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
  1. 13 Jul 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    Southeast Asia Facilities Management Emerging Business Models and Growth Opportunities

    Digitally-Led Business Models Create New Opportunities in Service Advancements

    COVID-19 severely affects all facilities management (FM) end-user segments. The Southeast Asian FM market revenue declined by 3.7% in 2020 due to the pandemic. As the market gradually recovers over the forecast period, competition is expected to intensify and accelerate the need for innovation in FM services. FM market participants in Southeast Asi...

    $2,450.00
  2. 09 Jul 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    New Zealand Facilities Management Growth Opportunities

    Technology Strategy and Use of Sophisticated Service Solutions are the Keys to Service Expansion and Improved Customer Experience

    The New Zealand (NZ) facilities management (FM) market is seeing relatively stable growth, despite the pandemic-induced disruption in 2020. The high awareness of FM services and active participation of end users, coupled with the growing awareness of energy efficiency and the existing building stock in the country, has been responsible for the stab...

    $2,450.00
  3. 05 Jul 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    Southeast Asian District Cooling Growth Opportunities

    Need for Energy Diversification and System Optimization to Boost Adoption of Disruptive Technologies and Enhanced Business Models

    District cooling (DC) is the cooling equivalent of district heating. This process involves supplying chilled water (usually between 4 and 8 degrees Celsius) from a central plant to multiple buildings via insulated underground pipes. The cooled water is then used to chill the indoor air in buildings before being sent back to the central plant to be ...

    $2,450.00
  4. 23 Jun 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    Thailand Residential and B2B Solar Rooftop Installations, Forecast to 2026

    Innovation Culture in Business Models and Strategic Partnerships to Push Solar Projects Amidst Challenging Times

    The study covers a macro assessment, market segmentation and sizing, assessment of competitors, value chain analysis, and growth opportunities for rooftop solar photovoltaic installations for residential and non-residential (defined as business-to-business [B2B]) buildings in Thailand. Commercial and industrial building segments are the most att...

    $2,450.00
  5. 16 Jun 2021  |  North America

    North American Energy Saving and Performance Contracting Growth Opportunities

    Post-Pandemic Strategies Focus on Industry Convergence that Offers Building Owners Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction

    This research service analyzes the North American energy saving and performance contracting (ESPC) market. The ESPC market covers services such as energy audits; design and engineering; assistance in finance, equipment bidding, and acquisition; installation and commissioning; measurement and verification (M&V); and personnel training. Frost & Sul...

    $2,450.00
  6. 11 Jun 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    Southeast Asian Integrated Facilities Management Growth Opportunities

    Acknowledgment of Transformative Trends, Particularly Those Pertaining to Technology Adoption, will be Key to Service Providers’ Advancement in the Region

    The Southeast Asian (SEA) integrated facilities management (IFM) market is in the development stage of the growth life cycle, primarily supported by narrowing expectation gaps between IFM providers and end users, greater demand for energy efficiency, and regulatory support. Growth is also driven by the emergence of service providers that offer spec...

    $4,950.00
  7. 09 Jun 2021  |  Asia Pacific

    Australian and New Zealand Construction Collaboration Solutions Growth Opportunities

    Platform Approach Critical to Expand Benefits and Applications for Future Growth Potential in a Challenging Environment

    Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) are highly urbanized markets with large infrastructure expenditure by governments and high uptake of collaboration solutions in the construction industry. However, the use of cognitive solutions and the “innovate to zero” concept (for example, zero defects, emails, and emissions) are still nascent. Beyond...

    $2,450.00
  8. 17 Mar 2021  |  Europe

    Renewed Outsourcing and Technical Services to Drive Recovery of the German Facility Management Market, Forecast to 2025

    Growth Opportunities to Prepare Participants for Success After the Pandemic

    Germany is the second-largest market for FM in Europe (after the UK) and is one of the fastest growing markets. It will present strong opportunities to incumbent suppliers, as well as attract new entrants from outside the country. The German FM market has the highest potential among all European markets but is underpenetrated due to high reliance o...

    $4,950.00
  9. 15 Mar 2021  |  Europe

    European Renovation Wave Strategy Drives Demand for Home Automation Systems (HAS) Market, 2027

    Future Growth Potential Energized by Innovative Business Models and Sustainability-driven Value-added Offerings

    This research explores growth opportunities in the European home automation systems market and the possibility of the European Renovation Wave strategy accelerating the demand for such products. The research analyses key drivers and restraints that influence market growth, key country-level trends and market measurements, competitive landscape, and...

    $4,950.00
  10. 04 Feb 2021  |  Global

    The Future of Smart Buildings—Top 10 Growth Opportunities in the Global Building Automation Market

    Growth Strategies Fueled by Accelerated Integration of Health, Safety, and Security Features in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The global building automation market has been experiencing an upswing during the last few years driven by increasing awareness about building optimization, energy efficiency, smart and green advancements, and the rise of smart city initiatives. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, however, has both accelerated the need for building automation systems and c...

    $2,450.00