Smart lighting can enhance the experience of the users by improving the ambience and increase user comfort. They can help achieve reduction in energy bills effectively by sensing the need for power and cutting off if not required. Companies have drawn inspiration from nature to design intelligent lighting system. Adaptive lighting can also improve the energy scenario by sensing and scheduling the need for lighting system. Smarter solutions have also made use of daylight harvesting effectively to illuminate buildings. Designing effective monitoring and communication systems to connect HVAC units in buildings would help managing them effectively and prevent energy loss. Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions for HVAC monitoring and management enables the user to control the units remotely and more effectively. These solutions will help in the evolution of better and smarter homes and building automation solutions. Smart HVAC solution can make the place customizable to the user and in turn, increase user comfort. Using IoT in the building and construction industry is gaining traction. Integrating IoT with HVAC and Lighting systems will make buildings smarter, more efficient and greener.
The Energy and Power Supply (EPS) Alert provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (batteries, fuel cells, flywheels and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances.
The Sustainable Energy cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission.
Keywords: IoT, HVAC, smart lighting, building automation, energy efficiency