Smart Cities and how the IoT will help increase resource efficiency

One of the greatest potential areas to reduce GHG emissions is urban design. Today 55% of the world’s population, 4.3 billion people live in cities.

By 2050, it is expected to be 68% of the world’s growing population or approximately 6.8 billion people. Cities have a voracious appetite for energy, consuming about 66% of the world’s annual energy, and emitting 70% of its emissions. Making cities more efficient is so important that “Sustainable Cities” is the title of one of the United Nation’s four Sustainable Development Goals focused specifically on climate.

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