Heat Pump

Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Trane Technologies

September 21st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Will a Unified Smart Building Metadata Standard Become Reality?

September 7th, 2022
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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 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 […]

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

Combining Bricks and Bytes in ABB’s Smart Buildings Division

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings Division of ABB, based on their activities throughout 2021, updating our previous article, ABB Ramps Up its Mid-Market Commercial Building Automation Business, which highlighted their acquisition of Cylon.  The Smart Buildings Division offers a broad portfolio of home and building automation solutions as well as a portfolio of electrical […]

Smart Buildings

Trane Commercial HVAC Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the commercial HVAC business of Trane Technologies, which includes their building automation and energy services portfolio. It is based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and related activities throughout 2021. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers […]

Smart Cities

Building Electrification Demands Smart Adaptation

The growing trend of electrification in buildings appears to be an obvious choice for authorities around the world. Electrification was prominent in California’s latest Building Energy Efficiency Standards update and in president Biden’s efficient buildings strategy, it has been a growing influence on building policy in the EU for sometime and is estabilishing itself as an important issue […]

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