Eco IQ provides advanced self-learning algorithm to maximize user comfort and energy savings
July 25, 2016
Schneider Electric has announced the new Eco IQ™ self-learning feature of its Wiser Air™ Wi-Fi smart thermostat. The company said, instead of requiring users to enter desired temperature set points, its users now only need to provide feedback when they’re not comfortable.
OCST certification marks another step for the Côr thermostat
July 8, 2016
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).
Helps customers on Time of Use rate plans consume less energy without sacrificing comfort
July 6, 2016
Nest Labs Inc. has announced the addition of Time of Savings to its energy services offerings. Time of Savings enables the Nest thermostat to learn the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU) rate plans so it can automatically adjust to help these customers use less electricity when energy prices are most expensive.
The strong market growth in North America is expected to last for years to come
June 20, 2016
The number smart homes in North America and Europe reached a total of 17.9 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 12.7 million smart homes at the end of the year.
Voyager thermostats are also compatible with other smart home solutions, including ZigBee and Z-Wave
June 17, 2016
Venstar® announced that its Voyager® programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Amazon® Echo, giving users voice control over thermostat functions including setting temperatures and turning on heating or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.
An array of distribution channels is helping to drive the market for advanced thermostats
June 17, 2016
Smart and communicating thermostats enable consumers to save money on energy bills, help utilities meet energy efficiency and demand-side management (DSM) requirements, and play a part in connected home solutions.
EnergyHub collaboration latest in Sensi thermostat’s expanding list of integrations
June 14, 2016
Emerson announced its Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat is now eligible for demand response programs managed by EnergyHub. EnergyHub, a leading provider of connected device management for utilities, will include the Sensi thermostat in its utility demand response programs.
Smart thermostats are a particularly attractive opportunity in the smart home market
June 13, 2016
The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 81 percent to 5.8 million in 2015, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded a 78 percent growth in the installed base of smart thermostats to 4.5 million.
Savings potential would exceed the total energy consumed by household consumer electronics
June 3, 2016
The increasing use of home automation technology through the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential for substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, according to a new study released by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™.