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Life-cycle assessment of smart homes and its effect for the environment

A new paper from the University of Oulu in Finland suggests that the energy use of smart devices outweighs the benefits that they offer over a five-year period, lending weight to the idea that smart devices may actually contribute to global warming. Using a life-cycle assessment method, the researchers found that the smart plugs were far more energy intensive in their consumption, using over four times the amount that the meters did.

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December 20, 2023. I was honoured to be elected as ALCAS President at the ALCAS AGM in late October, being handed the baton from Rob Rouwette. The ALCAS Board is very grateful for Rob’s consistent ser

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