Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Frost & Sullivan North American BEMS Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K161-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K161-01-00-00-00 The Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) is an exciting market in North America that is poised for healthy growth for the next 5 years. BEMS is primarily driven by the trend of high peak demand charges, customers commitment towards sustainability, and state incentives for buildings installed with energy management systems. The market will be characterized by increased connectivity, bringing deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, data analytics, cloud solutions, and technology-enabled business model innovation. New entrants and emerging participants will change the market dynamics by adopting customer-centric business models. The building energy management systems (BEMS) market has witnessed a healthy growth rate in 2016 and has earned revenue of $822.8 million having grown by 5.1% from 2015. Frost & Sullivan has segmented the market based on solutions offered by participants such as hardware, software and services, and also based on end-user verticals such as industrial, office, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, government, and utilities. We have also mapped the impact of key trends such as IoT, data analytics, cloud, Big Data, new business models, remote services, open source platform, software embedded controllers, and edge analytics on the BEMS market. The scope of the study covers hardware, software, and services associated with this market. Hardware includes controllers that control field-level devices, and gateways that interface with the management layer. Software includes dashboard applications and cloud-based optimization software. Services include software implementation and software maintenance and support. The study does not include field-level devices such as sensors and actuators. Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Siemens, and Schneider Electric are the leading companies offering BEMS in the North American region. Lucid, BuildingIQ, EcoEnergy, Switch Automation, Daikin, Optimum Energy, Ecova, GridPoint, FirstFuel, Daintree Networks, EnergyCAP, Energex, Flywheel, Wegowise, Kwantera are some of the emerging companies offering BEMS in the North American region. Frost & Sullivan has identified key growth opportunities, such as IoT-enabled building services, data analytics and cloud, secured open source platform, and customer-centric approach, for participants to explore and stay ahead in the competition. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? What are the emerging technologies that are impacting the growth of BEMS markets? How dynamic is the market? Are the emerging participants stealing the market share from leading participants? What are the different sales distribution channels present in the BEMS market? Are they likely to change in future? What are the key data required by building managers and energy professionals to track sustainability progress in buildings? Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Singapore Facilities Management Industry Tracker, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P92F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P92F-01-00-00-00 The facilities management (FM) services market in Singapore is quite matured, with a high outsourcing trend compared to any other city in this region. Industries, commercial, and retail segments are the major FM end user segments in the country, accounting for 68% of the total FM market. The presence of numerous, large multinational companies in Singapore contributes to high outsourcing percentage, as these companies generally prefer to outsource FM services. Most organizations and facility owners typically prefer to outsource hard FM, while delivering soft FM in-house. This is primarily due to the lack of the unique technical skills that are often necessary to deliver hard FM services. However, the market is currently witnessing a rise in number of companies outsourcing both hard and soft FM services, as the management philosophy of focusing on core competencies is gaining better awareness. The growth in sustainability awareness along with spurt in number of green and smart buildings offer good opportunities for FM providers and this trend is expected to continue over the coming years. Energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction are becoming high priorities for building owners and facility managers. As such, retrofitting and refurbishing existing office buildings are increasing in order to make them more environmentally friendly. Demand for energy management services is expected to be increase several fold and will be a critical service area for FM providers. FM services for the retail end users are driven by the growth in number of shopping malls and retail chains in the country. Owners of older facilities continue to invest in upgrading of assets. The commercial segment is the biggest gainer for FM companies and it has high percentage of outsourcing. In addition, the number of data centers is increasing the overall commercial space in Singapore. Government building as FM customer is characterized by its large areas and high FM outsourcing trend. However, the construction of new government buildings is minimal and expenditure in this segment will largely be based on existing facilities. Singapore s aging population is expected to drive investment in healthcare assets in future. The government is also exploring ways to use spare capacity in private hospitals to enhance its public healthcare capacity. As a result, workplace management solutions for hospitals are likely to boost demand for FM solutions. Cleaning is the most matured FM service segment and is also widely adopted across all verticals. Despite slowdown in the construction industry as well as rising labor costs, the cleaning expenditure is forecast to grow. Energy management, on the other hand, is an emerging FM service in the market. Growing awareness for energy conservation and sustainable are contributing to the strong growth in demand for energy management in Singapore. The study covers the period of 2016 to 2020. Findings in the base year of 2016 are collated from primary and secondary researches with FM providers, facility owners, and internal databases. Forecasts and analysis are verified with industry participants. