USA

Smart Buildings

Occupancy Data Reveals Huge Waste in Federal Buildings Portfolio

October 20th, 2023
Security

Solving Video Surveillance Supply Chain Issues in 2023

October 19th, 2023
US China Trade Video Surveillance
Security

US-China Trade Tensions Driving Video Surveillance Market Bifurcation

Geopolitical tensions between the United States and China have continued to escalate in recent years, resulting in a series of tit-for-tat legislative actions aimed at restricting access to each other’s markets. These actions have especially impacted the video surveillance market, with the US government banning products from major Chinese manufacturers and Chinese firms developing alternatives […]

Energy Storage Stem Examined
Energy

Stem Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage Business and Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Stem, the first pure-play smart energy storage company to go public in the US. This article is based on their 2022 annual results, 10K Report, investor presentations and previous analysis. Founded in 2009, Stem is an energy storage company that offers commercial and industrial (C&I) customers a complete solution […]

VPPs Virtual Power Plants
Energy

DoE Claims US Can Save $10 Billion in Annual Grid Costs Using VPPs

The US Department of Energy (DoE) believes the nation can save as much as $10 billion in annual grid costs by 2030, simply by tripling the existing deployment of virtual power plants (VPPs). As the US ramps up sustainability processes in line with environmental targets VPPs are becoming an increasingly important factor in their success. […]

New York Buildings Energy Performance
Energy

Building Energy Performance Codes Pushing Decarbonization Efforts

On Tuesday September 12th, last week, New York City (NYC) Mayor Eric Adams launched “Getting 97 Done,” a new strategy to cut harmful carbon emissions from the city’s many large buildings as obliged under Local Law 97 of 2019. The plan aims to deliver the goals outlined in the broader “PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done,” New […]

Nostromo-IceBrick
Energy

Nostromo Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage Business Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Nostromo, the Israeli public company developing Behind-the-Meter thermal energy storage solutions for commercial buildings. Founded in 2017, Nostromo Energy is a developer of sustainable energy storage and energy demand management solutions for commercial buildings that use chiller-based air conditioning. The system is based on proprietary IceBrick encapsulated ice cells […]

Smart Lighting Igor Tech
Smart Buildings

US Smart Lighting Solution Provider Igor Tech Closes Down

This Research Note examines the closure of Igor Inc, the smart lighting solution provider. Founded in 2013, West Des Moines, Iowa-based Igor Inc., was the provider of Nexos, a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) based IoT smart building platform that incorporated hardware, software and cloud analytics to enable smart buildings. The platform was positioned to enable non-electricians to […]

Building Efficiency USA European Union
Energy

US & EU Tackle Building Efficiency with Significant Policy Developments

In the wake of the pandemic, the environmental movement keeps gaining momentum on the geopolitical stage. This month, the US General Services Administration (GSA) took a big step forward in its National Deep Energy Retrofit Program, issuing its largest-ever notice of opportunity by redirecting funds from the Inflation Reduction Act for a series of projects […]

VPP Virtual Power Plants
Energy

Can Commercial Real Estate Seize the VPP Opportunity?

Virtual power plants (VPP) have been around for a while now, with early examples almost a decade old, yet mass adoption has been limited so far. However, as technology and policy mature in an increasingly volatile energy landscape, the case for VPPs has begun to rise once again around the world. We have seen a […]

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