Monday, January 26, 2015

Parks Associates Research Director Joins Panel to Discuss Transactive Energy at AHR Expo

Research firm finds bundling with energy monitoring doubles consumer interest in HVAC service contracts

Tom Kerber, Director of Home Controls & Energy Research at Parks Associates, will present research on energy management, systems controls, and the smart grid market during the session “Transactive Energy - State of the Market” at the 2015 AHR Expo on Monday, January 26, 3:00-5:00 P.M., Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Kerber will join top industry experts from Cox Software Architects, Engenuity Systems, Inc., Regen Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Gridwise Architecture Council, U.S. Department of Energy, to discuss business models and the economic motivations for the HVAC industry to work with utilities.

”Consumers recognize the value in energy monitoring and management services,” Kerber said. “Energy-related services complement HVAC products and service agreements, adding clear value to both. We will outline new business opportunities for partnerships between the HVAC and energy industries at 2015 AHR Expo.”

What:       Tom Kerber, Director, Home Controls and Energy Research, Parks Associates, speaking at the 2015 AHR Expo, in the session, “Transactive Energy - State of the Market"

Date:        Monday, January 26, 2015

Time:       3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where:    McCormick Place, Room S102a, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60616

Press Registration:

Twitter:    @ParksAssociates, @TomAKerber

Mr. Kerber leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, security, home networks, and the smart home ecosystem. He authors numerous reports every year covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models, and he leads projects for many Fortune 500 companies to help clients refine smart home strategies, develop scenarios of the future of the smart home market, enhance product roadmaps, and refine specific product features.

In addition, Mr. Kerber leads the firm's annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The sixth-annual Smart Energy Summit will take place February 16-18, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

Media interviews with Tom Kerber are available. To request a meeting or specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at or 720-987-6614.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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