The Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) is set to revolutionise the power industry, and open up the smart and renewable technology markets. USEF is an industry initiative driven by: Alliander, ABB, DNV GL, IBM, ICT Automatisering, RWE-Essent and Stedin. The open framework is designed to accelerate the development of smart energy products, services and solutions for large-scale implementation of smart grids. There is, of course, a global drive to drastically reduce CO2 emissions due to global warming and a need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Growing environmental and energy awareness is also resulting in energy savings and an increased use of renewable energy. A significant share of it will be derived from intermittent, local energy sources such as wind and sun. Coupled with an increasing demand for electricity, largely driven by the large-scale introduction of electric transport, space heating by heat pumps and a growing number of local energy communities, a need emerges for […]
Acquisitions, partnerships and investments are playing an increasingly important role in implementing strategic goals for major stakeholders in the built environment, particularly in providing access to the range of innovative technologies being developed in the smart buildings space. We have seen a wave of investment by real estate services firms into technology solutions in 2021 with […]
In this Research Note, we examine Nordomatic, the largest independent integrator of open, cloud-based smart building solutions in the Nordic region. This analysis is based on the Nordomatic 2021 Sustainability Report and their strategy to achieve global impact leadership within Smart Buildings by 2025. Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Nordomatic reports a turnover of around SEK 1 billion (around $100 […]
Is there one simple thing the commercial real estate industry could do to improve technology outcomes? Yes! Break down knowledge silos and share information. That’s why we created the open-source Developers Smart Building Project Canvas with help from Vanti and LMG (lmgiq.com) Watch my presentation at last month’s Smart Building Conference to learn more about […]
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