Smart Innovators: Energy Management Software

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Executive Summary

Volatile energy prices and a growing decarbonization agenda have forced energy management to top of mind for real estate executives, after a decade of low utility bills and weak sustainability pressures. This has breathed new life into the energy management software (EMS) market, which is composed of an increasingly diverse set of vendors. This report provides buyers of EMS with a high-level benchmark of the capabilities of 28 providers. It covers solutions for energy purchasing and procurement; monitoring and analytics; operation and controls; and project management. Heads of real estate should use this report to inform their purchasing decisions for 2023. Software providers should leverage the information to benchmark their products.

Table of contents

Energy Management Returns To The Fore
Volatile Prices And Decarbonization Agendas Are Powering An Energy Management Rethink
Introducing The Energy Management Software Market
Core Functionality Spans Building Operations To Project Management
The Energy Management Software Landscape Is As Diverse As Ever
Energy Management Software Has Changed Drastically Over The Last Decade, Driven By Innovations
Firms Will Need To Invest In Their Energy Management Capabilities To Extract The Most Value
The Energy Management Software Market Will Continue To Evolve And Breed Innovative Vendors

Table of figures

Figure 1. Key Areas In Which Real Estate Executives Are Increasing Investment To Support ESG And Sustainability Initiatives 
Figure 2. Types Of Technology Providers Playing In The EMS Market
Figure 3. The Broad Range Of EMS Functionality
Figure 4. The Smart Innovators EMS Capabilities Assessment
Figure 5. Greater Returns Can Be Achieved With Increased EMS Investment

About the authors

Ben Hext

Industry Analyst

Ben is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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