Smart, wireless building management systems becoming more popular as businesses look at improving their energy efficiency

Smart building management systems (BMS) that leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect and analyse environmental data are becoming increasingly popular as more and more organizations, commercial or otherwise, are looking at ways of improving their overall energy efficiency.

According to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan, more and more organisations are turning to connected technologies to improve the management of their buildings.

Other factors behind this growth include increasing interest in buildings’ energy consumption. Smart hubs, sensors, energy-efficient LED lights, and new wireless systems are among the technologies that can help.

Currently, buildings are responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of energy consumption worldwide, and cumulatively emit high levels of carbon dioxide. As a result, there’s a critical need for systems that enable greater energy efficiency.

Suba Arunkumar, research manager at Frost & Sullivan, said business managers and tenants are investing in BAS and IoT technologies to gain insights from big data and improve overall efficiency.

“Cutting-edge technologies involving IoT, big data, and cloud platforms have made it convenient to gather and normalise data from buildings to help analyse the energy usage trends, and facilitate fault detection and monitoring of overall building energy performance,” she said.

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