IoT and sustainability
The implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT), offers countless benefits, the most frequent are monitoring, traceability and cost reduction; however, the sum of all, helps in the conservation of resources.
At the environmental level, it is possible to control the use of some resources such as electricity, water and even measure air quality levels. Intelligent management systems are becoming more common and many companies are already aware of this.
Smart grids are capable of detecting faults even before they can affect the end-user, moreover they monitor assets and obtain significant energy savings from the incorporation of renewable energy.
The same applies to water, usually the water used in agricultural or residential irrigation, if it is monitored by sensors excessive or insufficient irrigation can be controlled, reducing usual consumption by up to 70%.
IoT is in the air, and not metaphorically, many cities have begun to incorporate sensors to measure the levels of volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide and dioxide, ozone, methane, black carbon and particles in real time.
Undoubtedly digitization, in particular the internet of things, promotes sustainability, transparency and traceability in businesses, institutions and daily life.