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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.
Wolseley aims to demystify the concept of installing ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ heat technologies with new guidance for engineers and plumbers.
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.
BEAMA said it anticipates a fundamental and unprecedented change within the functionality of heating controls moving forward that will be driven by a shift towards data-led energy management and more automated ‘smart’ functions.
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.