SAN FRANCISCO — Carrier announced its Côr thermostat has been certified to comply with the latest California Energy Code Title 24 as an Occupant Controlled Smart Thermostat (OCST) by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

A Title 24-compliant OCST must meet a number of detailed specifications that enable it to receive and automatically respond to demand response signals through a messaging protocol, such as Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) 2.0, from utility providers.

The OCST certification marks another step for the Côr thermostat as it recently was certified to be compliant with the OpenADR standard.

According to the CEC, its energy efficiency standards have saved California energy customers over $75 billion in reduced electricity bills since the 1970s.

“The team at Carrier is continuing to evolve the Côr thermostat to meet the growing demands of the energy industry and of our discerning customers,” said Matthew Pine, vice president, marketing, Carrier Residential.

“The OpenADR certification, coupled with this OCST status, signals our commitment to ensuring the Côr thermostat is ready to meet the needs of customers around the country and to ensure it can deliver the sort of sophisticated operations necessary for today’s rapidly changing energy environment.”

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Publication date: 7/8/2016

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