Power Engineering Magazine

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

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