy Manager Today Awards Top Products and Top Projects of the Year
- 2016 Energy and Sustainability Predictions - Findings from Leading Professionals
- Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws