Solar Energy

Smart Buildings

Time to put Inefficient Buildings in the Climate Change Spotlight

May 18th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Building Retrofit Revolution?

April 28th, 2022
Smart Buildings

The State of SPACs in the Smart Building & PropTech Space

In this Research Note, we examine companies in the proptech and smart buildings space which have opted for a SPAC route to become publicly listed in 2021 and 2022 to date, based on their annual reports, investor presentations, our M&A transactions database and analysis of previous deals.   SPAC acquisitions accounted for 11 completed transactions in the smart […]

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 Buildings

Global Warming Leads to Building Cooling, Which Leads to More Global Warming

The global warming problem is driving a global cooling addiction that threatens to further accelerate climate change and challenge the reliability of electricity supply. The rising trajectory of air conditioning (AC) sales in both economically developed and developing nations has become a major concern for environmentalists and grid operators alike. Buildings, again, sit at the […]

Smart Cities

Without Federal Support, COVID-19 Could Cripple US Clean Energy Sector

The indiscriminate economic impacts of COVID-19 are creating long-term implications for people and the planet. Ongoing research on the consequences of this evolving crisis predicts sharp declines for the US clean energy industry, leading to mass job losses and a slowdown in the growth of climate-saving clean energy technologies that could set us back years […]

Smart Cities

North American Geothermal Heating is Quietly Gaining Steam

Geothermal heating reduces carbon emissions, energy costs, and dependence on fossil fuels, and has become a standard in many parts of the world. The US lags behind, however, with geothermal having to fight for the federal incentive “scraps” that solar and wind power have only recently recovered. New developments and a renewed sense of optimism […]

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