The Housing Innovation Alliance fosters collaborative insights that address business pains today and accelerates innovation that will change the housing industry moving forward.
While housing has typically been slow to innovate as an industry, we're reaching a tipping point. By 2022, the average home will have more than 500 smart devices (according to Gartner), up from just 13 today. The Internet of Things (IoT) will fuel massive change in how people behave at home, what they expect homes to do for them, and how we operate as businesses and as an industry.
IoT is an area of great opportunity – and concern – for Alliance members. It is at the forefront of the Alliance program and affects each of the other knowledge areas we’re exploring.
It's not just talk – we’re here to make a difference. We connect to drive research, test new concepts and foster the exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources.
We're creating a bigger vision of how connectivity will influence housing – relationships, processes, products and business. We’re identifying and exploring opportunities and risks of the connected home and the connected business through the eyes of builders and developers, consumers, suppliers, the housing industry and society at large.
Evolving household make-ups and the omnipresence of connected technology are changing the way we think about designing, marketing, and getting paid for housing. Here, we're considering the consumer first – their needs and expectations, issues they face, and opportunities we can embrace as an industry to create better buying and living experiences.
Comfort and health has emerged as the new energy efficiency – taking over the home performance spotlight throughout the U.S. The growth of wearable technologies and connected home devices has brought data in this area into the forefront, yet the industry lacks the infrastructure needed to fully exploit the opportunity. Together, we're focusing on how to deliver comfort and health, measure and validate performance, and communicate and dollarize the benefits in today's new homes.
For builders, developers, suppliers and trades, this is where the rubber meets the road. How can we deliver better housing, reduce risk, strive for operational excellence and achieve greater profitability with fewer resources? We're having honest discussions about what has and hasn’t worked, and how to leverage connected technology to become more efficient, effective businesses.
How will IoT and Big Data revolutionize housing products and services, construction methods and business models? What's the next big thing? Like Uber and the transit industry and Airbnb and hospitality, we must keep an eye out for game changing innovation.
We're looking around the corner to get ahead of major market drivers; disruptive companies, technologies, construction methods and business models; and regional trends that will become national issues in just a matter of time.
The Housing Innovation Alliance provides the "one stop shop" for keeping up with innovation in the housing industry. No other venue assembles this many key stakeholders on topics that go beyond buying and selling.
In this non-competitive, open environment, the focus is on one common goal: to ensure our collaborators are ahead of disruptive change and positioned to prosper, rather than facing extinction due to missed opportunities and risks. We engage in honest discussions, open sharing of successes and failures, and work together to “connect the dots.”
The Alliance engages Program Councils: small working groups of smart people from across the housing value chain and beyond, to bring focus to our agenda and ensure we’re delivering value to our members in each knowledge area above.
Throughout the year, Alliance members connect, share expertise, and exchange ideas and insights through original research and market intelligence snapshots, live and virtual round table events, online discussion forums, our annual Innovation Summit, Alliance website and social media outlets, and our monthly e-newsletter.
Check back soon to download our 2017 Editorial and Events Calendar, and contact us to learn how you can get engaged.