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Smart buildings use technology to make our indoor environments as energy efficient and comfortable as possible. But a building’s initial design can have a major impact on energy efficiency. In this activity, you will design and build a passive solar house. Passive design uses no mechanical or electrical devices of any kind, but uses design, orientation, and carefully selected materials instead.
Want to make your home smarter? With your parents’ permission, try out a home automation project. Affordable, open-source computer platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi can make it possible for you to add smart home technology to your home.
See what the Spark crew is up to in this issue!
With members across all disciplines of engineering, IEEE has a unique ability to foster collaboration and innovation. In the field of smart buildings, the IEEE is setting standards, researching across disciplines, and encouraging the growth and development of new technologies.
By connecting building systems and appliances and collecting and analyzing data about energy usage, occupancy, and external conditions like weather, smart buildings have the potential to save energy, money, and make people more comfortable in the process.Read More
Chris Steffens is an architectural lighting designer and energy consultant in New York City, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken New Jersey. Currently, he is advising the Stevens “SURE HOUSE” team at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 competition in Irvine, California. Read More