Building Automation: driven by its ability to reduce energy costs

16 June 2015
Report type: Application Spotlight
Author(s): Margaret Ranken
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, application, automation, heating, ventilation, air, conditioning, HVAC, AC, Nest, Hive, Google, Apple, Digital, Life, connected, home
Number of Pages: 27

The adoption of Building Automation Systems is being driven by the desire of businesses and homeowners to reduce their energy costs together with government-led incentives promoting energy efficiency as part of a green agenda. Automated control over HVAC and lighting systems lie at the heart of building automation in large part due to these areas offering the greatest potential for cost saving.

This Application Spotlight provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the M2M market related to Building Automation, including Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), control panels, lighting, smart switches, and in-building transportation such as elevators and escalators. It provides a definition, description, analysis of drivers and barrier, and high level forecasts for growth in connections, technology split and revenue opportunity.

For a full set of country-by-country forecasts, refer to theĀ M2M Forecast Database.

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