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Strategic Imperatives For Homes & Buildings


Organizations not embracing transformation by digitalizing building solutions will fail to deliver optimum customer experience.


With the proliferation of Smart & Cognitive Buildings, suppliers lacking robust IoT and AI capabilities will become obsolete.


Long-term partnerships between value chain participants and prominent stakeholders are prerequisites for achieving sustainability and decarbonization goals.


How do you shift from where you are to what you want to become? How do you fill the gap?

Based on those strategic imperatives the gap between where you are now and where you need to be to achieve transformational growth is daunting.


Growth Opportunities in Homes & Buildings

Carbon-neutrality Targets

  • Energy-efficiency retrofits space
  • Rural clean energy
  • Federal and residential buildings

Occupant’s Experience and Well-being

  • Smart and healthy building solutions
  • HVAC and IAQ systems
  • Promote partnership

Digitalization and Decarbonization

  • Industry consolidation
  • Investments in IoT, AI, and cloud-based technologies
  • Energy optimization

Digital Twins

  • Smart city infrastructure projects
  • Incorporate AI and ML
  • Sustainability and net-zero buildings

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Future-Proofing Residences and Commercial Spaces in the Smart Revolution of Built Environments

The homes and buildings industry is currently undergoing a significant transformation, with a dedicated commitment to developing smarter, energy-efficient spaces that align with evolving consumer preferences. Over the next five years, there is an anticipated surge in the growth of smart and connected homes, fueled by an increasing demand for enhanced safety, security, and energy management solutions. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology-driven solutions, leading to innovative business models like smart home-as-a-service and smart building platforms. In this dynamic landscape, industry leaders are actively reinventing strategies, with a specific emphasis on reshaping present and future living and working spaces through smart homes and buildings.

  • What innovative strategies is your organization implementing to address the ongoing transformation in the homes and buildings industry?
  • Is your leadership team leveraging new business models and disruptive technologies to align growth strategies with the evolving industry?

Unraveling the Imperatives and Growth Gap in the Industry

Smart Homes:
In the realm of smart home automation, high-end providers are currently transitioning from fixed-cost to flexible subscription models amid the ongoing surge in artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)-driven solutions. Despite a complex ecosystem of providers, challenges in interoperability, simplicity, and scalability are currently persisting. The Matter standard is currently emerging as a promising solution, ensuring seamless connectivity and shaping the future of smart homes.

Connected DevicesSimultaneously, the global upheaval from recent geopolitical events is currently influencing shifts in consumer behavior and demand within the smart home automation space. The integration of AI and machine learning (ML) technologies is currently empowering systems to meet the rising demand for energy-efficient and secure solutions, exemplified by ongoing transitions to IoT platforms in lighting and smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.

However, industry leaders are currently facing challenges of perceived exclusivity, limited homeowner awareness, and escalating concerns about data security. To sustain growth, leaders are currently required to prioritize consumer education, develop standardized security platforms, and address cybersecurity risks associated with data collection and connectivity.

  • What technology investments is your leadership team making to enhance new product development and meet the growing consumer demand?
  • How is your organization strategically positioning itself to gain a competitive edge in the expanding smart homes space?

Smart Buildings:
The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled businesses across various industries to expedite their digital transformation efforts. This is particularly evident in the increasing digitalization of buildings, resulting in a heightened demand for smart building management solutions. These technologies are instigating significant disruptions, steering away from conventional building administration methods towards integrated systems and collaborative approaches.

The current landscape is characterized by disruption, innovation, and industry upheaval, necessitating a sense of urgency for digital transformation. Key technologies such as the IoT, AI, and cloud technologies play an important role in enhancing the intelligence of buildings. Industry and workspace dynamics are propelling the requirement for fresh investments and alterations in business models, with a gradual shift from providing singular products to delivering comprehensive occupant experiences.

  • How strategically is your business addressing the growth gaps and capitalizing on evolving consumer dynamics?
  • Is your team staying mindful of the transformative megatrends while deriving initiatives to drive growth amid ongoing industry challenges?


Smart Homes and Buildings: Dynamic Growth Pipeline
The homes and buildings landscape is currently undergoing a technology-driven revolution, integrating digital technologies and software into processes and sustainability initiatives. Post-pandemic, emerging business models emphasizing platforms and as-a-service offerings are providing an opportunity to alleviate financial pressures on consumers and enhance customer retention for smart home products.

