The homes and buildings (H&B) industry continues to evolve, driven by transformational technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and edge intelligence. These technologies are significantly impacting the connected homes, LED lighting, building energy management, and demand response markets. Even in traditional markets such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), fire and safety, and facilities management, technology is slowly penetrating to play a vital role in building energy optimization. The convergence of technologies will continue to change the market dynamics of the H&B industry by reducing the operating and infrastructure
The scope of the study covers start-up and emerging companies that provide products and solutions to customers in 10 key segments of the building technology industry. The segments are categorized as: building automation, controls and devices, IoT and data analytics, smart metering and grids, demand response, communications and machine-to-machine (M2M), micro generation and renewable energy, home energy management systems (HEMS) and building energy management systems (BEMS), facility management (FM) and performance contracting, and energy and sustainability software.
The highlight of this study is the rigorous methodology that was followed to ensure a list of 100 companies catering to different business segments and the shortlisted 10 dynamic start-ups based on their product innovation and growth strategies. Top management executives of all the 10 companies were interviewed to get accurate information on KPIs and other strategic information.
Key Issues Addressed
- Which are the leading 100 start-up companies?
- Which market segments do the start-ups fall into?
- What are their go-to-market strategies and business models?
- How do the start-ups impact the H&B industry and what does it mean for Tier-I companies?
- What are the technologies that will define the future of the H&B industry?