BrainBox AI

Smart Buildings

Major Players Put Their Weight Behind AI in Commercial Buildings

May 17th, 2024
Smart Buildings

ABB Smart Buildings Business 2023 Examined

February 21st, 2024
HVAC Optimization Software Startups
Energy

Funding for AI HVAC Optimization Startups Continues into 2024

Heating and cooling represents over half of building energy consumption. Therefore, the optimization of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems has long been a key component of the smart building vision. While there have been significant efficiency gains from smart technology in recent decades, it has become clear that increased optimization of complex and […]

Trane Technologies 2023
Smart Buildings

Trane Technologies Commercial HVAC Business 2023 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the 2023 business and financials of Trane Technologies, based on their full-year results announced on 1st February 2024, their 2023 10K Report and other announcements. Acquisitions, strategic investments and partnerships in the last 12 months are also highlighted. Since becoming a public company in 2020, Trane Technologies has positioned […]

Smart Buildings Strategic Investment
Smart Buildings

10 Notable Strategic Investments in the Smart Buildings Space in 2023

This Research Note reviews strategic investments in the smart buildings space over the last 12 months. A diverse range of corporate stakeholders – commercial real estate service firms, building owners and operators, vendors of building automation systems and HVAC equipment firms – have continued to fund startups with innovative technology platforms and business models.   Investments […]

Trane Nuvolo Workplace Management Acquisition
Smart Buildings

Trane Augments Integrated Workplace Management Portfolio with Acquisition of Nuvolo

This Research Note examines what’s behind the bolt-on acquisition of Nuvolo, the workplace management software company announced this week by Trane Technologies, the US HVAC equipment firm. Trane is considered to be a competitive second-tier supplier in the world building controls market, behind Siemens, Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Schneider Electric. In a move which emulates […]

HVAC Optimization
Energy

HVAC Optimization Technology Proves its Energy Efficiency Potential in Commercial Buildings

This Research Note examines several providers of HVAC optimization software for commercial building operations – in particular, Optimum Energy, Brainbox AI, Grid Edge and aedifion – as their potential for energy efficiency, sustainability and reduction in carbon emissions in heating and cooling systems becomes a more urgent priority. Optimum Energy The acquisition and growth capital […]

Belimo
Energy

Belimo Building Controls Business & Growth Strategy 2022 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Belimo Group, based on their 2022 annual report, investor presentations, financial results announced on 6th March 2023 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 over 2,000 employees. […]

ABB Smart Buildings Business 2022 Examined
Smart Buildings

ABB Smart Buildings Business 2022 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings business of ABB, based on their 2022 results, Factsheet and building technology-related acquisitions and partnerships throughout 2022. The Smart Buildings division, one of 6 business units of the $14.1 billion Electrification segment of ABB, reported revenues in the range of $2,750 to $3,250 million for 2022. […]

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