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The Commercial Building Automation Market - 2nd Edition

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  • November 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Berg Insight AB
  • ID: 5185540

The Installed Base of Connected Building Automation Systems in North America and Europe to Reach 34.4 Million Systems in 2024

How should the mobile industry address the vast business opportunity in connected smart buildings? The total installed base of connected systems in Europe and North America reached an estimated 20.5 million systems in 2019. The analyst forecasts that the installed base will grow at a CAGR of 11.0 percent in the two regions to reach 34.4 million connected building automation systems in 2024. Get a 360 degree perspective on the rapid evolution of the global building automation market in this comprehensive 200 page strategy report.

The Commercial Building Automation Market is the second report analysing the latest developments on the smart buildings market in Europe and North America. This report in the IoT Research Series provides you with 200 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:

  • Insights from 30 executive interviews with market leading companies.
  • 360-degree overview of the smart building & building automation ecosystem.
  • Summary of industry trends in key vertical market segments.
  • Statistical data on adoption of building automation systems in Europe and North America.
  • New market forecasts lasting until 2024.
  • Detailed reviews of the latest initiatives launched by industry players.
  • Updated profiles of 60 key vendors in this market.

This Report Answers the Following Questions:

  • Which are the main verticals within smart buildings and building automation?
  • What are the main drivers behind the growth in this market?
  • What are the challenges and roadblocks towards widespread adoption?
  • What are the business models and channels-to-market for smart building solutions?
  • Which are the leading building management system (BMS) vendors?
  • How are product OEMs and BMS vendors positioning themselves?
  • What Connectivity Technologies Are Smart Building System Vendors Betting On?
  • What is the potential market size for cellular IoT in building automation?
  • How will the smart building market evolve in the next five years?

Who Should Buy this Report?

The Commercial Building Automation Market is the foremost source of information about the emerging market for connected and smart buildings. Whether you are a product vendor, service provider, telecom operator, investor, consultant, application developer or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Executive summary

1 Introduction to smart buildings  
1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 Definitions and brief history of commercial building automation  
1.1.2 From building automation to smart buildings  
1.1.3 Smart buildings are an integral part of smart cities
1.2 Types of commercial building automation
1.2.1 HVAC and energy management systems
1.2.2 Lighting and window control systems
1.2.3 Fire safety, security and access control
1.2.4 Elevator and escalator management  
1.2.5 Audio, video and entertainment  
1.2.6 Water management
1.2.7 Other types of building automation
1.2.8 Building management systems  
1.3 Building automation market segments  
1.3.1 Government buildings
1.3.2 Healthcare buildings and hospitals
1.3.3 Hospitality buildings and hotels
1.3.4 Office buildings
1.3.5 Production buildings and factories
1.3.6 Retail outlets   
1.3.7 Commercial building stock by region
1.3.8 New buildings versus existing buildings  
1.4 Macro trends
1.4.1 Global population growth and urbanisation   
1.4.2 Sustainability   
1.4.3 Increasing energy demands
1.5 Market drivers  
1.5.1 Energy consumption of commercial buildings  
1.5.2 Optimising energy consumption in commercial buildings   
1.5.3 The next frontier – zero energy buildings   
1.5.4 Operational efficiency
1.5.5 Occupancy comfort and productivity
1.5.6 Space optimisation  
1.5.7 Regulations and standards
1.5.8 Grants, loans, rebates and deductions
1.6 Technology drivers
1.6.1 Big data and data analytics  
1.6.2 Cloud and edge computing  
1.6.3 Deep learning and artificial intelligence   
1.6.4 Wireless connectivity  
1.7 Market barriers
1.7.1 Lack of clarity on return on investment  
1.7.2 Competitive markets versus oligopolies   
1.7.3 Proprietary solutions and lack of interoperability   
1.7.4 Security and privacy concerns   
1.8 Industry consortiums, certifications and standards  

2 Networks and communications technologies  
2.1 Overview  
2.1.1 Integration in building automation
2.1.2 Approaches to establishing interoperability  
2.1.3 Network protocols and topologies
2.1.4 Technology choices of product OEMs
2.1.5 Combine IT networks and building automation networks or keep them apart?
2.2 Building automation protocols
2.2.1 BACnet
2.2.2 DALI  
2.2.3 KNX
2.2.4 LonWorks  
2.2.5 M-Bus  
2.2.6 Modbus
2.2.7 OpenTherm
2.2.8 SNMP   
2.3 Networking technologies  
2.3.1 Bluetooth
2.3.2 EnOcean   
2.3.3 Li-Fi
2.3.4 LPWAN  
2.3.5 Power over Ethernet   
2.3.6 Thread  
2.3.7 Wi-Fi  
2.3.8 ZigBee  
2.3.9 Z-Wave
2.4 Wireless versus wired communications

