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Smart Buildings & Cities Demand an Electric Power Revolution!

November 10th, 2022
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Webinar: The Value of Smartness

October 12th, 2022
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Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?

Since the Indian government announced their 100 Smart Cities Mission in 2015, industry media channels have been flooded with news on the latest city selected and the next technology to be implemented. Other populous developing countries, like Egypt and Indonesia, are now following India’s smart cities policy with ambitious projects at their own scale, each striving […]

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Overcoming Preconceptions to Drive Heat Pump Technology into Buildings

Heat pumps have been around for a while, they increasingly make cost and environmental sense for buildings, yet their adoption is still limited. Buildings represent 40% of global energy consumption and, within the building, space and water heating make up two-thirds of energy consumption. This means that heating/cooling in buildings represents over 25% of all energy […]

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A New Dawn for Solar Power in the Smart Buildings Sector?

There are over 8 billion square meters of rooftops on which solar panels could be installed in the US alone. This represents over 1 terawatt of potential solar capacity, which is roughly equivalent to all the installed solar power on earth today, or 6% of global energy consumption. Furthermore, recent advances in solar panel efficiency and usability […]

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European IoT-Enabled Elevator Maintenance Startups Examined

In this Research Note, we examine several of the European startup firms addressing elevator maintenance solutions and services. This analysis covers the business models, stakeholders, funding and acquisitions of WeMaintain, Digital Spine and Uptime, accompanied by Memoori’s own assessment of these startups. The lift and escalator industry has been shaped by a small number of […]

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A Token Financing Option or the Future of Real Estate Development?

Earlier this month, Building 4 of the Upper Riverside Development in London’s Greenwich Peninsula district became the first real estate project in the city to be tokenized. Through the division of the building into digital tokens and the sale of those tokens, the Hong Kong based developer Knight Dragon expects to raise $1.67 million (£1.4 […]

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Curving the Linear Model of Construction Towards Circular Buildings

The business case around circular economy approaches in the buildings sector is conclusive and the environmental case against the current linear model of construction, demolition, and disposal is damning —yet wasteful building development culture persists globally. The equivalent building development of the city of Paris will be built each week around the world from now […]

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Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

The pressure is growing on commercial buildings to become smarter. The continuing fight against climate change is driving stronger regulation on energy efficiency, demanding greener building systems governed by data from broad sensor networks. The gradual return to work after COVID lockdowns demand higher health and safety standards, which also drives buildings toward smart technology. […]

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