Report sets out to explore the impact that new and emerging technologies will have on electricity, fuel and water usage, CO2 emissions, and e-waste.
Sustainability and economical reasons go hand in hand when investing in IoT.
“The report finds that IoT-enabled solutions like HVAC systems and building automation generate sustainability benefits regardless of whether they are deployed in a consumer or enterprise context and will be the most impactful electricity saving applications (along with smart electricity grid operations). Net energy consumers include commercial-based IoT solutions such as CCTV, AV equipment, and personal assistance robots.
It also identifies the most impactful IoT solution in terms of fuel savings will be road fleet management of vehicles and delivery vans, accounting for roughly 37 percent of fuel saved by IoT solutions of all kinds. Emerging technologies with the greatest impact on resource consumption are processing-intensive and deployed to ensure compliance or data optimization.”