Authored by Vladimir Gumilar, Sami Kazi, et al. from Smart Built4EU, funded by the European Commission, and published in November 2022, this report addresses barriers to the implementation of smart buildings. It examines the challenge of achieving anticipated energy savings and indoor environmental quality while ensuring user comfort. The report particularly focuses on the interactions between building occupants and the built environment. It identifies obstacles to the adoption of interactive smart building solutions and explores issues related to collecting and managing data about occupants’ interactions for privacy concerns. The report proposes demonstrations using monitored buildings as living laboratories to address these challenges.

Keywords: Energy Efficiency/Management, Healthy Buildings, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building

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