ib2008: From Smart Homes to Connected Communities


Smart home technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way in which we deliver and use our homes, going beyond the boundaries of homes into connected communities.

This one day event will consider two of the key applications for smart home technologies:

Delivering Sustainable Homes with Intelligence
Smart home systems facilitate better environmental performance by enabling buildings and systems to operate at their optimum levels.

Assistive Living
Digital systems will transform the delivery of health and social care. Smart monitoring and electronic links to healthcare providers can enable people to remain living independently in their own homes and communities for much longer, therefore reducing costs and increasing quality of life.


    9.00 Registration & Coffee
    10.00 Introduction & Welcome, Chair - Jaya Skandamoorthy, BRE
    10.15 Keynote Presentation - Connected Communities, Andy MacCleod, Cisco

Theme 1 Delivering Sustainable Homes with Intelligence

    10.30 Opportunities & Challenges of Sustainability in Housing, Oliver Novakovic, BRE
    10.50 Smart Home Systems & the Code for Sustainable Homes, Mike Perry, BRE
    11.10 Coffee & Networking
    11.40 The Potential of Smart Home Meters, Ashley Pocock, EDF Energy
    12.10 Case Study - BASF House at Nottingham University, Mark Gillott, University of Nottingham
    12.30 Discussion
    13.00 Lunch & Networking

Theme 2 Assistive Living

    14.00 The Opportunities & Challenges of Changing Demographics, David Sinclair, Head of Policy, Help the Aged
    14.20 Introduction to Key Technologies, Current & Future Trends, Shaun Moscrop, Halliday James
    14.40 The i-House, Rob Chesters, Medilink West Midlands
    15.00 KNX Assistive Living Case Studies, Gareth Rowlands, KNX UK
    15.20 Connected Communities at Elephant & Castle, Tony Moseley, London Borough of Southwark
    15.30 Opportunities for Research Funding, Richard Miller, Technology Strategy Board
    15.50 Discussion
    16.15 Close

Places are £95+VAT and include lunch and refreshments.

ib2008 is part of the ibexcellence programme of activities promoting UK best practice in the intelligent building solutions, systems and strategies.

ib2008 is supported by the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network and The Building Centre.

All delegates registering for this event will be automatically registered as KTN members. Personal details will not be given to any other organisation or used for unauthorised purposes. See www.mbektn.co.uk for further details.

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