Air Quality

Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: National University of Singapore

April 19th, 2023
Energy

Systemair Ventilation Business 2022 Examined

February 14th, 2023
Signify Connected Lighting Business 2022 Examined
Lighting

Signify’s Connected Lighting Business 2022 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the lighting business of Signify, based on their 2022 annual results, investor presentations and connected lighting technology-related activities throughout 2022. This is an update on our previous coverage of Signify last year. Signify, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is a market leader in energy-efficient lighting systems and services, with […]

Airthings Air Quality Commercial Real Estate
Smart Buildings

Airthings Commercial Building Business Examined

Airthings is a Norwegian tech company focused on air quality sensing that is making a name for itself on a global stage. Recent deals with the likes of Carrier, Walmart, and Home Depot have bolstered hardware sales channels, while newer SaaS approaches are improving their results. However, the past year has had its challenges as […]

Daikin Investments Partnerships Startups
Energy

Daikin Collaborates with Startups in the Smart Buildings Space

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Daikin Industries Ltd, is the global No. 1 air conditioning manufacturer, with over 88,000 employees, 100 production sites, and more than $27 billion (3.1 trillion Japanese yen) in sales across the 170 countries in which it operates. Through joint development with partner companies that include customers and startups, the company is […]

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 […]

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