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Smart Buildings

Johnson Controls Business and 2022 Financials Examined

November 17th, 2022
Smart Buildings

White Paper: How Can Smart Building Technology Become Mainstream?

November 16th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of Johnson Controls – Part 1

This Research Note examines the emerging strategic priorities of Johnson Controls (JCI) in the smart buildings space. We have mapped acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships and investment activity to ascertain the growth ambitions of the group, by categorizing the various business relationships by technology and investment type over a 3-year period. This article, part 1 of a 2-part analysis, is intended […]

Smart Buildings

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

Today, roughly 75% of the EU building stock is energy inefficient and, collectively, buildings are responsible for 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EU Commission. Renovating existing buildings could reduce the EU’s total energy consumption by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5% but, on average, […]

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 Buildings

Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

Within the industry, we talk a lot about the environment-saving potential of smart buildings. How our buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions, and how smart technology can be used to reduce that significant contribution to climate change. However, despite that unparalleled environmental impact, we rarely see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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