Built Environment

Smart Buildings

The Long-Term Demand for Healthy Buildings

August 30th, 2022
Smart Cities

Curving the Linear Model of Construction Towards Circular Buildings

July 13th, 2022
Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Buildings

Real Estate Service Firms Continue to Invest in Smart Building Tech in 2022

Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]

Smart Buildings

Haltian’s Building Internet of Things Business & Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Haltian, the Finnish developer of IoT hardware and software solutions for the built environment. This analysis covers their 2021 financial performance, stakeholders and funding, vertical market strategy, partnerships and recent projects. This article, part of a series covering the activities of new entrants such as Nuuka Solutions, Spica Technologies, Flowscape, Uptick and PlanRadar, updates the information […]

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Smart Cities

Standards Vs Ecosystems: The Battle for Interoperability

Our physical world is being colonized by digital technology that seeks to sense, interpret, interface, and augment the human experience. Across the built environment, connected devices promise to feed advanced AI systems with all manner of data on the real world to bring about advanced automation and actionable insight. However, the sheer scale of the […]

Smart Buildings

Chinese Firms Addressing Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

China is currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, but is committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Globally, cities already contribute to 70% of carbon emissions, and close to half of that is generated purely by buildings.  Three Chinese companies supplying energy efficiency solutions and low-carbon technology for commercial and industrial buildings are […]

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 […]

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