Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Sustainability, 2015

Published: 28 July 2015

ID: G00277203

Analyst(s): Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Organizations are leveraging the data collection and assessment capabilities of the Internet of Things infrastructure and data analytics to improve sustainability business performance. Sustainability is included as a benchmark for corporate excellence in financial and business risk assessments.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Creating Shared Value
    • Green Power
  • At the Peak
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Sustainability Consulting Services
    • Smart City Framework
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Energy Efficiency Program Management
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Sustainable Performance Management
    • Water Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Emissions Position Management
    • IT/OT Convergence
    • Fuel Cells for the Data Center
    • Integrated and Open Building Automation and Control Systems
    • Sustainable Production
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Ecolabeling, Footprinting and Sustainability Certification
    • Green Money
    • CSR Reporting
    • Sustainable Design PLM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Electronic Paper
    • Environmental Monitoring and Control
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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