The People & Planet
Friendly Home

The People & Planet Friendly Home is a large-scale, multidisciplinary research endeavour spearheaded by ICICS that seeks to develop a unique sustainable housing solution that is both environmentally friendly and improves the quality of life for the occupants of these spaces. We believe the key to realizing this unique goal lies in developing new technologies that are user-friendly across multiple generations, affordable, and allow for seamless transition as technologies evolve. They will also be transferable to different types of dwelling (houses and apartments) and business environments (offices and retail). This project is supported by ICICS, NSERC, and a TELUS-led industrial consortium (TELUS, Sierra Wireless, Guard RFID, Qualcomm, NZ Technologies), and complements UBC’s “Campus As A Living Lab” sustainability initiative.