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New white paper: why do only 13% of small buildings have controls?

This is one of the most important pieces of content we’ve ever produced.

Why? Well, first, this isn’t your average white paper. Our generous sponsor, Keyframe Capital, shares our mission and isn’t trying to sell anything. Combine that lack of bias with the reach of our growing network, which allowed us to interview 19 CEOs and thought leaders on our topic. That’s a unique recipe in our industry (Trust me… I read a lot of white papers).

Second, the topic is one we all need to think more deeply on. That’s because small and medium buildings—those less than 50,000 square feet in area—represent a significant amount of the commercial building stock in the United States. They’re 94% of our commercial buildings, 50% of our total building square footage, 44% of electricity use, and 44% of total energy use.

And yet, only 13% of small- and medium-sized buildings have a building automation system. Let that sink in… 🤯

Solving the climate crisis and maintaining a resilient electric grid depends on reducing complexity for ALL buildings, including these 5.5 million buildings under 50,000 square feet. And that’s just in the US.

This white paper unpacks:

  • The economic and social benefits of implementing operational technology in small buildings
  • The value of controls technology to small building owners and other stakeholders
  • How layers of complexity stack upon each other and prevent the digitization of these assets
  • The innovative trends in small building controls
  • Our conclusions and takeaways

Download here and share with your colleagues!