Energy Efficient Intelligent Building Technologies and Services Are Foundational to the Building2Grid Concept, According to Navigant Research

The proliferation of sensing, automation, and control devices, as well as software and services, underscores the transition in commercial building management toward more strategic decision-making around cost containment, energy efficiency, sustainability, and occupant satisfaction. These technologies are also driving the importance of Building2Grid, a concept offering the potential to unlock two-way power flows and bundle non-energy related services in commercial buildings. Click to tweet: According to a new report from@NavigantRSRCH, energy efficient and intelligent building technologies and services are foundational to setting the stage for the Building2Grid concept.

“Market transformation starts with innovators, including early mover customers that have a vision for business evolution and the willingness to invest to kick-start change,” says Casey Talon, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “Customers are still solidifying the business case for investment in advanced commercial building management technologies, but substantial increases in spending suggest there is momentum in the market toward greater commitment into the mid-term.”

To take advantage of business opportunities developing with the Energy Cloud, building owners and facility executives must manage energy efficient equipment within the facility through automation and control technologies that are directed by sophisticated software analytics and services. According to the report, a large and diverse landscape of vendors shows early adopters are investing in and benefiting from intelligent building and energy efficient technologies, however, in order to see market transformation become a reality, there needs to be broad market penetration of these solutions.

The white paper, 2016 Intelligent Buildings Survey, provides insight into the customer point of view on the proliferation of energy efficient and intelligent building technologies in the commercial segment. During the summer of 2016, Navigant Research and Building Operating Management magazine gathered insights on investment and market outlook from 202 respondents, with over two-thirds representing facilities management/building operations. These corporate decision makers provide a customer point of view across the spectrum of building management. One-third of these respondents report responsibility for managing mixed portfolios of large and small buildings and just under a third manage large individual buildings. An Executive Summary of the white paper is available for free download on theNavigant Research website.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, 2016 Intelligent Buildings Survey, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.


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