- Environment and Building Technologies Research - Environment and Building Technologies Research Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:58:41 Growth Opportunities in Global Smart Water Leakage Management Solutions Market, Forecast to 2025 Water is one of the most valuable resources across the globe. Rapid urbanisation across all regions has led to the rise in water demand. Water stress, coupled with climate change, has significantly impacted the availability of water to meet the rising urban demand. Non-revenue water (NRW) is water that is lost before it reaches the end users. Physical loss, i.e., water lost through leaking pipelines is a key contributor to NRW. Most urban centres across the globe have water pipelines that are more than 60 years old. The global NRW is estimated at 126 billion litres per year, which has a monetary value of around $40 billion/year. Water stress, high production cost, demand for an optimal allocation of water resources, and increased environmental awareness have driven the demand for smart leak detection solutions. Various factors like corrosion, shear stress from the surroundings, and varying internal pressure, physical damage due to external factors cause the pipe to leak. Rehabilitation of the water distribution and transmission networks involves significant cost and is time consuming. Therefore, a short-term approach to fix leakage by efficiently pinpointing leaks is an optimal and sustainable solution. Fixing leaks in the water pipelines could positively influence the financial viability of the water utility and further help to mitigate water stress and prevent wastage. Archaic mindset, lack of awareness and, in some cases, lack of funds due to heavy dependence on subsidies and grants are some of the factors restraining the growth of the leak detection solutions market. Currently, North America and Europe are the key destinations for leak detection market. Favourable policies such as mandatory water audits, NRW reduction targets, coupled with ageing infrastructure, have significantly contributed to the market growth. Smart city investments have led to implementation and development of sustainable water infrastructure projects, which involve reduction of NRW and water conservation. Water utilities are currently demanding immediate and accurate results that could be seamlessly integrated into a software or data analytics platform, which in turn allows for remote visualisation and monitoring. The accuracy of the leak detection systems is key for market positioning in growing markets like NA and Europe. Pipe condition assessment is a key value addition and an outcome of accurate detection capabilities. Frost & Sullivan estimates that the revenue of global NRW leak management solutions market will grow from $850.5 million in 2018 to $1,594.3 million by 2025.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The regions covered under the study are NA, LATAM, Europe, MEA, and APAC. The study provides the revenue forecast for every region. Additionally, the study also provides insight on disruptive technologies, growth opportunities based on new business models, the competitive landscape of the market, smart value-added services that could enhance growth, and top predictions of the market for the forecast period.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current market situation and what is the forecast market growth rate?
  • What are the factors influencing the growth of the global NRW leak management solutions market and to what extent do they have an impact?
  • What factors influence the growth of the regional global NRW leak management solutions market?
  • Which ones will have high levels of market activity and which are still at the development stage?
  • At a regional level, which countries offer the best growth opportunities?
  • What are the innovative technologies currently disrupting the market?
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Next-gen Solar Cells: Innovations and Impact Analysis There is an increasing need to replace existing first and second generation solar cell technologies with higher efficiency and lower cost options. This need has created a continuous demand to innovate for next-generation solar cell technologies based on better solar cell materials, concepts, and configurations. The array of features and benefits that come with next-generation solar cells make them suitable for building-integrated applications and other niche applications such as printed electronics. This research is an attempt to identify, review and analyze various solar cell technologies that have future potential to replace incumbent technologies. The study also covers information about companies that have developed innovative solar cell technologies with the potential to disrupt the existing solar cell industry and how they are adapting to competition by mitigating key challenges. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Advancements in Biotechnologies, Amino Acids Production, Water Treatment, and Bacteria-augmented Solar Energy This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features chemical methods to convert plant-based derivatives into amino acids, modeling ecosystems to treat water and extract useful raw materials, and techniques to engineer bacteria to produce heme complexes. The TOE also focuses on an alternative approach to develop a wide range solar capture and solar powered microalgae-based biotechnologies and bacteria-powered solar panels. 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: Plant-based derivatives conversion, amino acids, cyclic electron flow supercomplex, model ecosystem, heme supplements, genetically-modified bacteria Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Technologies in E-Waste and Battery Recycling Electronic and battery waste should be considered as an important source for the recovery of crucial precious metals including Lead, Lithium, Nickel, Cadmium, Cobalt, and Copper. The recovery of rare earth metals from end-of-life electronics and batteries will reduce the burden on landfills and will also prevent leaching of hazardous compounds into the ground water which can reduce soil fertility and can also have serious implications on human health and the environment. Recovery of precious metals through conventional hydro and pyro metallurgical processes is a capital and time intensive process that results in lesser recovery rates. Recovery of precious metals by novel processes will also reduce the operational and maintenance costs and will also reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The federal regulations of all countries should also consider stringent emission discharge permissible limits for hazardous gases in order to reduce the impact on the environment and human health. The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic physiochemical processes that will enable the efficient recovery of precious metals from end-of-life batteries. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Enabling Low Carbon Economy Low-carbon economy is a system that aims to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change, through reduced carbon emissions tied along with economic development. The concept of low-carbon economy is inclusive of sustainable development, circular economics, ecological economics, and environmental economics. The development to a low-carbon economy is vital to transform the global industrial base, including manufacturing, power and energy, transport and construction sectors. Globally, various governments and businesses have witnessed a shift in trend toward adopting green and clean energy solutions with reduced carbon emissions. Innovations along with demand-focused policies favoring low-carbon economy are vital for its wider adoption. