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 World Lighting Controls Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME16-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME16-01-00-00-00 Lighting controls have transitioned from being simple devices that are used to control (turn on and turn off or dim) lighting appliances to being critical components of smart buildings. The advent of sensors and innovations in LED lighting has hastened developments within the lighting controls market. Apart from conventional benefits such as energy and cost savings, lighting controls can increase the productivity, safety, security, and visual comfort of building occupants. Enforcement of building codes has helped in the higher adoption of the products in developed markets, while the lack of awareness regarding their potential benefits hampers their growth in other markets. The market will grow strongly from 2018 to 2025. Wired lighting controls will continue to dominate the market, although it is expected to lose shares to wireless controls. Controllers and sensors will hold more than 64% of the revenue share of lighting controls in 2025. The distribution channel for the overall market is also described in the study. The market is split into four key regions - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest-of-the-World (the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Commonwealth of Independent States). By application areas, the market is segmented by residential, retail & hospitality, education & healthcare, office, outdoor, industrial, and others (including architectural, sports infrastructure, and places of worship). Key Companies: Lutron Electronics Leviton Acuity Brands Hubbell Lighting Controls Crestron Schneider Electric Siemens Signify Theben ABB Honeywell--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the anticipated growth rate of the market during the forecast period?
  • What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges in the lighting controls market?
  • How do various end-user industries (applications) boost lighting controls revenue?
  • Who are the key market participants and what are their competitive strengths?
  • How do technological advancements enable the growth of the lighting controls market?
  • What are the major M&A activities in the market?
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Innovations in Wastewater Treatment, Catalysts, and Sustainable Compounds http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A5-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A5-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in wastewater treatment and in the production of value added chemicals from sustainable raw materials. The TOE also focuses on the development of various cost-effective processes that can simultaneously enable high-quality wastewater treatment and renewable energy generation. The TOE also talks about the implementation of cost-effective ceramic membranes used in membrane biological reactors for the efficient treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater. Additionally, the TOE also talks about sustainable processes that can convert pine needles from Christmas trees in to value added chemicals. Furthermore, the TOE provides intelligence on the use of water resistant catalysts for increasing selectivity and conversion of organic compounds into value added chemicals. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Deammonification, membrane biological reactors, electrochemical oxidation, biogas valorization, polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) removal Fri, 4 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Convergence Enabling Agriculture 2.0 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87E-01-00-00-00 The growing demand for high quality agricultural output for the rising population needs to be met with improvisations in the current agricultural practices. Therefore, utilization of updated precision agricultural practices which enhances the decision making system of the farmers needs to be adopted so as to increase the productivity yield per unit area of the agricultural field. Precision Agricultural practices can also be enhanced by the convergence of various technologies including vertical farming, crop sensors, equipment telematics, synthetic biology, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, integrated pest management and agricultural robots. These technologies enhance the decision support system of precision farming which in turn helps the farmers in improvising the farm management ability. Innovative agricultural technologies facilitate the reduction in the amount of water and fertilizers utilized which decreases the operational expenditures and increases the return ofn investment even for small scale farmers. The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic technologies and innovations that will enable the optimization of input parameters associated with current agricultural practices. The research service also offers insights on impact of Precision Agricultural techniques and other key innovations which are converging with various other technologies to enable Agriculture 2.0. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Breakthrough Innovations in Radioactive Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D882-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D882-01-00-00-00 The application of nuclear fission technology typically in nuclear power generation, produces a by-product that is called as radioactive waste. The produced waste has to be managed properly to ensure minimal impact on the environment and to prevent it from harming human beings. Public and private companies are extremely concerned in improving radioactive waste management. This can be seen through series of breakthrough innovations. Governments have also helped by providing funds to researches in radioactive waste management. Thus, this research service discusses on Breakthrough Innovations in Radioactive Waste Management and summarizes important innovations related to radioactive waste management. