Tech Roadmap For Facilities Optimization Technologies

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Executive Summary

The Tech Roadmap analysis clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 28 technologies that optimize facility operations. Verdantix conducted a fact-based assessment of each solution’s maturity, investment case, prospects and life cycle evolution. Executives and managers responsible for selecting and implementing facilities optimization technologies should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and shortlist suppliers. The analysis pinpoints solutions that deliver high business value, and the marketing potential of technologies with an eye on their development and progress.

Table of contents

Introducing Tech Roadmap Analysis
Key Questions Answered By Tech Roadmap Analysis 
Tech Roadmap Analysis Aligns Investments With Business Value 

Tech Roadmap For Facilities Optimization Technologies

Methodology Overview
Five Market Phases Segment Solution Maturity 
Three Solution Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value 
Solution Adoption And Success Influence Positioning 
Pace of Innovation Determines Time To Next Phase In The Life Cycle 
Investment Decisions: How To Use The Tech Roadmap Analysis 
Portfolio Management: How To Use The Tech Roadmap Analysis 

Phase 1. R&D
1.1 Smart Dust

Phase 2. Launch
2.1 Automated Guided Vehicles
2.2 Li-Fi
2.3 Smart Plug Strips
2.4 Multi-Purpose Sensors
2.5 Drones
2.6 Self-Cleaning Air Conditioning Cassettes 
2.7 Augmented Reality for Facilities Operations and Maintenance 
2.8 OLED Lighting
2.9 Battery Storage (Building Scale)
2.10 Optical Capture Occupancy Sensors
2.11 Information Beacons
2.12 Embedded Sensors

Phase 3. Growth
3.1 Electrical Equipment with Embedded Meter Technology
3.2 Solar PV
3.3 Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery Systems
3.4 Thermal Imaging Equipment
3.5 Inverter Equipped Air Conditioning Systems
3.6 Chilled Beams
3.7 LED Lighting
3.8 Variable-Speed Drives

Phase 4. Maturity
4.1 CO2 Sensors
4.2 UPS for Buildings
4.3 Humidity Sensors
4.4 Fixed-Speed Motors
4.5 Automatic Power Factor Correction
4.6 Voltage Power Optimization
4.7 Occupancy Sensors (Second Generation)

Phase 5. Decline
5.1 Occupancy Sensors (First Generation)

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Figure 1. Tech Roadmap: Facilities Optimization Technologies

Organisations mentioned

ABB, Acuity Brands, Adaptive Wireless Solutions, Anesco, AppFlare, Apple, Applelec, Aruba, Asda, Autodesk, Automated Logic, Bechtel, Bee Partners, Belkin, Benjamin Electric, Benshaw, BEST, BITS, Calorex, Cambridge Consultants, Carbon Trust, Caverion, Cisco, City Green Solutions, Clarion Hotel Sign, Coral, CP Electronics, CREE, Creston, Dadanco, Daikin, DAQRI, Demand Energy, Digital Lumens, Domus Ventilation, Douglas Lighting Controls, DroneDeploy, DS Automation, Duplexvent, E+E Elektronik, Eaton, EcoStrip, Edimax, EG Energy Controls, Electriq, Emerson Network Power, Energy Renewals, Engie, Enlighted, Enmetric, EnOcean Alliance, Epsilon, ET Solar, ETRI, FirstSolar, Fläkt Woods, FLIR, FLUKE, Fogco Systems, Freelux, Frenger Systems, Fujitsu, Future Electronics, Gas Sensing Solutions, GE, Google, Green Charge, GreenTech Solutions, Halton, Hilton, Honeywell, Huawei, Humber River Hospital, Hurst, IBM, IEA, iGoGreen, Index AR Solutions, Inglobe Technologies, IST, iVolt, JBT, JinkoSolar, John Lewis, Johnson Controls, Kaneka, Konica Minolta, KPMG, KwanJeong Library, Levaux, Levi's, Leviton, LG, LG Display, Lighthouse, Lindab, Lucibel, Lucid, Luciom, Lutron, Lyrtech, Macy's, Marshall Tufflex, Mestek, MH-Medication, Mitsubishi, Monterey Lighting, MWPowerlab, New Karolinska Solna (NKS) Hospital, Newport News Shipbuilding, Nibe, NorthQ, Nuaire, Oledcomm, OLEDWorks, Oppent, OSRAM, Panasonic, PFC Engineering, Philips, Philips Lighting, Pioneer, Pixel Velocity, Plumen, PointGrab, Polypipe, Power Efficient Systems, powerPerfector, PowerSines, Powerstar, Price Industries, Proviso-Systems, pureLifi, RiteAid, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Riverwood Ventures, Rolls Royce, Ruckus Wireless, Samsung, SAS International, SATIR, Savant Automation, Schneider Electric, SDC Industries, Secure Power, Seek Thermal, SenseAir, Sensirion, Sensoro, Serraview, Sharp, Siemens, Silabs, Skanska UK, Skycatch, Smart Trip, Socomec, SolarWorld, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Steeron, Stem, Swegon, Swisslog, Tesco, Thermal Imaging Services, ThinkEco, Ti Thermal Imaging, Titan Products, Titus HVAC, Topcon, Toshiba, Total Power Systems, Trimble, Trina Solar, Tripp Lite, TROX, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, UC Berkeley, US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Department of Energy (US DOE), US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US Navy, Valhalla, VAR Services, Verbatim, VES, VPhase, VTT, Waitrose, Watts Celever, Wirepas, Zebra, Zilog

About the author

Ibrahim Yate

Analyst

Ibrahim is an Analyst in the Real Estate, Energy and Facilities Optimization Practice. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, lighting and other building operations. Ibrahim joined Verdantix in 2016, and previously worked at OVO Energy and the Energy Saving Trust. Ibrahim holds an MSc in Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.

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