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Global Bottled Water Hydration Market, Forecast to 2024 The demand for bottled water has grown over the last decade due to the rising health awareness among consumers and the adoption of new packaging technologies. The latest trend in the market is bottled water with added minerals and vitamins, which are rapidly becoming an alternative to traditional soft drinks. The total global bottled water hydration market reached $150.36 billion in 2017 at an annual growth rate of 5.3%, and it is expected to touch $242.35 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%. By volume, the current consumption of bottled water stands at 204.54billion liters as of 2017 and is likely to reach 282.54 billion liters by 2018. The North American and European regions are expected to remain more or less stable during the forecast period. Europe and North America contributed $48.04 billion and $24.93 billion respectively as of 2017. Asia-Pacific is the largest market in terms of total consumption, accounting for 33% market share. It is also the fastest growing market, accounting for more than one-third of the market demand due to its large population, high demand, untapped market, favorable demography, and rapid urbanization. Latin America and the Middle East and Africa are likely to experience rapid growth during the forecast period due to their poor water infrastructure, and unsafe and unclean tap water. Still water accounts for 47.6% of the market, followed by sparkling water at 23.9%, flavored water at 9.6%, and functional water at 18.9%. In terms of pack size, up to 0.5 liters was responsible for 63.7% of the market while 1 liter to 3 liter and above 20 liters contributed 32.9% and 3.4%, respectively. Nearly 95.4% of bottled water and drinks are packaged in PET plastic bottles, while glass bottles accounted for 3.3%. Recent awareness about PET bottles harming the environment has led to the emergence of sustainable packaging solutions, which contributed to 1.3% of the market. These solutions will rapidly increase over the forecast period. The global bottled water hydration market is highly fragmented. Tier I participants will continue acquiring start-ups and regional players by launching new products and business models as the market grows. Under the top tier, the market is highly fragmented and will remain so in the foreseeable future, with many small and regional participants competing for market shares. Some of the key players in the current global bottled water market are Nestle Waters, Danone, PepsiCo, the Coco-Cola Company, Fiji Water, Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd, Bisleri International Pvt Ltd, and MaiDubai Water Company. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 North American Low Pressure Water and Wastewater Membrane Systems Market, Forecast to 2022 The North American market for low pressure membrane systems in water and wastewater applications is poised for consistent growth over the forecast period. Regional issues concerning water scarcity and irregular supply of water have led to a focus on recycling and reuse, which drives investment in wastewater solutions. Membrane systems have also reached a critical mass that makes the technology more comfortable for the mass utility market. The United States is the largest market in the region, and the municipal market is the main driver of market revenues. These positions are not anticipated to change over the forecast period, but growth trajectories are expected to be faster in the smaller industrial market where new applications are being promoted. The core technology in low pressure membrane filtration is fairly mature, which drives market participants to look for new differentiators to provide an edge. As a result, incremental improvements are complemented by efforts towards digitalization and analytics, aftermarket services, and material innovations. The bulk of the market, however, is still driven by environmental concerns on water availability and scarcity, increased adoption due to customer confidence, and an improved fiscal and cost outlook for the solutions. Much of the growth is driven by low pressure membranes used in membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment solutions, which has proven to be a reliable and high-quality method of treatment to achieve industry standards. The competitive landscape is varied overall, but industry leaders have a firm grip on many large accounts in the municipal sector. As a result, competition in the industrial sector is more varied and dynamic. Ceramic membranes still struggle overall to establish a strong foothold in the region. Select companies, however, have made strides in lowering capital costs to increase competitiveness with polymeric membranes. Delivering key site installations over the forecast period will be important to change customer perceptions on materials.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This study represents an aggregation of primary investigation of leading market participants, industry organizations, and end users in the North American region. Secondary data sources from vendors and third parties, as well as existing internal intelligence have been included to support emerging trends. The data collected has produced a market forecast through 2022 that is broken down in a number of ways including, vertical market, system/module, material, configuration, and country.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Growth Opportunities in the Global Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Systems Market, Forecast to 2024 Freshwater scarcity is one of the most critical challenges faced by industries, and is posing a major threat to the environment, water security, and economic growth. To meet the demand for freshwater, industries are increasingly employing recovery and wastewater recycling. Compared to conventional wastewater treatment methods, zero liquid discharge (ZLD) is an expensive, yet highly efficient treatment process. It eliminates any toxic liquid waste, and recovers the majority of water for reuse. Furthermore, it maximizes efficiency in water usage, bringing a balance between the use of freshwater and protecting the environment from pollution. The Circular Economy package includes specific proposals to amend the EU s waste legislation, improve waste management practices, stimulate recycling and innovation in materials management, and limit the use of landfilling. This study provides an in-depth insight into the ZLD systems market across the globe, focusing on technologies such as membrane systems, brine concentrators, and evaporators that are deployed to effectively treat different complex wastewater streams. It gives an overview of the challenges and types of existing and potential ZLD technologies to tackle them. The market is slowly trying to adopt smart solutions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven operation and control to significantly improve energy efficiency. Disruptive technologies, macro to micro visioning scenarios, and market forecasts by region are analyzed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant segment and technology. The study also examines innovative financial models, the role of smart solutions, as well as customer-focused and other value added-services that help readers know more about the market.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

