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homes-buildings1.jpgTechnology and new business models are transforming the way we manage our homes and buildings to improve efficiency, sustainability, reliability, comfort, convenience, productivity, flexibility, safety and profitability.   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.

Frost & Sullivan’s Homes & Buildings Program Area focuses on the transformational trends shaping the future of the built environment, including:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • The Future of Lighting
  • Connected Living
  • HEMS, BEMS and Building Automation
  • Fire & Life Safety
  • IoT, Big Data and Smart Buildings
  • Facility Management, Performance Contracting and Energy Services
  • Smart Cities
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Meet the Team

john_raspin.jpgJohn Raspin

Partner

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Principal Consultant

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Vice President of Consulting

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Industry Analyst

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Consultant


Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Homes & Buildings research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

Future of Lighting

Future-of-Lighting.pngThe future of lighting will revolve around the impact of the LED lighting revolution driving new business models such as smart lighting and technological innovations.

Connected Living

Connected-Living.pngFrom the home to work to leisure time, from cities to transportation systems, connected living will usher in a new era for home and building automation.

Facilities Management

Facilities-Management.pngService integration, energy management, business productivity, smart technology and contract internationalization will be the key trends in the FM space.

Smart Buildings

Smart-Buildings.pngDigitally connected intelligent buildings and data analytics will drive innovation from building and energy efficiency to full smart city integration.

IoT & Cloud Solutions

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngIoT enabled solutions are critical for the full realization of BAS, HEMS & BEMS, software embedded controllers, remote monitoring and internet of buildings.

ESCO 2.0

ESCO-2.pngNext generation of energy management services and performance contracting will leverage XaaS models to differentiate players as the industry sees convergence of competition.

Research and Current Insights

From the home to work to leisure time, from cities to transportation systems, connected living will usher in a new era for home and building automation. Digitally connected intelligent buildings and data analytics will drive innovation from building and energy efficiency to full smart city integration.

At the commercial scale level, next generation of energy management services and performance contracting will leverage XaaS models to differentiate players as the industry sees convergence of competition.

Frost & Sullivan’s Homes & Buildings program area looks at building technologies & services, smart buildings, connected homes, smart cities and connected living overall.

Homes & Buildings Research

Top 10 Implications of Brexit on the UK Energy Sector

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, revoking its status as a member state. This landmark referendum, referred to as Brexit, has sent shock waves across Europe and the world causing significant uncertainty within markets, including energy. This market insight…

The COP21 Agreement

The Paris Climate Change Agreement was a significant step towards an ultimate goal in ending the fossil-fuel era. A key output of the conference was to hold governments and the participating countries accountable for the rise in greenhouse gas emissions. The focus of this agreement was to end any…

The Future of Facility Management

The facility management (FM) market is posed for a major transformation in the next 5 years. In many parts of the world, FM services are commoditising and there is a need for innovation and new value propositions. This visionary study identifies the 8 most significant transformational trends that…

Opportunities in Building Technologies Market in Turkey

Turkey s construction-driven markets such as elevators and escalators and LED lighting are expected to witness growth despite the economic slowdown in the last two years. There are more than 200 sub-markets that are nurtured by the construction industry. However, the study focuses on the drivers,…

Light as a Service

This market insight explores the profound transformation of the lighting industry. The North American lighting market is expected to face a paradigm shift in terms of business models and technology adoption. This market insight discusses several market trends including key challenges and shifts,…

Trends and Outlook for the South Korea Energy & Environment Industry

This research provides insights, trends, and outlook for South Korea's energy and environment industry. As one of the largest economies in the world, South Korea is committed to sustaining its economy with the development of clean energy and green technologies in environmental markets. While South…

The Future of Lighting

With the rapid rise of solid-state lighting (SSL) and integrated LED solutions, the lighting industry has been through an enormous transformation over the past few years. In 2016, LED will account for more than 50.0% of the sales; by 2025, this number is likely to reach 98.0%. This transformation…

Growth Opportunities for Contract Food Services in Southeast Asia Facilities Management Market

Scope of the reportThe research report includes the following segments:Product scope: Contract food services under facilities management marketGeographic scope: Southeast Asia - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, VietnamEnd-user scope: Industrial, Office, Hospital, Education,…

Strategic Analysis of the LED Lighting Market in Southeast Asia

The LED lighting market is gaining momentum in Southeast Asia. The market is smaller than in Asia-Pacific but offers long-term prospects to market participants due to strong governmental support. Other drivers include the development of smart cities and economic corridors in Indonesia and Malaysia.…

North American Energy Saving and Performance Contracting Market

The market for energy saving contract and performance contracting in North America is expected to grow after 2015 due to policy initiatives towards performance contracting in both Canada and the United States. The United States accounts for a larger share in the market. This research service can be…

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Growth Consulting

homes-buildings2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields

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Workshops

homes-buildings3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.

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"Frost & Sullivan ran a strategy workshop with Procter & Gamble to help our New Business Creation teams to understand the developing personal mobility market. The workshop consisted of Frost & Sullivan professionals presenting and informing us of the evolving opportunities across the industry value chain and then facilitating group plenary sessions to explore potential opportunities in this market. We found the information provided very insightful, strategic and tailored to our needs and appreciated the facilitation skills and tools used in the workshop, which helped us achieve our goals. We plan to be engaging with Frost & Sullivan in the future on other areas of interest."

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"Frost Research is compact, comprehensive, and easy to understand. Most of the reports are presented in presentation form which is easier to be digested compared to traditional report format. The insight information can be utilized to plan technology and procurement strategy to stay ahead from others and to give more value to the stakeholders especially end customer. The interaction with analyst and Frost & Sullivan team is very good and almost prompt responses. Overall partnerships are positive and encouraging. Even some of the topics which are not covered in the Energy and Power are also made available based on our request."

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"Frost & Sullivan's technical insights reports have been instrumental in keeping me in line with the newest technologies. It will allow me to help develop our products in a way to best serve our future clients."

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Leading company in Building Technologies

"Frost & Sullivan’s team were a pleasure to work with and exceeded the already high expectations we had for this project. It’s very refreshing to work with a high group that not only 'get' your business model but are able to challenge intelligently and help crystallize your thinking...we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again."

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