Smart Homes for Electrical Installers Unit 7: Smart Home Design Basics
.This unit offers guidance on how to design smart home systems but omits detailed guidance on how to design standard (1) AC and DC final circuits with respect to characteristics such as current carrying capacity and voltage drop. It is assumed that an electrical installer will know how to do this to comply with BS 7671: Current Edition
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Allan Burns is the IET’s technical lead on smart homes. He started out as a science teacher then transitioned to the renewables sector.In 2012, he could see the way technology was evolving and he upskilled to become a specialist in sustainable smart homes and places. He was one of the first in the industry to focus on the energy efficiency considerations in smart homes.
Allan runs two businesses which together cover the complete ecosystem of surveying, consultation, design and installation of smart technologies to create smart green places. An active and contributing member of the IET Built Environment Panel, since 2015 Allan has contributed to IET publications including The Code of Practice for Energy Storage, The Designer’s Guide to Energy Efficient Electrical Installations and a white paper Digital Twins for the Built Environment.
• Understand how to approach design to allow effective input from smart home equipment manufacturers.
• Be able to structure project documentation to facilitate good smart home design.
• Understand the principles required to layout and connect smart home equipment effectively.
• Understand the additional questions that smart home projects might require compared to traditional installations.