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Why will the global Niagara® SI community be the next major force

Why will the global Niagara® SI community be the next major force in delivering Open Standards smart and intelligent lighting controls into Public and Commercial Property?

Globally the market for lighting controls will rise from $1.5 billion in 2012 to over $4.3 billion

This interesting article which is one of a number emanating from global research companies this year focussing on the Smart lighting controls market and emerging market disruptive technologies enabling many new players to deliver such solutions that better serve the developer, owner, manager and user of commercial and public buildings. While North America will remain the largest market for intelligent lighting controls through the end of the decade, the most rapid growth will come in Asia Pacific, where revenues will rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%

Building Automation – Can You See The Light?

William Rhodes, senior market analyst at IMS Research comments, “Lighting control and building automation use similar control logic and have similar control system architectures. Both systems can use the same sensors to measure room or building occupancy. The combination of the two systems can often lead to increased energy efficiencies and the benefits of integrating the two systems can be easily explained to customers.” Rhodes continues, “As more complex systems gain increasing mainstream appreciation in the industry, some observers argue ‘traditional integrators’ are starting to lose business to ‘super integrators’ when a building owner or management company wants to integrate across building systems. It is likely that if interest in integrated and intelligent buildings continues to grow, ‘traditional integrators’ will have to overcome their knowledge gaps to remain in business.”
Read the full article here.

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