Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Sustainability Technology, 2017

Published: 19 July 2017

ID: G00314631

Analyst(s): Anshul Gupta, Angela McIntyre


IT leaders are including sustainability as a measure of corporate value. They look to emerging technologies pertinent to sustainability to drive future financial benefits and reduce business risk. Sustainability technology is becoming more useful due to the evolution of the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Blockchain in Sustainability
    • Energy-Sharing Platform
    • Transactive Energy
  • At the Peak
    • Sustainability and COP21
    • Energy Efficiency Gamification
    • Energy Water Nexus
    • Smart Monitoring for Public Infrastructures
    • Smart Parking Strategies
    • Connected Home
    • Internet of Things
    • Smart City Framework
    • Smart Transportation
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Water Management
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Home Energy Management
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Emissions Position Management
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Microgrids
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Distributed Generation
    • Green Money
    • Smart Lighting
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Sustainable Design PLM
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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