Sustainable Living in Smart Environments
|Author||Sabine Seyrkammer, BA|
|Place Published||St. Pölten|
|Supervising Tutor||Peter Judmaier|
Due to an increasing pressure on performing in society as well as the continuous changing climate condition and its impact on our nature, comfort, security and sustainability are getting more and more important nowadays. By transforming the own home into a so-called smart home, inhabitants could benefit from the reduction of energy consumption, higher security against burglaries and damage, the automatic adaptation of processes to environmental conditions, as well as the comfortable control of devices away from home. A smart home is a technology- equipped flat/house whose equipment is networked to simplify the lives of the inhabitants. This master thesis shows that there are various fields of application which range from the automatic turning of the light when entering a room to the autonomous control of the heating when leaving home to the support of elderly people in order to provide them independence live.