Market Overview: Building Technology For Life Sciences Facilities

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Executive Summary

Business expansion plans and growing environmental, social and governance (ESG) pressures are driving life sciences firms to invest in their facilities infrastructure and refresh their building technology strategies. This report provides facilities executives in the life sciences sector with an overview of the evolving landscape of technology solutions for building control, air quality management and energy efficiency. The research finds that recent technology innovation is helping firms use ventilation systems more efficiently, capture more granular data on space and equipment utilization, and run workplaces more flexibly. Heads of facilities and workplace at life sciences organizations should use this report to inform their technology roadmaps for 2021 and beyond.   

Table of contents

Market Overview - Building Technology For Life Sciences Facilities 
The Global Pandemic Is Fuelling A New Phase Of Growth For The Life Sciences Sector
Long-Term Strategic Goals Centre On Driving Expansion In Emerging Markets And Enhancing Sustainability Performance 
Life Sciences Firms Turn To Building Technology To Drive Cost Savings Across Expensive Regulated Environments

Introducing Building Technology For Life Sciences Facilities 
Life Sciences Research Facilities Are Complex To Design And Manage 
Five Key Vendor Categories Converge On The Life Sciences Building Technology Market 
Building Technology Firms Offer Solutions For Precise Monitoring And Building Control 
Air Quality Specialist Vendors Are Driving Innovation Across Airflow Management And Ventilation
Energy Management Vendors Are Offering Systems To Reduce Consumption And Enhance Power Quality 

Life Sciences Firms Must Align Digitization Programmes To ESG And Building Safety Goals 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Life Sciences Research Infrastructure: Domain Types  
Figure 2. The Building Technology Provider Landscape For Life Sciences Facilities  
Figure 3. Overview Of Building Technology Solutions For Life Sciences Facilities  

About the authors

Ben Hext

Industry Analyst

Ben is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers hardware and software solutions for energy management, on-site power generation, and COVID-19 mitigation management. He holds an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University,

Susan Clarke

Research Director

Susan leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. Her current research agenda focuses on software solutions for real estate management including integrated workplace management systems and IoT platforms for buildings. Her research expertise also includes a broad range of energy management technologies and energy services. Susan has eight years of experience in technology research. She holds a MSc from the University of London in Sustainable Development.

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