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:

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  • Building Automation
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Lighting
  • Fire & Safety
  1. 17 Nov 2022  |  Europe

    UK Facility Management Growth Opportunities

    Disruptive Technologies and Sustainability Goals to Support Facility Management Growth

    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...

    $4,950.00
  2. 14 Nov 2022  |  Europe

    UK Building Services Growth Opportunities

    Growth Strategies Pertaining to Sustainability and Digital-driven Services Crucial to Building Services Advancement

    Building services focus on systems, structure, and operations in buildings that enable comfort and safety. These include renewal, repair, restoration, and upgrade of mechanical and electrical (M&E) services, fire safety and security (FSS), elevators (lifts) and escalators, energy systems, information and communications technology (ICT) networks, ro...

    $2,450.00
  3. 10 Nov 2022  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

    Indian Air Purifier Growth Opportunities

    Demand for Connected Home Systems and Air Quality Awareness Influence New Air Purifier Product Development

    Urbanization, industrialization, and the population explosion are worsening India’s air pollution crisis. These factors are prompting renewed focus on initiatives to conserve air quality and improve the quality of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has also sparked customer awareness about air pollution and the spread of airborne diseases, triggering de...

    $2,450.00
  4. 12 Sep 2022  |  Europe

    European Building Mobility Solutions Growth Opportunities

    Technology Strategy in Digitalization and Smart Cities to Spur Advancement of Building Mobility Solutions

    The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed how buildings function. Building mobility solutions have gained more importance and will form a crucial part of buildings and cities in the near future. Rapid employment of the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud technologies will make products smarter and revolutionize mobility in...

    $2,450.00
  5. 09 Sep 2022  |  Europe

    European Energy Savings and Performance Contracting Growth Opportunities

    Strategic Partnering and Innovation Culture in ESPC to Uphold Buildings’ Operational Efficiency

    As the construction industry resumes a level of pre-pandemic operational efficiency and commercial establishments reopen, energy demand from buildings in Europe has surged. For a brief period between 2020 and early 2022, energy efficiency measures did not grow rapidly, despite enabling regulations. This period hampered the achievement of several go...

    $4,950.00
  6. 27 Jan 2022  |  Europe

    Europe Light-as-a-Service Growth Opportunities

    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...

    $2,450.00
  7. 29 Nov 2021  |  Europe

    UK Facility Management Growth Opportunities

    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...

    $4,950.00
  8. 10 Nov 2021  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa

    GCC Building Management System Growth Opportunities

    Disruptive Technologies are Enabling Energy Efficiency and Advancements in Building Management Systems

    The building management system (BMS) market in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) is witnessing the emergence of innovative technologies such as building information modeling (BIM) and 3D printing. These technologies are causing significant disruptions, influencing how buildings are managed and shifting roles away from traditional skills towards te...

    $4,950.00
  9. 20 Jul 2021  |  Europe

    Italian Facilities Management Growth Opportunities

    Future Growth Potential for Participants after the Pandemic

    Facilities management is somewhat underdeveloped in Italy and the outsourced market is much smaller than other European countries with similar GDP and population size, such as the UK and France. Growth has been modest but steady in recent years, but the recovery from COVID-19 will see an accelerated CAGR for the period 2020 to 2025. Meanwhile, w...

    $4,950.00
  10. 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