Smart Buildings: Wiring for a Sustainable Future

15:15 - Wednesday 6th October 2021


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Smart Buildings need connectivity that synergises high current and high bandwidth.

Delivering that will require an overhaul of design principles and up-skilling for the contractors involved in installation.

Smart Buildings will need electricians to become #connecticians.
#Connecticians will need to ask and answer questions that electricians did not.

Offering the insights of an active designer / installer, this session will outline the challenges entailed in the transition from the current status quo to smart buildings co-designed and built by a smart workforce.

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Allan Burns


Telemental Ltd

Allan Burns is a science teacher who became a Renewables electrician then a sustainable smart home specialist.

He is the technical lead for smart homes on the IET’s Built Environment Panel and the author of the Guide to Smart Homes for Electrical Installers.

Contributor to the IET Codes of Practice on Battery Energy Storage and the Designer’s Guide to Energy Efficient Electrical Installations.
Co-author of the IET Digital Twins for the Built Environment white paper.

Freelance author on future-focussed Architecture Engineering and Construction.

Actively engaged in design, installation and encouraging sustainability in the built environment.

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