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
30 Aug 2022  |  Global
Top 50 Start-ups Advancing Decarbonization and Digitalization in the Global Homes & Buildings Industry
Smart and Healthy Building Solutions Driven by AI and IoT are Key for Decarbonizing the Commercial Real Estate Sector
Digital transformation technology adoption has accelerated during the last few years and is poised to transform the building technology industry, making buildings more connected, sustainable, and cognitive. Intelligent building solutions using digital transformation technologies, including IoT, AI, and machine learning (ML), are advancing building ...
28 Jul 2022  |  Global
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the way buildings, including their elevators and escalators, function. This industry in the recent past has transformed quickly and drastically because of supply chain disruptions, logistical challenges, and increased digitalization. This has led to changes in the way elevators and escalators are designed, ...
27 Jul 2022  |  Asia Pacific
Sustainability Innovation Culture and Technologies to Support Facility Management Value Proposition
The Chinese facility management (FM) market is at a fast-growing stage, owing to the slower start than other Asia-Pacific developing markets. It has been enjoying double-digit growth since before COVID-19. The rapidly increasing outsourcing culture in the country has driven FM market development, supported by a large and still expanding asset base....
30 Jun 2022  |  Global
Technology Strategy to Focus on Sustainability-related Innovation
Businesses continue to respond to the impact of two major trends; the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and climate change. The pandemic has created financial austerity among public and private organizations, and companies have also accelerated decarbonization in business operations as a way to gain competitive edge. As companies are resuming busines...
27 Jan 2022  |  Europe
Innovation Culture in Energy Efficient Lighting and Circular Economy to Fuel LaaS Adoption
Light-as-a-Service (LaaS) is a subscription-based lighting industry business model where the end-user or the building owner purchases the light rather than the hardware that delivers it. With this model, the vendor and the end user enter into a multi-year contractual agreement with payment and energy saving details. LaaS was introduced to avoid the...
04 Jan 2022  |  Asia Pacific
Collaboration and Industry Convergence to Boost Uptake of Flexible Workspaces
Flexible workspaces are business workspaces leased by organizations or individuals for periods of time shorter than traditional office leases. Opportunities for flexible workspace in Singapore focus on property services, and ICT solutions and services. Ease of doing business attracts large corporations and multinational companies to Singapore; this...
22 Dec 2021  |  Asia Pacific
Disruptive Technologies and Innovative Business Models will be Key to the Advancement of the Industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to automate buildings. There is an increasing need to manage buildings remotely, which demands the convergence of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and emerging technologies with building automation systems (BAS). Currently, 90% of the BMS market in Vietnam is in the early stages of dig...
13 Dec 2021  |  Global
Building Health and Safety Awareness to Prompt Advancement of Disruptive Technologies for HVAC Services
The study focuses on digital solutions in buildings and IoT-based services for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Digital solutions are services that are not part of equipment sales but rendered additionally. Remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, fault detection and diagnostics, energy optimization, healthy building se...
08 Dec 2021  |  Global
Post-pandemic Success Relies on Meeting Needs of the New Norm and Sustainability Goals
The global facility management (FM) market suffered a significant shock due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the market is bouncing back, with future growth focused on technology and sustainability. The industry is undergoing a major transformation, driven by technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, competitive dis...
29 Nov 2021  |  Europe
Disruptive Technologies and Sustainability Goals to Support Facility Management Recovery
The facility management (FM) market in the United Kingdom is transforming, driven by technology innovations, new business models, emerging value propositions, sustainability, and creative service offerings. The UK FM market is the largest in Europe and one of the most developed, dynamic, and mature in the world. It has a highly competitive internat...