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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.
BSRIA has broadly welcomed a raft of changes being introduced to the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme that are intended improve the attractiveness of technologies such as biomass, heat pump and solar-powered devices.
Addressing future challenges such as sustainability within today’s buildings formed the central theme of the 2017 BSRIA Briefing event in London last week.