Net Zero Buildings Explored: GSA Wayne Aspinall FederalMarch 14th, 2023
Net Zero Buildings Explored: United TherapeuticsMarch 1st, 2023
Overview of the Startup Landscape. Who is Gaining Traction?
We have published a new report that evaluates the Startup Landscape of Smart Buildings in 2023. Of the 1,266 companies founded since 2012 in the management and operations phase of the global smart commercial buildings space, 801 are active and fit our definition of a Startup. This report selects 100 startups for further analysis that […]
Net Zero Buildings Explored: The Forge, Bankside
Completed in January 2023, The Forge, Bankside, comprises two new-build net-zero commercial office buildings of nine storeys each and almost 140,000 square feet of internal space. It is the first commercial office development constructed and operated in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) net zero carbon buildings framework. Property developer, Landsec, has constructed […]
Net Zero Buildings Explored: Powerhouse Brattørkaia
When the world’s northernmost net zero building uses solar power to generate twice as much energy as it consumes, then the green building movement seems more possible. The Powerhouse Brattørkaia in the fjord-side city of Trondheim, Norway, utilizes energy generation, storage, efficiency, and embodied carbon approaches to reach energy-positive status and even supplies clean power […]
Net Zero Buildings Explored: Boston University
“A Jenga tower… a stack of books… a game of Tetris…” are some of the reactions to the look of the latest addition to Boston’s skyline, but this oddly shaped building is hiding a range of smart, efficient, and sustainable elements that have allowed it to achieve its Net Zero buildings status. Opening to students […]
Could the EU Smart Readiness Indicator Become a Global Standard for Buildings?
Today, roughly 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient and, collectively, buildings are responsible for 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EU Commission. Renovating existing buildings could reduce the EU’s total energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5% but, on average, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]