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Wellingborough UK, 15 May 2012, The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced 50 of their highest energy consuming buildings will be retrofitted with integrated and intelligent technologies. IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS), believes this is an important step towards bringing integrated and intelligent buildings into the mainstream.
In an upcoming report on the integrated and intelligent buildings market, IMS Research forecasts the Americas market for all integrated and intelligent buildings systems will be worth more than $24 billion in 2012. However, only $1.1 billion of this is forecast to be for the highest level of integration of building systems, such as that anticipated in the 50 GSA buildings.
One of the key reasons why the GSA took the decision to retrofit more than 32 million square feet of real estate with integrated and intelligent building technologies is the expected $15 million in energy efficiency savings annually. The GSA also announced they will be using a central cloud-based platform to deliver the energy savings expected.
William Rhodes, market analyst at IMS Research comments, “To achieve the expected energy efficiency savings the GSA buildings will probably use the integration of building automation with lighting control and energy management. This is becoming the de-facto integration platform for many intelligent building systems. Using a cloud platform will help the GSA to adapt energy strategies in the future across their portfolio, cost effectively, from a central location.”
EasyIO Rhodes continues, “The GSA announcement is a significant step towards promoting the benefits of integrated and intelligent buildings. However, the GSA owns or leases more than 9,600 buildings. The 50 buildings they will retrofit is a large proportion in terms of square feet coverage but is a very small proportion in terms of number of buildings. If successful this project could be the springboard for more systems like this in the future. For the market to gain real momentum, other government agencies and more importantly the private sector will need to follow suit, turning this market from $1 billion to $100 billion.”

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About EMEA and Americas Markets for Integrated and Intelligent Buildings and Building Automation Systems Integration – 2012 Edition
This report looks at the integration of building automation, lighting control and physical security equipment. The report analyses the market size of each of these systems and the integration of these systems with each other in 2011, through to 2016. The report also provides analysis on the building automation systems integration market. Data analysis on the analysis, design, engineering, installation, and on-going service and maintenance of building automation equipment is presented. The current competitive environment is also analysed with the presentation of market shares.
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IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 5,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world.
About IMS Research
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS, is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, offering syndicated market studies, custom research and consultancy services. Clients include most of the household names in the industry. IMS Research has offices in Europe, the US, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. To find out more, contact IMS Research:;  


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