Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:15:56 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into each of these eight industries presents key findings, trends, and forecasts that will shape market revenues and opportunities in 2017. Key predictions in 2017 include slow recovery in oil and gas sector, slowdown in coal power, double-digit growth in distributed energy, robust grid investments, healthy growth rates in data center infrastructure solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets, and optimistic opportunities in the buildings sector and water treatment space. Key geographies mentioned in this study includes China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (predominantly ASEAN), and Australia. Some key highlights include: China to dominate in global petrochemical market and focus on nuclear power Suspension of building new coal-fired power plants in India to tackle overcapacity and reduce reliance on coal imports Japan to dominate virtual power plant model in Asia-Pacific Grid investments in Southeast Asia to cross $12.8 billion Australia to be key hotspot in microgrid market Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the eight industries? What are the key trends influencing the development of the industries? What is the forecast in price, revenue, or expenditure in these industries? What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by governments? What are the key growth opportunities for the market participants? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Australian Facilities Management Market, Forecasts to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P976-01-00-00-00 The Facilities Management (FM) market in Australia has relatively high outsourcing rate due to the number of mature end-user sectors. However, due to its market nature and cost pressure, the split between in-house and outsourced FM is unlikely to change during the forecast period. During the forecast period, the market is expected to be fueled by demand from healthcare and education sectors, largely attributed to the expected increase in FM expenditure in these sectors. The shift in focus onto other sectors has cushioned the negative impact contributed by the mining sector s slowdown to the FM market in Australia. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the FM market. The growing needs among certain end-user sectors, cost controlling measure from established service providers, and continued outsourcing by public sector drive market demand for the maturing FM market in Australia. However, the declining demand from mining sector, challenges among service providers to stay up-to-date, and budget limitation and cost pressure are the deterring factors for market development. Market consolidation trend at the global and regional scale is observed in the domestic market as well. Key market participants are on the look out to acquire smaller specialized firms to expand presence and strengthen service offerings. The constant high outsourcing from public sector, together with public-private partnership trend in the sector, has sparked interest of established service providers due to the lucrative nature and long contract terms. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2014 to 2023, with the base year being 2016. FM is the key focus area in this study. FM customer segmentation includes the healthcare, energy & resources, defense, government, education, leisure, sport, and entertainment, retail, general industry, transportation and infrastructure, and commercial office buildings sectors. Companies mentioned in the FM market's competitive landscape include Spotless Group Holdings Limited, ISS Facility Services Australia Limited, Broadspectrum Limited, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, Serco Group Pty Limited, and Jones Lang LaSalle Australia Pty Limited. Individual vertical segment market revenues are also analyzed in this study. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market ripe for acquisitions? Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their businesses to the next level? What are the trends affecting industry decision making in outsourcing and what are the competitors strategies in meeting these trends? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA8-01-00-00-00 Europe has traditionally been the major market for Waste to Energy technologies. It has always seen a strong and steady growth of Waste to Energy treatment capacities for the last ten years. Circular Economy and EU legislation are the two major factors that have been triggering the market. Although the European Waste To Energy market is set to grow, the speed of the growth is expected to slow down in the upcoming years. Especially, after 2017, the European market is expected to take a break from the rapid growth. This study provides an in-depth insight of Waste to Energy plant market in European countries specifically Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Alpine. These countries employ different instruments for implementing the Waste to Energy solution. It then looks at the Waste to Energy aspect of Municipal Solid waste management and covers the technologies used. Types of Incineration technologies such as Grate, Gasification and fluidized bed are analysed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant technology in the market. The grate technology accounts for the largest share, as it incinerates large volumes of waste. The study also offers regional analysis of the market, WTE applications and its positive impacts. Furthermore, the study describes the critical factors that are influential and also predicts the future of waste to energy plant market. Key Points addressed by the study: What are the key factors influencing the market? Mapping of countries in terms of the intensity of