Analytics, cloud services, smart grids to enhance building automation

Sponsored by

Manufacturers of building automation systems (BAS) across Europe are taking their solutions to the next level by using supporting infrastructures such as wireless control devices, cloud services, building analytics software, smart grids and vertical farming systems.

Among these supporting infrastructures, building analytics, the cloud and smart grids are likely to play the most important role in strengthening the BAS market over the next four years.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $1.84 billion in 2013 and expects this to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5 percent until 2018.

"BAS that use wireless control devices are gaining traction across Europe as they enable end users to easily reach remote and previously inaccessible parts of buildings as well as boost safety in hazardous industrial environments," said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation & Process Control Research Analyst Krishna Raman. "BAS that are integrated with building analytics are also becoming popular especially in the education and public sector due to the ability of these solutions to track and predict energy consumption patterns, pinpoint defective modules, and measure compliance to building efficiency standards."

In addition, some vendors are turning to cloud services and acquiring smart metering capabilities to integrate buildings with smart grids. They are also looking to integrate BAS with control systems for vertical farms by 2016 in order to enhance energy, water and waste management efficiency in buildings.

One of the main concerns of market participants, however, is the lack of awareness among some end users on the advantages of investing in BAS.

"BAS manufacturers should offer consulting and predictive maintenance services to increase customer satisfaction and boost revenues," said Raman. "They must also expand their competencies through mergers and acquisitions to retain customers in the European building automation market."

Sponsored by

Get All the Utility Products News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Utility Products or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.



Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.


Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.