Green building and practices are rapidly gaining ground in the US, as evidenced by the Smart Energy Summit taking place next March in Austin. The Summit will address the value proposition of energy management solutions for operators, utilities and consumers.
Parks Associates, an international research firm, will address the ever growing market for energy management solutions at the third annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. Verizon and Motorola will deliver a joint keynote speech, coinciding with Verizon’s recent announcement that it has hired its first chief of sustainability officer. Parks Associates will discuss their consumer research about energy usage and attitudes, as well as industry analysis on significant standards developments, like the Smart Energy profile (SEP 2.0). Their research shows that the percentage of U.S. households with some form of energy management network will rise from 2 percent in 2011 to 13 percent by 2015, propelled by the entry of major players into the green market, like Best Buy, AT&T, Verizon, ADT, and Motorola Mobility and new devices like the Nest, a smart thermostat designed to appeal to the iPhone generation.
Consumers drive demand, and the consumers are demanding that companies start taking more responsibility for the sustainability of the materials they use. “Consumer interest is driving growth – with 80% of U.S. households recently investing in some form of energy-related improvement for their home,” said Stuart Sikes, President of Parks Associates.
Green building is not only here to stay, it’s changing the way companies conduct business from start to finish. Advanced Control Corporation was green before green was cool, and we continue to provide building automation, energy management, access control and CCTV solutions to South Florida companies. If you are interested in overhauling your energy management system, contact ACC today by calling 954.491.6660.