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Webinar: The Impact of MicroMobility on the Built Environment

April 12th, 2022
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Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

April 11th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Role of Tech Giants in the Smart City

In 2003, a 5-year-old Google began the gradual process of leasing 46-acres of land and buildings in Mountain View, California to create their headquarters. In 2013, the tech giant then leased a further 42-acres of adjoining land to develop the Bay View section of a now sprawling campus. Over this 88-acre estate, the firm has installed and developed […]

Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Buildings Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Buildings business of Schneider Electric, based on their 2021 Results, Capital Markets Day presentations and building automation strategy throughout 2021. Buildings is one of four end markets that Schneider Electric addresses with a complete portfolio of products, solutions and services for residential and non-residential buildings. Residential buildings remained one of the […]

Smart Cities

Buildings Need to Cement Their Place in the New World of Electric Mobility

The future of the automobile is no doubt electric. Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to grow through dedicated EV firms like Tesla and through the release of EV or hybrid vehicles by traditional automotive companies. As adoption goes up prices will gradually come down and as environmental drivers continue to grow we will see EVs take a […]

Smart Cities

DOE Connected Buildings Pilot: A Small Step in the Right Direction

Earlier this month the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $61 million pilot project that will create 10 highly connected communities across the country. The initiative will ​​transform thousands of homes and workplaces into energy-efficient buildings that can interact with the electrical grid to optimize their energy consumption. While not extraordinary in terms of investment or […]

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, […]

Smart Cities

Building on the Edge: The Untapped Efficiency of Smart Grid Connection

Human activities have caused 1.0°C of global warming above pre-industrial levels and this is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate, reads the highly-referenced IPCC climate report. Two industries have become central to addressing this existential crisis; the power sector that represents almost all of the […]

Smart Cities

Smart Cities Should be Driving the Development of Smart Buildings

In 1950 only 30% of people lived in urban areas, now over 56% of people live in increasingly crowded cities – and that is expected to rise to 66% by 2050 as an additional 2.5 billion people join the global urban population. Urbanization creates numerous issues for citizens, including congestion, pollution, and poverty, but our crowded […]

Smart Cities

A Critical Moment of Opportunity Demands an Open Smart Buildings Market

Governments around the world are committing to a green recovery from the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the fact that global energy demand actually dropped by an estimated 5% in 2020, resulting in a 7% drop in total energy-related CO2 emissions, the global nature of this crisis has brought the world together. Understanding […]

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