FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — IDC Energy Insights has announced new preliminary survey data indicating that 50 percent of building owner respondents reported that they currently use smart building technologies. Another 33 percent stated they would be using smart building technologies in the next six months to a year.

IDC Energy Insights surveyed 291 building owners regarding their perspectives on smart building technologies. Fifty-seven 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 energy efficiency or energy management as a metric for success in reaching these goals.

In addition, 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.

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Publication date: 4/15/2013