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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Smart home worth high-billions, more by 2020

Parks sees energy management among top sellers: In a recent poll conducted among US consumers by Dallas-based research firm and consultancy Parks Associates, 12% of respondents said they plan to buy a home-automation device within the next year. "Fully 78% of US households now have access to broadband, which enables the smart home by its ability to transport multiple signals and traffic types across a single channel," Park Associates Research Assistant Patrice Samuels said durin more

Friday, January 17, 2014

Parks research finds growth in home smart energy

New smart-energy research from Parks Associates showed US broadband households have been adopting energy-saving solutions that could be the foundation for future smart home services and the so-called "internet of things." Roughly 50% own a programmable thermostat and 11% have a thermostat that can connect to the internet, Parks found.

From the article, "Parks research finds growth in home smart energy."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Key Parks Associates director makes case for data disaggregation

Giving power customers home energy-use data alone is “somewhat insufficient,” and utilities need to consider data disaggregation, Tom Kerber of research and consulting firm Parks Associates said during a webcast last week on business models for energy services. He is director of research for home controls and energy.

The data he showed was more blunt. His firm surveyed consumers with daily data flowing in the final quarter of last year and 42% said they looked at their home' more

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