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Build a Passive Solar House

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.
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Make Your Home Smarter

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.

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Smarty Pants

See what the Spark crew is up to in this issue!

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Collaborating for a Smarter Future

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.

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Building Smart

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

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Meet Chris Steffens!

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

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Explore Wearables with Hands-On Kits and Camps

Want to try making your own wearable device? There are kits that can help you build or program your own wearable. Or, if you want a more immersive experience, check out a tech camp or workshop to give wearable design a try.

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Sharing and Securing Wearable Tech

The IEEE and its members have been at the forefront of wearable technology, working to share advancements and research, highlight security concerns, and develop standards for wearable development, communication, and security.

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