Smart homes

Alternate Term Label:
Home automation
Smart home technologies
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Digital energy futures: review of industry trends, visions and scenarios for the home

Researchers from Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab have conducted an analysis of how the energy and tech sectors predict our everyday lives will change in the home of the future. Based on a review of key industry reports, this study reveals how the home...
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Integrating health into buildings of the future

The health and wellbeing of building occupants should be a key priority in the design, building, and operation of new and existing buildings. Buildings can be designed, renovated, and constructed to promote healthy environments and behaviors and mitigate adverse health outcomes. This paper highlights health...
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The 3Ps: protection, productivity and pleasure for Australian smart home early adopters

This report identifies the benefits and problems smart home adopters actually experience, and compares them to the technological solutions on offer. The report shows that while living in a smart home is appealing for early adopters, it also throws up some unexpected challenges.
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Standards and codes: Tools to guide green building

The website offers green-building standards, codes, certification systems and tools to assist professionals to achieve LEED certification.
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Smart home control: exploring the potential for off-the-shelf enabling technologies in energy vulnerable and other households

This trial of smart home control in 46 households shows limits to use for managing home energy bills and electricity demand.
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Smart home control devices: summary and assessment of energy and lifestyle marketing claims

This content analysis of smart home control marketing materials indicates that the promoted benefits of these devices are not strongly aligned with energy policy objectives. Only one of 11 themes identified relates to energy and cost savings. Further, load shifting was not mentioned or promoted...