06 Jun '12, 3pm

How IT creates 'intelligent efficiency' for buildings and transport

How IT creates 'intelligent efficiency' for buildings and transport

Practiced on a system-wide scale, energy efficiency has the potential to create hundreds of billions of dollars in savings and productivity gains, dwarfing the impact of traditional sources of energy on the bottom line, says a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) . The report concludes that 22 percent of current U.S. energy consumption could be replaced with "intelligent efficiency" by infusing IT and communication technologies into building networks, transportation systems and city sustainability solutions. Interviewing a wide swath of companies and industries -- including Schneider Electric , Johnson Controls , Verizon , Opower, Intel, the Department of Energy, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory -- the ACEEE report predicts intelligent efficiency is ushering in a new way of systems-thinking. "System efficiency opportunities pr...

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