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Alternate to Plastics: Emerging Technology Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D811-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D811-01-00-00-00 Piling up of millions of tons of plastics in landfills and other suitable environment results in the release of harmful contaminants in to the soil and groundwater. Leaching of hazardous contaminants in to the soil reduces the fertility of the soil required for agriculture and excessive seepage of leachates also spoils the quality of groundwater. This increases soil and groundwater toxicity, which makes it unsuitable for any human activity. Burning of plastics also releases toxic fumes in to the surrounding environment and this leads to rapid air pollution. Inhalation of poisonous chemicals and other green house gases emitted during air pollution results in the deterioration of human and animal health. The toxic emissions can be suffocative, choking and can also cause several respiratory disorders in humans. Global stakeholders are involved in finding sustainable alternatives for plastics but the efforts so far are facing challenges because of cost and performance of alternate material. The new and innovative production processes profiled in the report eliminate many energy intensive intermediate steps that can otherwise increase the operational expenditure of bioplastics production. The new technologies involved also maintain the recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable properties of the materials used in bioplastics production. The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic processes and sustainable raw materials that will enable the manufacture of bio-based plastics,, which can efficiently replace the synthetic counterparts. The research service offers insights primarily on the following: Overview on the impact of plastics on human health and environment Global regulatory frameworks Technical drivers and challenges for plastic alternates Emerging technologies focusing on sustainable alternatives for plastic Analysis of innovations ecosystem Analysis and recommendations Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Distributed Energy: Impact of Blockchain on Energy Trading http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D87D-01-00-00-00 The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters has resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry. These factors have enabled the conventional end users to take part in energy transactions in the form of supporting the grid during peak hours and help maintain the stability. This highly distributed energy scenario has its challenges in the form of monitoring and controlling every energy transaction made. These challenges call for better solutions to keep track of the energy exported into the grid and also in helping the transacting bodies reach consensus regarding the amount of power exported. Blockchain is a distributed, digital data ledger that enables the storage of digital transaction in a secure and highly transparent manner. It provides a decentralized control and enabling visibility to every party involved. As each transaction is visible and each transaction or block is linked to the previous transaction or block, the chain provides clear information about the transactions, including the times at which they occurred. Each of this block is entered only if a particular set of user defined conditions are met. Adoption of blockchain in energy sector has potential to empower the end user with better visibility over the transaction and help them understand the revenue generation model. This is expected to encourage the participation of more prosumers, enabling a highly distributed energy scenario in a more controlled and secure manner. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Solutions in the North American HVACR Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2D9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2D9-01-00-00-00 The technologies under evaluation fall into the following broad categories: advanced vapor compression, advanced heat exchangers, emerging non-vapor compression, and integration of energy storage and air conditioning. Within these broad categories, multiple technologies under development have been analyzed. Some of the over-arching themes across these developing technologies include reduced carbon footprints, product and system efficiencies, low global warming-potential (GWP) technologies, and the exploration of non-vapor compression technologies. The detailed study of these emerging technologies includes data about the target segments, stage-wise ratings for readiness levels of the technologies, activity milestone breakdowns of the technology development efforts, implications of technology deployment, and penetration forecasts for each of the technologies, starting from the expected year of commercialization. Sets of drivers and restraints for each technology covered are also provided. In addition, the key partners collaborating on developing these technologies have also been listed, along with their various roles in the technology development. High potential opportunities for growth have been highlighted, in addition to critical success factors for the organizations in this domain. As observed in the research, these emerging technologies primarily aim to offer energy and non-energy-related benefits, including reduced energy consumption, managing peak loads, improved performance of HVAC systems, reduced maintenance time and costs, improved comfort, and reliability all while leaving a smaller carbon footprint. The need for becoming green and sustainable is expected to continue to drive technology innovation. The emerging HVAC technologies considered are in various stages of development, ranging from early development to mature stage towards commercialization. Organizations are encouraged to track the key technologies under development mentioned in this research and such similar initiatives as an option to become late-stage collaboration partners or to apply for patents at an early stage. Collaborative projects with disparate participants to bring together capabilities for addressing needs such as integration, connectivity, and analytics, in addition to the core technology development, are expected to assist in the development of a ready-to-deploy solution for the market participants.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service includes an in-depth analysis of certain novel emerging technologies in the HVACR market in North America and their market potential. It serves to provide a technological snapshot of the future HVACR market in North America based on current R&D programs.
