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Casey Talon, Principal Research Analyst

Casey Talon

Casey Talon is a principal research analyst 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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  • Digital Assistants and AI in the Home

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology receiving much excitement over its futuristic possibilities. This human-like avenue of computer science is already making significant progress across a variety of markets, including the smart home. The home is abundant with opportunities to automate tasks and create more personal experien...

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  • Market Data: Building Energy Management Systems

    BEMS Software, Services, and Hardware: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    The building energy management system (BEMS) market continues to evolve with an increasing focus on the value of data in commercial buildings. This evolution is fueled by two technology trends: the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud and edge computing. In addition to technology developments, customer education has steadily improved....

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  • Intelligent Building Technologies for Sustainability

    Leadership in sustainability is becoming a competitive advantage as organizations commit to science-based targets to respond to shareholder, regulatory, and customer demands. Many companies have offset their environmental and carbon footprint through investment in clean energy or carbon reduction projects offsite. Today, investment ...

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  • Smart Buildings and Smart Cities

    Advanced Sensors, Building Data Analytics, Connectivity Hardware, and

    Cities around the world have taken leadership positions in developing climate change policy to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Such policy is often an important anchor for smart city initiatives. Approximately 30% of global GHG emissions and 70% of energy consumption in major cities are attributable to buildings. Thus, building...

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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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