  • Key market players by region and services offered
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Revenue forecast by region
  • Volume forecast by region
  • Growth opportunities
  • Macro to micro visioning scenarios

Key Conclusion

The study will provide a deep understanding of ZLD systems across the globe and explain the reasons for the  attractiveness and cost effectiveness of the existing technologies. This will help clients identify the ideal smart solutions and target the addressed and addressable markets. It can help companies make informed decisions with respect to investments in advanced technologies such as forward osmosis, electrodialysis reversal, and smart solutions like automated control. Furthermore, additional insights into growth opportunities can aid them in their development of smart and innovative technologies as well as give them a better understanding of collaborations and partnerships.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Global LED Lighting Market (2018 Update) The global LED lighting market is highly competitive and is driven by the demand for energy-efficient lighting, advanced lighting control, reduced prices and increasing awareness on the potential health benefits to human beings. LED manufacturers are adopting new business models to combat the drastic fall in prices of LED light sources. The global LED lighting market was estimated at $52,139 million in 2017, and grew by 10.2% from 2016.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study provides a detailed analysis, covering seven application segments (residential, retail, architectural, outdoor, office, industrial, and hospitality) in five regions (North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific). The study also focuses on the technology roadmap, distribution channel by application, price trends, and growth opportunities and provides an in-depth breakdown of revenue and competitive landscape by region.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the anticipated growth of the market between 2017 and 2024?
  • 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, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Growth Opportunities in the Nordic Region Facility Management Market The facility management (FM) market in the Nordic region is one of the most advanced in the world, but it's also one of the most mature and revenue growth is becoming hard to find. Companies need to innovate around technology, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings to find ways to deliver profitable and sustainable growth in the long term. The Nordic FM market also has one of the most competitive supply bases with a blend of local and international participants operating alongside each other. FM services are commoditizing and organic growth is limited which means only the most dynamic firms will keep growing and remain profitable. The industry will continue to move towards service integration and sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity. The hard (technical) services market will grow more quickly than the large mature soft (support) services market and Finland and Norway will be the fastest growing countries in the region. At the same time, M&A activity will continue.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This study takes a deep look at the growth opportunities in the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) FM market in the wake of these market transformations and disruptions. The study includes growth forecasts, service segmentations, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and a mapping of the most attractive opportunities for growth until 2025.

