investment

Smart Buildings

What’s Behind the HqO Decision to Acquire Symbiosy Smart Office Platform?

January 16th, 2024
Smart Buildings

2 European Startups Targeting Self-Learning Thermostats for Light Commercial Buildings

October 24th, 2023
iLobby Visitor Management
Smart Buildings

iLobby Visitor Management Platform for High-Security Enterprises Examined

In this Research Note, we examine iLobby, a Canadian startup offering a visitor management platform for high-security enterprises and complex work environments. Founded in 2013 and based in North York, Ontario, iLobby offers a SaaS-based facility and visitor management platform which helps enterprise companies track, manage and monitor visitors, contractors, employees, and others in their […]

Distributed Energy Management DERMS
Energy

The Distributed Energy Management Startup Landscape

Building Energy Management is a broad category encompassing energy management software and hardware, energy efficiency services and sustainability and carbon management solutions for buildings. It also includes the technologies involved in creating grid-interactive buildings, such as demand response, virtual power plants, distributed energy management and behind-the-meter energy storage solutions. Within that space, a software category […]

Edge-to-Cloud Smart Autonomous Buildings
Smart Buildings

Edge-to-Cloud Platforms for Smart Buildings Gain Investment

In this Research Note, we examine recent investments by building automation players and IT vendors in startups developing edge-to-cloud platforms, which are regarded as critical technology for smart autonomous buildings. In January 2022, Johnson Controls completed the acquisition of FogHorn, a developer of edge-to-cloud AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. […]

UrbanVolt Solar PPA
Energy

UrbanVolt Enables SME Market to Benefit from Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service

In this Research Note, we examine UrbanVolt, a clean energy partner for small to medium-sized commercial and industrial businesses that specialises in the provision of energy-efficient lighting and solar panels, without the burden of upfront costs. Founded in 2015 in Dublin, Irish Republic, UrbanVolt gained an early foothold in the LED Lighting-as-a-Service sector. Instead of […]

Allegion Annual Report 2022 Access Control
Security

Allegion Access Control Business & Growth Strategy Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Allegion plc, a leading pure-play provider of security and access control solutions. Our analysis is based on their 2022 annual results, 2023 Investor & Analyst Day presentations, corporate venture capital investments and recent activities. Allegion, a US public company, headquartered in Ireland is the standalone business formed in 2013 […]

Funding Takes-off for AI Drone Building Inspection
Smart Buildings

Funding Takes Off for AI Drone Building Inspection!

Of the one million or so buildings in New York City, 314 have over 40 stories and are considered skyscrapers but more than 14,500 are over the six-story threshold to require a physical inspection of their facade every five years. With the growth of tall buildings around the world, especially in Asian and Middle Eastern […]

Ecoworks Building Envelope
Energy

The Energy Performance Potential of the Building Envelope

Often the most obvious things are the hardest to see, and that could be said of the building envelope in our quest for climate-friendly real estate. Architectural trends over the past few decades have favored glass, prioritizing the facade’s aesthetic appeal and leaving the envelope’s functional aspects to take a backseat. Double or triple-pane glass […]

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 […]

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