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Casey Talon, Research Director

Casey Talon

Casey Talon is a research director with Navigant Research, contributing to the Building Innovations program. With a background in economics, environmental science, and policy, she has deep experience as an analyst and consultant in the building technology sector.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Talon was a senior project analyst at Nexant, Inc., where she focused on survey design, data analysis, and research around the market opportunity for energy efficiency and demand savings. She is also a former senior research analyst in the Smart Buildings practice at IDC Energy Insights, where she designed a Smart Buildings Maturity Model and managed client relationships with a range of companies including IBM, Verizon, and Johnson Controls. Quoted in The Washington Post and other national publications, Talon has provided consulting services for executive decision-makers on the business challenges related to climate change and sustainability, as well as the opportunities for investment in energy efficiency and smart buildings. Talon holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Recent Reports

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: Home Energy Management

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 14 HEM Software Platform Providers

    Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market of technologies and services that consumers use to better manage and control their home energy consumption and production. With the development of the smart home, energy management has become a critical part of the digitization of the home. An unprecedented number of connected devices e...

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  • Quantifying and Standardizing the Measurement of Human-Centric Lighting

    The growth of LED adoption and increased interest in lighting controls have paved the way for new opportunities in the commercial lighting industry. LEDs have provided energy savings that can justify lighting upgrades and allow customers to focus on building occupants and the relationship between the occupants and the building. This...

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  • Intelligent Buildings Market Overview

    Hardware, Software, and Services for Intelligent Building Solutions:

    Digital transformation is redefining business processes across industries. A foundation of IT infrastructure, data, and analytics offers customers new insight, directs their decision-making, and creates new opportunities to use core assets in different ways. The digital transformation of the electric grid, which Navigant Research ha...

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  • Intelligent Building Solutions Bring Competition, Profitability, and Benefits to the Healthcare Industry

    Economic pressure on the healthcare industry is forcing hospitals to improve performance. Pressure to reduce costs is leading to the consolidation of industry and increasing energy and operational efficiency. Meanwhile, the industrywide shift toward value-based care is creating opportunities to implement technology solutions that en...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Reimagining Energy Efficiency as a Pillar in the Climate Action Strategy

    December 5, 2017

    A recent Wall Street Journal blog post by Sam Ori from the University of Chicago, “Why Government Energy-Efficiency Programs Sound Great–But Often Don’t Work” starkly criticizes energy efficiency programs and ideas on how to revisit residential program design. The author’s conclusion is sound, but there is more to be said ...

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  • Can Technology Solve the Dysfunction of Sustainability?

    November 30, 2017

    Sustainability is a term that, by itself, can be meaningless. The downfall of “green” into “greenwashing” is a cautionary tale for sustainability champions. In a recent Triple Pundit article, “The 8 Dysfunctions of Sustainability,” a Penn State University professor articulated the problem: “[My critique] is meant to bo...

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  • Rethinking Intelligent Building ROI: Follow the Money to Transactions

    November 14, 2017

    The intelligent buildings market has undergone a makeover in recent years that has yet to move the needle on widespread investment. The narrative has shifted in the last 2-3 years from a focus on energy efficiency to business insight. The logic behind the push makes sense when you consider the financial impacts of energy costs relat...

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  • STEM Matters – Let’s Get Data Smart for Facilities Management

    November 9, 2017

    November 8 was national STEM Day, and it was a great excuse to talk about career opportunities for the next generations of business leaders. The aging workforce is a strange phrase to hear in an era when there is a steady stream of conversation and study on the disruptive power of the millennial workforce. However, some important ec...

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Recent Press Releases

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