This Summer, Nest Is Introducing Enhanced Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings Programs
May 29, 2014
One year after launching Nest energy services, Nest Labs Inc., maker of the Nest Learning Thermostat, has announced the results of its Rush Hour Rewards™ program, noting that in summer 2013 it delivered an average of 55 percent energy reduction in residential air conditioning loads during peak times.
Demand Response Helps Reduce Electricity Demand on the Hottest Days of the Summer
April 29, 2014
Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd) announced that it is partnering with Nest® Labs Inc. to offer up to $140 in rebates for customers who purchase a Nest Learning Thermostat™ and participate in its demand response program.
The 2.0b Certification Provides for Standardized Communication Between a Utility and Its Customers
April 25, 2014
ecobee announced it has received OpenADR 2.0b certification for its smart thermostat from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation that fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the OpenADR smart grid standard.
Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Can Schedule and Control HVAC
April 18, 2014
Reliant has teamed up with EnTouch Controls to bring energy management systems to Texas small and medium-sized businesses. Through an easy-to-use controller, business customers have the potential to reduce their electricity usage by 15 percent, according to EnTouch.
Non-Utility Providers and Smart Thermostats to Help Drive Steady Growth
March 17, 2014
Until 2012, home energy management systems struggled to gain market traction, noted Navigant Research. More recently, however, non-utility stakeholders have moved into this segment, increasing awareness of new tools and helping to drive steady growth.
Launched in Texas, Wi-Fi Thermostat Provides up to 10 Percent Savings on Energy Costs
February 24, 2014
Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers, in partnership with Honeywell and Opower, has announced the launch of the Meridian smart thermostat in Texas, including an advanced mobile app that enables remote management of home energy use.
Worldwide Revenue from Smart Thermostats Is Forecast to Grow from $86 Million in 2013
February 17, 2014
Although the market for smart thermostats has struggled to gain traction, recent developments — particularly the purchase of smart thermostat maker Nest Labs by Google for a reported $3.2 billion — indicate that growth is likely to accelerate, according to Navigant Research.
The Daikin ENVi Intelligent Thermostat is the newest addition to Daikin’s residential controls offering. The DC Ducted Concealed Unit is for small to large populated spaces in need of a concealed air conditioning system. Daikin’s VRV IV systems integrate advanced technology.
In this issue, we take a comprehensive look at the future of social media, SEO, apps, and more and how they can affect your contracting business. We also look at new home automation and zoning products and trends that will benefit your customers in terms of comfort and convenience.
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