A building energy management system (BEMS) is an integrated system of software, hardware and services that controls energy use through information and communication technology. Primarily used in commercial buildings, BEMS technology monitors, automates, and controls building systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, thermostats, and lighting to increase building energy efficiency and improve comfort. Cloud technology has expanded BEMS from traditional energy visualization and energy analysis to include demand response and property management.
The global BEMS market is expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2012 to $5.6 billion in 2020. As utilities continue to work with increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements, the deployment of BEMS in buildings is becoming more and more popular to help reduce energy demand. In the U.S. market, growth for BEMS in the past 2 years was 27%, from $737.2 million in 2011 to an estimated $935.4 million in 2013.
In the U.S., buildings account for nearly 40% of energy consumption. BEMS can lead to dramatic savings for property owners. Up to 30% of the energy used in the 81 billion square feet of commercial buildings in the U.S. is lost through inefficiencies, which creates a large market for BEMS services.
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Source: The Energy Collective