Johnson Controls says businesses want to reduce their carbon footprint, save money, boost energy security and enhance their reputation.
More than half of global organisations are planning to increase their energy efficiency spending in the next year.
That’s according to Johnson Controls, which has conducted a survey of nearly 2,000 facility and energy management executives from across 20 countries.
It revealed 57% of organisations in the US and 59% of global organisations are looking to increase investment in energy efficiency measures in the next year, with many of these organisations planning to increase spending on smart building measures at a greater rate than more traditional efficiency measures.
Building controls improvements were cited as the most popular investment for the next 12 months among US organisations, with 68% of respondents planning to implement such measures.
Building system integration also saw a 23% increase in respondents planning to invest in 2019, the largest increase of any measure in the survey.