27 Oct '11, 2pm

What’s the Use of Having a Smart Grid Connected to Dumb Buildings? via @greentechmedia

What’s the Use of Having a Smart Grid Connected to Dumb Buildings? via @greentechmedia

Some bad news for the demand response and smart grid industries: most commercial building owners and operators don’t know you exist. Connecting to the smart grid and demand response isn’t even on the radar for most commercial building owners and managers, according to a Tuesday morning discussion at the Smart Energy International conference in San Francisco. According to preliminary survey results from consultancy CoR Advisors , only 32 percent of building owners are involved in any kind of demand response today -- and only 19 percent have any kind of automated connection to smart grid systems. That might be excusable, given the early stages of the nation’s smart grid build-out. But as CoR president and CEO Darlene Pope revealed, a full 68 percent of building owners don't even plan to connect their buildings to automated smart grid systems in the next three to five years. ...

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