First consider general trends Where would you go to find information on key trends and disruptors that signal opportunities or threats? Resources that I used for this: Article Databases Factiva ABI/Proquest Factiva - Search strategy used - wc>500 and hlp=((landfill gas*) or (commercial grade waste gasification) or (lfg power)) ABI/Proquest - Search strategy used - (landfill gas*) OR lfg OR (waste gasification) *Article Searching Tips
What I learned while searching Common term for this technology is Landfill Gas (LFG) Needed to include a review of waste management industry
Analyze the relevant industries S&P NetAdvantage Industry Survey - "Environmental and S&P NetAdvantage Waste Management" October 2008 S&P Netadvantage Industry Survey - "Electric Utilities" August 2008 S&P Netadvantage Thomson Investext - "How to Play Obama's Green Theme" Thomson Investext 1/16/09, Ben Isaacson, Scotia Capital
Locate Market Research MarketResearch.com - "Renewable Energy Investment in the U.S."MarketResearch.com Packaged Facts, 11/1/2007 Tablebase – “Green price stability: new approaches account forTablebase the economic benefits of renewables” Source: Public Utilities Fortnightly, 147 (1): 42, January 2009.
Then lots of additional great data for free on web Government sponsored websites Non-profit initiatives Grass-roots community efforts Industry Association sponsored
Examples of interesting ones found Landfills/Waste Management: International Landfill Inventory and Economic Data – http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/economics/international.html How Landfills work - http://science.howstuffworks.com/landfill8.htmhttp://science.howstuffworks.com/landfill8.htm Landfill Gasification: Landfill Methane Outreach Program - http://www.epa.gov/landfill/index.htm http://www.epa.gov/landfill/index.htm Landfill Gas Web Site - http://www.landfill-gas.com/http://www.landfill-gas.com/ Cleantech/Renewables: Energy Information Administration - Renewable and Alternative Fuels Data - http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.htmlhttp://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelrenewable.html
Examples of interesting ones found (cont.) Regulatory: National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - http://www.naruc.org/about.cfmhttp://www.naruc.org/about.cfm FERC Energy Innovations Group – http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indus-act/energy-innovations.asp Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) – http://www.dsireusa.org/index.cfm?EE=0&RE=1http://www.dsireusa.org/index.cfm?EE=0&RE=1 – State by state review of renewable energy legislation and programs in the US More resources listed on class hand-out.
AEC Systems Business Plan – Resources Located
First consider general trends Where would you go to find information on key trends and disruptors that signal opportunities or threats? Resource that I used: Article Database Business Source Complete ABI/Proquest Search strategy used – “construction industry" and software
What I learned while searching AEC not a commonly used acronym, found searching on terms “construction or building industry” was best way to target relevant industry overview Terms "Tablet PC" more commonly used than "Tablet-based PC"
Analyze the relevant industries Business Source Complete - "Construction & Engineering Industry Business Source Complete Profile: United States”, Jul 2008, Datamonitor S&P NetAdvantage Industry Survey - "Computers: Software", S&P NetAdvantage Oct. 2008, Zaineb Bokhari S&P NetAdvantage Industry Survey – “Homebuilding”, Jan. 2009,S&P NetAdvantage Kenneth Leon First Research - "Commercial Construction Contractors"First Resea
Locate Market Research Tablet PC: Forrester – “Key Wireless Trends That Will Shape EnterpriseForrester Mobility In 2008” February 8, 2008, by Chris Silva, Benjamin Gray with Simon Yates, Rachel A. Dines Frost & Sullivan – “World Quarterly Retail Systems Outlook onFrost & Sullivan POS; Handheld Terminals and Tablet PC Markets” - Q4 2007, 11 Jun 2008 Non-residential Construction: Onesource - "Nonresidential Building Construction" Freedonia,Onesource June 2008
Didn’t find as much data for free on web Different sort of industry Not directly connected to a public agenda
Examples of data found U.S. Housing/Building Statistics: 2009 US Statistical Abstract - Construction and Housing – http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/construction_housing.html Trade Association Websites: American Institute of Architects - http://www.aia.org/http://www.aia.org/ American Council of Engineering Companies - http://www.acec.org/http://www.acec.org/ Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. - http://www.abc.org/http://www.abc.org/ Associated General Contractors of America - http://www.agc.org/http://www.agc.org/ More resources listed on class hand-out.
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