Building Technology

Smart Buildings

White Paper: How Can Smart Building Technology Become Mainstream?

November 16th, 2022
Complimentary Article
Smart Buildings

Exploring Caverion’s Smart Building Strategy & Public Tender Offer

November 15th, 2022
Lighting

Acuity Brands Intelligent Spaces Group and 2022 Financials Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America with over $4.01 billion in revenues), it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this Research Note, we examine the development of the ISG business and its recent financial results. Our analysis is […]

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in the smart buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, 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 […]

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

Johnson Controls Invests in Artisight, an IoT Platform Provider for Smart Hospitals

JCI Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Johnson Controls, led a $2 million investment in Artisight on 30th April 2022, according to PitchBook. Based in Glenview, Illinois, USA, formerly known as Whiteboard Coordinator, Artisight positions itself as a provider of “the operating system for smart hospitals”. The Artisight name reflects the company’s goal of providing a digital sixth sense — […]

Smart Buildings

Bravida’s Smart Building Automation Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the building automation business of Bravida Holding AB, a 100-year old Swedish company with a vision statement of “bringing buildings to life”.   This analysis is based on their 2021 Annual Report, investor presentations, growth strategy and M&A activities. Bravida operates in the Nordic market for technical service and installation of buildings and facilities. Bravida’s core […]

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