Wireless Sensor Networks is Making Buildings Green
SOURCE ON World Inc.
SAN DIEGO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless sensor network (WSN)
technology's clean and inexpensive system deployments will result in more
buildings using less energy, needing less maintenance, and producing lower
carbon emissions, according to ON World. By 2011, global revenues for WSN
commercial building solutions will be $2.6 billion.
Rising end user awareness and demand, a strengthening value system, and
hardening standards is increasing WSN adoption in Green buildings
worldwide. Twenty-five percent of commercial building energy reduction will
be attributed to WSN in 2013, worth $7.4 billion in global energy savings.
"Energy management has always been a major driver for commercial
buildings to adopt building control technologies, but now achieving Green
status is becoming the primary driving force," says Mareca Hatler, Director
of Research for ON World. Driven by social and economic forces, building
owners worldwide are adopting Green solutions in order to increase
efficiency, lower costs, reduce operational risks, and satisfy the demands
of customers, employees, and shareholders.
Increasing Awareness and Demand
In a recent survey by ON World with 115 building operations executives,
nearly two-thirds are familiar with WSN and one out of five are current
wireless sensor users. Within the next 18 months, 61% plan to adopt an
energy management solution.
Strengthening Value System
Compared to only a handful of WSN developers two years ago, there are
currently over one hundred WSN developers, integrators, and manufacturers
targeting building controls solutions. Some of the largest global OEMs such
as Assay Abloy, Hitachi, Ingersoll-Rand, Johnson Controls, Schneider
Electric, Siemens, and Trane all have commercial WSN products shipping
IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee are the clear winning technologies for WSN
solutions in commercial buildings. This year, nearly two thirds of all
deployed WSN nodes in commercial buildings will be based on IEEE802.15.4
and four out of five of the building control market leaders have ZigBee
based WSN products shipping today.
While HVAC is the most commonly targeted solution, there are several
emerging market opportunities for WSN such as lighting control systems,
metering, and condition monitoring. Markets such as lodging, manufacturing,
warehousing, and data centers often lack traditional building control
systems and have the highest demand for WSN today. In 2011, non-traditional
markets will make up more than a quarter of the WSN commercial building
ON World's recently published report, "WSN for Smart Buildings" is
based 190 phone interviews with building executives and technology
companies. It provides extensive market size forecasts and analysis of 7
solution areas in eleven target markets; in-depth coverage of the
competitive landscape; and market analysis of WSN for traditional building
controls, vertical markets, and emerging markets.
The report is available from: http://onworld.com/smbldgs/
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