IDC Energy Insights Survey Reveals 50% of Building Owners Use Smart Building Technologies

  IDC Energy Insights Survey Reveals 50% of Building Owners Use Smart Building
  Technologies

  Another 33% of building owners will use Smart Building technologies in the
                               next six months

Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- April 01, 2013

IDC Energy Insights today announced new preliminary survey data showing 50% of
the respondents reported that they use Smart Building technologies today, and
another 33% stated they would use Smart Building technologies in the next six
months or year. IDC Energy Insights surveyed 291 building owners regarding
their perspectives on Smart Building technologies. 57% of the respondents
reported that their companies currently have sustainability goals that they
will be striving to reach. Of these respondents, 86% use efficiency or energy
management as a metric for success in reaching these goals. Moreover, survey
respondents indicated an average spending increase of 18% since 2011 for
solutions in the top 3 Smart Building solution categories: HVAC controls,
lighting controls, and analytics/data management.

The survey data is a component of recent research conducted by IDC Energy
Insights for the Smart Buildings Strategies research advisory service that
examines the costs and benefits of new energy management solutions and their
positive effect on the bottom line. The company will present survey data on
this topic during a complimentary, one-hour Web conference: Why 2013 Will be
the Tipping Point for Smart Building Technology Adoption, on Thursday, April
11, 2013 at 12:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern time. The event's lead speaker, IDC
Energy Insights senior research analyst, Casey Talon, will lead a discussion
on the cultural realignment necessary for Smart Building technology adoption
from the perspective of government, commercial, and corporate real estate
leadership. Register for the Web conference here:
http://bit.ly/IDC-EI-SmartBuildingsPanelWebcast.

Ms. Talon will be joined on the Web conference by a panel of distinguished
executives who have implemented Smart Buildings initiatives. Panelists will
share their unique perspectives on technology adoption, Smart Building
solution benefits, and the lessons they have learned that can help bring this
industry forward on the roadmap to intelligent energy and operational
management. Panelists include Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and
Sustainability at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), representing the commercial real
estate segment, Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities and Energy at Microsoft
Corporation, representing the corporate ownership perspective, and Jim Young,
Founder and CEO of the Realcomm Conference Group, sharing industry-wide real
estate technology insights.

IDC Energy Insights and Realcomm Conference Group Partner

In an effort to continue to evangelize the benefit of Smart Building
technologies, IDC Energy Insights has entered into a strategic partnership
with Realcomm Conference Group, a worldwide research and event company.

Ms. Talon will share insights on how 2013 marks a tipping point in Smart
Building technology adoption as demand starts to meet solution maturity at
Realcomm's upcoming conference, IBcon – The Smart, Connected, High
Performance, Intelligent Buildings Conference, June 12-13 in Orlando, Florida.

For additional information or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Ms. Talon,
please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com.
For information on IDC Energy Insights' Smart Building Strategies research
advisory service, contact info@idc-ei.com. Reporters should contact
sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Energy Insights

IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders, as well as the
suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by
providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting
services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our
global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing
the utility and oil and gas industries. International Data Corporation (IDC)
is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and
events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the
world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more
information, please visit www.idc-ei.com, email info@idc-ei.com, or call
508-935-4400. Visit the IDC Energy Insights Community at
http://idc-insights-community.com/energy.

About Realcomm Conference Group, LLC

Realcomm Conference Group, LLC is a worldwide research and event company at
the intersection of technology, innovation and real estate operations. Through
our annual conferences, webinars, workshops, CIO Forums and other strategic
services, Realcomm provides networking and collaboration opportunities, while
educating industry professionals about the latest business solutions and
technologies to improve commercial real estate development, leasing,
management and operations. Realcomm was founded with the goal of bringing
industry leaders together to discuss, demonstrate, and debate the latest
innovations to impact our industry. To date, our global events have been
attended by more than 20,000 and our magazine and weekly newsletter have been
distributed to over 50,000 industry professionals.

Contact:

IDC
Sandra Collins, 508-988-6746
Marketing Manager
scollins@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Public Relations
sarah@attunecommunications.com
 
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