Residential, public and office buildings account for one of the largest shares in global energy demand. In the EU, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of energy consump-tion and 36 percent of CO2 emissions. Buildings need to become greener in the context of climate goals. In addition to power-saving solutions, sensor systems are key. Intelligent sensors make it possible to reduce smart building energy consumption by 30 percent.
Smart buildings: Whether offices, schools or train stations – smart buildings are intelligently connected and digitalized. They rely on software, communication networks, secure data and dynamic interface management. Smart buildings help cut operating costs, improve security, increase comfort and make energy use more efficient.
Smart homes: More and more private and residential buildings are equipped with smart technologies. Interconnected devices are controlled centrally and are able to monitor, communicate and trigger actions, e.g. in the fields of home appliances, entertainment, lighting or home automation. This makes our living more convenient – and also greener.
NEW: EE Times Feb. 2022: Cover article on radar sensors and energy efficiency