This report, developed by ABB and published in 2021, illustrates the array of building technologies readily available for energy and water consumption. The report argues that in smart buildings, savings depend upon the adjustability and controllability of systems. It exemplifies how variable speed drive (VSD) technology is instrumental to solve energy loss problems in buildings. It shows how high-efficiency motors, that allow partial load performance and integrated speed controls, offer excellent energy potential. Lastly, it suggests that Building Management Systems (BMS) coupled with digital services can take efficiency to new heights of performance and shorten returns on investments (ROI).
Keywords: Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation, Motorized Devices, Zero Net Energy