IoT and Sustainability

Smart Meter

A smart meter measures the electricity consumption of a building. Before they became “smart,” electricity meters sent meter readings only to the energy supplier (you because the customer didn’t have access to the data), and primarily measured kWh. Today’s smart meters deliver the knowledge wirelessly via low-energy radiofrequency waves, and your energy usage data is shipped to your supplier at frequent intervals, with some models delivering information as frequently as every quarter-hour.

Water Monitoring

Water is a crucial metric for sustainability because it’s a primary component of everyday usage in most facilities. (The U.S. average is approximately 20 gallons per sq ft, indicating that a 100,000-square foot building consumes over 2 million gallons of water per annum .) Pipe leakage is liable for a big amount of water loss in industrial/commercial facilities. An IoT solution that detects leakage through dynamic water consumption monitoring could substantially reduce both consumption and waste.

Smart Agriculture

Another IoT sustainability solution that solves a big global challenge is sensible agriculture. Indoor farming companies like AeroFarms and Bowery Farming are attracting unprecedented interest from investors because they need to be successful in their unique approaches to farming, which belief tightly controlled environments to grow the simplest plants possible.

IoT and Climate change

The onslaught of digital services means data centers currently account for about 2% of worldwide greenhouse emission emissions. The speed of growth here is merely matched by aviation. Datacenter power music and video streaming, social media, entertainment, and cloud computing. aside from massive power consumption demands, servers generate tons of warmth. They also require tremendous amounts of energy to stay cool. Global corporations, reportedly, are already working towards a 100% renewable energy target to match annual electricity consumption.

Reduction in Carbon footprint with IoT

Back in 2016, SAP’s Chief Futurist Kai Goerlich said “It’s tough to predict what proportion additional infrastructure are going to be needed within the future, but our analysis shows the IoT’s potential in significantly saving carbon emissions. And if current conditions persist, it’s going to even save more carbon than it’s using.” within the meantime, IoT has facilitated connectivity, enhanced responsivity, near-full automation, and a shift from static products to services available to all or any.

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