3 Technology providers and OEMs
3.1 Market overview  
3.2 HVAC and energy management
3.2.1 75F
3.2.2 Autani
3.2.3 Automated Logic (Carrier)  
3.2.4 BuildingIQ  
3.2.5 Cimetrics
3.2.6 Danfoss   
3.2.7 Delta Controls (Delta Electronics)  
3.2.8 Distech Controls (Acuity Brands)  
3.2.9 Entouch Controls   
3.2.10 KMC Controls  
3.2.11 KGS Buildings  
3.2.12 Lynxspring  
3.2.13 Regin
3.2.14 Senseware  
3.2.15 Telkonet
3.2.16 Verdigris Technologies  
3.3 Lighting and window control  
3.3.1 Acuity Brands  
3.3.2 Cree Lighting (IDEAL Industries)  
3.3.3 Digital Lumens (Osram)  
3.3.4 Enlighted (Siemens)   
3.3.5 Legrand   
3.3.6 Leviton
3.3.7 Lutron Electronics
3.3.8 Silvair
3.3.9 Signify   
3.3.10 Somfy
3.3.11 View  
3.4 Fire safety, security and access control  
3.4.1 AMAG Technology (G4S)  
3.4.2 Assa Abloy  
3.4.3 Axis Communications (Canon)
3.4.4 Carrier   
3.4.5 Motorola Solutions
3.4.6 Nortek Security & Control  
3.4.7 Tyco (Johnson Controls)  
3.4.8 Zaplox
3.5 Elevator and escalator management   
3.5.1 KONE   
3.5.2 Otis   
3.5.3 Schindler
3.5.4 ThyssenKrupp
3.6 Audio, video and entertainment   
3.6.1 AMX/Harman (Samsung)  
3.6.2 Crestron Electronics  
3.6.3 Elan Home Systems (Nortek Security & Control)  
3.6.4 Extron
3.7 Water management  
3.7.1 Apana  
3.7.2 Banyan Water
3.7.3 Hydropoint Data Systems  

4 Building management system and application vendors  
4.1 Market overview  
4.1.1 Go-to-market strategies  
4.1.2 Return-on-Investment  
4.2 Building management system vendors  
4.2.1 ABB
4.2.2 Bosch  
4.2.3 Honeywell
4.2.4 Johnson Controls   
4.2.5 Kieback&Peter  
4.2.6 Sauter
4.2.7 Schneider Electric
4.2.8 Siemens   
4.3 Building automation application providers
4.3.1 bGrid  
4.3.2 Facilio   
4.3.3 J2 Innovations (Siemens)
4.3.4 Metrikus  
4.3.5 SkyFoundry  
4.3.6 Switch Automation  

5 Market forecasts and conclusions   
5.1 Market trends and analysis
5.1.1 Market penetration of building automation  
5.1.2 New value proposition for building occupants  
5.1.3 The covid-19 pandemic creates opportunities for new building applications
5.1.4 BIoT enables integration of different building functions  
5.1.5 The impact of 5G on the building automation market  
5.1.6 Regional differences continue to be important  
5.1.7 Building automation systems increasingly being targeted for cyberattacks
5.1.8 When is the right time for building owners to engage?  
5.1.9 Mergers and acquisitions
5.2 Europe  
5.2.1 Shipments
5.2.2 Installed base  
5.3 North America  
5.3.1 Shipments
5.3.2 Installed base  
5.4 Rest of World outlook   
5.5 Cellular IoT device shipments and connections   


