A Look at What’s Happening in the Connected Facilities Market

September 30, 2019 Monica Sanchez

The State of Connected Buildings Solution Deployment

A survey of 206 IT and operations decision-makers assessed the state of the connected buildings market and found that despite the obvious challenges, connected building project deployments are increasing within North America. With 36% of organizations currently evaluating a pilot project and almost 40% having fully deployed their connected building solution, the survey results indicate that the market is continuing to mature as organizations make decisions and deploy connected building solutions (“The State of the Market for Connected Buildings”, IDC Infographic, Sponsored by Acuity Brands, 2019).

The definition of a “connected building” – many of which comprise a “connected facility” can mean vastly different things to different stakeholders. However, similarities often lie in the intended benefits of intelligence and energy efficiency as the rationale for implementing connected building solutions amongst building stakeholders.  

Image from: The State of the Market for Connected Buildings, IDC Infographic, Sponsored by Acuity Brands, 2019

Things to Consider

As 2019 comes to a close and you begin planning for 2020, there are some considerations to take note of for a building’s operations, retrofit or design:

  1. It is important to establish your stakeholders and identify the most important benefits they aim to achieve with the project. By working within those parameters, you’ll be able to provide the right capabilities for the project.

  2. Seek out trusted partners with expertise and practical applications in use that mirror your objectives. Many vendors claim to understand connected buildings that comprise connected facilities, but few have vetted and trusted resources for products, solutions and implementation.

  3. Remember that the buildings in connected facilities can come in all shapes and sizes. Consider what’s important for today’s occupants/visitors, owners and facilities managers, Next, build on where the building should go over the next couple of years.

  4. Determine ways to use the data and analytics your building provides. By working with a vendor/partner that help you understand and learn from what the building is telling you and by proactively adjusting the building’s systems.

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View the full infographic sponsored by Acuity Brands:  The State of the Market for Connected Buildings

 

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