Smart Buildings

A major revolution in urban technology and digitization of services is underway with the emergence of Smart cities.  The convergence of technology and competition is bringing intelligence and driving the integration of buildings into the smart city ecosystem and longer term trends such as the Internet of Buildings. Smart buildings hold the key to building futuristic smart cities. Digitally connected intelligent buildings and data analytics will drive innovation from building and energy efficiency to full smart city integration.


Frost & Sullivan’s Homes & Buildings Program Area focuses on the transformational trends shaping the future of the smart buildings market and smart cities market by providing global industry analysis, custom consulting, growth consulting (strategy consulting), market research, market forecasts, and insights into emerging technologies that include:

Home Automation

  • Building Automation
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Lighting
  • Fire & Safety

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12 Jan 2015  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

Middle East Fire Safety Systems Market

Increasing Regulations and Emerging Opportunities Boost the Growth of the Fire & Safety Market

Increasing penetration of environment-friendly fire suppression agents and advanced fire detection technologies is playing a critical role in shaping market dynamics. Stricter enforcement of building and fire safety codes will improve not only the awareness but also the penetration of advanced fire safety equipment. This study discusses the market ...

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02 Mar 2015  |  Global

Global Emergency Lighting Market

Stringent Fire and Safety Legal Obligations and Advancements in Lighting Automation Technology Will Drive Global Demand

Key drivers such as stringent fire and safety regulations, progress in the construction sector, technological advancements in the lighting industry, multi-brand strategies from suppliers, and improved consumer awareness are expected to enhance the business opportunities for emergency lighting markets globally. The global emergency lighting market i...

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05 May 2015  |  Europe

European Home Automation Systems Market

Value-added Resellers to Drive Mass Commercialisation

The home automation market has undergone major changes in the last couple of years with respect to technological innovation, competitive landscape, new business models, new distribution channels, and the introduction of smart products. With high growth projected across Europe in line with increased connectivity and convergence, Frost & Sullivan exp...

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13 May 2015  |  Europe

The European Building Automation Market

European Buildings' Directive Towards Near Zero Energy Buildings Sets the Pace of Market Adoption

While the building automation (BA) market in Europe has been mature, it is starting to see a revived growth. This growth is mainly being driven by a strong focus on energy efficiency and by an overall performance of buildings. However, the building automation market is also going through a renaissance because of a wave of new technology developmen...

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20 May 2015  |  Europe

Analysis of the European Smart Thermostats Market

Booming Demand, Channel Diversification, and Business Model Innovation are Delivering Rapid Growth Across Europe

The European smart thermostats market has evolved as a part of building automation market, but it is expected to take a stand-alone position with very high levels of growth through 2019 and beyond. Driven by the arrival of new and creative suppliers and the high interest levels among customers for the management and control of home energy consumpti...

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22 Oct 2015  |  North America

Analysis of the Global HVAC Equipment Market

The Need for Energy Efficiency and Increased Performance Will Drive Growth

As the global economy slowly rebuilds, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment market will continue to grow among both residential and business establishments. This research service presents analysis of the global HVAC equipment market by dividing it into 5 segments: unitary equipment, applied equipment, chiller equipment, h...

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02 Mar 2016  |  Global

World Voice Alarm Systems Market, Forecast to 2019

Growth Opportunities to be Driven by Safety Standards in Developed Countries and Dynamic Construction in Developing Countries

The global voice alarm systems (VAS) market is experiencing dynamic growth as voice-based systems become widely accepted in the market for fire and safety. As regulations and guidelines advance, VAS will begin to be required in more applications, penetrating the lower tiers of the market and opening up mass market opportunities to drive growth. Thi...

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03 Mar 2016  |  Global

Direct Current (DC) Distribution in Homes and Buildings—Impact and Opportunities, Forecast to 2020

Catalysed by Technology and Transformative Building Ecosystems, Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Storage Systems Help DC Gain Traction

With the rising penetration of energy-consuming 'above the waist' (native DC) loads in commercial and residential applications and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfill ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based systems has intensified. This study takes the discussion...

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11 Apr 2016  |  Asia Pacific

Contract Food Services in the Australian Facilities Management Market, Forecast to 2020

Addressing End-user Demands for Greater Quality and Variety in Food to Unlock New Growth Opportunities

The shift in consumer preferences is prompting Australian contract food service businesses to deliver greater quality and variety of food to end users. Changes in demographics has forced greater cultural sensitivity and enhanced capabilities. To accelerate growth, more contract food service providers are adopting consolidation strategies. This stu...

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05 Aug 2016  |  Europe

European Electronic Security Market

Video Analytics and Cloud-based Access Control Solutions will Drive Market Growth

The electronic security market in Europe is well established. There has been an upsurge in Internet Protocol (IP) video surveillance and cloud-based access control products. Driven by technological developments and increased security concerns, the market will grow at healthy rates throughout the forecast period till 2020 and even beyond. This study...

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