It is estimated that the HVAC industry is worth approximately $240 billion globally and is evolving rapidly. By 2024, it is projected there will be more than 150 million HVAC units sold to consumers worldwide. Current trends are shifting to accommodate end user expectations; an overview of these trends and new technologies will be discussed. Smart IoT devices synchronize data with cloud services allowing users to receive reports and analysis on how their system is performing and can be improved. This also allows HVAC providers to track consumer engagement, purchases, and to remotely detect potential faults or potential failures. Additionally, aggregate data can be analyzed and published to allow communities to plan, track, and achieve green initiatives.
Gamal Mustapha presently serves as the Director of Product Management at Delta Controls where he manages the company’s product portfolio. Gamal has over 25 years in the electronic design and software industries with 15 years in the building science and building automation industries. Gamal designed monitoring systems for the telecom industry before designing and mass manufacturing electronics for Motorola in the mobile computing industry. He co‐founded SMT Research at the University of Manitoba Smartpark where he designed their core structure monitoring product suite. His research led to the design of the world’s tallest wood building at UBC, creation of living labs at college campuses, as well as permanent monitoring solutions of historical structures such the Parliament buildings in Ottawa and the Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem.