Buyer’s Guide: Energy Management Software (2024)

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Executive Summary

This report provides real estate executives responsible for energy within their buildings with an up-to-date analysis of 76 vendors offering energy management software (EMS), and a detailed analysis of 11 software offerings available on the market today. This report supplements our recently published Green Quadrant benchmark of the leading 15 vendors of EMS, with different solution focuses, alongside vendor heritage and case study analysis (see Verdantix Green Quadrant: Energy Management Software 2023). The study collected data directly from vendors through questionnaires, briefings and other information submitted to Verdantix. Where vendors did not actively participate in this research, we used publicly available information. Our analysis finds that the EMS market is vast, with hundreds of solutions available for buyers to choose from. Providers are embracing AI and including it in their solutions’ feature sets, as well as incorporating carbon accounting functionality to ease reporting processes for buyers subject to new regulations. Buyers of EMS should leverage this report to gain an understanding of the vast array of solutions in the market today, and to appreciate the various heritages and specialisms of solutions, in order to narrow down their search for software that meets their bespoke requirements.

Table of contents

The Verdantix Buyer’s Guide to energy management software (EMS)
Firms leverage EMS to realize cost and carbon savings simultaneously
The wide umbrella of EMS covers more solutions than ever before
Buyers must prioritize integration- and connection-rich solutions, and ensure that these meet their bespoke needs
Review of key product enhancements
AI is being adopted en masse
Vendors are rushing to incorporate carbon management capabilities
Findings from the 2023 Verdantix Green Quadrant for EMS
Inclusion criteria for the 2025 Buyer’s Guide to EMS
75F’s Facilisight delivers ASHRAE Guideline 36 energy savings directly to buyers’ facilities
Acuity Brands’ Atrius streamlines emissions reporting with templated dashboards for reporting against the CDP, CSRD, GRESB and GRI
CIM’s PEAK Platform focuses on maximizing customer speed to value and boosting existing system connectivity
E.On Optimum caters to individual customer needs with a fully managed services offering, alongside varying SaaS subscription levels
Infogrid’s offering autonomously identifies energy conservation measures and provides comprehensive M&V to validate savings
JLL’s Hank enacts autonomous control on buyers’ HVAC equipment to improve energy efficiency without compromising occupant comfort
KODE Labs’s strong data aggregation capabilities provide buyers with a single solution for complete building system monitoring and control
Metrikus’s platform provides contextualized energy data to empower smarter workspace decisions
METRON’s EMOS offering allows buyers to benchmark and compare energy performance against its historical database of more than 20,000 buildings
Uplight offers extensive DER management for buyers equipped with energy-producing assets
Verdigris’ scalable solution offers autonomous building control supplemented with equipment-level dependency identification for enhanced energy savings

Table of figures

Figure 1. The six-part functionality of energy management software
Figure 2. EMS deployment case studies
Figure 3. Vendor heritages of EMS solution providers
Figure 4. Green Quadrant vendor solution updates and upcoming releases
Figure 5. List of EMS solution providers
Figure 6. 75F solution overview 
Figure 7. Acuity Brands (Atrius) solution overview 
Figure 8. CIM solution overview 
Figure 9. E.ON solution overview 
Figure 10. Infogrid solution overview 
Figure 11. JLL (Hank) solution overview 
Figure 12. KODE Labs solution overview 
Figure 13. Metrikus solution overview 
Figure 14. METRON solution overview 
Figure 15. Uplight (AutoGrid) solution overview 
Figure 16. Verdigris solution overview 

Organisations mentioned

75F, ABB, Accruent, Acuity Brands, aedifion, Airthings, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ameresco, Appspace, Aquicore, Arbejdernes Landsbank, ArcelorMittal, ASHRAE, Atrius, AutoGrid, Avison Young, Bedrock Detroit, Beeldi, BNP Paribas, BrainBox AI, Bridge Commercial Real Estate, Bueno Systems, BuildingMinds, C3 AI, Carrier, CDP, CIM, Clockwork Analytics, Cloudfm Group, CopperTree Analytics, Cortex Sustainability Intelligence, Daikin, Danone, Dapesco, dataArrows, Datakwip, David Lloyd Leisure, Dell, Distech Controls, E.ON, Eagle Street Partners, Eaton, EcoEnergy Insights, Ecogen Energy, Encycle, Enel X, Energy Advantage, Energy Elephant, Energy Star, EnergyCAP, ENOWA (NEOM), Ento, Entronix, Eptura, EY, Fabriq, Facilio, Faradai Energy, Fifth Third Bank, FM:Systems, FogHorn, Fujitsu, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), GPR Ventures, GPT Group, Grand Hyatt, GRESB, GridDuck, GridPoint, Groupe Pochet, GSK, Hark Systems, Hilton, Hines, Honeywell, IBM, Iconics, inavitas, Infogrid, Innovatus Capital Partners, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), JLL, JLL Technologies (JLLT), Johnson Controls (JCI), KODE Labs, LaSalle Investment Management, Lehotsky Capital, Manchester Metropolitan University, Marriott, mCloud Technologies, Measurabl, Metrikus, METRON, Microsoft, Mindsett, MRI Software, Myrspoven, Net Zero Tracker, Nome Capital Partners, Nordomatic, Northzone, Ofgem, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), Optergy, Optima Energy, Optimum Energy, Oxford Properties, Panoramic Power, Park Hotels & Resorts, PassiveLogic, Phoenix Energy Technologies, Planon, PointGrab, Powerhouse Dynamics, Prescriptive Data, PTT, QuadReal Property Group, R8 Technologies, REsustain, Royal London Asset Management, Rudin Management, Sabey Data Centers, SAIL Outdoors, Schneider Electric, ServiceNow, Shell, Shell Energy, Siemens, SkyFoundry, Slack, Smarkia, Spacewell, Spectral Energy, Spica Technologies, Stark, Switch Automation, Tango Analytics, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Tesco, Thing-it, T-Mobile, TotalEnergies, Tridium, Uplight, US Energy Information Administration (EIA), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Verizon, Vitality, Washington & Lee University, WatchWire, Wattics, Weber State University, Willow, Zenatix

About the authors

Harry Wilson

Industry Analyst
Harry is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current research agenda focuses on emerging solutions for building energy management, alongside strategies for building decarbonization. Prior to joining Verdantix, Harry worked as a mechanical engineer at Arup, where he specialized in the design of net zero facilities across the commercial, science and technology sectors. He holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Claire Stephens

Research Director, Smart Buildings
Claire Stephens is Research Director of the Smart Buildings team. With 18 years of experience in the sector, Claire is recognized as an expert in industries that make up the built environment, in particular, corporate and commercial real estate, and workplace and sustainability technologies. At Verdantix, Claire will be digging into building technology for building owners, occupiers and investors, focusing on how to support them in reaching their ESG objectives. Prior to her arrival at Verdantix, Claire launched Asia’s first corporate real estate, green building and building technology publications. She has also delivered full lifecycle real estate consultancy services covering a broad range of asset types in industries including financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer goods, media, retail and hospitality.

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