Energy management has become a hot topic in the commercial building market. It also is emerging in importance in the residential market. This page provides the latest information on how the desire to save energy and dollars is driving both building automation and home automation.
A recent American Home Comfort study from Decision Analyst reinforces this revelation, reporting that, for the first time in years, homeowners are more trusting of the internet for HVAC information than they are their contractors. In today’s marketplace, customers are opting to educate themselves on HVAC products via the internet prior to a contractor’s arrival.
Contractors are challenged with presenting and selling the industry’s most efficient products to consumers. Manufacturers are largely responsible for improving efficiency within their product lines while at the same time ensuring their products are desirable, affordable, and ahead of all the other roadblocks the industry may throw their way.
Improvements in energy efficiency, particularly in the construction of new residential houses and apartment buildings, are critical components of the governor’s nation-leading Clean Energy Standard, which requires 50 percent of the state’s power to come from renewable sources by 2030.
Steve Nguyen, senior director of marketing at BuildingIQ, discusses advanced data analysis and automation capabilities, the importance of data in commercial HVAC applications, and more. Posted on Sept. 23.