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BSRIA research has found that the value of the UK’s smart homes solutions market, which includes installation, servicing and maintenance work, has grown by more than three times the value recorded five years ago. The association cited demand for HVAC and control products as one of the key drivers behind anticipated growth in the market.
This year’s BSRIA Annual Briefing has warned that inevitable change to the climate and a rise in global temperatures will exacerbate existing challenges to adapt how buildings are designed, operated and maintained.
Efforts to introduce smarter HVAC technologies that can make use of new forms of AI to potentially automate key building functions should not be seen alone as a magic wand solution for realising more efficient buildings, BSRIA has warned.
A whole host of technologies such as wearable devices not normally associated with managing the performance of our homes in areas such as heating could become a vital part of how we interact with buildings.
In the first part of our latest HeatingCast, Henry Lawson, senior analyst and ‘smart’ technology expert with BSRIA, said technical advancements in building controls and HVAC appliances was just one of several interconnected challenges that industry must address to realise a truly smart home.
A new consultation paper seeking wider industry and public sector feedback on introducing a clear definition for zero carbon building standards in the UK has been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
BSRIA has argued that a lack of investment in training remains a major issue still to be addressed within a construction industry that is also facing a number of emerging challenges linked to Brexit.
UK standards for Heat Interface Units (HIUs) have been revised and updated with an additional number of organisations now able to conduct testing.
BSRIA has called for new legislation or financial incentives to help realise a carbon neutral built environment in response to major new findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggesting the world is off-track to prevent irreversible climate change.
Defining the functions and systems behind a ‘smart building’ and considering how the concept may evolve in the future will be the key focus of an upcoming BSRIA talk that will be delivered at BIT’s 5th Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy next month in China.