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Azbil’s Building Automation Business 2021 Examined

December 6th, 2021
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Webinar: Robotic Automation Engineers – A Shortcut to Energy Efficient Buildings

December 2nd, 2021
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European Startups Leveraging AI for Autonomous Building Management

The market for AI-enabled energy management & sustainability services is growing fast and attracting a good number of new market entrants, with 32% of vendors now offering services for this space, states our recent report on AI and Machine Learning in Smart Commercial Buildings.  Leading building controls companies including Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Johnson Controls […]

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Hybrid Work is Driving the Digital Workplace Market

Germany, Portugal, and Ireland are some of the first major economies to make remote work a mandatory option for all employees that can work remotely. Home office product sales have continued to grow despite our longest spell without mass lockdowns since the pandemic began. Even the question “are you working remotely?” has become commonplace in […]

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Patent Trends Tell the Story of Future Green Building Innovation

Innovation is critical to technological development and especially impactful in spaces undergoing technological transformation, such as buildings. Innovation is the precursor to the technological breakthroughs that are bringing new value to our increasingly smart indoor spaces through applications that improve efficiency, productivity, and the occupant experience. As green buildings take center stage at the COP26 climate […]

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Johnson Controls 2021 Annual Report Examined

Few publicly listed companies like Johnson Controls International (JCI), present a pure smart buildings product and service offering. Since the 2016 merger with Tyco, and the 2019 sale of its Power Solutions business to BCP Acquisitions LLC for $13.2 billion, the firm is looking to capitalize on macro-trends including decarbonization, post-pandemic focus on healthier buildings, and digital technologies. JCI […]

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Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, Capital Markets Day presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. The SI portfolio addresses the complete value chain across buildings and electrification, increasingly growing together at the grid edge. Their smart building […]

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Acuity Brands Annual Report 2021 Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands Inc revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America) it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business segment that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this research note, we examine their recently published 2021 Annual Report. Acuity’s ISG business segment offers building management systems […]

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