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Smart buildings monitor energy efficiency, but what are they really tracking?
Smart buildings monitor energy efficiency, but what are they really tracking?
Smart buildings use sensors to identify which areas are most occupied to make the most of space. By installing sensors into a building to monitor where people are, the management system can predict which areas are not likely to be used at a certain tim...
Smart bathroom of the future
Smart bathroom of the future
Professor Joseph Wheeler and his Virginia Tech students demonstrate features of the future at IBS 2015 with their FutureHaus bathroom, which seamlessly integrates technology into its design, along with multidisciplinary opportunities for academia and t...
Green buildings to give the 'edge' to tackling climate change
Green buildings to give the 'edge' to tackling climate change
In the global effort to minimize the effects of climate change by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, buildings can play a vital role. They account for 18 per cent of total emissions today, and are responsible for 60 per cent of the world's ...
Future of TV: Set-top alternatives are already available
Future of TV: Set-top alternatives are already available
The Future of TV Coalition and other groups opposing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's set-top-box proposal pointed to comments Wheeler made in a congressional subcommittee hearing as proof that alternatives are available. "He ad...