Since the construction of the first electricity grid in the late 19th century, progress has followed a predictable path. Matching energy supply to demand is hugely important for a reliable grid, but what if we could instead match the demand to the supply? With IoT technology being integrated into more applications than ever, there is huge potential for controlling energy demand and increasing the efficiency of the grid. In this event, brought to you by EnergyLab, we explore how buildings can react in order to benefit both the building owner and the electricity grid.We hope you can join us for drinks and a discussion on demand response with a panel of experts. This is a chance to meet like-minded people to discuss startup opportunities in smart buildings. Free to attend, drinks provided.The panelPanelists to be announced soon.Timing5:30pm: Doors open6:00pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience7:00pm: Continue the discussion over drinks and light snacks8:00pm: Event concludesAbout EnergyLabEnergyLab is Australia’s leading platform for launching new energy businesses. Our integrated approach draws on the community of clean energy entrepreneurs and offers a range of ways to engage and leverage their ideas, technologies and resources. To read more about EnergyLab head to energylab.org.au.Want more?This is the third event in EnergyLab's three-part series on smart buildings, leading to a hackathon to generate related startup ideas. More information on each upcoming event can be found below:EnergyLab Perth Smart Buildings Series: Data & AnalyticsEnergyLab Perth Smart Buildings Series: AutomationEnergyLab Perth Smart Buildings HackathonIf you would like to receive invitations to other events EnergyLab organises in the future, please sign up to our mailing list. Volunteer for EnergyLabEnergyLab is looking for volunteers to help run our events and programs. The EnergyLab Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for passionate and hard-working individuals to contribute to our work and be rewarded for doing so. Find out more and apply online.