drivers. Waste to Energy market outlook specifically Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Alpine. WTE applications Waste to Energy incineration technology analysis. Key market players. Client Benefit: The study will provide an in-depth insight of the waste to energy market in specific European countries. It will give an overview of the market, the number of plants present and the volume of MSW treated using Waste to Energy plants in each region. This will help clients identify the addressed and addressable markets. Companies in each region can gather key insights to help member states, who completely rely on incineration. Furthermore, a slight delve into the Waste to Energy by-products and applications can provide a way to capitalize on the product recovery.Additional insights on growth opportunities, will aid in understanding the tapped and untapped areas of the waste to energy market. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Water and Wastewater Networks Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFC9-01-00-00-00 The North American water and wastewater networks market will see strong growth through 2021, primarily driven because of aging infrastructure and replacement needs, compounded by its extensive size. The market is divided into 7 main segments: pumps, automation and ICT, analytics and software, meters, pipes and allied, pipe network services, and design and engineering services. This study analyzes the municipal water distribution and wastewater collection network market trends between 2013 and 2021. Revenue shares and growth are split between the 7 segments and broken down by country. A wide range of equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and industry stakeholders contributed to this research. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global LED Lighting Market (2017 Update) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC95-01-00-00-00 This study provides an in-depth analysis of the global LED lighting market in 2016, covering 7 application segments (residential, retail, architectural, outdoor, office, industrial, hospitality) in 5 regions (North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific). After evaluating the market size for 2016 to be $ 47,303 million, the study details a 7-year forecast and a cumulative base for 2023, with 2016 as the base. The latest trends influencing the market, Mega Trends, technological advancements, government initiatives, and region-specific dialogues are included. Explanations for the drivers and restraints of the market, growth opportunities, and the competitive edge of the leading participants have been dealt with as well. Key points addressed by the study: What is the anticipated growth of the market between 2016 and 2023? What external forces affect market growth and how significant is their impact? What is the technology roadmap for LED lighting in this decade? What is the global average pricing trend of a LED light source and what influences pricing? Who are the key market participants and what are their competitive strengths? What are the macro and micro trends and their implications on the global LED lighting market? Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Municipal Wastewater Treatment Odor Control Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K12D-01-00-00-00 Muted growth, with select opportunities, is expected for the North American municipal wastewater odor control market through 2021. Growing populations and urban sprawl form the major market driver, especially in warmer climates. The market s range of technologies and solutions provide a flexible platform to craft specific vapor and liquid phase odor control solutions. Technologies are mature and generally fit for purpose, without major performance gaps, yet incremental innovations and evolution are expected and will provide added features and operations. Customers, by and large, are very price sensitive in this market as odor control is widely considered a cost without adding revenue or process value. Customers look to established market participants for core technologies and services leading to a smaller group of Tier I companies that compete against each other. Predominately, however, companies compete with smaller, diverging technology portfolios. The winning strategy is to carve out a niche and convince customers of the technology and solution s value, rather than develop a broad portfolio and compete widely. Ultimately, customers depend on a wide variety of solutions as various technologies and products perform best against different odor control objectives. This creates a market where leading participants are not likely to be pushed out or see their market shares subject to volatility. While this market is characterized by its mature landscape, the areas of slower growth generate a clearer imperative to access and leverage what exists and ensure the competition is not a step ahead. This study analyzes the North American municipal wastewater odor control market between 2013 and 2021. The research scope includes: Process steps in generating liquid and vapor phase contaminants Market drivers and restraints; total, liquid, and vapor phase market forecasts (2017 2021) Competitive landscape analysis Geographic analysis (Canada and United States) Note: Liquid phase revenue only captures operational expenditures, as liquid phase chemicals are only an operating cost, while vapor phase revenues are segmented into capital and operational expenditures. A wide range of equipment manufacturers, distributors, and other stakeholders have contributed to this research. Key questions this study will address: 1. What is the expected overall growth in the North American municipal wastewater odor control market through 2021? 2. How does the market break down between liquid and vapor phase revenues and technologies? 