By Megan Bozman Everyone seems to be ‘playing nicely’ in the smart building world these days. Earlier this week I wrote about integrations between Schneider Electric and Panasonic, and PointGrab and Gooee. PointGrab also recently announced a $7 million investment.
New York, so often a leader in culture and technology, is also showing up as a leader in the movement towards greener buildings, efficient energy use, and decreased carbon emissions. Implementing smart building technology in commercial real estate is now allowing many building owners to save money on their utility bills, while fostering sustainability and decreased reliance on fossil fuels.
It is estimated that the average commercial building wastes up to 30 percent of its energy on any given day. Considering the substantial monetary ramifications of excess energy consumption, this statistic illustrates the essential role that energy management must play in achieving acceptable ROI for commercial building owners.