List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Schematic overview of building automation  
Figure 1.2: Building automation timeline  
Figure 1.3: Benefits of smart buildings  
Figure 1.4: The Distech Controls Eclypse HVAC controller   
Figure 1.5: Signify Interact gateway, sensor and lamps  
Figure 1.6: Examples of a fire protection system and a video surveillance system
Figure 1.7: Overview of Building Management System (BMS) architecture  
Figure 1.8: Commercial building stock (US 2017)   
Figure 1.9: Commercial building stock (EU28+2 2017)  
Figure 1.10: Commercial building types in EU28+2  
Figure 1.11: Global population growth segmented by continent (World 2019–2100)  
Figure 1.12: Urban population, % of total (World 1960–2018)   
Figure 1.13: Number of major cities worldwide  
Figure 1.14: Countries with the largest number of major cities (World 2018)  
Figure 1.15: Energy consumption by commercial building type (USA 2012)
Figure 1.16: Energy use in US commercial buildings by end uses (USA 2012)
Figure 1.17: Building size vs energy used (USA 2012)  
Figure 1.18: Total Cost of Ownership of a building   
Figure 1.19: Building lifecycle cost over 40 years, including costs of retrofit
Figure 1.20: Environmental factors that enhance employee productivity  
Figure 1.21: Pendulum shift in expertise required to run buildings  
Figure 2.1: Building protocols market share (North America 2019)
Figure 2.2: Building protocols market share (Europe 2019)  
Figure 2.3: Examples of technology choices by product OEMs
Figure 2.4: Comparison of wired vs. wireless for building automation  
Figure 3.1: The 75F Central Control unit and Smart Node
Figure 3.2: The WebCTRL interface  
Figure 3.3: 5i Intelligent Energy Platform  
Figure 3.4: The NovoCon digital actuator on top of the AB-QM 4.0 PICV  
Figure 3.5: The Entouch dashboard  
Figure 3.6: The KMC Commander IoT platform  
Figure 3.7: Senseware devices  
Figure 3.8: An example of a Telkonet EcoSmart installation
Figure 3.9: Signify Interact  
Figure 3.10: Animeo range overview
Figure 3.11: The Kidde Fire Systems IntelliSite Remote Monitoring System  
Figure 3.12: Avigilon H4 Multisensor camera featuring self-learning video analytics
Figure 3.13: ThyssenKrupp’s MAX portal
Figure 3.14: The AMX Enova DVX-3266-4K presentation switcher   
Figure 3.15: The Crestron Flex MM tabletop video conferencing system
Figure 3.16: Apana sensor  
Figure 3.17: Banyan Water’s water management system   
Figure 4.1: Building Management System vendors (North America and Europe 2019)  
Figure 4.2: Metasys system architecture   
Figure 4.3: The Metasys UI on different devices
Figure 4.4: The Qanteon BMS   
Figure 4.5: The Sauter Modulo 6  
Figure 4.6: Example of an EcoStruxure Building architecture
Figure 4.7: Siemens’ Desigo building automation system and components  
Figure 4.8: The Switch Platform dashboard
Figure 5.1: BA shipments, installed base and revenues (Europe and NA 2019–2024)  
Figure 5.2: M&As in the building automation space (World 2004–2018)  
Figure 5.3: M&As in the building automation space (World 2018–2020)  
Figure 5.4: Connected system shipments by application area (EU28+2 2019–2024)
Figure 5.5: Installed base by application area (EU28+2 2019–2024)
Figure 5.6: Connected system shipments by application area (N. America 2019–2024)  
Figure 5.7: Installed base by application area (North America 2019–2024)  
Figure 5.8: Cellular connections (Europe and North America 2019–2024)



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 75F
  • ABB
  • AMAG Technology (G4S)  
  • AMX/Harman (Samsung)  
  • Acuity Brands  
  • Apana  
  • Assa Abloy  
  • Audio, video and entertainment   
  • Autani
  • Automated Logic (Carrier)  
  • Axis Communications (Canon)
  • bGrid  
  • Banyan Water
  • Bosch  
  • BuildingIQ  
  • Carrier   
  • Cimetrics
  • Cree Lighting (IDEAL Industries)  
  • Crestron Electronics  
  • Danfoss   
  • Delta Controls (Delta Electronics)  
  • Digital Lumens (Osram)  
  • Distech Controls (Acuity Brands)  
  • Elan Home Systems (Nortek Security & Control)  
  • Enlighted (Siemens)   
  • Entouch Controls   
  • Extron
  • Facilio   
  • Honeywell
  • Hydropoint Data Systems  
  • J2 Innovations (Siemens)
  • Johnson Controls   
  • KGS Buildings  
  • KMC Controls  
  • KONE   
  • Kieback&Peter  
  • Legrand   
  • Leviton
  • Lutron Electronics
  • Lynxspring  
  • Metrikus  
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Nortek Security & Control  
  • Otis   
  • Regin
  • Sauter
  • Schindler
  • Schneider Electric
  • Senseware  
  • Siemens   
  • Signify   
  • Silvair
  • SkyFoundry  
  • Somfy
  • Switch Automation  
  • Telkonet
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Tyco (Johnson Controls)  
  • Verdigris Technologies  
  • View  
  • Zaplox


The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain. They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.