European Union

Smart Buildings

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

September 1st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Kieback&Peter Building Automation Business and Financials Examined

August 23rd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

This Research Note examines Viessmann climate and refrigeration solutions business based on their 2021 financial results, press releases, acquisitions, and divestments. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is a leading global provider of sustainable climate (heating, cooling, water and air quality) and renewable energy solutions. The family-owned company is based in Allendorf, Germany with over 13,000 employees […]

Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

Is facial recognition good? It provides a reliable form of digital identification that does not require every user to have a smartphone or other authentication device. It removes the need for physical contact with shared biometric devices, such as fingerprint scanners, supporting virus mitigation efforts during the pandemic. By flooding our buildings and cities with facial […]

Security

Laying the Infrastructure for Global Physical Security Market Growth

The pandemic recovery strategies of major economies around the world present huge opportunities for the physical security industry. Recent stimulus packages and investment programs provide a huge boom in infrastructure spending under a common approach of “Build Back Better”. A variety of major infrastructure projects launched by prominent governments, in the wake of the COVID-19 […]

Smart Buildings

Teach AI About Buildings So AI Can Teach Occupants About Energy Efficiency

Buildings consume more than one-third of global primary energy, but about 30% of that energy is wasted… why? After construction, buildings are concrete-steel-glass structures that have no inherent need to consume energy. It is only when you introduce occupants that a building’s operational energy needs emerge and, while serving occupants was always the intention of […]

Smart Cities

Smart Cities Should be Driving the Development of Smart Buildings

In 1950 only 30% of people lived in urban areas, now over 56% of people live in increasingly crowded cities – and that is expected to rise to 66% by 2050 as an additional 2.5 billion people join the global urban population. Urbanization creates numerous issues for citizens, including congestion, pollution, and poverty, but our crowded […]

Smart Buildings

New EU Regulations Could Become the Global Standard for AI Development

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a means, not an end. It has been around for decades but has reached new capacities fueled by computing power. This offers immense potential in areas as diverse as health, transport, energy, agriculture, tourism or cyber security. It also presents a number of risks,” said Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market […]

Smart Cities

Policy Not Technology Stands in the Way of Greener Buildings

Net-zero feels like the ultimate green goal for our buildings to reduce their collective impact on the environment. Currently responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, the decarbonization of the buildings sector has long been seen as one of the most effective ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. The reality, however, is […]

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