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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

Meet the Team

john_raspin.jpgJohn Raspin


gaia_nocchi.jpgGaia Nocchi

Vice President of Consulting

konkana_khaund.jpgKonkana Khaund

Principal Consultant

janice_wung.jpgJanice Wung

Industry Analyst

Maximilian_sm.jpgDr. Maximilian-Eckart Wernicke


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.

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.

Asia-Pacific Energy & Environment Industry Outlook, 2018

In 2018, oil and gas (O&G) investments are likely to see a renewal as the sector gradually recovers. Opportunities continue to be rife in the LNG and refinery segments, as LNG regasification expansion will drive tank storage investments in Asia-Pacific. Renewable energy, including hybrid…

European DC Power Distribution Market, Forecast to 2025

With the rising penetration of energy-consuming native direct current (DC) loads in commercial and residential applications, and the increasing focus on the adoption of energy-efficient systems to fulfil ambitious national goals, the debate over the relative merits of AC- versus DC- based systems…

Keys to the Future of FM: Workplace Evolution

If workers were to choose whether to work from office, home, or anywhere, the latter two options getting a higher number of votes would not be surprising. The concept of office may appear to be unattractive to the future of labor. There are various reasons for this paradox.

Keys to the Future of FM: Energy Management

Facilities management (FM) companies will inevitably need to undergo business transformation to stay relevant in a rapidly changing competitive landscape and amid evolving technologies. FM companies with business-as-usual service propositions will risk losing out in the market.

Global Digital Transformation on the Building and Construction Sector, Forecast to 2025

Digital transformation journey has to be adopted in order to stay competitive. The building and construction industry productivity in general is largely left behind, compared to other industries, due to the slow digital transformation movement. Poor planning, lack of automation, insufficient…

World Building Automation Systems (BAS) Markets, Forecast to 2022

The global building automation systems (BAS) market is poised for healthy growth in the next five years. The key driving factors are growing use of internet of things (IoT) technology, the rising popularity of LED lights for utilization of energy efficiently, increased reliance on wireless…

Growth Opportunities for District Heating and Cooling in Asia, Forecast to 2021

District heating and cooling is not a new concept, but this technology is gaining traction in Asia in the current era of urbanization, energy insecurity, and climate change mitigation. The study period is 2014 2021, with the base year as 2016, and forecast period as 2017 to 2021. This research…

European Integrated Facility Management Market, Forecast to 2022

The integrated facility management (IFM) market in Europe is the fastest growing segment of the overall facility management (FM) industry. It is growing at the expense of the single service and bundled service segments. Currently, integrated facility management is going through a state of…

North American Lighting Equipment Market, Forecast to 2023

The North American lighting equipment market is currently in the growth stage and is expected to witness healthy growth between 2016 and 2023. High rate of growth in the LED technology landscape is also tempered by falling revenue in Non-LED applications and falling prices of LED products.…

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



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.


"The report Frost & Sullivan did for us …proved to be invaluable in helping our team understand the opportunities in the market place for our product.  Based on the results, we have the support of our leadership to accelerate efforts and a roadmap where to focus resources."

"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."

Chief Innovation Catalyst, Proctor & Gamble

"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."

Business Development Manager, Procurement Division, Leading Power Utility Company

"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."

Vice President & General Manager, Batteries Company

"For almost 10 years, Frost & Sullivan has been our valuable partner in providing high-quality and timely market information for the various industries in which we are participating. We have come to appreciate Frost & Sullivan's research as early and reliable indicators of industry trends that support our strategic decision making. We appreciate the wide range of services offered, the close co-operation we enjoy with their analysts and their ability to quickly adapt to customer needs."

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."