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

  • tado

    Intelligent control for residential heating and cooling systems

    Jul 13, 2014

  • Incenergy

    Zigbee-based building energy management system (BEMS)

    Jul 13, 2014

  • PowerWise Systems

    Energy management systems for residential and commercial buildings

    Jun 29, 2014

  • SkyFoundry

    Cloud-based data software platform for analysis of building operational data

    Jun 29, 2014

  • Cortland Research

    Electrical end-use monitoring and control hardware

    Jun 29, 2014

  • Embue

    Building energy management system for residential and light commercial buildings

    Jun 29, 2014

  • Ecobee

    Building energy management system (BEMS) for single-family houses and light commercial buildings

    Jun 29, 2014

  • Enerliance

    Demand response and HVAC optimization platform for commercial buildings

    Jun 15, 2014

  • Cypress Envirosystems

    Developer of non-invasive wireless field devices for commercial, industrial, and municipal retrofit applications

    Jun 15, 2014

  • Coolerado

    Novel indirect evaporative cooling system

    Jun 15, 2014

  • Power Integrations

    Developer and supplier of high-voltage integrated circuits and other components used in energy-efficient power conversion

    Jun 15, 2014

  • Aircuity

    Intelligent ventilation and indoor air-quality monitoring systems

    Jun 1, 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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