Posted By Simon Montford on May 5, 2016
In an ideal world all buildings constructed today would be "smart buildings"; intelligent spaces that use cutting edge design and construction methods, eco-friendly materials, and automated technologies to reduce environmental impact, and improve the comfort, safety and well-being of occupants.
In the real world, however, budgetary constraints and a lack of innovative thinking continue to result in buildings being built that lack "intelligence" or "green credentials". The construction industry is therefore ripe for disruption, just like the automotive industry is being disrupted today by the likes of Tesla.
On the 27th April 2016 John Curtis (CEO of Revolutionall) was invited to talk at IOT//EDI about his smart building and smart car project (see below). He is one of the UK’s leading low carbon transport experts, marketeers and journalists. He's also a motoring columnist for the Daily Record, and a regular guest on BBC Scotland. He studied law at the University of Edinburgh and was the Head of Sustainable Transport for the Scottish Government working on a number of high profile low carbon transport programmes using his policy experience and commercial skills to solve transport problems for businesses. Emma Maclean (WEB3//IOT) and John had an emotional "fireside chat" that covered a range of intimate topics.
Revolutionall World will be a state-of-the-art transport centre and visitor attraction located adjacent to the Kelpies in Falkirk (check out this video: http://bit.ly/1VJQXBP). When it opens to the public it will become a centre of excellence for low carbon innovation that will attract millions of visitors from around the world. It will even feature a race track designed specifically for vehicles powered by renewable energy!
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