The main objective involves identifying the range of technologies to be evaluated, assessing the technology readiness level for commercialization, estimating the commercialization timeline, and analyzing implications of the technology, including future market presence.

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Microbiome Technologies Fueling Human Health and Wellness http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88D-01-00-00-00 This research service encompasses microbiome technology trends and emerging innovations across: Disease Management This research segment explores the emerging role of microbiome-based therapeutics across a wide range of diseases, especially in the context of gastro-intestinal health, while providing strategic insights across the highly dynamic competitive landscape Food & Beverages This research segment evaluates the role of microbiome technologies fueling improving F&B products, while providing an analysis of the innovative and evolving F&B landscape Personal Care Microbiome technologies has had a significant impact across the global skincare industry, and this research segment analysis the key technologies impacting the personal care space, while highlighting some of the key industry participants across each technology segment. Indoor Air Quality This is the newest sector to have been impacted by developments across the microbiome landscape. This research service evaluates some of the key developments fueling to enhance the microbiome balance within indoor settings. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sustainability Trends Benchmarking of Global Automotive Companies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D898-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D898-01-00-00-00 Over the past decade, the topic of sustainable development has gained importance across various sectors. The development of this topic has been driven by increasingly stringent regulations in different industry sectors, higher potentials for product diversification and increased public awareness. In the automotive industry, which is in the focus of this research study, sustainable development is of particular importance. Stakeholders of this industry need to not only comply with environmental standards and meet societal requirements, but also maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly-changing business environment characterized by fluctuating customer demands, new legislations and stiff competition. Major global automotive companies have been constantly developing and adopting novel sustainability strategies and tools in order to improve its overall sustainability performance. This research service offers insights on the following: Profiling and benchmarking of various sustainability strategies developed and adopted by global companies in automotive sector Overview of sustainability measurement index/tool developed by various companies Key sustainability targets set by the companies and its focus areas of development A snapshot of the companies alignment towards United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Key product development activities related to sustainable development A snapshot of sustainability certifications, standards and other recognitions received by various companies Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Water Treatment, Desalination, and Biofuel Production http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A2-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A2-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in production of a tubular photobioreactor (PBR) for algae-biomass cultivation, and soot-reducing biofuels and fuel additives. The TOE also focuses on developments in water treatment technologies, such as a low-cost high-performance thin-film composite forward osmosis membrane, a biomimetic nanocoagulant for single-stage water treatment, and a wave-powered desalination system. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Photobioreactor, forward osmosis membrane, glycerol carbonate, biomimetic nanocoagulant, wave-powered desalination Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sri Lankan Air Conditioning Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA11-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA11-01-00-00-00 The rise in residential and commercial construction projects, along with the high growth from the tourism and hospitality industry, is creating demand for HVAC products in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka allows total foreign ownership across several industries and imposes no restrictions on repatriation of earnings, fees, and capital. Supporting budgets and policies are expected to continually drive the industrial sector in Sri Lanka, providing a platform for growth for the HVAC industry in the long term. Other than the western part, in most of the other parts of Sri Lanka, the AC penetration is quite low and is likely to continue to remain the same. The average overall penetration of ACs in the country is as low as 10%. Cheaper alternatives from the Chinese participants such as Aux and Yonan pose a strong challenge to participants from other countries. China is also a part of the preferential trade agreement under the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA). However, India has bilateral trade agreements with Sri Lanka, which allows more number of Indian origin goods to be imported into Sri Lanka with free preferential duty. Adaption of the inverter ACs and the understanding of its energy-efficient technology among the customers, coupled with government push towards energy-efficient