This study also looks at opportunities in adjacent and converging service markets, such as energy management, sustainability, FM technology, and workplace change management. All of these will have a transforming effect on FM in the Nordics over the coming years.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which are the fastest growing service delivery models for FM services in the Nordic region?
  • How will the FM market evolve until 2025, in terms of growth opportunities?
  • What will the competitive landscape look like by 2025 and what type of companies will be leading the way?
  • Which are the fastest growing customer segments and in which Nordic countries?
  • What types of services will see growth and which will be the most challenged by the maturation of the market?
  • How will suppliers react to the need for dynamic new value propositions in the marketplace?
  • What impact will technology and new business models have on the future of FM in the Nordics?
  • What are the 5 most attractive growth opportunities for FM services in the Nordic region?
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Innovations in Atomic Fusion, Myeloma Tests, Batteries, and Water Treatment This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and new trends in atomic fusion and myeloma detection tests. It also focuses on innovations in lithium batteries as well as water and waste water treatment. 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: Nuclear fusion, myeloma detection, battery safety, water treatment, capacitive deionization Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 North America Building Technology Buying Processes and Bid Spec Process Evaluation, 2017 This research service offers in-depth understanding of the practices, challenges, process influencers, and opportunities pertaining to intelligent building (IB) design and implementation. The concept of IBDI processes was examined from the perspectives of building owners, occupants, vendors, service providers, and industry associations. It was found that the lack of efficient design and communication among the key stakeholders was the major challenge encountered by companies during the design and implementation of IB. Adopting a traditional approach rather than a collaborative approach to project management is the main reason for sub-par project efficiency and limited technology advancements. Traditional design and implementation processes are inadequate to meet the needs of dynamic entities such as IBs. It was noticed that only 30 percent of respondents followed best practices during the implementation of the project. Therefore, to improve the design and implementation processes, traditional silo-based approaches need to be abandoned in favor of a strategic and holistic view of the projects, beyond first costs. An integrated approach will help dissolve the barriers that isolate the design and implementation stages by bringing together all participants and their various knowledge and skills. In addition to that, it was seen that architects, design and build contractors, and technology consultants are the top three partners that influence the design specifications. The level of influence of these three is higher in new construction activities than renovation and retrofit projects. In terms of technology, lighting and HVAC is anticipated to be the leading technologies for future renovations, tenant fit outs, and new installations.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The key focus areas of the project include the following: 

  • Evaluating the benefits of adopting proper design and implementation practices
  • Understanding various design processes currently in use and the ways to improve their adoption
  • Addressing issues and challenges stated by value chain participants and determining ways to mitigate them
  • Determining opportunities for collaborations and partnerships to resolve common challenges

Key Conclusions

The study presents the importance and implications of adopting the best design practices and implementation methods that could increase the adoption of the IB technologies and services. Frost & Sullivan hopes these findings will encourage vendors and service providers to consider incorporating IB design elements and implementation measures to create buildings that serve the holistic needs of occupants.

