Study: Smartest ‘Smart Building’ Owners Come from Retail, Manufacturing, Construction

idcThe most advanced smart building owners are in retail, process manufacturing, and construction, IDC found in a recent survey of 200 business owners, writes

Of the smartest building owners identified in the study, about 40% focused on HVAC technology, about 28% on lighting, about 41% on plug loads, and about 21% on distributed energy. About 37% also focused on analytics.

Companies that focus on lighting and HVAC look for systems that are able to integrate with other building systems. They look for analytics and data management that can integrate data from a variety of sources and can automate and optimize building operations, according to the MaturityScape Benchmark: Smart Buildings in the United States report.

Earlier this month, IDC outlined the “Stages of Maturity” in terms of smart buildings in 2015:

  • Level 0: Baseline
  • Level 1: Stakeholder Alignment
  • Level 2: Preliminary Action
  • Level 3: Adaptive Action
  • Level 4: Optimization

IDC says Level 1 is a key step in the smart buildings maturity process, because it is at this point that broader decision makers come together to outline investment priorities.

10 Tactics of Successful Energy Managers
Sponsored By: EnergyCap, Inc.

The Hidden Costs of Air Compressor Operation
Sponsored By: FS-Elliott

The New Energy Future - Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Energy Management
Sponsored By: Edison Energy

Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
Sponsored By: Anguil Environmental Systems


Leave a Comment

User Name :
Password :
If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now