USA: IDC Energy Insights announced new preliminary survey data showing 50 percent of the respondents reported that they use Smart Building technologies today, and another 33 percent stated they would use Smart Building technologies in the next six months or year.
IDC Energy Insights surveyed 291 building owners regarding their perspectives on Smart Building technologies. About 57 percent of the respondents reported that their companies currently have sustainability goals that they will be striving to reach. Of these respondents, 86 percent use efficiency or energy management as a metric for success in reaching these goals.
Moreover, survey respondents indicated an average spending increase of 18 percent since 2011 for solutions in the top three Smart Building solution categories: HVAC controls, lighting controls, and analytics/data management.
The survey data is a component of recent research conducted by IDC Energy Insights for the Smart Buildings Strategies research advisory service that examines the costs and benefits of new energy management solutions and their positive effect on the bottom line.