The electricity system is about to experience a several-orders-of-magnitude increase in the number of vulnerabilities to cyber-threats.
Investors are still skittish about early-stage startups selling automation and energy-management apps, but the market for software, sensors and services for smarter offices, factories and groceries stores is maturing gracefully.
If so, it must consider local business and cultural needs, build business processes and market structures around the world.
The internet of things is allowing sports stadiums to measure their energy use, water use and waste in real time. It saved the Mariners $1.5 million.
Benefits of the circular economy go beyond reductions of waste and carbon emissions to real business advantages. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Accenture and UL EHS are building metrics to prove them.
The new cloud-based company promises savings up to millions of dollars. But for starters, the upfront investment is minimal.
Data, data everywhere... even in your trash bin.
It’s prioritizing services that enable sustainable agriculture and ‘sharing economy’ businesses.
Some of these big players may surprise you.
Watch these four factors advancing the transition, with examples from Ford, Unilever and General Electric.