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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Parks Associates’ Eleventh Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer announces Austin Energy, DTE, Itron, Reliant, and more on 2020 Advisory Board

Executive conference addresses opportunities for demand response and energy management solutions in the home

Parks Associates today announced the advisory board and topics for the eleventh annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 17-19, 2020, at the Omni Austin Downtown in Austin, Texas. Advisory board members include executives from Austin Energy, Constellation, Direct Energy, DTE, Itron, Racepoint Energy, Reliant, and WattzOn.

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Monday, June 03, 2019

CONNECTIONS™ Addresses Role of Energy in the Smart Home

The natural progression in the smart home goes from one device providing singular value to many working in concert to deliver a host of benefits. While individual products are driving innovation and energy efficiency, the greatest value comes when multiple devices are controlled in coordination to maximize energy savings. The ideal smart home experience is one in which a broad range of smart home devices work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all more

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Has Google Finally Found a Home for Nest?

During the opening day of the 2019 Google I/O event, Google’s annual developer conference, the tech giant announced that its ”Home” product line is being rebranded under its new Google Nest banner alongside its Nest product line. The Home products include smart speakers, streaming media devices, and Wifi routers. This announcement begs the question: has Google finally found a home for Nest? As the uneven relationship between Google and Nest illustrates, the answer is anything but more

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Smart Home: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Households

As technology moves forward, energy efficiency and “green” solutions—particularly in the residential space—continue to gain prominence. As of Q4 2018, about 25% of US broadband households own at least one smart home device, with smart thermostats leading the way and smart lighting solutions close behind. Still, overall adoption rates for individual energy management device categories remain at 10%, and product manufacturers struggle to push their products beyond high-income more

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