Enabling Information Technology
In the United States, 2011 revenue for Enabling Information Technology made up nearly 54% of the global total, driven by much higher U.S. adoption of demand response services.
Information technology applied to building energy management is a small but growing area of the global advanced energy Buildings segment, with global 2011 revenue of $3.8 billion (3% of total) and an estimated 2011 to 2012 growth rate of 28%. Commercial building energy management systems (BEMS) – hardware, software, and services that monitor, measure, report, and even control HVAC, lighting, or other building systems – represent the largest portion of Enabling IT. Demand response (DR) systems and services (commercial and residential), which make buildings responsive to electric grid conditions that require reduction of consumption to protect reliability, are also included. Enabling IT also encompasses home energy management (HEM) systems, a small part of the 2011 global revenue of just $93 million, but with a forecasted compound annual growth rate of over 40% through 2020.
In the United States, 2011 revenue for Enabling IT made up nearly 54% of the global total, driven by much higher U.S. adoption of demand response services. Advanced automated DR capabilities are being included within BEMS offerings, ultimately enabling broad real-time optimization of the advanced HVAC, Lighting, Water Heating, and other systems that make up the Buildings segement.
gross domestic product
The Enabling Information Technology subsegment contributed $3.4 billion in increased U.S. GDP in 2011.
Advanced Energy Companies
- Building Design
- Building Envelope
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
- District Energy, Combined Heat and Power
- Water Heating
- Appliances and Electronic Equipment
- Enabling Information Technology
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