urbaneer: Using the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance energy efficiency, comfort and wellbeing in residential blocks 

Breakfast briefing: Friday 15 July

This breakfast briefing was jointly hosted between AgilityEco and BRE

The session began with Gearoid Lane, AgilityEco giving an overview of the urbaneer project and exploring applications for IoT in social housing. The urbaneer project trialled the use of state-of-the-art IoT technologies to monitor energy and environmental data in residential blocks. It created a smart toolkit for local authorities and social landlords to use this data to optimise the retrofit of low carbon measures into their existing blocks. urbaneer's aim is to improve overall building energy performance and living conditions, as well as reducing high energy bills for residents. Through urbaneer we've also explored other applications for this IoT technology to improve health, wellbeing, safety and security for social housing residents. Download Gearoid's slides.

  • Robbie Thompson, BRE, followed by summarising the outcomes of the urbaneer project and what the findings show about unhealthy living environments, poor building performance and the impact of retrofit measures. Download Robbie's slides.
  • Nick Ainger, AgilitySurvey, shared lessons learned on the practicalities and challenges of energy and environmental monitoring in social housing. Download Nick's slides.
  • Russell Smith, Parity Projects, took to the podium to look at focused asset investment from better data - Energy, Health and Asset Value. Download Russell's slides.
  • Ian Napier, Switchee, rounded off the discussions with a talk on smart thermostats and other IoT technologies in social housing.


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