Investments in digitizing buildings are currently poised to accelerate the adoption of digital solutions, encompassing smart and connected building equipment like lighting, HVAC systems, security, and building mobility solutions. As digitization gains traction in commercial offices and government buildings, avenues for smart maintenance solutions are currently further contributing to the industry’s expansion by catering to the evolving needs of digitalized buildings.

Simultaneously, the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s Matter standard, developed with contributions from 280 industry leaders, is currently catalyzing a broader ecosystem. With over 190 products currently in the process of obtaining Matter certification, the industry is anticipating a promising growth pipeline over the next 3 to 5 years.

  • Is your organization prepared to tap into the growth pipeline in the industry considering the upcoming transformation?
  • How is your business aligning its growth pipeline strategies to ensure a competitive presence and relevance in the industry value chain?

The smart homes and buildings automation industry is currently at the intersection of global challenges and technological innovation, presenting opportunities for sustainable solutions. As industry leaders navigate challenges and embrace emerging technologies, the future of homes and buildings is marked by a transformative journey towards efficiency, sustainability, and growth.

In this dynamic industry, seizing growth opportunities and addressing challenges systematically will be key to staying ahead of the curve. Our transformation journey is fueled by four powerful components ensuring your success in navigating the ever-changing landscape of the Homes and Buildings industry:

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Are you elevating occupant comfort and safety with smart HVAC systems?

Frost & Sullivan’s Homes and Buildings webinar series explored the theme ‘How do Smart HVAC and Digital Services Impact Occupant Comfort and Safety?’ Facilitated by industry experts, the session highlighted how smart HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, sensors, and automation are optimizing indoor environments, alongside digital services enhancing user convenience and well-being.

The panel included Melvin Leong, Growth Expert and Senior Director at Frost & Sullivan; Gaurav Burman, Managing Director, APAC Operations at 75F; Roy Muchtar, EVP of Products at CoolAutomation; and Dennis Marcell Victor, Growth Expert and Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Note: Gain valuable perspectives from these industry experts by clicking here to access the recorded session of the webinar.

Holistic Solutions for Diverse Needs: Delivering holistic solutions that balance energy savings with occupant comfort is pivotal for success, while educating clients about the broader benefits of smart HVAC systems ensures long-term engagement by managing evolving expectations.

How is your organization leveraging disruptive technologies to deliver holistic smart HVAC solutions to meet evolving customer needs?

Alignment of Vision and Execution: Aligning business vision and the practical realities faced by facility managers is crucial for successfully executing projects amidst industry evolution. Companies are currently playing dual roles as disruptors and facilitators, reshaping industry dynamics across segments.

Is your organization aligning its overarching vision with practical implementation strategies to remain competitive amid industry evolution? 

Regional Growth Dynamics: In the Asia Pacific, robust construction activity, escalating labor costs, and energy saving imperatives are fuelling the adoption of smart HVAC solutions, illustrating distinct regional megatrends, and driving sustainable building practices.

Are your teams capitalizing on the increasing demand for smart HVAC solutions across different regions to identify growth opportunities?

Regulatory Imperatives as Catalysts: Regulatory mandates in Europe are emphasizing energy efficiency and building lifecycle sustainability, shaping industry megatrends. Meanwhile, governments and project financing entities are actively working to enhance access to funds for implementing smart building solutions.

Is your organization adopting regulatory mandates as best practices to drive sustainable growth in smart HVAC solutions?

Standardization and Collaboration: The industry is striving for common standards and protocols to prevent customer confusion and facilitate interoperability, accelerating smart technologies adoption while fostering a more seamless integration of diverse solutions.

Is your leadership team forming strategic partnerships to drive interoperability in smart building solutions?

Embracing Long-Term Benefits: Recognizing the intangible advantages of smart building solutions beyond immediate metrics, such as improved productivity and occupant health, is crucial for businesses to justify investments and drive adoption.

Is your organization formulating purposeful investment strategies to accelerate the adoption of smart building technologies?

“It’s important to shape solutions along the lines of customer hot buttons but also integrate aspects that will become important over time. Success lies in educating clients while navigating their evolving needs.”

– Gaurav Burman

Managing Director, APAC Operations, 75F

“In the evolving landscape of HVAC solutions, innovation isn’t just about disruption; it’s about striking a delicate equilibrium between challenging existing norms and addressing critical industry needs.”

– Roy Muchtar

EVP of Products, CoolAutomation

HVAC systems, integral to building infrastructure, are adapting to meet evolving occupant needs, integrating IT and software while leveraging disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to enhance performance. Join us as we evaluate how smart HVAC and digital services are revolutionizing customer experience in the homes and buildings industry. We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences as we embark on this transformative journey together.