Intelligent efficiency is a systems-based, holistic approach to efficiency, enabled by information and communications technology (ICT). Experts estimate that if the United States were to take advantage of currently available intelligent efficiency opportunities, the U.S. could reduce energy use by about 12–22 percent and realize tens or hundreds of billions of dollars in energy savings and productivity gains. In addition, there are technologies that are just beginning to be implemented that promise even greater savings. ITI and our member companies seek to collaborate with the U.S. government and other stakeholders (see DESSC) on policies that will help mainstream intelligent efficiency and unlock the tremendous opportunity to increase both productivity and efficiency, while also reducing emissions. Smart policies can facilitate the deployment of intelligent efficiency in several key ways, such as leading by example in the public and private sectors, enhancing information infrastructure, and redefining regulatory business models to promote greater system efficiency.
ITI Endorses Internet of Things Energy Efficiency Principles for Networked Devices (February 26, 2016)
The world is abuzz with curiosity about what the future will be like as we connect cars, appliances, even entire cities with the Internet of Things (IoT). This technology evolution will usher in new opportunities ...
COP21: Tech Commits to Finding Climate Change Solutions (December 03, 2015)
As world leaders, business executives, the scientific community, and others meet in Paris for the COP-21 summit it is clear that the question is no longer whether our climate is changing, but how do we ...
ITI Member Companies Leading the Response to Climate Change with Innovative Technologies (October 20, 2015)
At yesterday’s White House Summit on “Climate & the Road to Paris: Business & Science Coming Together administration officials announced that 81 companies have now made public commitments to the “American ...
An Ambitious Smart Cities Week Begins in Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2015)
All over the world, smart technologies are revolutionizing urban life. They are making cities more livable (safer, healthier, more convenient, and more vibrant), more workable (more mobile, competitive, ...
Harnessing the Internet of Things to Meet the Challenges for 21st Century Cities (May 22, 2015)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an amazing new revolution in technology that connects everyday objects that are not traditionally connected to the internet. This week, ITI’s Dean Garfield emceed a great ...