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Jan. 30, 2014: Enphase, Nexia Collaborate on Smart Home Energy Monitoring

Efforts Are Aimed at Integrating the Performance Data from Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Systems
January 30, 2014

Enphase Energy Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Nexia Intelligence LLC announced that they are collaborating on smart home energy monitoring offered by Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand and leader in home intelligence and automation.


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The Amazing Smartphone

January 20, 2014
Smart people know how to utilize their smartphones.
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Oct. 15, 2013: Nest Announces Developer Program for its Learning Thermostat

Nest to Work with Select Partners to Build Connected Home Experiences
October 15, 2013
Nest Labs Inc. has announced plans to begin working with developers on new ways to connect with the Nest Learning Thermostat through integrations such as home appliances and home automation.


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Oct. 7, 2013: Energy Efficiency Drives the Home Automation Market

Programmable and Smart Thermostats Are Top Technology Installed
October 7, 2013
Home automation technologies that offer energy efficiency are the most popular type of installed home technologies among consumers in the United States, according to a study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.


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Oct. 2, 2013: Home Energy Management Market to Exceed $4 Billion in US by 2017

Early Devices such as Smart Thermostats Provide a Gateway to Further Adoption of Home Automation
October 2, 2013
Currently valued at $1.5 billion, but with only 1.5 to 2.5 percent penetration in most states, the home energy management systems (HEMS) market is poised for significant growth, according to a report by GTM Research. The firm forecasts that the U.S. HEMS market will be worth over $4 billion by 2017.


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Sept. 2, 2013: ZigBee Protocol Is Home Automation Leader

Bluetooth Is Fastest Growing Protocol
September 2, 2013
Home automation devices employing the ZigBee open standard protocol were the market share leaders in 2012, with shipments of 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings, according to a report by ABI Research.


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Offering Homeowners Choice and Control

Intelligent HVAC Contractors Considering Smart Technology
August 26, 2013

Home automation is growing exponentially, and if your house does not feature some form of automation, it’s likely that a family member’s friend’s, or neighbor’s does. 


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Leading Lessons for Aspiring Home Automation Contractors

Industry Partnerships, Marketing, and Training Necessary for Success
August 26, 2013

In today’s competitive marketplace, many heating and cooling contracting businesses are performing work outside of the typical HVAC umbrella. 


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Control Your Castle: The Latest in HVAC Home Automation

High-Tech Devices to Help Grow your Home Automation Operation
August 26, 2013

Every homeowner’s house is his or her castle, and each homeowner elects just how to control his or her indoor environment. 


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Aug. 20, 2013: ZigBee Alliance Updates Home Automation Standard

Version 1.2 Expands Device Integration
August 20, 2013
The ZigBee® Alliance announced that an update to the ZigBee Home Automation standard has been ratified and is now available for product development. ZigBee Home Automation is designed to help create smarter homes that enhance comfort, convenience, security, and energy management for the consumer.


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CABA Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum

11/19/13
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia

This is an opportunity to hear industry experts talk about the latest research and trends in the connected home and intelligent building sector.

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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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