a b s t r a c t
Nowadays the concept of intelligent homes and smart technologies are spreading out and becoming a
energy performance. Specially that the internet is available to all our life
including educational system, health care, banking, commercial, industries, mobile applications,
one of the important domains to use the internet in the supply and demand sides.
the buildings consume two third of electricity globally, the real-time monitoring, by using the internet,
key factors to manage the energy consumption and to optimize the buildings’ performance.
the buildings’ systems have utilized the information technology’s revolution in the last
of the very interesting synergies is that developing relationship between
energy monitoring and the Internet of Things (IoT) for most of buildings’ sensors, energy meters and
new technologies interact effectively with the Smart Home Energy
System. It increases its value and ensures securing tangible beneﬁts. As shown through the
this study, the level of buildings intelligence will signiﬁcantly contribute the improvement
energy performance. Not only, the energy demand and the use of energy will be smartly efﬁcient.
the renewable energy systems in such smart homes will be a cost-effective option and the
to build a net zero energy home becomes materialized and affordable economically.
reviews the latest technologies and telecommunication techniques that used in the homes
monitor energy performance. It also discusses a case study in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia about smart
the impact of using the renewable energy to improve the energy performance
to the energy benchmark. The main focus will be on the smart technologies; interface and
meters, sensors and monitoring systems with the home energy management system
The ﬁndings of this paper outline that the smart home in practice provides the ability to the
net zero energy building. Especially that it reduces the power demand and improve the
performance by 37% better than ASHRAE standards for family villas sector.