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Growth Opportunities in the Advanced Water Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2022 Customer-centric innovation, digital transformation, predictive analytics, value-added services, and exemplary customer service will drive the advanced water treatment systems market. The market revenue is estimated at $4.5 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3% during the forecast period. This study includes revenue forecasts for various advanced water treatment technologies. The study also elaborates on relevant visioning scenarios and growth opportunities for various stakeholders in this market.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study estimates the size of the global advanced water treatment systems for the year 2017 and provides a forecast until 2022. The forecast is provided for 5 different segments, namely advanced physical treatment, advanced biological treatment, advanced disinfection/chemical treatment, hybrid treatment, and digital services. The study also highlights the applicable visioning scenarios with their macro-to-micro implications. The study includes visioning scenarios, namely innovative business models, water energy food nexus, Smart is the New Green, urbanization, connectivity and convergence, innovation to Zero, and Mega Trends. Key innovative business models such as pay for performance, Software as a Service (SaaS), sludge as a resource, and pre-paid water services, are discussed. The study also underscores key drivers and restraints with their impacts on the market during the forecast period, i.e., 2017–2022. Globally, stringent regulations and legislation seem to be the key driver for this market.

Frost & Sullivan has considered 9 levers of growth in this market, providing vision and strategy and brand and demand growth opportunities. For each of these levers, key context and opportunities, along with call to action, have been demonstrated. The study also elaborates on the latest technologies for water and wastewater treatment technology and service provider landscape with the name of the company, technology used, and key features.

The study also comprises strategic imperatives and top predictions for the advanced water treatment systems market, which includes predictions on the importance of value-added services, disruptive and technologies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing and, if yes, at what rate? What is the expected growth between 2017 and 2022?
  • What are the new business models and disruptive technologies?
  • How is the food-energy-water nexus important?
  • What are the impacts of Innovative business models, food-water-energy nexus, disruptive technologies, and industry Mega Trends on the future of the advanced water treatment systems market?
  • What are the key growth levers influencing the advanced water treatment systems market?
  • What are the strategic imperatives for the advanced water treatment systems market?
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Growth Opportunities in the Global Hazardous Waste Management Market, Forecast to 2024 Hazardous waste and its proper disposal has become a critical problem due to its impact on the environment and all living things. Hazardous wastes can be in the form of liquids, solids, sludges, or contaminated gases, and they are primarily generated by chemical manufacturing, production, and several other industrial processes. Rapid industrialisation, specifically in developing countries like India, generates considerable volumes of hazardous waste. Stringent legislation and policies such as the EU s Landfill Directive, the US Clean Air Act, and new hazardous waste management rules in India are some of the major market drivers. The approach to hazardous waste management has improved with the implementation of various tight management plans across the globe. Existing and new regulations in each region help industries shift their focus towards recycling and resource recovery as well as offer incentives to industries using sustainable manufacturing technologies.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study provides an in-depth insight into hazardous waste management across the globe, with a focus on technologies such as high temperature incineration, plasma arc recycling, and robotics sorting, which are deployed to manage \ complex hazardous waste streams. It gives an overview of the challenges and types of existing and potential smart solutions to tackle those challenges. The hazardous waste management market is slowly trying to adopt smart solutions such as waste handling automation to significantly improve hazardous waste sorting. Top technologies, Macro to Micro Visioning scenarios, and market forecasts by region are analysed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant segments and trending, cost effective technologies. The study also presents the growth opportunities created by innovative circular models, IoT, and robotics, as well as customer-focused and other value added-services.

Research Highlights

  • Key market players by region and services offered
  • Drivers and restraints
  • Revenue forecast by region
  • Volume forecast by region
  • Growth opportunities
  • Macro to Micro Visioning scenarios

The study will provide a deep understanding of hazardous waste management across the globe. It will analyse the attractiveness and cost effectiveness of the existing technologies to help clients target the addressed and addressable markets. It can aid companies' decision making with regard to investments in Big Data analytics, automation, and other IoT-based systems. Furthermore, its insights into growth opportunities can help clients develop smart and innovative technologies and identify collaboration and partnership opportunities.

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100