Smart Homes

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,
Volume 12,

Drawing on their project investigating multiple aspects of Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS), the authors present their 'TAS for Health at Home' findings, exploring how assistive technology could and should be designed to support healthcare at home using principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).

Social Sciences & Humanities Open, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, 100112

This article explores how men living in Istanbul talk about the sociality of house and care work – vacuuming the house, cooking, doing the laundry – in their everyday lives. The authors believe that the existing trends in so-called ordinary days will enable us to understand the extent to which gender roles are either challenged or re-constructed at home.

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?


One Earth, Volume 1, 20 September 2019

This article supports SDG 13 and 9 by investigating financial decision being made utilizing climate-risk assessments
SUMS Logo 2018
Smart Urban Mobility Solutions is a new event consisting of an exhibition and 2-day conference programme, the event will leverage Scotland’s long history of innovation in Intelligent Traffic Control and Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event will take place at the SEC, Glasgow on 3– 4 May 2018 alongside All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event.