CO2 Emmissions

Smart Buildings

Azbil Building Automation Business & FY2023 Financials Examined

May 21st, 2024
Smart Buildings

A New Venture Capital Fund to Bridge the Construction-Operation Divide?

July 20th, 2023
Spacewell Nemetschek Group
Smart Buildings

Spacewell Smart Building Management Business & Financials 2022 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Spacewell, part of the Manage segment of Nemetschek, which provides software for the management and operations phase in the building lifecycle. This article is based on their 2022 annual results, investor presentations, the Annual Report of the parent company, published on 23rd March 2023 and the group’s strategy in […]

Building Energy Consumption Statistics
Energy

THAT Overused “40%” Building Energy Consumption Statistic Investigated!

“Buildings account for 40% of all energy consumption and represent 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions”. Yes, this is another article that starts with the same statistic you’ve heard for the past decade! Like a bad smell, it permeates every research report, media article and industry conference you’ve attended in recent memory. It must be […]

Smart Buildings

Meteoviva Sustainable Buildings Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine MeteoViva GmbH, the German provider of a predictive building control system and Sustainable Buildings-as-a-Service offering. This analysis covers the firm’s development, funding, recent as-a-Service deployment and strategic partnerships. The private company has undisclosed external investors, one of whom has backed the firm since the launch of its first product. […]

Smart Cities

Do Smart Cities Work in Developing Countries?

Since the Indian government announced their 100 Smart Cities Mission in 2015, industry media channels have been flooded with news on the latest city selected and the next technology to be implemented. Other populous developing countries, like Egypt and Indonesia, are now following India’s smart cities policy with ambitious projects at their own scale, each striving […]

Smart Buildings

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 […]

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 Cities

Curving the Linear Model of Construction Towards Circular Buildings

The business case around circular economy approaches in the buildings sector is conclusive and the environmental case against the current linear model of construction, demolition, and disposal is damning —yet wasteful building development culture persists globally. The equivalent building development of the city of Paris will be built each week around the world from now […]

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