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How Smart Homes Can be Sustainable Homes

Ibexcellence, an intelligent buildings network group run by BRE, has launched a report on how smart home technologies could help new dwellings meet the performance levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Case studies in the report entitled ‘Smart Home Systems and the Code for Sustainable Homes' provide an evidence base of how smart technologies have been used to improve the social, economic and environmental performance of homes.

Mike Perry, BRE co-author of the report, stated "This report aims to open up a dialogue between government and industry about incorporating smart home systems into the code and mainstream practice."

The report was launched at ib2008, "From Smart Homes to Connected Communities" at the Building Centre on 24th November 2008. Some 60 key industry stakeholders attended the event, which was supported by the Modern Built Environment KTN.

Copies of the report are available from the ibexcellence website. The report will be open for consultation until 30th January 2009.

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