Energy Performance

Smart Buildings

Could the EU Smart Readiness Indicator Become a Global Standard for Buildings?

September 1st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Bringing Small Buildings into the Smart Buildings Market

June 29th, 2022
Smart Buildings

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 […]

Smart Buildings

Bosch Energy and Building Technology Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Bosch Energy and Building Technology businesses, based on their 2021 annual results, M&A strategy, and related activities in energy, building automation, and security systems. Bosch Energy and Building Technology (EBT) business, the smallest of four reportable sectors, accounted for €5.9 billion revenues in 2021, just 7% of Bosch Group, a leading German […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings Need Smarter Facilities Management

The emergence of smart technology is bringing huge benefits to various building stakeholders. For building owners, smart tech brings new property value, allowing them to attract better tenants and charge higher rents. For tenants, smart tech brings new business value, allowing them to optimize cost against productivity and attract better talent. For building occupants, smart […]

Smart Buildings

Siemens Buildings Business Q4 2021 Examined

In this research note, we examine the Buildings business of Siemens, which operates within the Smart Infrastructure (SI) division, based on their Q4 press conference, Capital Markets Day presentations and building technology-related activities throughout 2021. The SI portfolio addresses the complete value chain across buildings and electrification, increasingly growing together at the grid edge. Their smart building […]

Smart Buildings

EU Smart Readiness Indicator Raises Awareness of the Value of Smart Buildings

Smart buildings are energy efficient. They intelligently control HVAC and lighting systems to improve occupant comfort and worker productivity. Smart buildings can lead cars to empty parking spaces and people to empty meeting rooms. They use data analytics, real-time sensing, and artificial intelligence to enable smart systems… but how many of these functions must be […]

Smart Buildings

Dumb Buildings Are Stranded Assets In The New Climate Economy

If we don’t address climate change and keep anthropogenic warming under the 2°C threshold set out by the Paris Climate Accord, then we will face the wrath of nature through rapidly rising sea levels, increased drought and wildfires, and other trends that will make life on earth more difficult — this is the physical risk […]

Smart Buildings

Towards Net-Zero Buildings – Legislation for a Sustainable Energy Future

“The window for tackling the climate crisis is closing quickly, meaning incremental measures are no longer enough. We must go beyond decarbonizing power generation and concentrate our efforts on electrifying heat and transport, as well as improving energy efficiency. It is absolutely critical that, in addition to better sourcing of energy, we focus efforts on […]

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