Sustainable lighting drives building automation systems growth
“Although the market for commercial BASs is mature, it is not stagnant,” explained Benjamin Freas, research analyst with Navigant Research. “While the global outlook for economic growth, and thus for new construction activity, remains weak and uneven, increased adoption and building retrofits focused on improving energy efficiency and increasing occupant comfort are expected to provide the BAS market with relatively strong growth.”
A key driver in this sector, according to the report entitled ‘Commercial Building Automation Systems’, is the evolution of energy efficient lighting. The industry is moving toward greater adoption of light-emitting diode (LED) technology, opening new opportunities for advanced networked lighting controls. Building owners and managers, many of whom have become accustomed to the idea of centrally monitoring and managing their HVAC systems, are beginning to expect the same level of control from their lighting systems.
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