solutions, are creating high demand for inverters ACs. Demand in the hospitality segment is expected to grow the fastest due to growth in the tourism industry; the segment is expected to occupy nearly half of the market share by 2022. Government establishment modernizations will create high demand for HVAC products. Increasing construction of residential projects and demand from individual households will drive the demand for high wall AC. Demand for chillers and airside units will continue to rise from the growing tourism industry and commercial projects. High walls is a highly price-sensitive segment, with the presence of approximately 15 participants including a significant presence of the Chinese suppliers. This industry analysis on the air conditioning market in Sri Lanka offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation by product types (high walls, cassettes, ducted, floor/ceiling consoles, tower, chillers, VRF, and packaged units) and by key end-user segments (residential, hospitality, offices, retail and government, healthcare, and industrial). The research includes market data from 2017 to 2022 that gives a future outlook for air conditioners in Sri Lanka, which makes this study an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible and clearly presented exhibits. Tue, 4 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Cell Culture, Bio-treatment of Wastes, Smart Biomaterials, Renewable Energy Generation, and Microbiome Search Engines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A1-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A1-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in cell culture, waste water treatment and sustainable bioelectricity. The TOE also focuses on the impact of Big Data and 3D printing in industrial bioprocessing. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Cell culture, biopharmaceutical, waste water, phototrophic, hydrogel, nanofiller, 3D printing, alginate, nanoribbon, nanobionic, cyanobacteria, microbiome, Big Data Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Recent Developments in Bioplastics, Biofuels, Sustainable Aerogels, and Biocompatible Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A0-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-A0-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations that enable large scale production of bioplastics and biocompatible materials. The TOE also focuses on development of various innovative and sustainable processes that enable utilization of waste (including human excrement, plastic waste, and sewage) for converting it into fuel, energy, and other green products. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Aerogels, plastic waste, PET bottles, hydrothermal carbonization, hydrochar, purple phototrophic bacteria, dental fillings, biocompatible materials Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Facility Management (FM) Services Market, Forecast to FY2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA23-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA23-01-00-00-00 The study aims to analyze and forecast the Indian facilities management (FM) market outlook for FY18-FY23. Professional FM services have now become a necessity for asset owners, as they not only help increase the life span of a building but also help owners meet international health and safety standards. Increased need to reduce operating costs of the facilities and buildings of the end-user segments and increasing demand for energy conservation and optimum usage of building solutions is fueling the growth of the FM market in India. The shortage of skilled manpower for services that require technical expertise is a challenge for the service providers in the market. This industry report on FM services in India offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation by service types (hard and soft services) and by key end user segments (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Government and Infrastructure, and Educational Institutions. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key companies operating in this market. The research includes market data from FY18 to FY23 that gives the future outlook for the FM services market in India which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible and clearly presented tables and graphs.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Hard and Soft Services

      o  Hard services include HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP), Lighting, Energy Management Services, Water/Plumbing, Energy Audits, Safety Audits, etc.
      o  Soft services include Cleaning, Landscaping, Admin Support, Transport/Fleet Services, Waste Management, Housekeeping, Pantry and Catering, Horticulture and Landscaping, Security, Pest Control, Front Office Support, etc.

  • Key End User Segments: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Government and Infrastructure, Educational Institutions
  • Geography: India
  • Study Period: FY18 to FY23; Base Year: FY18; Forecast Years: FY19 to FY23

Key Issues Addressed

  • How is the market for FM services expected to grow in future and at what rate?
  • How has the market been classified in terms of services and what are the industry and competitive structures?
  • Which types of service markets have potential as targets that could bring sustainable growth?
  • Which type of end-user segments have higher market share and which segments are expected to provide larger opportunities in future?
  • What are the market drivers and restraints? And what are the key industry challenges?
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