Built Environment

Smart Cities

Webinar: The Impact of MicroMobility on the Built Environment

April 12th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

Chinese Firms Addressing Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

April 4th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Role of Buildings in a Smart City’s Circular Economy

“A growing and wealthier global population are straining the biocapacity of our planet. In the densely populated and prosperous Netherlands, for example, we consume more than three times what the Dutch ecosystem can produce, while globally we consume 1.7 times what the Earth can produce. The current rate of resource consumption is unsustainable, both for […]

Smart Buildings

The ESG Problem & the Smart Building Solution

The term Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has been around for almost 20-years but still conjures up a range of different thoughts and feelings for different people. For some, it is a force for good, bringing more humanness into the world of business, for others it is a weak attempt at regulation on serious global […]

Smart Cities

Environmental Drivers Take the Wheel in the Smart Buildings Market

“Is this how our story is due to end? A tale of the smartest species doomed by that all too human characteristic of failing to see the bigger picture in pursuit of short-term goals. Perhaps the fact that the people most affected by climate change are no longer some imagined future generation, but young people […]

Security

Securitas Expands Electronic Security Footprint with Acquisition of Stanley Security

Securitas, the global security services business comprising guarding, electronic security, fire and life safety solutions, has announced a “transformative acquisition” of Stanley Security, the electronic security solutions business of Stanley Black & Decker, making this their largest acquisition to date. Stanley Security is a provider of electronic security solutions with operations in 12 markets globally and with approximately […]

Smart Cities

The Net Zero Playbook: Decarbonizing UK Government Buildings

In 2008, the UK passed the Climate Change Act, beginning a long-term commitment to cut national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, and agree progressive ‘carbon budgets’ to drive progress toward this target. In 2019, this was amended to require the UK to bring all GHG emissions to Net […]

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

Finnish FM Company, Caverion Strengthens European Building Automation Presence

Caverion, a Finnish listed company with €2.2 billion Euro revenues in 2020, is active in 11 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, supported by over 15,000 service and project employees. The group, formed in 2013 as a demerger of YIT Building Systems business, provides built environment services, such as technical maintenance and property management […]

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