Air Quality

Smart Buildings

Airthings Commercial Building Business Examined

January 20th, 2023
Energy

Daikin Collaborates with Startups in the Smart Buildings Space

December 7th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of JLL in the smart commercial buildings space. We have mapped M&A, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the company, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period.  This article, Part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended as […]

Smart Buildings

Azbil’s Building Automation Business and 2022 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Azbil, a public company with a leading position in the Japanese building automation market.  Our analysis is based on their annual results, year ending 31st March 2022 and investor presentations. The Building Automation (BA) business, the largest of three business units, accounts for 46.4% of consolidated net sales for the Azbil Group, which increased […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Trane Technologies

In this Research Note, we take an in-depth look at the business strategy of Trane Technologies based on their acquisitions and partnerships since 2020. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers commercial and residential HVAC equipment and aftermarket services as well […]

Smart Buildings

The Long-Term Demand for Healthy Buildings

“General hygiene expectations of employees have risen significantly, and facilities services providers are under pressure to maintain rigorous sanitation regimes, especially in common areas. Adopting rigorous cleaning routines remains paramount to maintaining building occupant confidence,” reads our recent study on the IoT in smart commercial buildings. “The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited significant changes to working practices […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Buildings

Haltian’s Building Internet of Things Business & Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Haltian, the Finnish developer of IoT hardware and software solutions for the built environment. This analysis covers their 2021 financial performance, stakeholders and funding, vertical market strategy, partnerships and recent projects. This article, part of a series covering the activities of new entrants such as Nuuka Solutions, Spica Technologies, Flowscape, Uptick and PlanRadar, updates the information […]

Smart Buildings

The Growing IoT Divide in Commercial Real Estate

Major crises are like junctions in the road of our economic development. Be it a pandemic, a war, or a natural disaster, time slows down as all affected wait for the outcome of the crisis to decide which way to turn. During the early stages, the future is unknown, companies begin to reassess all their […]

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