Sustainability

The Multifold Impacts of Building an Energy Efficient Home

After the breakout of a global pandemic in 2020, people have realized the fragility of human life and how little we can control when it comes to combating the raging impacts of nature. Humankind understands the severity of a situation only when we are forced to deal with the consequences on a personal level. Similarly, while combating covid-19, people all over the world were overwhelmed with the massive number of deaths, spiking unemployment levels, and the deterioration of healthcare facilities.

On the other hand, this has prompted people to finally think about more significant issues like environmental degradation and sustainable development. In order to accelerate the growth and development of a country, researchers and expert professionals are coming up with a range of high-performance solutions that can deliver optimum results while saving a significant amount of energy.

This article will bring under purview the need, benefits, and advantages of building an energy-efficient home. Recently, the introduction of technological advancements and digitization has brought a significant change in the way buildings operate.

A few decades ago, building structures were constructed in a very simple and concrete manner meaning, they didn’t have a mind of their own. Hence, in order to ensure that every installed system is working effectively, it requires more resources and man force like skilled operators, technicians, administrators, and more. However, the introduction of smart homes, smart buildings, and smart offices transformed how buildings operate and function.

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An Insight into Building an Energy Efficient Home

Before understanding how an energy-efficient home is built, let us comprehend the fundamental definition and advantages of building automation [1]. The primary purpose of BAS or a building automation system is to ensure that the building climate is maintained within a specific range.

These systems are exclusively designed to reduce the maintenance cost and energy consumption levels of a building in contrast with a conventional or a non-controlled building. Below we have mentioned some of the many components and elements of an energy-efficient home:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT refers to intricately installed software, sensors, processability, and many other technologies that efficiently exchange and connect data with other devices over the internet. Some of the many IoT devices that play an integral role in building an energy-efficient home are motion detectors, light sensors, cameras, and more.

  • Smartphone Applications

If one invests in a top-notch home automation system, smartphone [2] apps can play an imperative role in building an energy-efficient home. Today, since everyone carries a high functioning smartphone, it can perform functions like regulating actuators, different onboarding devices, monitoring sensors, formulating rules, and more.

  • Seamless Connectivity

Lastly, one needs a platform where all the smart devices can sync and connect to the internet. Thus, Wi-Fi and cellular-based networking options are the most widely deployed connectivity solutions.

Applications that are connected with cellular data are a popular choice as they can deliver results over long periods of time but might turn out to be an expensive purchase for some people. Conversely, Wi-Fi is a local area network that offers adequate coverage across domestic and commercial buildings.

Benefits and Advantages of Building an Energy Efficient Home

Building an energy-efficient home can prove to be advantageous from two perspectives. First, it allows the user to smartly integrate DES into the operations and design of the building in accordance with the requirements of the user.

Therefore, since smart homes and buildings have room for flexibility and customization, it uses best-in-class devices to secure the overall energy supply and increases energy efficiency while reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Next, since several devices, technologies, and tools are employed to save energy, it also cuts down on the overall electricity bill of the home or organization. This amount of money can then be used in enhancing other features of the house or office like architecture, infrastructure, safety systems, etc. Now, let us have a look at a range of benefits one can enjoy by building an energy-efficient home:

  • Enhanced comfort

Building an energy-efficient or smart home allows the occupants to adjust several factors like temperature, air movement and ventilation according to their convenience. In other words, they can preprogramme their requirements, and the installed devices will maintain that accordingly.

  • Profitable Resale

Since smart homes offer better productivity with enhanced comfort levels, they can be sold at higher rates in comparison with a conventional home. In addition, as people today are much more aware of technological advancements, they will readily invest in a smart and energy-efficient home.

  • Reliable Construction

To build an energy-efficient house, one needs a professionally trained and skilled set of architectures, technicians, and operators. Unlike a traditional house or building, a smart house needs to be intricately designed by using quality tools and resources so that the output levels are not compromised.

Collaborate with Schneider Electric to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

At Schneider Electric, we have a panel of professional experts who work diligently to meet all your needs and requirements in an efficient manner. Apart from providing a range of electrical products, services, and solutions, we take special measures to ensure that the gap between sustainability and progress is filled in an effective manner.

Our carbon pledge stands as a testament to our accelerated journey towards sustainability. By the year 2050, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality and net-zero CO2 in all operations along with a carbon-neutral value and supply chain. Explore our site today to know more about our sustainable and energy-efficient products and services.


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