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:38:01 +0100 Decentralized Wastewater and Solid Waste Treatment Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7AC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7AC-01-00-00-00 Decentralized solid waste and waste water management could be a cost effective and simple way in which waste could be managed on site or near waste generating operations. Rapid population growth and industrialization has increased the necessity for decentralized treatment technologies. The current global scenario has created need for decentralized wastewater treatment as centralized wastewater treatment alone might not be sufficient for managing the huge volume of waste and wastewater generated. Decentralized solutions would have lower footprint and also relatively easier to maintain. This research services has identified the significance and top needs driving the need for Decentralized Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment Technologies. Various technologies for decentralized waste and wastewater treatment have been discussed and analysis of each technology is provided in detail and the development status of various technologies and its future is discussed. The research service also focuses on drivers and challenges. Region-wise trends have been discussed and the best technologies are identified based on various criteria. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Southeast Asian Elevator Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8A9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8A9-01-00-00-00 The elevator market in Southeast Asia is at the growth stage. Of the four countries covered in the study, Thailand led the elevator demand in Southeast Asia by revenue and market share. This is followed by Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines in descending order. Although the Philippines has the lowest share, it is expected to register the fastest growth in the region's elevator market. Additionally, the market dynamic is expected to change at the end of the forecast period of 2021 with Vietnam and Indonesia. The Southeast Asia region has observed rapid growth in its urban population, particularly in developing countries. Building construction development, especially in the residential and commercial units, will drive a greater demand for new elevators. On the other hand, elevator modernization works are expected to be driven by the increasing focus on development of smart and green buildings or cities. Growth of mega cities in Southeast Asia is a key market trend and opportunity. As a greater number of people migrate into these mega cities, the population densities are expected to increase. This is likely to drive the demand for tall buildings, which makes the need for elevators unavoidable. Next, the growing acceptance of machine-roomless elevators in recent years due to their attractive pricing and lack of need for machine rooms at the top level of the buildings has prompted higher demand for such elevators. Going forward, the market will experience consolidation of market participants, whereby large and international elevator companies will acquire local brands in Southeast Asia. The market trends have been analyzed for a study period of 2016 to 2021. In addition to market revenue and unit shipment, key trends have been provided in each of the four countries covered in this study. Companies mentioned in the study include Hyundai Elevator, Kone, Mitsubishi Elevator, OTIS, Schindler, Sigma, and ThyssenKrupp Elevator. Key Questions this Study will Answer: How is the elevator market growing in the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia? Which are the leading elevator companies in these Southeast Asian countries? What are the key success factors and how is it different in each Southeast Asian elevator market? Where are the key opportunities and elevator customer segments in these countries? Are there any innovations in elevator s technology and other market trends? How are they affecting the market? Tue, 6 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Atmospheric Water Generation Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-1D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-1D-00-00 More than one in every six people in the world lack sufficient access to potable water. Global water stress is the major driver for innovative water technologies. Atmospheric water generation, that is, converting atmospheric moisture into water, may provide an efficient solution to meet the water requirements of people living in arid and semi arid areas. This Future Tech TOE focuses on technology advances Atmostpheric Water Generation. It provides an in-depth analysis of drivers, challenges, and analyst insights. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. The Environment and Sustainability cluster tracks developments and industry trends in technologies that contribute to the betterment of the environment or enable/aid environmental protection/preservation, mitigation and sustainability. Keywords: Atmospheric water generation, water management, water harvester, AWG, hybrid water generators Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the Spanish Facility Management Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD01-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD01-01-00-00-00 Spain is one of the smallest Facility Management (FM) markets in Europe on a per capita revenue basis. As FM awareness increases and outsourcing becomes more widely accepted, its growth will be the highest in all of Europe in all three delivery models (single-service, bundled service, and Integrated Facility Management or IFM). While soft-service FM has become well established in recent years, the next wave of growth will be significantly driven by increased outsourcing of hard services such as technical maintenance services (including operation and maintenance or O&M services for equipment such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning or HVAC, electrical installations, and so on).This strong growth will be accompanied by an increasing need to innovate with both service delivery and technology deployment and the rate of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity will rise, as companies start to focus on service expansion, geographical growth, and economies of scale. This growth insight takes a deep look at the growth opportunities in the Spanish FM market in the wake of these transformations. