OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MACH Energy, a leading provider of energy and water management software services and solutions, today announced the results of its annual research survey on best practices in building management in commercial real estate (CRE). Nearly 700 building professionals responded this year, providing input on a range of topics including: the significance of factors like tenant comfort, benchmarking requirements and ENERGY STAR in their overall decisions, as well as increasing pressures and concerns in 2017. The full results of this year's survey can be viewed here: http://contact.machenergy.com/industry-report-2016/
"Each year we conduct one of the largest annual surveys of building professionals to determine how energy management solutions (EMS) translate in the overall operation of buildings and what trends are emerging," said Wei-En Tan, VP of Research at MACH Energy. "It's our goal not only to gauge if we're seeing a shift from legacy building management systems (BMS) towards lighter footprint EMS solutions, but to provide the industry with more information and transparency on the current state of energy management implementation."
To obtain specific insight into operations and best practices, including frequency, diversity of methods, and tactics employed to run commercial buildings, MACH Energy targeted segments with buildings of 50,000+ square feet, in the commercial multi and single tenant offices, corporate facilities, government, retail and residential sectors.
Key takeaways include:
- 27% increase in overall industry awareness of the benefits of EMS
- 47% of respondents picked energy costs as their main reason for utilizing EMS
- 35% cited management and ownership pressure to focus on operational optimization and cost reduction of existing buildings
- 45% reported an interest in tenant billing, a 16% increase from 2015
- 67% cited "intuitive to use" when asked to note their favorite features of EMS, which was followed by "reducing energy" and "real time monitoring," each at 59%
- ENERGY STAR supplanted LEED as a top priority, likely due to possible changes in the former that may result in lower building scores once implemented
"Last year we saw widespread confusion in the industry, with over 70% of respondents indicating that they did not understand the difference between BMS and EMS," said Jon Moeller, President and CEO of MACH Energy. "Given the vast nature of energy consumption in CRE, we're encouraged to see an increased awareness this year in energy efficiency and in the potential savings associated with reduced consumption from solutions like EMS."
MACH Energy is a leading cloud-based and mobile provider of CRETech energy and water management solutions for commercial real estate property managers, operators, engineers, and owners. With some of the nation's most iconic buildings under management, MACH counts hundreds of commercial, REIT, hotel and corporate building owners as customers encompassing hundreds of millions of square feet of properties across the country.
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