CEDIA, the trade association for home technology professionals, has been hosting focus groups with smart home architects and interior designers as part of its outreach programme. The overall aim is to increase dialogue between the smart-home design and build community and the home technology community, and in the process make each more aware of what the other can bring to a successful smart home technology project.
The association has worked with the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and the British Institute of Interior Design to offer a training course on Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes that is CPD accredited by these professional bodies.
At the ISE show (of which CEDIA is a co-owner), there is an abundance of smart home technology on the show floor as well as a full programme of professional development sessions covering a mixture of technology and business topics, as well as emerging trends within the smart-home industry.
You’ll find plenty to inspire you in the Residential and Smart Building Zone in Hall 2. You can discover systems for designing and controlling lighting scenes in a room – and responding to changes in ambient light levels during the day. You can find out more about the various home technology platforms and connectivity standards. You can see solutions for improving the visual impact of loudspeakers, control panels and other elements of home technology… and so much more besides.
On Monday 31 January, the day before ISE 2022 opens, the Smart Building Conference (SBC) takes place at the Fira de Barcelona. Europe’s most important high-level conference on smart buildings, SBC is a platform for all building automation and in-building technologies.
In addition, a fascinating subset of residential technology integration will be explored in the Superyacht Technology Conference, which is part of the ISE conference programme for the first time in 2022.
A visit to ISE will enable you to find out if a particular idea you’ve had for a smart home is actually achievable. The short answer: it probably is.