Published: Aug. 13, 2019
By: Keri Waters, Resideo vice president and general manager of water
As many of you know, I’m passionate about the role homeowners can play in addressing the world’s water and energy crises. In particular, the future smart home doesn’t just have technology that entertains, advertises or sells you more things. It’s technology that can automatically help you be as efficient as possible.
Please help bring this important conversation to the South by Southwest 2020 stage in Austin by voting for both of Resideo’s proposed presentations: “Listening to Your Home Is the Future of IoT
” and “Water’s Last Mile – Global Distribution Meets Local
.” Voting takes less than two minutes, and you’ll be asked to create a log-in.
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Resideo’s SXSW Panel Proposals
NOTE: Voting ends on Aug. 23.
1. “Listening to Your Home Is the Future of IoT
Your home is talking. So is earth. Are you listening? Your home isn’t going to fail without warning. Both your residence and our planet are offering signals of distress. Listen, and you’ll understand how AI and automation can truly help revolutionize the way we live, interact with our environment and use our resources smarter.
The future smart home doesn’t just have technology that entertains, advertises or sells you more things. It’s technology that can automatically help you be as efficient as possible. It’s tech for the greater good that’s automating our ability to be as efficient as possible. Our panelists help your home run smoothly and believe that the future of smart living means using our resources more efficiently to save homeowners money (energy efficiency and water conservation).
2. “Water’s Last Mile – Global Distribution Meets Local
Reliable access to safe, clean water is a worldwide struggle. Increasing demand, changing supply and decaying infrastructure have made that struggle urgent. Our panelists believe we address this crisis by rethinking the networks of pipes that bring water to homes and the kind of water that’s delivered.
Utilities ensure that residential water is potable, only to have residents flush 30% of that water directly down toilets and use another 20% for laundry. That’s 50% of indoor water treated, delivered and down the drain.
With a distributed infrastructure, potable water is used only as needed. Residents could specify a pH or access potable water from a non-local source while using local greywater. Water can be customized by each resident's need, rather than a one-size-fits-all delivery approach.