Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:32:14 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 SEA Integrated Facilities Management Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P89F-01-00-00-00 The Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) market in Southeast Asia (SEA) is set to grow steadily until 2020. Rapid growth can be expected in developing economies such as Thailand and Indonesia, while advanced IFM markets in Malaysia and Singapore provide available opportunities due to rapid building modernization and energy-efficiency goals. Collectively, the SEA region will experience a double-digit growth of over 10% to reach market revenues exceeding $2 billion from 2015 to 2021. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the key driving forces for the IFM market. Key drivers include narrowing expectation gaps between service providers and end users due to improving awareness on the benefits of IFM, greater demand for energy efficiency in buildings, and regulatory support. The IFM market in the SEA region is led by Singapore and Malaysia, whereas in terms of vertical markets, industrial, energy & resources, and healthcare end users the key IFM customers. Market consolidation at the global and regional scale is increasingly common in the competitive IFM market. In addition, several local market participants are embarking on international projects and investments in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East while continuing to compete against the foreign dominance of global IFM participants in Southeast Asia. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2013 to 2021, with the base year being 2015. IFM, as a component of facilities management (FM), is the key focus area in this study. IFM customer segmentation includes the commercial, energy & resources, education, healthcare, public, and industrial sectors. Companies mentioned in the IFM market's competitive landscape include ISS Facility Services, Jones Lang LaSalle, Sodexo, UEM Edgenta, PCS, CBRE, Colliers International, and Cushman & Wakefield. SEA countries included in this study are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Market revenues have also been analyzed in these SEA countries. Key Questions This Study Will Answer How 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? Which are the factors contributing to and deterring market development? How do these factors affect the market? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is the market observing consolidation? Are the products offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? How do competitors operate in the market? Do competitors rely on any form of partnership to deliver the services? Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Market in Southeast Asia, Forecast for 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8F2-01-00-00-00 The Southeast Asian total industrial water and wastewater treatment (WWT) market is considered to be at the growth stage, with varied development stage across countries in the region. Cumulatively, the total industrial WWT market is forecast to grow below 10% CAGR from 2015 to 2020. By 2020, the market revenue will exceed $4 billion. Indonesia is the largest market, but the Philippines will register the fastest growth over the forecast period. During the same period, food and beverage (F&B) industry will remain the largest and fastest growing end-user group for the market Nonetheless, industrial growth remains as the revenue pillar for WWT market participants. The market is likely to expand beyond $5 billion by 2024. In addition, market participants are looking at future horizontal opportunities, notably biomass power equipment in palm oil industry. This study focuses on three broad segments, namely: 1. Water Treatment Equipment a. Membranes b. Disinfection c. Filtration d. Clarification e. Demineralization 2. Wastewater Treatment Equipment a. Pre-treatment b. Primary Treatment c. Secondary Treatment d. Tertiary Treatment 3. Water and Wastewater Services a. Design and engineering b. Installation c. Scheduled maintenance and part replacements (excluding ad hoc maintenance and repairs) Drivers and restraints are discussed in each of the three main market segments. In addition, market forecast of total market revenue until 2020 is presented. Market revenue is also segmented by water treatment and wastewater treatment. Breakdown by end-user groups is also shown for both water and wastewater segments. End-users covered in this study include F&B, electrical and electronics (E&E), power, automotive, and palm oil. Currently, industrial water treatment is the largest segment; there is a gradual shift of importance from industrial to wastewater treatment in Southeast Asia. F&B is considered the most resilient industry during an economic downtime. Though, food production continues to be in high demand, manufacturers are striving to reduce production cost while maintaining standards and quality. In addition to the above, this study also features the key and emerging market trends in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: 1. What is the growth rate for the industrial WWT market in Southeast Asia? 2. How is this market growing by country segments and end-user segments? What are some of the key success factors? 3. What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the market? 4. What are the specific opportunities for market participants to remain relevant in the competitive market? 5. How are alternative business propositions benefiting market participants? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 BEMS Market in Southeast Asia, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P916-01-00-00-00 The Southeast Asian Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) market currently in the nascent stage is expected to grow strongly at a CAGR of 10 to 15% from 2015 and 2020. The market is expected to be worth more than $180 million by 2020. In addition to rising electricity price and expanding buildings construction and energy services, demand will be spurred by increasing electricity policies along with strict regulations promoting energy conservation. In addition to the market growth analysis, the study highlights the importance of energy efficiency trends in buildings. Energy efficiency is increasingly being recognized as one of the most important and cost-effective solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is an increased focus on energy efficiency in buildings sector as buildings account for more than 40% of primary energy consumption. While Singapore and Malaysia will be the biggest markets in terms of revenue, Indonesia and Thailand are expected to be the fastest growing markets. Commercial buildings remain as the leading end-user segment, but the residential segment is picking up momentum in the BEMS market. Cloud-based BEMS will continue to gain more popularity, while real-time BEMS will become a reality by the last year of the study period. Research Scope The market trends are analyzed for the study period of 2012 to 2020, with the base year being 2015. This study covers hardware (controllers and gateways) and software (energy optimization software) components of BEMS. The market is also segmented by the use of BEMS in commercial and industrial buildings. Companies mentioned in the BEMS market competitive landscape include Siemens, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, ABB, and Trane. In addition to industry challenges and drivers and restraints of the market, this study also highlights key market enablers in specific countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Market revenues are also analyzed in these Southeast Asian countries. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What is the current market scenario for BEMS in Southeast Asia? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Who is leading the market and who are the competitors? What are the different sales distribution channels that are present in the BEMS market? Are they likely to change in future? Which countries in Southeast Asia have the potential to grow during the next five years and what are the regional trends? What are the opportunities for growth in this region? Tue, 3 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72A-01-00-00-00 Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water conservation technologies. The research study discusses several emerging technologies along with the respective drivers and challenges for each in detail and also provides a spotlight for various industrial stakeholders and academic participants who have strived hard to improve the quality of futuristic technologies which shall impact the future of the agricultural sector. The research study also provides useful insights which can be helpful in enhancing the agricultural efficiency and also provides sustainable approaches that can make this world a better place to live in. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 North American Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0A3-01-00-00-00 This research service presents the analysis of the North American variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems market. In North America, the heat recovery VRF units segment is the largest, compared to heat pump VRF units. The commercial and educational verticals depict a strong growth trend, positively impacting the demand for VRF units. Included in this research are discussions of market drivers and restraints, the competitive landscape, and vertical and distribution channel analysis. The base year used for this analysis is 2016, and the forecast period is from 2016 to 2022. Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000