Technology Advancements will Drive Increased Building Efficiency
July 01, 2013
A recent GreenBiz.com article highlights a report by Navigant Research that says the global smart grid market will more than double by 2020. We’re not surprised to read this, as we’ve long said that when it comes to satisfying the world’s almost insatiable appetite for energy, "nothing beats energy efficiency." Smart technology is at the heart of today's greatest advancements in building energy efficiency.
In fact, in a recent post on this blog, we shared an article by Trane experts Randy Newton and Matt Gates that talks about how the coming surge in energy efficiency of buildings will be fueled by increased smart technology.
Earlier this month, Distributed Energy posted the article by Newton and Gates. Here’s a relevant excerpt:
“The biggest leap forward in building efficiency will come not only from improving the performance of individual systems such as HVAC, mechanical, lighting, and access control. It will also come from enabling all building systems to operate in harmony. Advancements in control technology, wireless communication, and the continuing move to common operating systems will enable unprecedented interoperability of key building systems and allow more sophisticated building control strategies.”
As these technologies continue to advance, it will become increasingly important for building owners to understand how to deploy the right technology to improve building energy performance, reduce impact on the grid and ultimately save energy and money.
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