IFA 2020 Schneider Electric to transform homes from smart to sustainable
Published by : Industrial Automation
Schneider presents its vision for a sustainable, safe, efficient, and personal Home of the Future at IFA.
Berlin, September 2020 – Sustainable smart homes could be a reality for consumers within the next 10 years according to Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation. The company recently unveiled its blueprint for the Sustainable Home of the Future at IFA 2020 and launched a range of new smart home energy solutions under its Wiser brand. The new products, Power Tag, Acti9 Active and the efficient room-by-room Temperature Control system can be easily and inexpensively fitted into people’s existing homes and controlled via a single app, representing a significant step forward on the path to sustainable houses.
Residential housing is set to become the biggest consumer of electricity globally. EV charging, the electrification of heat, and increased occupancy as more people work from home will see consumers’ electricity consumption dramatically increase over the next ten years. Smart efficient energy management will be more important than ever to ensure homes are sustainably powered and intelligent enough to optimise their own energy needs, without compromising on comfort.
Schneider Electric’s vision for the Sustainable Home of the Future is one that connects the lifeline of homes – electricity – with digital. By connecting all the elements under one roof you can control every device easily through an app, which will allow different systems to interplay with each other and be personalised to you, the homeowner, to make it as comfortable, energy efficient and self-sufficient as you need.
The Sustainable Home of the Future will learn and anticipate when, where and how much energy is required to light, heat, power and charge to meet its occupants’ needs effectively and efficiently. Advances in solar technology will make it a feasible energy source for a wider range of residential homes and geographies. Electric Vehicles will double up as energy storage systems, and intelligent smart meters will ensure that buildings can produce, store and manage their own energy consumption too. Future homes will be able to identify the best energy source to use at the right time to reduce cost. Crucial to achieving this goal is increasing the data available to inform decision making and connecting the electric and digital world. Wiser is the solution.