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April 16, 2015: ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Collaborate on Smart Home Connectivity

Agreement Opens Door for ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to Run on Thread Networks

The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group announced they are collaborating to enable the ZigBee Cluster Library to run over Thread networks. By working together, ZigBee and Thread can jointly provide an interoperable solution to help streamline product development and improve the consumer’s experience in the connected home.

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April 14, 2015: SolarCity and Nest Announce Partnership

New California Customers Who Go Solar Will Receive a Nest Learning Thermostat at No Cost

SolarCity® has announced a new partnership with Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat™. The company said the first 10,000 new customers in California who sign up with SolarCity will receive a Nest thermostat installed at no additional cost.

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March 9, 2015: Home Energy Management Revenue to Top $22 Billion from 2014-2023

Global Market Expected to Peak in 2020 Following Great Britain’s Government-Mandated Smart Meter Rollout

Shortly after Google purchased Nest Labs in January 2014, home energy management stakeholders began reporting increased market activity, as the acquisition signaled to vendors, utilities, service providers, and retailers that the value in home energy management was finally gaining recognition, notes Navigant Research.

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March 6, 2015: Bluetooth Group to Set Course for Home Automation

Mesh Networking to be Used for Bluetooth-Enabled HVAC Systems, Smart Locks, and More

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formation of the Bluetooth® Smart Mesh Working Group. As more Bluetooth Smart sensors are used in the home, mesh networking will become an important component to ensure Bluetooth-enabled HVAC systems, smart locks, and more work together in the smart home.

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Feb. 23, 2015: Smart Homes Market Worth $58.68 Billion by 2020

The Smart Homes Market Is Highly Fragmented but a Consolidation Is Expected

The global smart homes market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2015 and 2020, and reach $58.68 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.

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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

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