As living standard increases, a lot of energy is being used to air-conditioned the building, to heat the water, to chill the food, and for other purposes mostly for the comfort of the people in the building. Though some of the purposes are well justified, energy demand causes fast depletion of natural resources, and thus better ways of harnessing energy from alternate and renewable sources are needed. It is also important to improve energy performance of the building, reduce energy [...]
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Buildings consume an extraordinary amount of energy . Commercial, industrial, or residential expend their energy in different categories, but numerous studies have shown that energy efficiency and intelligent building technologies reduce energy bills. Not only that, but smart buildings can have a strong multiplier effect in terms of shifting expenditures from utility bills to other investments, including job creation for improved economic security. But what exactly is a smart building? Is a residential building smart if it has a home [...]