Buildings of tomorrow, attainable today
With a growing population and increasing electricity consumption, there’s more demand on buildings than ever. Consider these global trends:
- By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities.
- Buildings already account for 53% of global energy consumption. In the next 30 years, that figure will grow by 80%.
Buildings are also complex and challenging to manage. According to World Energy Outlook, building operations and maintenance represent as much as 75% of lifetime costs. Yet, the buildings of tomorrow need to be:
- More safe
- More connected
- More efficient
- More confortable
- More sustainable
- More data-enabled
How will that happen? Emerging technologies – the Internet of Things, renewable energy and lifecycle management – offer great potential for efficiency gains. Schneider Electric’s innovative IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ solution can simplify building management, making it possible to improve performance and the bottom line.