What exactly is IoT technology and why have we chosen to invest in it?
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of things around the world that are connected to the internet. It is a giant network of connected ‘’things’’ (sensors and software), constantly collecting and sharing data about the way they are used and about the environment around them. An IoT device can be as accessible as a smartwatch or fitbit or as serious as a driverless truck. They make our environment – homes, work and vehicles ‘’smarter’’ and more measurable. Because of this, IoT technology can make a big
There are many benefits to the Internet of Things. In our case, we can use the data generated by sensors to make our systems more efficient. With your help, the IoT technology we will purchase through our 2021 Green Evolution Appeal will help make our heating, ventilation, cooling, and irrigation assets ‘’smarter’’. For example, with IoT in place, our air conditioners will learn patterns of behaviour in the spaces they occupy to ensure they are only ever in use when the spaces themselves are being used. Our irrigation systems will know not to start watering the grounds when rain has been predicted for the next day. The amount of energy Strathcona can save with this type of technology equates to up to 122 Tonnes of CO2 saved from entering the atmosphere – just in the first year!