Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Consumer Energy-Efficiency Efforts Growing: Roughly 50% of U.S. Broadband Households Own a Programmable Thermostat

New smart energy research from Parks Associates shows U.S. broadband households are adopting energy-saving solutions that could be the foundation for future smart home services and the Internet of Things:

  • Roughly 50% own a programmable thermostat, and 11% have a thermostat that can connect to the Internet
  • Roughly 20% own an electric or natural gas vehicle
  • Roughly 20% own smart lighting or door lock equipment

"CES 2014 had many Internet-connected appliances on display that will contribute to the Internet of Things, and Parks Associates research shows growing consumer interest in these energy-saving solutions," said Tom Kerber, director, research, Home Controls and Energy, Parks Associates. "Smart Energy Summit next month will bring together the biggest names in the industries, including keynotes from Nest, Comcast, Austin Energy, and ecobee, to discuss this growing consumer demand and business solutions for utilities, service providers, retailers, and manufacturers."

The fifth-annual Smart Energy Summit will be held February 17-19, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

From the article, "Consumer Energy-Efficiency Efforts Growing: Roughly 50% of U.S. Broadband Households Own a Programmable Thermostat." 

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