International. Technavio conducted an analysis on the global market for commercial air conditioning and major trends expected to impact the sector's prospects between 2016 and 2020 which was recently published by www.acrlatinoamerica.com.
The three main trends emerging research analysts:
- Integration with the Internet of Things (IoT).
- The emergence of smart technology.
- The growing preference for interoperability.
Integration with the Internet of Things (IoT): The advent of IoT platforms allows control of various air conditioning equipment. The IoT is used for efficient energy management and to support preventive maintenance and remote diagnostics. The framework consists of two components, IoT platform for the cloud and IoT door link. The platform allows services such as intelligent building management and gateway components provide connectivity to HVAC equipment.
The emergence of smart technology: Despite the high initial cost, smart HVAC systems are increasingly a necessary expense for large buildings. There is a perceptible shift in the market towards smart grids, smart metering and building automation. Smart grids enable intelligent distribution helps minimize energy losses, while smart meters provide measurement and reporting of electricity consumption in real time. As HVAC systems are among the largest consumers of energy, these smart technologies can accumulate savings through good fault detection time and improve overall performance.
The growing preference for interoperability: Interoperability ensures effective integration and ease of use of the different components in a particular system supplied by several manufacturers. Building owners are increasingly requesting interoperability of commercial air conditioning components, eliminating the need to commit to a single vendor. Therefore, manufacturers are using LonWorks or BACnet to make their systems are open and ready for interoperability. However, open protocols in terms of interoperability apply only to field level and have not been fully implemented at management level.