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
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...
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...
21 Dec 2017  |  Global
Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Converging Technologies will Establish Mass Adoption of BAS solutions
The global building automation systems (BAS) market is poised for healthy growth in the next five years. The key driving factors are growing use of internet of things (IoT) technology, the rising popularity of LED lights for utilization of energy efficiently, increased reliance on wireless technology, and concern for overall energy consumption in b...
24 Nov 2017  |  Asia Pacific
Increasing Adoption of DHC Creates Abundant Opportunities for Growth
District heating and cooling is not a new concept, but this technology is gaining traction in Asia in the current era of urbanization, energy insecurity, and climate change mitigation. The study period is 2014–2021, with the base year as 2016, and forecast period as 2017 to 2021. This research covers East Asia (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and...
28 Sep 2017  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Market transforming from vertical transportation to mobility solutions
There is shortage of nearly 20 million homes in India. Demand in < INR 1.5 Mn is 1.98 mn units by 2020; Demand in INR 1.5-7.0 Mn price category is 1.5 mn units and accounts for 63% of the total housing supply. Expect many developers to launch affordable homes in addition to targeting middle income and affluent population in India. Coupled with th...
25 Sep 2017  |  Global
Africa is a net importer of tiles. Asia’s production surplus offers strong export potential; GCC can trade through and to Asia
The tiles market in the GCC is one of the most dynamic in the world in terms of the kind of demand it generates. There is high demand for both high quality-high priced tiles and at the same time there is demand for economical and cost effective products.The tiles market in the GCC is currently in the growth stage of the life cycle and is it not exp...
06 Sep 2017  |  Europe
Voice-over-tech will Drive this Comfort-driven Market to New Heights
In the past couple of years, products and services associated with home automation and smart and connected homes have changed the consumer perception on technological innovations. Homes are no longer simply a place for eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Rather, they are being remodelled everyday into a connected and personalised ecosystem of services....
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21 Jul 2017  |  Global
Smart Windows to Enter Connected Homes and Smart Buildings Space Through IoT Integration
Smart windows are next generation windows, integrated with smart glass or switchable glass that selectively blocks or allows sunlight and heat in buildings by switching from clear to opaque in response to certain stimulus. This stimulus can be sunlight, electricity, or temperature. Smart windows are transforming into a prominent energy management...