Tapping the Billion-Dollar Smart Building Services Market

  • Post on September 26th, 2012
Written by Derek  Top
Smart building technologies are raising the bar for what’s possible in energy savings and efficiency improvements for managing commercial buildings.

Look no further than the newly constructed San Francisco Public Utility Commission (SFPUC) headquarters. The 13-floor, $190-million design includes state-of-the-art smart building technologies using 55 percent less energy and consumes 32 percent less electrical demand than the ASHRAE baseline standard.

Not to be outdone, the U.S. General Services Administration recently awarded a contract to IBM to install and develop building-monitoring systems in 50 to 100 of the fed’s highest-energy-consuming buildings. Those systems — expected to improve building energy efficiencies and save up to $15 million in taxpayer dollars annually — would connect to a central facility using a cloud-based platform. READ MORE…