Today over half the world’s population lives in cities. Over the next 20 years, nearly 10% more will move to cities – putting increasing pressure on buildings and their resource consumption. The 20th century saw a drastic evolution of the systems which service buildings, and ultimately make them habitable. While it began with the introduction of air-conditioning in 1902, through the subsequent decades, the building industry made numerous advances which targeted occupant comfort, reliability, and reduced energy consumption.
 
Systems now employed include thermal energy storage, variable-capacity equipment, smart lighting systems, and cloud-based energy data analytics – but there remains huge potential for the advancement of infrastructure in buildings.
 
Companies looking to capitalize on this must be able to:
 
  • Monitor rapidly evolving technologies around the globe
  • Assess a wide variety of companies
  • Understand and forecast market dynamics: size, players, and trends
  • Navigate a crowded intellectual property landscape
  • Identify integration and non-standard application opportunities for existing portfolios
  • Understand an uncertain and regionally-unique regulatory outlook

Recently Profiled Companies

  • Clustered Systems

    Provider of liquid-based server-integrated cooling for data centers

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Lucid

    Provider of interoperable building operating system for commercial buildings

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Persistent Efficiency

    Provider of surface-adhesive circuit-level electric meters

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Telkonet

    BEMS for the hosptiality segment based on optimization of indoor temperature drift

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Apix

    Provider of NEMS-based multi-gas sensors for various applications, including buildings and oil and gas infrastructure

    Nov 2, 2014

  • Opower

    Provider of peak demand shaving, building analytics, and customer engagement program for utilities

    Nov 2, 2014

  • Wattics

    Developer of software-based energy management and monitoring systems for hotel, food processing, and commercial buildings

    Nov 2, 2014

  • enVerid Systems

    Provider of air-handling units, sorbents, and software to improve the air quality in commercial buildings

    Nov 2, 2014

  • Powerdale

    Provider of data acquisition hardware and online energy monitoring dashboard to engage users in demand response programs

    Oct 19, 2014

  • LiquidCool Solutions

    Licenser of liquid submerged cooling systems for data centers

    Oct 19, 2014

  • Green Revolution Cooling

    Liquid cooling systems for data center servers

    Oct 19, 2014

  • Sonnenbatterie

    Distributed energy storage and solar service provider using LFP-based Li-ion batteries

    Oct 14, 2014

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SAMPLE EFFICIENT BUILDING SYSTEMS TOPICS
  • BEMS equipment
  • Advanced heating and cooling
  • Combined heat and power
  • Heat pumps and absorption chillers
  • Thermal energy storage, solar A/C
  • Ground loop heating and cooling
  • Magnetic cooling, thermoelectrics
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Daylighting
  • LEDs, OLEDs, CFL, and QDs-based systems
  • BEMS controls
  • Sensors, thermostats, adaptive controls
  • BEMS software and services
  • Smart HVAC and lighting
  • Demand response and smart grid programs
  • Real estate development and finance
  • New construction and existing building retrofits
  • Nearly-zero (nZEB) and zero-energy buildings (ZEBs)
  • Reducing building electricity and fuel use
  • Rapid energy modeling (REM)
  • Energy services companies (ESCOs)
  • Increasing building thermal efficiency
  • Improving indoor environment and productivity
  • Distributing and generating on-site power
  • Improving building water efficiency
  • District heating and cooling
  • Utility power and water demand response
  • Transitioning to integrated, networked, and net-zero energy buildings as part of a broader “smart city” ecosystem

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