Intelligent Buildings: 10 Trends to Watch in 2016 and Beyond

"One Angel Square during night, December 2012" by The Co-operative - One Angel Square. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons -,_December_2012.jpg#/media/File:One_Angel_Square_during_night,_December_2012.jpgBuilding owners are realizing that the metrics they use to evaluate the assets in their portfolios are changing. Shifting customer demands, climate change mitigation and sustainability goals, power reliability and resiliency concerns, and budget constraints are driving demand for intelligent building solutions. In 2016 and beyond, Navigant Research anticipates building owners and key decision makers will invest in an array of solutions that embody the technology foundation of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. The scalable, secure, and open platforms of these solutions are generating cost savings, enabling energy efficiency and sustainability improvements, and enhancing occupant satisfaction.

Rapid deployments of cost-effective data acquisition devices and the integration of IT and traditional building automation and controls are changing the industry of facilities management. This network-addressable IT backbone is generating continuous data streams associated with building operations. An evolving menu of software analytics and energy management services is leveraging this data to provide actionable insights for efficiency and optimization. The result is the development of intelligent buildings that are dynamic systems capable of managing energy consumption for efficiency and a whole suite of non-energy business improvements.

This Navigant Research white paper presents the top 10 trends for the intelligent buildings market in 2016 and beyond. The report examines the major market issues driving investment in intelligent building solutions, as well as the business case and opportunities associated with various intelligent building solution areas, such as building energy management systems (BEMSs), intelligent lighting controls, and HVAC optimization. Each of the topics in this white paper is examined more deeply in research reports from Navigant Research’s Building Innovations Research Service and ongoing research.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the major trends shifting the intelligent buildings landscape in 2016 and beyond?
  • What is the outlook for intelligent buildings?
  • How do intelligent building solutions interface with macro trends like the Energy Cloud and smart cities?
  • What technology trends are affecting the building management industry?
  • How will the intelligent building change the occupant experience?
Who needs this report?
  • Building automation vendors
  • Real estate management
  • Corporate real estate management
  • Building owners
  • Intelligent building software providers
  • Investor community

For the full report, click here