Building owners and operators are looking at upgrading to smart building technology and have made significant investments to achieve that. However, the desired business outcomes have been elusive. For schools and public buildings, energy consumption patterns differ from site to site as they are dependent on multiple factors. Some of these factors are end use (library, judicial complex, jail, school and university), weather, layout, size, orientation, operation pattern, controllability. Further, there is a wide vintage and variety of the underlying electromechanical systems and their condition (technology, age and maintenance). In the case of small offices, the lack of automation sensing results in reduced efficiency of measuring and control system.
The cost of such inefficiencies can run up to millions of dollars for enterprises having thousands of buildings.