3. What are specific growth opportunities in a relatively mature market? 4. What are the underlying drivers and restraints within this market, and can they be leveraged to a company s advantage? 5. What is the current competitive landscape and is it set to change over the coming years? Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the LED Lighting Market in the GCC, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P932-01-00-00-00 The LED lighting market in the GCC is a high-growth market, which is driven primarily by increased functionality, energy efficiency targets, and increasing awareness among customers. Currently, LED lighting accounts for only 37.6% of the total lighting market in the GCC region; however, it is expected to be a high-demand lighting technology across the region by 2020, accounting for approximately 56.8% of the total lighting market. This study presents a detailed analysis of growth opportunities by country and by end-user segments or applications. The study also broadly discusses the macro-economic scenario, regulations, and other factors impacting the LED lighting market in the GCC. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Homes and Buildings Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD8-01-00-00-00 The homes and buildings (H&B) industry continues to evolve, driven by transformational technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, data analytics, and the cloud. These technologies are significantly impacting the connected homes, LED lighting, and building automation markets. Even in traditional markets such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); fire and safety; and facilities management, technology is playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of products and solutions. The integration of technologies will change the market dynamics of the H&B industry by reducing the operating and infrastructure costs and improving the financial optimization of buildings. The H&B industry is expected to reach $1,150.75 billion in 2017, with market expansion driven by double-digit growth in segments such as connected homes and LED lighting. The market trends have been analysed for the study period of 2016 to 2017, with the base year as 2016. The study deals with the H&B industry as 2 separate entities: homes lighting, connected homes, home energy management, energy storage, and solar photovoltaic (PV); buildings lighting, building energy management, building automation systems, HVAC, fire and safety, and low-voltage power distribution. The study assesses and discusses the companies that performed well in 2016 and discusses the companies that are worth looking out for in 2017. Some companies considered for the study include Siemens, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Schneider Electric, Compass, Sodexo, ABB, Legrand, OSRAM, Philips, Google, Amazon, Tesla, SolarCity, and Cisco. Key questions this study will answer What are the growth opportunities, and where do they exist for the market participants? Which technologies are transforming the H&B industry? What are the companies to watch out for in 2017? Does the industry have any crossover opportunities? What are the transformation trends of the H&B industry in 2017? Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Recent Innovations in Signature Verification, Healthcare, Air Quality Monitoring, and Self-Healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, air quality monitoring, self-healing materials and signature verification. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of drug implant technology, indoor air quality monitoring, and patient data encryption in medical field. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, signature verification, drug implant, self-healing materials, data encryption Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Municipal Water and Wastewater Outsourcing Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0F3-01-00-00-00 The North American Municipal Water and Wastewater Outsourcing Market enjoys steady growth, but its main barrier is public aversion to the privatization of water services. Water services have a strong history of public ownership and union jobs. However, the increasing strain of infrastructure renewal needed alongside tight financial operating conditions makes outsourcing an increasingly necessary compromise for many water utilities. Environmental regulation and the need for compliance are key drivers and are set to help the market grow. This is because outsourcing can be an efficient way to meet targets while limiting the investment need and passing the compliance burden to a business partner. External partners are often now required to handle more complex requests from municipalities. The expanding demand on outsourcing partners now often includes areas in asset management, planning, and forecasting as opposed to more simple design and build contracts only. Additionally, private outsourcing partners can be a reliable source of qualified experts to help manage and operate equipment, while municipalities themselves see an ageing workforce that is harder to replace. The market does, however, see restraints such as the above-mentioned resistance to privatization efforts. Private companies are bidding in a low margin environment, and this reduces interest from a wider array of market participants, especially smaller companies that are unable to handle larger, more complex projects that require greater capabilities. Municipalities are also in a better cash position than they were previously in the global recession. This has eased the pressure to invest in cost-effective, though sometimes controversial, outsourcing agreements. This study leverages insights from market stakeholders (outsourcing partners, industry organizations, and utilities) and