The New Landscape Of Energy Management Software
There has been a resurgence in demand for energy management software (EMS) in commercial real estate, as firms grapple with rocketing energy prices, net zero pressures and regulations, and changing workplace requirements. New technological advances, such as the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI, have reshaped EMS into a multi-dimensional solution providing value in a range of areas. Smart building technology providers from increasingly diverse backgrounds are converging on energy management and leveraging their expertise to help customers increase operating efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate risk. An expanding ecosystem of innovative start-up firms is being fuelled by cash-rich incumbents searching for their next acquisition target, generating a new stage of innovation, investment and intense competition.
This report provides an overview of the energy management landscape. The major advances in functionality are outlined and mapped against the types of vendors operating in the space. Buyers of EMS can use this analysis to understand market developments and identify which solution types are best placed to improve their own operations. Technology vendors should use this research to interpret customer requirements and to establish their place in the market.
Table of contents
Energy Management: A Convergence Point For Smart Building Technology
The Resurgence In Energy Management Has Multiple Causes
Energy Management Software Is Entering A New Era
The Energy Management Software Vendor Landscape
What’s Next In The EMS Market: Innovation, Investment And Intense Competition
Table of figuresFigure 1. The Factors Triggering A Rethink In Energy Management Software
Figure 2. Key EMS Functionality And Noteworthy Developments
Figure 3. Smart Building Technology Vendors Offering Energy Management Functionality