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Smart Cities

Smart Buildings & Cities Demand an Electric Power Revolution!

November 10th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Delta Building Automation Business and 2021 Financials Examined

May 19th, 2022
Smart Cities

Environmental Drivers Take the Wheel in the Smart Buildings Market

“Is this how our story is due to end? A tale of the smartest species doomed by that all too human characteristic of failing to see the bigger picture in pursuit of short-term goals. Perhaps the fact that the people most affected by climate change are no longer some imagined future generation, but young people […]

Lighting

Signify’s Lighting Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the lighting business of Signify, based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and lighting technology-related activities throughout 2021. Signify, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is the global market leader in energy-efficient lighting systems and services. The business, employing 38,000 people in 74 countries, reported 2021 sales of EUR 6,860 million and operational profitability […]

Smart Buildings

Acuity Brands Annual Report 2021 Examined

While lighting makes up 95% of Acuity Brands Inc revenue (they are now the largest lighting manufacturer in North America) it is their Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG) business segment that focuses on smart buildings technology. In this research note, we examine their recently published 2021 Annual Report. Acuity’s ISG business segment offers building management systems […]

Lighting

A History of Bad Office Lighting Must Make Way for a Human-Centric Future

“Every office I’ve ever worked in has had lighting that’s made me feel varying degrees of insane and depressed. To be clear, I’m not speaking specifically about the New York Magazine office lighting — our combo of LED overhead and natural light is not uniquely bad, but it is definitely bad in the way that […]

Lighting

Emerging Standards & Falling Costs Could Drive Widespread HCL Adoption

Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) has been part of the smart building discussion for some years now but its implementation has so far been limited to only the most advanced facilities. While the biological benefits of the technology are proven, the technical and financial elements required for the widespread implementation of HCL in a broad spectrum of […]

Lighting

The Smart Building Industry Begins to See Cleaning in a New Light

Few in-building technologies have experienced a more significant boost from the COVID-19 pandemic than UV-C light disinfection. The sanitation solution has been used for more than 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, wastewater, ventilated air, and pharmaceutical products, against a range of human pathogens. This year’s on-going global health crisis, however, has focused extra hype […]

Smart Cities

Lighting the Human-Centric Home Office in the Age of Remote Work

Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) is becoming a growing force in the office, presenting a solution that supports occupant health and wellbeing to raise the level of productivity across the workforce. While coronavirus-triggered lockdowns have emptied office buildings around the world, it has not stopped work, and as many companies begin to shift towards increased remote working […]

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