IDC Unveils Smart Building Lighting Control Systems Assessment
FRAMINGHAM, MA, March 20, 2012 – IDC Energy Insights announced today the availability of a new report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart Building Lighting Control Systems 2012 Vendor Assessment (Document # EI233729), providing an assessment of nine vendors of Smart Building Lighting Control Systems. In the report, IDC Energy Insights provides an opinion on which vendors are well-positioned today in the market and which are best positioned to gain market share over the next three to five years. Vendors evaluated include: Adura Technologies, Cavet Technologies, Daintree Networks, Leviton, Lumenergi, Lutron, OSRAM's Encelium EMS, Redwood Systems, and Watt Stopper.
Smart Building lighting control systems represent an evolution in lighting solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. While some solutions provide a list of energy-saving opportunities that building operators could choose to deploy, the most sophisticated solutions – those included in this assessment – have automation capabilities that evaluate energy consumption and take action on the available opportunities. This level of visibility into facility operations and energy usage provides building operators and decision-makers the unique opportunity to take action and reduce energy consumption in real time.
"According to EnergyStar, lighting demands make up 35% of all electricity consumed by commercial buildings. Inefficient use of energy in building operations has significant negative impact on a business’s bottom line," said IDC Energy Insights research analyst, Casey Talon, one of the authors of the report. "Innovative Smart Building Lighting Control Systems fill a critical need to drive down energy consumption while helping businesses achieve a variety of strategic goals from sustainability to greenhouse gas emission reductions to corporate social responsibility."
In this IDC MarketScape vendor assessment, IDC Energy Insights divided potential key strategy measures for success into two primary categories: the vendors’ current Capabilities and how well they are aligned to customer needs. Two key elements of the Capabilities positioning are functionality and innovation.
The second category focuses on how well the vendors’ future Strategy aligns with what customers will require in three to five years. The Strategy category focuses on high-level strategic decisions and underlying assumptions about offerings, customer segments, business and go-to-market plans for the future. IDC Energy Insights forecasts significant growth in spending in the Smart Buildings technology
market in the next five years. In this IDC MarketScape analysis, the evaluation focuses on how well vendors are positioning themselves to meet growing demands and what innovations and developments are planned to bring greater technology maturity and sophistication in energy management to the market.
"System functionality, system design and innovation are key differentiators in this market that determine how sophisticated the solutions are in delivering effective, Smart Building-caliber energy management to commercial and industrial buildings," explained Ms. Talon.
Twenty separate evaluation criteria are used for the evaluation, and include factors such as growth strategy, innovation/R&D pace and productivity, financial/funding model, range of services, scalability, integration, and customer service. The report also provides brief profiles on each vendor, with commentary on their strengths, weaknesses, and market position. A significant and unique component of the evaluation is the inclusion of customer references as a factor in the evaluation for all of the vendors included in the assessment.
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports are designed to identify factors conducive to success in a particular market, and then assess vendors participating in the market against those factors. The focal point of the vendor assessment is the disclosure of each vendor's relative market position, providing end users seeking vendors in that market with information necessary to make important technology decisions. End users can use this study to evaluate how benefits of the selected LCS solutions may meet their particular lighting energy-management needs. Vendors can use this study to gain a better understanding of the competitive landscape, as well as the particular market success criteria that may help their own solutions to gain market share and better align with customer requirements.
For additional information about this study, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Casey Talon, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or email@example.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.