Messe Berlin has revealed that Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, chief strategy & sustainability officer at Schneider Electric, will be delivering the keynote speech at IFA 2022, and will talk about saving energy with new smart home technologies. In 2018 Avice-Huet was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2019 she was awarded Knight of the French Order of Merit.
According to a study by the UN, homes currently represent 20% of global CO2 emissions. In her speech, Avice-Huet, pictured, will discuss and explain how smart home technologies and energy savings can help to reduce CO2 emissions and be part of the solution for a climate positive world.
More than half of consumers want to reduce their household CO2 emissions to zero, according to a 2021 survey commissioned by Schneider Electric. In times of rising energy costs, that is a desirable goal from both a financial and sustainability perspective. As a result, for many people around the world, energy and cost efficiency in the home has to be a top priority.
“By combining digitisation and energy, Schneider Electric empowers consumers and enables them to make their home more efficient and sustainable, while keeping their level of comfort the same," says Avice-Huet. “That is the 'Home of the Future' we are innovating for, with smart home energy management at the heart. We want to give everybody access to a sustainable future and continue to decarbonise our planet.“
In her speech, entitled ’Smart Home is a Smart Option for a Sustainable Future’, Avice-Huet will also discuss the impact of our daily lives, our mindset, consumer behaviour on the global climate change and how we ensure that everyone in society can benefit from smart home energy technologies and enjoy a more sustainable home.
Visitors to IFA 2022 can find out about the smart technologies being developed by Schneider Electric on the company’s stand in Hall 5.2a | 123.