Intelligent building technologies are critical to a low-carbon future

(EurActiv, 4 Oct 2019) Rapid urbanisation and climate change are intertwined, making decarbonisation of the built environment paramount to stabilising the future. The technologies that will deliver significant emissions reductions there will deliver benefits for all those involved, writes Casey Talon.

Casey Talon is a research director with Navigant Research, contributing to the Intelligent Building Management solution.

Decision-making and investment processes for constructing and operating buildings must be redefined to achieve the deep emissions reductions required to course correct climate change.

Electrification is a major focus for decarbonisation—notably replacing gas-powered space and water heating with electric systems—but intelligent building technologies also have a critical role in the low carbon future.

In particular, analytics offer insight necessary to monitor and achieve efficiencies in ongoing operations for emissions reductions while delivering the enhanced experience and financial benefits that drive stakeholder commitment.

Navigant Research is bullish on the market’s outlook due to the maturing use cases and impacts of key enabling technologies, as outlined in its report, Intelligent Buildings Overview. In Europe, revenues from enabling hardware, software, and services are expected to grow from €7 billion in 2019 to €26 billion in 2028.

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