Aico ready to host IoT technology conferences across UK
23 May 2022
BEGINNING ON Thursday 26 May, life safety systems developer Aico will host five conferences examining the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to create healthier and safer homes. With the uptake of technology rapidly increasing across the housing sector, these events will explore the benefits of the IoT and how it contributes to resident well-being, indoor environmental health, sustainable buildings and the transition to net zero.
Keynote speaker Professor Tim Sharpe (head of architecture at Strathclyde University) will discuss how the push towards net zero is one of the greatest and most important challenges facing society, and why the potential negative effects it can have on indoor environmental health should also be considered.
Professor Sharpe commented: “Our research has consistently identified performance gaps leading to poor indoor air quality and energy use which have important health impacts for occupants. There is clearly a need to ensure better compliance and performance for both new build and especially retrofitted housing. The legislative landscape is beginning to recognise the need for post-completion compliance, with new technologies offering significant opportunities.”
The series of events will also provide a detailed overview of net zero homes, including a live technology demonstration of the Aico | HomeLINK IoT platform and Case Studies.
Other guest speakers include industry professionals from Smartline (a collaborative research and innovation project led by the University of Exeter) with a focus on how willing people are to use digital technology that aims to improve health and well-being.
Chris Jones, CEO of HomeLINK, explained: “Making homes healthier and more sustainable is an urgent priority for everyone in the sector. It’s essential that we share information and research in these challenging times. We want to amplify the voices of the leading scientists working on these issues. Aico | HomeLINK also has unique insights to share from having deployed 120,000 IoT devices in social homes and schools.”
These events are free to attend and accredited for Continuing Professional Development thanks to the Fire Industry Association.
The full listing is as follows: The Science Museum, London (Thursday 26 May), The Royal Institution (Friday 27 May), the Glasgow Science Centre (Monday 6 June), the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester (Monday 20 June) and Birmingham’s ThinkTank Science Museum (Tuesday 21 June). Attendees will also have the opportunity to access the venues after the events.
*To register for attendance at any of these Aico events visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/aico-ltd-17967810370