How can smart buildings help an ageing Asia?
Artificial intelligence, the internet of things and other smart technologies can help to make buildings smarter and more efficient, but can they make cities better places to live for the elderly?
The technology of the fourth industrial revolution could make cities smarter than ever. But are smarter cities better for the environment and its residents?
This was a central theme at the International Green Building Conference held in Singapore in September, where two panel sessions were dedicated to the topic of smart technology, which includes the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), among others.
Digital technologies can help people live more comfortable, convenient lives, but they can also be a hindrance if not used well, said speakers. With the built environment responsible for between 30 and 40 per cent of global emissions, smart ways of managing facilities and energy consumption through the use of technology can not only reduce a building’s carbon footprint, it can also improve the occupant’s experience of the building.
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