Emerging smart digital solutions present the opportunity for a step change in the way that we live, work an address key societal challenges. These smart solutions are enabled by advances in digital technology, our ability to make better use of data, and the creation of new and transformative data driven services and business models.
The speed and scope of the changes present both opportunities and challenges that are complex and cross-sector, covering energy and comfort, health and wellbeing, safety and security, data and privacy design, construction and installation. There are considerable knowledge gaps in these areas that need to be supported by new research.
Connected homes is a research project that focuses on supporting the research and knowledge to developing a BRE Centre for Smart Homes and Building. The purpose of the centre is to provide a collaborative hub for industry, Academia and Government to address common challenges and drive the adoption of smart products and services.