A sustainable future is not a distant goal; it is becoming a reality with the use of IoT. IoT technology brings tremendous benefits and has a significant impact on delivering a sustainable future.
By 2025, researchers estimate that the Internet of Things will have an economic impact worth $11.1 trillion. Companies are expected to invest up to $1.1 trillion in IoT technologies by 2023 as they seek new methods to leverage the potential of interconnected devices.
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices such as sensors that can transfer data through a network without human interactions. It generates a huge amount of data by connecting machines, buildings, cities and making them smart.
IoT technology allows us to understand our world, helps governments make wiser decisions, and generates opportunities to improve resources and energy efficiency, thus creating a more sustainable future. It is the primary facilitator of the UN 2030 agenda’s goal of achieving sustainable development by 2030.
IoT impacts the planet’s sustainability through different areas such as water management, energy efficiency, waste reduction, improved air quality, etc.
Smart Agriculture is an IoT solution that will solve a global challenge. It ensures the healthiest cultivation process with fewer hassles & increased yield. It helps farmers to improve crop growth and creates favorable conditions for plant growth. Reducing the environmental impact of farming and increasing production will impact sustainability positively.
Smart building technology is an important pillar toward having a sustainable future. This technology ensures that buildings consume energy more efficiently. Smart sensors and IoT-based technologies are used to deliver resources efficiently. By upgrading older facilities to smarter, more intelligent buildings, Smart Quarters within a city can emerge, promoting smart communities and eventually smart cities. Therefore, smart buildings serve as the fundamental building blocks for scaling the smart city vision from the ground up.
Without a doubt, smart fire safety is a sustainable practice. Smart fire alarm systems reduce the number and severity of fires, resulting in less waste & pollution, and cost savings. During a fire, building materials are damaged, the property is lost, water is wasted, and toxins are released into the environment through the air and water. Since smart fire alarms prevent fires, they are a very important pillar toward a more clean and sustainable future.
Smart City is a practical approach to comfortable living as it promotes communal sustainability. City administrators can utilize IoT-embedded sensors to monitor traffic flows, noise levels, air quality, energy consumption, and travel patterns in real-time. These insights can help in shaping a new, clean, and sustainable future.
Smart Water Management
Water is a crucial factor for sustainability as it is used in most facilities daily. Freshwater consumption has more than sixfold grown in the last two decades, raising concerns. It is unsettling to know that around 9,400 gallons of water are wasted annually due to poor management and leakage problems. Smart water management is a sustainable IoT solution that can monitor water consumption and prevent water leakage.
Smart Grid technology is an IoT solution that aids in energy management by delivering in-depth analytics and insights to the Energy Sectors, including Distribution System Operators (DSO), Energy Trading Companies, and Power Plants. Smart Grid solution utilizes a meter data management system that comprehensively analyzes the customer’s location and usage and processes the feed in real-time, automating the entire process. Smart Grid is highly functional and guarantees that energy consumption costs are kept to a minimum.
Smart Street Lighting
Lighting accounts for a staggering 19% of global electricity usage. Streetlights make up 30% – 50% of a typical city’s power usage, putting a significant strain on limited city resources. Administrators are given a remote control that allows them to turn on or off the streetlights and operate them as needed. The lights can be dimmed and scheduled to work at a specific time, which will help reach sustainability.
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