Green IoT and its applications can deliver numerous benefits of IoT and sustainability in business.
Although the concept of green IoT is still in its infancy, organizations can adopt IoT business ideas to grow exponentially. It brings in a level of authority and responsibilty for enterprises.
Smart Water Management
The human race is running out of water, and by 2025, billions of people will face water scarcity. IoT technology can eliminate the 50% water crisis by reducing pipe leakage and monitoring water consumption.
Also, with the help of smart irrigation can be accomplished using IoT sensors to resolve water scarcity due to negligence in agricultural practices.
Keep an Eye on Air Pollution
Air pollution comes from major sources and is one of the primary contributing factors to global pollution.
Businesses contribute to air pollution by organizing business trips, operational activities and employee commutes.
Therefore, building a sustainable environment becomes a collective responsibility.
IoT-based air monitoring systems can resolve these issues by addressing pollution concerns and offering real-time air quality checks.
The UN predicts that food production needs to go up by 60% to feed billions of people by 2025.
A cloud-based temperature monitoring system integrated with IoT can make it easy to control and access temperature and humidity.
With the collected data, farmers can adjust and control spaces to ensure higher yields.
Smart sensors enable real-time monitoring of livestock health, crop conditions, irrigation systems, soil quality check, etc.
Smart Energy Monitoring
Energy consumption and production have hazardous effects on the environment; therefore voice activated AC controllers, sub-metering, smart plugs, IoT enabled devices can help to reduce and control energy consumption.
So many animals have come on the verge of extinction, and 900 species are already extinct. Well, technology can help to save these animals.
Using IoT-driven collars and drones for tracking the location can help. These devices have been successful in saving African rhinos.
Climate Change Management
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that aggressive reduction of global carbon emissions needs to come down from 40 to 70%.
Climate change is a result of poor energy and water management and the emission of harmful gasses. IoT has the potential to manage climate change as IoT can reduce the greenhouse effect.
The internet of things can track air and water pollution and energy consumption by reducing the emission of harmful gasses.