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EU Plan To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia Benefits Green Buildings

May 26th, 2022
Smart Cities

Webinar: The Impact of MicroMobility on the Built Environment

April 12th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

Smart Cities

Buildings Need to Cement Their Place in the New World of Electric Mobility

The future of the automobile is no doubt electric. Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to grow through dedicated EV firms like Tesla and through the release of EV or hybrid vehicles by traditional automotive companies. As adoption goes up prices will gradually come down and as environmental drivers continue to grow we will see EVs take a […]

Smart Cities

DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will ​​transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Ventures Lead Funding in the Smart Buildings Space

Memoori analysis of investments in smart buildings in the last five years finds that of the top 25 multiple investors, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Schneider Electric leads the ranking. Participating in 28 funding rounds since 2016 to date, SE Ventures is the top investor in the smart buildings space.  Note that the Memoori smart […]

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 Cities

Building on the Edge: The Untapped Efficiency of Smart Grid Connection

Human activities have caused 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and this is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate, reads the highly-referenced IPCC climate report. Two industries have become central to addressing this existential crisis; the power sector that represents almost all of the […]

Smart Buildings

Does Technology Make Buildings More or Less Resilient?

Resilience is the ability to overcome future challenges, both the expected and the unexpected. The term has been used increasingly in the buildings industry in recent years, alongside other terms such as sustainability and continuity. However, while sustainability and continuity are focused on survival, the true goal of resilience is to thrive despite challenges. Resilience […]

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