How IT creates ‘intelligent efficiency’ for buildings and transport

Practiced on a system-wide scale, energy efficiency has the potential to create hundreds of billions of dollars in savings and productivity gains, dwarfing the impact of traditional sources of energy on the bottom line, says a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The report concludes that 22 percent of current U.S. energy consumption could be replaced with “intelligent efficiency” by infusing IT and communication technologies into building networks, transportation systems and city sustainability solutions.