Smart homes, characterized by interconnected devices that automate and enhance various domestic functions, have a multifaceted relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They contribute directly to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) by improving urban living standards, enhancing security, and promoting energy efficiency. Smart homes can also help achieve SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) by optimizing energy use, thereby reducing the carbon footprint of households. Additionally, with improved healthcare monitoring and support for elderly or disabled individuals, smart homes can play a role in advancing SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being). Furthermore, the development and implementation of smart home technologies stimulate innovation, directly aligning with SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure).
Journal of Responsible Technology,
Social Sciences & Humanities Open, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, 100112
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 120, March 2020
Smart home technologies refer to devices that provide some degree of digitally connected, automated, or enhanced services to building occupants. Smart homes have become central in recent technology and policy discussions about energy efficiency, climate change, and the sustainability of buildings. Nevertheless, do they truly promote sustainability goals? In addition, what sorts of benefits, risks, and policies do they entail?