Technology 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
Meet the Team
Vice President of Consulting
Dr. Maximilian-Eckart Wernicke
Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Homes & Buildings research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:
Future of Lighting
The future of lighting will revolve around the impact of the LED lighting revolution driving new business models such as smart lighting and technological innovations.
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.
Service integration, energy management, business productivity, smart technology and contract internationalization will be the key trends in the FM space.
Digitally connected intelligent buildings and data analytics will drive innovation from building and energy efficiency to full smart city integration.
IoT & Cloud Solutions
IoT enabled solutions are critical for the full realization of BAS, HEMS & BEMS, software embedded controllers, remote monitoring and internet of buildings.
Next 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
The research service reviews the global mega trends driving the market for energy harvesting solutions which make electronic and electric devices self-sufficient. Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing, Smart is the New Green, Connectivity and Convergence, Future of Energy, and Future of Mobility are the…
In the oil & gas sector, the dramatic decline in the oil price has massively impacted the upstream industry, but investment in downstream remains strong. The impact of the oil price decline on the power sector has been relatively limited, with investment in renewables remaining strong and market…
The North American HVAC controls market has been fueled by integration, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and connectivity needs. The study analyses the market identifying key trends and market dynamics such as market drivers and restraints, the competitive landscape, and distribution channel.…
The recently concluded 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris brought back the focus on the zero-emission energy revolution. The impact of this summit on several energy and environment industries remains to be seen. This outlook analyzes low crude oil prices and assesses if it will indirectly…
The shift in consumer preferences is prompting Australian contract food service businesses to deliver greater quality and variety of food to end users. Changes in demographics has forced greater cultural sensitivity and enhanced capabilities. To accelerate growth, more contract food service…
The homes and buildings industry continues to evolve, driven by transformational technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, data analytics, and cloud networking. These are significantly impacting the connected homes, LED lighting, and building automation markets. Even in traditional…
The management of energy efficiency is witnessing a fundamental shift away from investment in products and systems, towards investment in outcomes, managed services, and guaranteed energy savings. The European energy savings and performance contracting market is still young and shows great potential…
With the rising penetration of energy-consuming 'above the waist' (native DC) loads in commercial and residential applications and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfill ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based…
The global voice alarm systems (VAS) market is experiencing dynamic growth as voice-based systems become widely accepted in the market for fire and safety. As regulations and guidelines advance, VAS will begin to be required in more applications, penetrating the lower tiers of the market and opening…
The year 2015 has been a year of rapid development in emerging technologies that are transforming the building and infrastructure market. Communication protocols are now considered an essential part of..
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The 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.
- 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
We 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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