Water Management

Smart Buildings

AI Applications Spreading Across the Smart Buildings Landscape

May 10th, 2024
Smart Buildings

The Expanding Role of Artificial Intelligence in Smart Building Applications

March 19th, 2024
Smartvatten at The Squaire, Frankfurt am Main
Smart Buildings

SmartVatten’s Growth as a Water Efficiency Tech Provider Explored

This Research Note examines Smartvatten, a Finnish specialist in water efficiency technology in Northern Europe which currently monitors, measures, and analyzes the water consumption of 7,500 companies in more than 20,000 properties and 200,000 apartments in 36 countries. Established in 2013, Smartvatten, formerly known as Envera, has grown from a small Finnish company providing energy […]

alarm.com for business
Security

Alarm.com Connected Property Business & 2023 Financials Examined

In this Research Note, we examine Alarm.com, a US provider of physical security, intelligent automation, and energy management solutions for smart homes and commercial real estate. This analysis highlights their 2023 financial results announced on 22nd February 2024, business model, strategy and M&A, based on their 2023 10K Report, investor presentations, and news throughout the […]

ABB Smart Buildings 2023
Smart Buildings

ABB Smart Buildings Business 2023 Examined

In this Research Note, we examine the Smart Buildings business of ABB, based on their February 2024 Factsheet and building automation portfolio, acquisitions, divestments and investments throughout 2023. This article updates our 2022 Examined article published in March 2023 and the Capital Markets Day update for Smart Buildings in December 2023. The Smart Buildings division, […]

NASA Sustainability Base Net Zero Buildings
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: NASA Sustainability Base

Dubbed the “First Space Station on Earth” —the NASA Sustainability Base, has served as an experimental model for smart and net zero buildings for over a decade. In this research note, we explore how the building was designed, constructed, and operated to achieve a positive impact on the environment. NASA teamed up with William McDonough […]

Water Management VC Funding Investment Smart Buildings
Smart Buildings

Water Management Maintains a Steady Flow of Funding

While energy management gets the majority of attention in the building operations space, water is also a fundamental resource for facilities that require advanced management for efficiency and sustainability measures. However, the wide availability and low cost of water has held back the development of water management in buildings, both from a facility management and […]

Venture Capital Suffolk Technologies
Smart Buildings

A New Venture Capital Fund to Bridge the Construction-Operation Divide?

In this Research Note, we take a look at Suffolk Technologies, the corporate venture capital arm of Suffolk Construction, which recently closed a $110 million inaugural venture capital fund for “Built World Technology Innovations.” The fund will invest in early-to-growth stage companies across construction technology (ConTech) and property technology (PropTech) spaces, with a focus on […]

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 Cities

Transforming Sin City with a Digital Twin

The US city of Las Vegas has become the second urban area to join Cityzenith’s Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative – a campaign aimed at helping most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral, by donating the company’s Digital Twin platform SmartWorldPro2 to targeted cities, one at a time. The announcement last week outlined a significant […]

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