Net Zero Energy Buildings

Smart Cities

EU Plan To Reduce Energy Dependence on Russia Benefits Green Buildings

May 26th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

May 18th, 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 […]

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 Cities

The Net Zero Playbook: Decarbonizing UK Government Buildings

In 2008, the UK passed the Climate Change Act, beginning a long-term commitment to cut national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050, and agree progressive ‘carbon budgets’ to drive progress toward this target. In 2019, this was amended to require the UK to bring all GHG emissions to Net […]

Smart Buildings

Patent Trends Tell the Story of Future Green Building Innovation

Innovation is critical to technological development and especially impactful in spaces undergoing technological transformation, such as buildings. Innovation is the precursor to the technological breakthroughs that are bringing new value to our increasingly smart indoor spaces through applications that improve efficiency, productivity, and the occupant experience. As green buildings take center stage at the COP26 climate […]

Smart Cities

BP’s Blueprint for Decarbonizing Commercial Real Estate

British oil giant BP has acquired US-based building energy technology firm Blueprint Power.  Born in response to the energy regulatory transformation that emerged after hurricane Sandy in 2012, Blueprint’s technology supports the decarbonization of real estate by turning buildings into a flexible power network by connecting them to energy markets through cloud-based software. Blueprint will join the BP Launchpad portfolio, […]

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