secondary data to forecast market development through 2022. Multiple outsourcing contract types are segmented and reviewed including private public partnerships: design, bid, and build; operations and maintenance; design and build; design, build, and additional services; and concessions. Key questions this study will answer include: o How is the North American municipal water and wastewater outsourcing market performing and what are its future prospects? o What is driving and restraining the market at the moment and what are the key challenges for the market going forward? o How is the market structured and where do specific opportunities exist within it? o What are the key trends with regards to services offered by municipal partners? o What is the competitive situation within the market, who are the main participants, and how have they achieved this position? o What is the market s current competitive structure, and how may this change over time? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biological Solutions for Plastic Waste Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-44-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste. Biological solutions are being explored by stakeholders to overcome the issues posed by thermochemical processes. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste and provides insights on technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. 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. 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: Plastic, biodegradation, recyclable, fungi, bacteria, additive, genetic engineering Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Infrastructure and Facilities Management in New Zealand http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297277240 Sustained economic growth has done more than stimulate business confidence in New Zealand. For the full year 2016, residential construction activity grew 9.5 percent, with building consents at an 11-year high in October 2016. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCF-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the global waste recycling market in 2017, covering the municipal solid waste, industrial non-hazardous waste, waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and construction and demolition (C&D) waste. It predicts that the global market revenue is likely to increase from $247.48 billion to $265.65 billion in 2017. This study provides predictions about waste volumes, revenues, and services and examines the latest trends that are influencing the market. Furthermore, it highlights the recycling opportunities of different waste streams generated globally. This research study also features interesting trends such as Internet of Things, smart recycling, circular economy, and corporate sustainability. The geographical scope of analysis is segmented by Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. Key Questions Addressed by this Study: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the global recycling market? What are the key trends influencing municipal, industrial, electronics, and C&D waste markets? What is the volume of waste collected and recycled in each region? What is revenue share of each region in each waste segments considered? What are the key growth opportunities for the market players? Client Benefit: This study will provide an in-depth analysis on the waste recycling industry and also talk about interesting trends, especially smart, which is driving the market. These insights will aid clients in identifying the right technology/solution to invest in, choose the addressable markets, and also develop innovative business models. Key Companies: Novelis; TFC Recycling; ZenRobotics; Eurokey Recycling; Rubicon; Waste Management Inc; Veolia; Suez; FCC; Van Gansewinkel; Remondis Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Healthcare, Waste and Pollution Management, and Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-37-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with innovations in healthcare, transportation, and indoor pollution prevention. The TOE focuses on innovations in predicting risks of elderly falls and it also showcases advances in efficient composting systems for solid waste management in Sri Lanka. The TOE also emphasizes on healthcare innovations such as stem cells generating artificial stomach tissues and transportation innovations; especially the flying cars of Airbus. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Indoor pollution prevention, elderly falls, composting, solid waste management, stem cells, gastric illnesses, artificial stomach tissues, flooring tiles, flying taxi Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations Enhancing Recycling and Reuse of Waste http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-37-00-00 With the global growth in production and processing, the amount of production wastes and end-of-life products is constantly rising. Research studies highlight that by 2025 the solid wastes will reach over 2 billion tones per year; this creates a high demand for new technologies and processes for effective recycling and reuse. Nanotechnology can impact the recycling industry in three major categories: the recycling of nanomaterials, the recycling of solid wastes by nanoprocessing, and the improvement of existing processes in order to reduce the amount of wastes generated. The market is witnessing many small- and medium entities dealing with one specific product or nanoprocess for waste management. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. 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: Nanotechnology, recycling, nanomaterial, nanocellulose, cellulose nanocrystals, tyre recycling, infrared light recycling, batteries recycling Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000