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:
- Building Automation
- Energy Management
- Energy Harvesting
- Fire & Safety
10 Jun 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Growing Outsourcing Culture and Emphasis on Cost Efficiency is on the Rise
Facilities Management (FM) can be defined as the services associated with running or maintaining a facility, such as janitorial, engineering, security, environmental, landscaping, and other related services. Asia-Pacific (APAC) is a mix of mature and developing markets for facilities management services, with developing nations recording higher gro...
10 Jun 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Automation and Digitization Solve Industry Challenges and Lead to Operational Efficiency
The Singaporean FM market is well developed with a comprehensive regulatory framework in place to drive the market. The strong outsourcing culture across the country, together with a conducive business environment, encourages both local and foreign service providers to establish their footprint in the country. The mature FM market in Singapore expe...
03 Jun 2019  |  Asia Pacific
LED Revolution, Smart Technology, and New Business Models Propelling a Paradigm Shift
From traditional incandescent lamps to compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) to light-emitting diodes (LED) and laser diodes (LD), the lighting market has come a long way in the last 10 years. With growing LED adoption and increasing smart solutions, leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and Light Fidelity (LiFi), the lighting market is going through a pha...
31 May 2019  |  Asia Pacific
BAS to Endure with New Business Models and Smart Cities Development in Southeast Asia
The Southeast Asian building automation system (BAS) market is in its growth stage and presents a mixed bag of opportunities, which is marked by a high degree of regional variance with respect to market development and thus demand. This diversity necessitates customized solutions depending on the requirement of both the region and end user. The rap...
16 May 2019  |  Global
Excessive noise levels produced as a result of rapid urbanization coupled with expanding transport warrant the need for noise abatement technologies
The rapid increase in the intensity and the number of sources involved in augmenting noise pollution combined with the increase in urbanization results in more people exposed to noise pollution globally. Noise pollution will therefore have a direct impact on human health and behavior. Increasing noise pollution will also have negative economic impa...
29 Apr 2019  |  Global
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Voice Command Control, and IoT-enabled Lighting to Drive the Industry Forward
The homes and buildings (H&B) industry continues to evolve, driven by transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and the cloud. These technologies are significantly impacting smart homes, LED lighting, building automation, and building energy management markets. Ev...
24 Apr 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Recurring Revenue Streams and Value Enhancement Crucial to Maintain Market Positioning
The facilities management (FM) landscape in Malaysia is developing, yet highly competitive. High outsourcing rates and maturing end-user sectors continue to position Malaysia as an attractive market for service providers. The domestic market is led by several established service providers, with minimal change in market share from 2016 to 2017. Desp...
28 Mar 2019  |  Europe
Strong Growth and Broad Opportunities in Europe’s Highest Potential FM Market
The overall addressable FM market in Germany is the biggest in Europe, although the actual market revenue is underdeveloped due to a high reliance on in-house services in many industrial sectors. As FM awareness increases and outsourcing becomes more widely accepted, the situation is changing, and the growth in Germany will be among the highest in ...
21 Mar 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Increase in Health Expenditure and the Drive Toward Operational Efficiency Present Growth Opportunities for the FM Industry
As hospitals look to improve operational efficiency in the provision of services, digital solutions become vital in delivering facilities management (FM) solutions. In addition, as hospitals look for more environmentally viable solutions, FM providers become an important part of energy- and environmentally-efficient management of hospitals. Increa...
11 Mar 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Technological Adoption and Client Value Enhancement are Key Differentiators
The facility management (FM) landscape in Thailand is highly competitive and mature. The market is fragmented, with a high outsourcing rate to major multinational companies, and many local services for established end-user sectors. However, a major multinational company, ISS Facility Service Co., Ltd., has disclosed its plan to stall its operations...