Green Quadrant: Energy Management Software 2023

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the most prominent energy management software (EMS) vendors in the market today. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, our analysis encompasses one-and-a-half-hour live product demonstrations – with scenarios designed to showcase assessed functionality – and considers vendor responses to a 66-point questionnaire covering five technical, six functional and eight market momentum categories. We also conducted interviews with a global range of corporate EMS users and reviewed the data from our 2023 global survey of 303 real estate executives. Our analysis reveals a dynamic landscape, with customers looking to extend deployments, while vendors are pushing their solutions forward by incorporating greater levels of analytics – in particular those generated and processed by AI. In addition, vendors are working on different models of business support for implementing and running their solutions on behalf of customers as part of a managed services offering. The analysis finds that all solutions assessed offer a powerful energy management solution to their target customer base. Of the solutions assessed, the following eight vendors placed in the Leaders’ Quadrant: Bueno, EnergyCAP, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, MRI Software, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Spacewell. Beyond these eight firms, the analysis finds strong capabilities in all providers included, with models and capability sets that are narrower but still well-suited to their target customers’ needs. 

About the authors

Harry Wilson

Senior Analyst
Harry is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix Real Estate & Built Environment practice. Harry's research and advisory expertise centres on energy management; he leads Verdantix coverage of building energy management software, building electrification, and microgrids and energy resilience technologies. Prior to joining Verdantix, Harry worked as a Mechanical Engineer at engineering consultancy Arup, where he specialized in the design of net zero new-build and retrofit facilities across the commercial, science and technology sectors. He holds an M.Eng 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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