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Benjamin Freas, Principal Research Analyst

Benjamin Freas

Benjamin Freas is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Building Innovations program, with a focus on energy efficiency and lighting innovations in commercial buildings. His experience includes both market research and technical expertise in the design and construction of buildings.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Freas was a content director at Hanover Research, where he managed custom research projects for a variety of industries including oil & gas, manufacturing, and transportation. He has also worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager at J.B. Wyble & Associates. Freas is a LEED Accredited Professional and he holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland as well as an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.

Recent Reports

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  • Lighting as a Service

    Third-Party Management of Lighting Systems in Commercial Buildings:

    The lighting industry is in the midst of change as LED lighting becomes more and more popular and lighting controls continue to improve. Due to the evolving market, customers are unsure of lighting products and systems that are needed to stay current and maximize the bottom line of business. Energy efficient decision makers within t...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: ESCOs

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 14 Energy Service Companies

    Energy service companies (ESCOs) have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects. This access is largely enabled using energy performance contract (EPC) or energy savings perfor...

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  • IoT for Lighting

    IoT Lighting Solutions: Hardware, Software, and Services

    Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solutions bring connectivity to devices that were previously not connected and provide data (where data was not available) through the connection. An IoT lighting system also enables one device to talk with another device. Connectivity and communication can happen between devices within the lighting...

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  • ESCO Market Overview

    HVAC/Mechanical, Lighting, Commercial Building Automation System, Building Energy Management System, Water, and Renewables Technologies and Equipment: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Energy service companies (ESCOs) have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects. In the mature US market and maturing markets of other regions, public sector and municipalities...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Beyond Energy and Pizza

    November 7, 2017

    As November rolls through and autumn settles in the Northern Hemisphere, attention quite naturally turns to energy. Not only was October Energy Action month, but the changing of seasons marks a time to reflect on how the built environment consumes energy. As we put our air conditioners away and turn our heaters on, autumn gives us t...

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  • Transforming the Way We Live, Work, and Move with Wireless Power: Part 2

    May 17, 2017

    This post originally appeared on the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge website. Development of any new technology, particularly one that goes to market in a technology licensing business model, cannot be performed in a bubble. It requires the feedback of users to refine future advances. There simply is no market for a technology tha...

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  • Transforming the Way We Live, Work, and Move with Wireless Power: Part 1

    May 8, 2017

    This post originally appeared on the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge website. Nikola Tesla first experimented with transmitting power without wires at the turn of the 20th century. Until recently, the concept has remained impractical and expensive in everyday applications. Today, the proliferation of mobile phones, electrificatio...

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  • It Happened Again: Another Leak

    March 10, 2017

    A major cybersecurity vulnerability has happened again. A bug in the code of Cloudflare, a provider of content delivery networks, Internet security services, and distributed domain name services, appears to have leaked encrypted, private data from some of the company’s 4 million clients. According to security researcher Tavis Orm...

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Recent Press Releases

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