In addition to the enabling IT portion of the electricity delivery and management market, IT plays a part in the advanced energy buildings market, the study noted. The enabling IT portion of the worldwide smart buildings market generated $3.8 billion in 2011, with a growth of 28 percent from 2011 to 2012, the study predicted.
IT in the smart buildings portion of the industry helps enterprises and other customers manage their energy consumption, Stanberry said. "It's sort of where all this smart grid stuff leads," he said.
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