“Smart homes promise comfort, convenience, and resource conservation in the near future.”
The term “Smart Home” typically refers to dwellings augmented with high-tech responsive systems that are computerized and managed, often via a remote control.
While we expect our dwellings to use technological advances to sense and respond to our needs, a growing body of literature warns against increased dependencies and amplified complexification, given the resource depletion anticipated in the future.
The insightful paper, “Sustainable and Smart: Rethinking What a Smart Home Is” discusses this topic and was accepted for the 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) held in Amsterdam and nominated for the Best Paper Award.
Conference organizers said, “based on the reviews and an additional assessment of the program chairs, your contribution entitled “Sustainable and Smart: Rethinking What a Smart Home is” has been selected as one of the best papers submitted to the conference!” – Source
Dr. Salman, a LEED Accredited Professional architect holding a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the UK, along with a PhD student, a professor from the University of Toronto, and RCCIT Bachelor of Interior Design student Josie Abate worked together in the creation of this insightful paper.
Hearty congratulations to RCC Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Maha Salman, and her co-authors, who were awarded the “Best Paper Award”.
“Research is essential in the interior design industry and can be useful for students if they wanted to pursue postgraduate studies in the future. This is not the first time I participate in conferences with my students.” – Dr. Salman
This Award Winning Paper investigates how smart homes can be redefined to better fit sustainability goals while anticipating technology limitations. Its offers smart yet simple and feasible solutions to future housing needs while being inherently more sustainable.
Check out the full paper here and rethink what a smart home is to you!
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