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
09 Jul 2018  |  Global
Software is Transforming the Industry, Where More than 60% of Start-ups Provide Software-based Solutions, Optimising Building Performance
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 respons...
03 Jul 2018  |  Asia Pacific
Cost Efficiency, Standardization, Long-term Partnerships and Technology Adoption are Key Trends
The Asia-Pacific integrated facilities management (IFM) market is witnessing stable growth, primarily supported by rapid growth and development of facilities management (FM) in developing markets, but offset by lower growth in mature markets. High construction activity and booming end-user sectors, coupled with the growing outsourcing culture and a...
28 Jun 2018  |  North America
HVAC and Lighting Will Be the Primary Pillars of the Market by 2024
The North American energy saving and performance contracting market is currently in the growth stage and is expected to witness healthy growth between 2017 and 2024. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.34% between 2017 and 2024. A high rate of growth is due to the government support and policy initiatives toward energy performance contrac...
18 Jun 2018  |  Asia Pacific
Technological Adoption, Reliability, and Effectiveness of Service Solutions are Key Differentiators
The facilities management (FM) competitive landscape in Australia is mature yet highly competitive. The high outsourcing rate and mature end-user sectors continue to position the Australian market attractively to service providers. The domestic market is led by several established service providers, most of which observed strong performances during...
07 Jun 2018  |  Asia Pacific
ASEAN-6 and Australia Facilities Management Quarterly Trends—Top Trends and Recommendations, Q1 2018
Data Analytics Services and Energy Management 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. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is a mix of mature and developing markets for FM, with the developing nations recording higher growth rates in ...
19 Apr 2018  |  Europe
Partnerships with Energy Utilities will Drive the Next Wave of Growth
Smart thermostats are a key component of the fast-growing connected homes ecosystem. In the next 5 years, the broadening range of products on offer will attract customers wanting comfort, convenience, and energy savings offered with home automation. The improving quality of Wi-Fi in homes will boost the smart thermostat market; it will also benefit...
11 Apr 2018  |  Global
Virtual Voice Assistants, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain will Take the Industry to the Next Phase of Evolution
The homes and buildings (H&B) industry continue to evolve, driven by transformational technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and the cloud. These technologies are significantly impacting the connected homes, LED lighting, building energy management markets. Even in traditional markets such as heating, ventilation, and air co...
20 Mar 2018  |  Asia Pacific
Emergence of Cloud, IoT, and Analytics Creates New Challengers in the Building Management System Market
While the Australian market for digital built environment solutions is growing rapidly, it is still under-penetrated, particularly in the residential sector. Solutions that improve the energy efficiency of built environments have found the highest acceptance among asset owners due to their ability to demonstrate a clear return on investment (RoI). ...
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23 Jan 2018  |  Europe
Collaboration amongst OEMs, Distributed Energy Providers, and Governments is Critical for Implementing the DC Infrastructure
With the rising penetration of energy-consuming native direct current (DC) loads in commercial and residential applications, and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfil ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based systems has intensified. Whilst the DC power distribution ma...
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05 Jan 2018  |  North America
Digitalization, Analytics, Smart Assets, and Materials Key Toward Smart Construction
Digital transformation journey has to be adopted in order to stay competitive. The building and construction industry productivity in general is largely left behind, compared to other industries, due to the slow digital transformation movement. Poor planning, lack of automation, insufficient communication, inadequate risk management, and unsophisti...
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