The Future of Building & Home Automation:
RFID meets the Smart Grid
November 14th, 6pm-8pm MIT Stata Center
For many years wireless sensors for home automation lay in the wilderness until governments around the world began to mandate their use in smart meters. More than 75 million smart meters are now installed worldwide, and it is the beginning of meters talking to thermostats, room occupancy sensors and home networks. Indeed, initiatives are under way to install sensors ubiquitously in cities - one such project in Europe - "LivingPlanIT" - is installing almost 3 million sensors in the first wave of a "trial" in a new "test-city" in Portugal. Many wireless sensors will also need energy harvesters to enable twenty year lifetimes, overcoming lifetime limitations of conventional batteries. Those solutions are now being deployed.
This session covers the new wave of technologies and their progress to providing building control and automation, ultimately feeding it into the smart grid enabling far greater energy efficiency and many other benefits. We look at what you should expect to come, debate the path to get there and cover the unmet opportunities.
Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx
Ricardo Ferreira, Director, Living PlanIT, “1 city, 100 million sensors”
Nicholas Soldner, Staff Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center
Jim OCallaghan, President, EnOcean Inc.
Skip Ashton, Vice President Engineering, Ember Corporation
Nick Gayeski, Partner and Co-Founder, KGS Buildings, LLC
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