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, regional analysis, and a mapping of the most attractive opportunities for growth till 2025. The study period is 2016 2025 with 2016 as the base year. The service spheres included are building O&M, support services, environmental management, property management, and Information and Technology (IT) and telecom. The crucial questions answered by this strategic and dynamic study include: Which are the fastest growing service delivery models? How will the market evolve to 2025? What will the competitive landscape look like by 2025? Which are the fastest growing customer segments? What types of services will grow and what will be the pace of service integration? How will suppliers react to the need for a dynamic new value propositions? What impact will technology and new business models have on FM in Spain in the future? What are the five most attractive growth opportunities for FM in Spain? This study also looks at opportunities in adjacent and converging markets such as energy management, sustainability, and workplace change management. All of these will have a transforming effect on FM globally over the coming years and Spain is no exception. The strong growth in the coming decade will effect a significant change on the competitive landscape as well as the nature of service delivery, customer expectations, and strategic value propositions of winning suppliers. Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Decentralized Packaged/Containerized Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDC-01-00-00-00 This global study provides an in-depth analysis of the decentralized packaged/containerized water and wastewater treatment systems market, covering end users segments such as municipal, industrial, and commercial. The study forecasts the global market revenue to increase from $ 3.99 billion in 2016 to $ 6.08 billion in 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%. The geographical scope of the study includes the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The study is majorly segmented into water treatment systems and wastewater treatment systems. The treatment technologies covered under water treatment systems are membrane filtration, which includes reverse osmosis (RO), ultra-filtration (UF) and micro-filtration (MF); gravity filtration, which involves special media; ion exchange; and other systems/equipment such as dissolved air flotation (DAF) and disinfection units. The treatment technologies covered under wastewater treatment systems are membrane bioreactor (MBR), moving bed bioreactor (MBBR), submerged aerated filter (SAF), sequential bioreactor (SBR), rotating biological contactor (RBC), and other technologies such as sludge dewatering equipment and anaerobic treatment systems. The study covers the market revenue contribution of each of these technologies, in addition to breakdown by region and end users. It also covers the market revenue contribution by various treatment capacity ranges of the decentralized packaged/containerized water and wastewater treatment systems. There is an exclusive section that details the growth opportunities in the market. Key questions the study will answer are as follows: How is the growth of the market and its sustainability for the next 7 years? What are the growth factors (positive or negative) for the decentralized packaged/containerized WWWT systems market? What are the growth opportunities for the decentralized packaged/containerized WWWT systems based on end users, technology, and capacity range? What is the competitive landscape of the regions covered in the study? Which are the key regional hotspots and their market potential? What are the big predictions for the decentralized packaged/containerized WWWT systems market? In addition, the study provides valuable insights on market drivers and restraints. This study also highlights key market trends and regional hotspots, along with valuable insights on innovative business models, strategies for expansion, and offerings and services that can enhance value. Regional hotspots offer valuable insights on key countries where the prospects for decentralized packaged/containerized water and wastewater treatment systems are high. The study also highlights the market share of key participants through tier analysis. The competitive assessments are based on various factors such as quality, reliability, pricing, and innovation. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in the UK Water Retail Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCE7-01-00-00-00 Customer-centric innovation, digital transformation, value-added services, and exemplary customer service will drive the UK water retail market going forward. The market revenue is estimated at 4 billion, with a non-domestic customer base of about 1.2 million. This study includes the revenue forecast for 2017 2022 for three different scenarios: business as usual, optimistic, and conservative. For the business as usual scenario, the market is forecast to record a CAGR of 5.2% during 2017 2022, whereas for the conservative and optimistic scenarios, the market is forecast to record a CAGR of 2.5% and 10.5% respectively. Research Scope: The study estimates the size of the UK Water retail market for 2017 and provides a forecast till 2021. The forecast is provided for three scenarios, as the market (launched in April 2017) is expected to undergo dynamic changes in the coming years. The study also highlights the applicable visioning scenarios with their macro to micro implications. The visioning scenarios included are: social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, new business models, disruptive technologies, and competitive landscape trends. The study also underscores the key market drivers and restraints and discusses their impact during the forecast period (2017 2022). Frost & Sullivan has considered nine levers for growth in this market, highlighting vision and strategy and brand and demand growth opportunities. For each of these nine levers, key context and opportunities along with a call to action have been discussed in this study. The competitive landscape trend is provided by listing the retail companies that have branched out of UK water utilities, other independent water retail companies, and self-supply licensees. The study spells out the strategic imperatives and top predictions for the UK water retail market, which includes predictions on the importance of value-added services and disruptive technologies. For the benefit of the retail companies, the key trends and opportunities for attractive non-domestic customer segments have been also elucidated. The following are the key questions that this study seeks to answer: Is the market growing and if so, at what rate? What is the anticipated growth rate for this market between 2017 and 2022? What are the new business models and disruptive technologies? What are the impacts of social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, disruptive technologies, new business models, and competitive landscape on key customer segments in the UK? What are the key growth levers influencing the UK water retail market? What are the strategic imperatives for the UK water retail market? Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Water Conservation Technologies In Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BE-01-00-00-00 Technologies play a major role in reducing water consumption. This current research service discusses about management practices and seven technologies that can reduce water consumption in agriculture: Drip irrigation, desalination, hydroponics, variable rate irrigation (VRI), aeroponics, atmospheric water generation (AWG), and sensors and smart meters. The research service also talks about global and region-wise trends of the technologies, Key technology stakeholders for each technology and Opportunity evaluation and technology evolution for next five years. Thu, 4 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Outlook of the Indian Waste Management and Recycling Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P940-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P940-01-00-00-00 Waste recycling is the key focus area within the waste management services market in India. Increasing population, growing consumerism, and high use of electrical and electronic equipment are increasing waste volumes across different type of waste streams. The lack of proper source segregation of waste hinders the potential of waste recycling. With the revision in regulations by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, source segregation, material recovery, waste treatment, and recycling markets are expected to witness high growth opportunities. Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C3-01-00-00-00 Rapid industrialization and the increasing population have impacted availability of natural resources and resulted in complex environmental issues globally. As a result, technological innovations to improve environmental protection have become crucial. This Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability report focuses on the technologies from E&S sector which will impact multiple industries, applications, and regions. Technologies were chosen after weighing the importance of these issues carefully. The selection of the technologies is made using TechVision s proprietary selection process and methodology. Criteria like funding, the market potential of the technology, regional adoption, the technology s disruptiveness, megatrend impact and patenting activity, were considered while assessing each technology. The study offers in-depth strategic analysis of 10 important technologies including Precision Agriculture, Off Grid Desalination, Wastewater Membrane Filtration, Wastewater Nutrient Recovery, Zero Liquid Discharge, Micro Irrigation, Waste to Energy, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Produced Water Remediation and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Middle East Fire Protection Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P984-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P984-01-00-00-00 Rising fire accidents, government mandates, and stringent implementation are leading to increased installation of fire protection systems in the Middle East. This, coupled with increasing fire protection expenditure by institutions and enterprises and technological innovations, is driving the overall market. Technology advancement driving adoption and smart integration is the way forward for the industry to scale new heights. Active fire protection systems dominate the market but passive systems are expected to gain greater traction in the forecast period. As of 2015, 95% of the market used active systems. Fire management systems, comprising sprinklers and extinguishers held the largest market share in 2015 and are expected to dominate the market till 2021. Fire detection and response systems comprising of smoke/fire/gas detectors and alarm systems work in tandem with fire management systems. The market for fire analysis software is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, as the need for proper analysis of past fire accidents can help resolve future fire accidents for they help understand the environmental conditions and surrounding dynamics that led to fire accidents in the past. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East for the fire protection market, as the government has commenced numerous infrastructure projects and the country also is the largest in the oil and gas sector. To address the issue of increasing population burden on existing resources, this government has taken up numerous construction and infrastructure projects, which are expected to push demand for fire protection systems. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains the largest commercial and residential market in the region. As authorities mandate the implementation of stringent fire protection norms in buildings, the demand for fire protection products is expected to rise. Oman and Qatar are largely oil-dependent economies and also strong users of fire protection products. Some of the key market trends include the rise of smart fire detectors and suppressants, the rise of public private partnership (PPP) arrangements for investments, enforcement of building codes, and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) for the integration of systems. The dominance of international participants Tyco, UTC, and Honeywell over the years in the market shows that they are the most preferred by end users. As they maintain consistency in product quality, performance, and high global standards, they are expected to continue to lead in future as well. NAFFCO is emerging as a leading domestic brand, with more than 12 manufacturing plants in the region. It is one of the largest suppliers for fire protection products to the commercial and residential segments, and is now focusing on expanding its offerings in the oil and gas sector. Saudi s SFFECO is also a growing local participant; both NAFFCO and SFFECO are the largest exporters in the region. The market is flooded with numerous agents and traders dealing in the supply of fire protection products, resulting in sub-standard products threatening to do more damage in the area of installation. The study covers fire protection market analysis from 2014 till 2021, using primary and secondary inputs and assessment of the derived data. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100