Building Management Systems

Smart Buildings

Smart Building Data Silos are Not Sustainable for the Market or the Environment

January 11th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Recording: Using Software Robots to Unlock Energy Efficiency in Aging Buildings

December 14th, 2021
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Smart Buildings

European Startups Leveraging AI for Autonomous Building Management

The market for AI-enabled energy management & sustainability services is growing fast and attracting a good number of new market entrants, with 32% of vendors now offering services for this space, states our recent report on AI and Machine Learning in Smart Commercial Buildings.  Leading building controls companies including Honeywell, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Johnson Controls […]

Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls 2021 Annual Report Examined

Few publicly listed companies like Johnson Controls International (JCI), present a pure smart buildings product and service offering. Since the 2016 merger with Tyco, and the 2019 sale of its Power Solutions business to BCP Acquisitions LLC for $13.2 billion, the firm is looking to capitalize on macro-trends including decarbonization, post-pandemic focus on healthier buildings, and digital technologies. JCI […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, Capital Markets Day presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. The SI portfolio addresses the complete value chain across buildings and electrification, increasingly growing together at the grid edge. Their smart building […]

Smart Buildings

Acuity Brands Annual Report 2021 Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands Inc revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America) it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business segment that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this research note, we examine their recently published 2021 Annual Report. Acuity’s ISG business segment offers building management systems […]

Smart Cities

BP’s Blueprint for Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate

British oil giant BP has acquired US-based building energy technology firm Blueprint Power.  Born in response to the energy regulatory transformation that emerged after hurricane Sandy in 2012, Blueprint’s technology supports the decarbonization of real estate by turning buildings into a flexible power network by connecting them to energy markets through cloud-based software. Blueprint will join the BP Launchpad portfolio, […]

Smart Buildings

BMS Vendors Address the Small to Mid-Sized Commercial Buildings Market

The leading building automation players are investing and partnering with startup companies who have developed lower cost solutions for the light commercial buildings market.  The latest example is the Siemens acquisition of French startup, Wattsense, which enables the leading player to address this market. The acquisition by the former Building Technologies business, part of Siemens Smart […]

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Smart Buildings

Podcast #7: Artificial Intelligence + Domain Knowledge = A Smarter Building

In this new Podcast series, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. Artificial Intelligence + Domain Knowledge = A Smarter Building! In episode #7 we talk to Johan Brunius, the CTO of Swedish Startup Myrspoven (https://myrspoven.se). We discuss the application of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Commercial Buildings. […]

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