[From time to time, Clean Air Watch publishes guest posts we believe are of general interest. We hope you enjoy this piece by Beth Laurel.]
Using Automation and the IoT to Conserve Energy
There has, undoubtedly, been tremendous progress in society’s attention and recognition of climate change. We are within the midst of a turbulent time, fighting an uphill battle against development, pollution, well-funded fossil fuel companies and out-of-touch government bureaucracy. The possibilities afforded by IoT technologies, however, have begun to allow everyday individuals to explore new avenues for improving energy efficiency in their own homes. Not only do these systems aim to improve the user's ability to reduce energy expenditure, they are also designed to connect with each other through a single easy-to-use interface, creating a more complete picture of consumption overall.