Air Quality

Smart Buildings

The Rise of Health Certification in Commercial Real Estate

May 12th, 2022
Smart Cities

SoftBank Bets On Robotic Cleaning in Smart Buildings

May 6th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Belimo Group 2021 Financials and Growth Strategy Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Belimo Group, based on their 2021 annual report, investor presentations and their long-term growth strategy in the building automation field devices sector. Belimo Group, a listed company on the Swiss Stock Exchange, is headquartered in Hinwil, Switzerland with approximately 2,000 employees. The group is a market leader in field devices for […]

Smart Buildings

The Smart Technology Behind the Hybrid Workplace

The last two years may be the most globally turbulent period experienced by our workplaces for decades. COVID-19 has shaken up the fundamental concepts of how we work, when we work, and where we work, reshaping the very future of work in real-time as the waves of the pandemic ebb and flow. The result of […]

Smart Buildings

Bemsiq Grows its Building Automation Field Devices Business to Over $100m

Bemsiq AB, with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, consists of a group of 10 companies and 475 employees providing building automation field devices and energy metering products.  The business was established by Latour, the Swedish investment group in 2016. In this Research Note, we examine the Bemsiq business, based on the investor presentations, annual report of their parent company and […]

Smart Cities

Exploring the Psychology Behind the Hybrid Workplace

“It’s pretty obvious that those who are overly engaged with the company want to go to the office two-thirds of the time at least. Those who are least engaged are very comfortable working from home,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of office leasing company WeWork, during The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything festival. Since the event, Mathrani’s comment […]

Smart Buildings

Trane Commercial HVAC Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the commercial HVAC business of Trane Technologies, which includes their building automation and energy services portfolio. It is based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and related activities throughout 2021. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Need Smarter Facilities Management

The emergence of smart technology is bringing huge benefits to various building stakeholders. For building owners, smart tech brings new property value, allowing them to attract better tenants and charge higher rents. For tenants, smart tech brings new business value, allowing them to optimize cost against productivity and attract better talent. For building occupants, smart […]

Smart Buildings

Azbil’s Building Automation Business 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Building Automation (BA) business of Azbil, based on their FY2021 Annual Report, investor presentations, and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. Building Automation, the largest of three business units, accounts for 47.3% of 2021 net sales. The other two businesses are Advanced Automation which supplies process and factory automation products […]

Smart Cities

Transforming Sin City with a Digital Twin

The US city of Las Vegas has become the second urban area to join Cityzenith’s Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative – a campaign aimed at helping most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral, by donating the company’s Digital Twin platform SmartWorldPro2 to targeted cities, one at a time. The announcement last week outlined a significant […]

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