Business Strategy: Smart Buildings Maturity Model for Vendors
This IDC Energy Insights report provides vendors with guidance on evaluating market opportunity and engaging new customers. The Smart Buildings Maturity Model defines the ecosystem of commercial and industrial building energy management solutions and the range of technology sophistication. IT, building automation, and niche energy management start-ups are supplying HVAC, lighting, plug load, fire and security, distributed energy resource, and analytics and data management solutions that can lower costs, improve efficiencies, and support strategic business goals for their customers. The market Maturity Model provides a framework vendors can use to communicate how their solutions enable the development of truly integrated and optimized smart buildings.
According to Casey Talon, IDC Energy Insights research analyst, "The Maturity Model can be an important tool for vendors ready to engage the building management industry and support the transition to smart buildings by providing a framework to guide customer education around solution benefits."