Sustainability

Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

May 23rd, 2022
Smart Buildings

Bosch Energy and Building Technology Business 2021 Examined

March 25th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Role of Buildings in a Smart City’s Circular Economy

“A growing and wealthier global population are straining the biocapacity of our planet. In the densely populated and prosperous Netherlands, for example, we consume more than three times what the Dutch ecosystem can produce, while globally we consume 1.7 times what the Earth can produce. The current rate of resource consumption is unsustainable, both for […]

Smart Buildings

The ESG Problem & the Smart Building Solution

The term Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) has been around for almost 20-years but still conjures up a range of different thoughts and feelings for different people. For some, it is a force for good, bringing more humanness into the world of business, for others it is a weak attempt at regulation on serious global […]

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

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

Trane Commercial HVAC Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the commercial HVAC business of Trane Technologies, which includes their building automation and energy services portfolio. It is based on their 2021 annual results, investor presentations and related activities throughout 2021. Trane Technologies was formed in 2020 following a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Division. As a vertically integrated enterprise, Trane offers […]

Smart Cities

BIM: Beyond Building Construction to Operation & the Digital Twin

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has established itself as a key software in the fields of building design, construction, and more recently operation. Each new iteration of BIM software introduces features that open up new opportunities for buildings and compel the building industry to imagine what might be possible in the years to come. BIM is now […]

Smart Buildings

Teach AI About Buildings So AI Can Teach Occupants About Energy Efficiency

Buildings consume more than one-third of global primary energy, but about 30% of that energy is wasted… why? After construction, buildings are concrete-steel-glass structures that have no inherent need to consume energy. It is only when you introduce occupants that a building’s operational energy needs emerge and, while serving occupants was always the intention of […]

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