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Cities Turn Ubiquitous—The Internet of Buildings in Asia-Pacific

Cities Turn Ubiquitous—The Internet of Buildings in Asia-Pacific

Rapidly-evolving building technologies, together with key market participants pushing for technological advancement to gain a competitive advantage, are the driving force for Internet of Buildings (IoB).

The growing emphasis on building energy efficiency and strong regulatory support is to achieve a completely integrated and automated building.

However, the development of IoB is unlikely to be achieved in the short term due to security issues and lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities.

The industry is expecting a continuous collaboration and partnership among participants and stakeholders, which will help in the evolution of the industry.

Commercial buildings are highly regarded as an implementation ground for IoB, followed by industrial and government buildings, which largely depend on regulatory support.

Market opportunities in Asia-Pacific remains with developed countries in the region, as regulatory framework and support are high and mature.

The development of IoB among developing countries is limited, as there is low awareness and existing infrastructure is unable to support advanced building technology implementation.

About this report

Rapidly-evolving building technologies, together with key market participants pushing for technological advancement in order to gain a competitive advantage are the driving forces for Internet of Buildings (IoB). The growing emphasis on energy efficiency of buildings and strong regulatory support aim to achieve a completely integrated and automated building. The development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will complement the development of building-technology markets such as building automation, lighting, and integrated facilities management. This study covers Mega Trends, industry convergence, technology trends, reforms of business models and policies, competitive and best practices, and end-user opportunities.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Introduction
    • Building Management System
    • Smart or Intelligent Buildings Overview
    • Smart or Intelligent Buildings Overview-Technology Roadmap
    • Smart Cities Overview
  • Overview of Internet of Buildings
    • Overview
    • Timeline
    • Industry Impacts
    • Industry Drivers
    • Industry Challenges
    • BAS Market Overview
    • LED Lighting Market Overview
    • IFM Market Overview
  • Mega Trends
    • Relevant Mega Trends for the BMS Market
    • Urbanization Growth Rate
      • Table Urbanization Growth Rate, Asia-Pacific, 2010-2050
    • Urbanization-Evolution
    • Urbanization-Impact on Energy
    • Urbanization-Areas of Implications
    • Technology-Big Data
    • Technology: Connected Living Case Study-Siemens Complete Mobility
    • Technology: Case Study for Connected City-Seoul's Smart City Project
    • SMART is the New Green
    • SMART is the New Green: Case Study-Cisco Smart Work Centers
    • SMART is the New Green: Case Study-Amsterdam Working towards Sustainability
    • Innovating to Zero
    • Innovating to Zero: Case Study-Singapore's Zero Energy Building (ZEB)
    • Implications from Mega Trends
  • Industry Convergence
    • Industry Convergence Overview
    • Industry Convergence With Energy and Infrastructure-Power and Water
    • Industry Convergence with Automation and Building Control-Smart Meter
    • Industry Convergence With IT-Wireless Intelligence
    • Industry Convergence with IT-Innovative Technologies
    • Implications from Industry Convergence
  • Technology Trends
    • Technology Roadmap for Buildings
    • Technology Roadmap for BMS
    • Technology Roadmap for BMS-Integration of Systems
    • Technology Roadmap for BMS-IBM Smarter Building
    • Implications from Technology Trends
  • Reforms of Business Models and Policies
    • Business Models
    • Energy Prices
      • Table Energy Prices in Selected Countries, Global, 2011-2014
    • Building-related Development Policies and Reforms
    • Building-related Development Policies and Reforms Singapore Case Study
    • Economic Development
    • Implications from Economic
  • Competitive and Best Practices
    • Competitive Landscape
    • Competitive Assessment
    • Branding and Positioning
    • Implications From Competitive Analysis and Best Practices
  • End-user Opportunities
    • Country Market Opportunities
    • Market Potential by Building Type
    • Roles of Stakeholders
    • Stakeholders' Roles and Importance-South Korean U-City Example
    • Implications From End-user Opportunities

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