Sustainability

Smart Buildings

Is the Failed tado Deal Another Nail in the SPAC Coffin?

October 31st, 2022
Smart Buildings

Mapping the Strategic Direction of JLL in the Smart Buildings Space – Part 1

October 24th, 2022
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 […]

Security

Building Better Fire Protection with Smart Technology

The destructive relationship between fire and buildings is as old as the history of buildings themselves. Fire protection has been a key reason for the development of new materials, construction methods, and safety protocols since the earliest buildings and each major fire acts as a trigger for innovation and regulation. The response to the Great Fire […]

Smart Buildings

Viessmann Group Business and Financials Examined

This Research Note examines Viessmann climate and refrigeration solutions business based on their 2021 financial results, press releases, acquisitions, and divestments. Founded in 1917, Viessmann is a leading global provider of sustainable climate (heating, cooling, water and air quality) and renewable energy solutions. The family-owned company is based in Allendorf, Germany with over 13,000 employees […]

Smart Buildings

Bosch Energy and Building Technology Business 2021 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Bosch Energy and Building Technology businesses, based on their 2021 annual results, M&A strategy, and related activities in energy, building automation, and security systems. Bosch Energy and Building Technology (EBT) business, the smallest of four reportable sectors, accounted for €5.9 billion revenues in 2021, just 7% of Bosch Group, a leading German […]

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 […]

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