Building Decarbonization

Smart Buildings

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

October 24th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Siemens in Smart Buildings – Part 1

October 10th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Meteoviva Sustainable Buildings Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine MeteoViva GmbH, the German provider of a predictive building control system and Sustainable Buildings-as-a-Service offering. This analysis covers the firm’s development, funding, recent as-a-Service deployment and strategic partnerships. The private company has undisclosed external investors, one of whom has backed the firm since the launch of its first product. […]

Smart Buildings

How Does Biden’s New Clean Energy Bill Impact Smart Buildings?

Last week, President Biden signed the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which will drive over $430 billion toward clean energy and sustainability solutions, with a specific focus on buildings. While the total amount is a step down from the $550 billion suggested in the 2021 Build Back Better proposal, the emphasis on buildings in addition […]

Smart Cities

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 […]

Smart Buildings

Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

Within the industry, we talk a lot about the environment-saving potential of smart buildings. How our buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions, and how smart technology can be used to reduce that significant contribution to climate change. However, despite that unparalleled environmental impact, we rarely see […]

Smart Cities

California Continues to Set the Standard for Building Decarbonization

California is a unique place, even within the US. It is home to outstanding natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, dry deserts, scenic beaches, and unique natural habitats, but also some of the worst environmental problems in the world with wildfires, earthquakes, resource extraction, and urban air pollution. California is also home to several of the biggest […]

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