ENERGY STAR Connected Thermostats Version 1.0 Template

Service Method: Submit_Connected_Thermostats_1_x
Version Number: V1
Description: Information for certification bodies to provide to EPA on products certified or registered as meeting the eligibility criteria for the ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements for Connected Thermostats Version 1.0. Additional instructions for submitting this information to EPA are available at www.energystar.gov/cbresources. Connected Thermostats (CT) certified as ENERGY STAR are a combination of a CT service and a CT device. The CT service usually includes a mobile app for control, a web portal, and a set of algorithms that adjust temperature settings and HVAC operation to save homeowners energy. The CT device is the hardware in the home the user interacts with to control the temperature. A family of CT product models can have variations in both the CT service and the CT device, within limits. The CT service provider is the ENERGY STAR partner; as such, all the information about manufacturer, brand owner, model name, etc., that are part of the general data requirements refer to the CT service and service provider. The model information on the CT device is included in the product specific information fields. Each combination of a service and CT device model is intended to be a unique submission. There is a field for additional CT device models to be listed if they do not affect the performance in any way (e.g. different finishes).
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Name Description Required/ Optional Multiple Select Data Type Restrictions Enumerations
ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner The ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner is the organization that has signed an ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement and labels the model. This organization is typically the brand owner. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 80
ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner's EPA-issued Organization ID This EPA-issued ID is the number assigned to the ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner. This ID can be located via the certification body's My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA) and searching for the organization's name. R N Integer
Partner Contact Name for This Model Provide the ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner contact responsible for this certified model. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 200
Type of Transaction Include the Type of Transaction associated with the certified model. Only the options included in the enumeration list may be provided. Initial certification must only be used if the model has never been submitted and does not have an ENERGY STAR Model Identifier. Registration must only be used for select types of models where EPA allows certification bodies to add previously qualified models to their programs for purposes of verification testing only. Modification must be used for administrative changes, including rerating the model(s). Certification withdrawn must be used when the model is no longer certified as ENERGY STAR. Recertification will rarely be used and must be approved by EPA prior to the transaction. R N Enumeration Data
  • Initial Certification
  • Modification
  • Certification Withdrawn
  • Recertification
  • Registration
Reason for Transaction Include the Reason for Transaction associated with the Type of Transaction. Only the reasons included in the enumeration list may be provided. If "other" is provided, list further details in the notes field. The certification body will determine when it is appropriate to use the reasons associated with "Initial Certification," "Registration" or "Modification." The reasons "Manufacturer Voluntary Withdrawal" and "No Longer Available" may be determined by the certification body and must only be associated with the transaction type "Certification Withdrawn." For all other cases of "Certification Withdrawn" or "Recertification," EPA must determine the appropriate reason and provide direction to the certification body. R N Enumeration Data
  • Initial Certification: Model Meets ENERGY STAR Requirements
  • Registration: Included in Verification Testing Pool
  • Modification: Added Model Name/Number
  • Modification: Removed Model Name/Number
  • Modification: Changed Model Name/Number
  • Modification: Changed Data
  • Modification: Rerated Models
  • Modification: Other (If Other, List in Notes Field)
  • Certification Withdrawn: No Longer Available
  • Certification Withdrawn: Manufacturer Voluntary Withdrawal
  • Certification Withdrawn: Delisted - Issue with Partnership
  • Certification Withdrawn: Disqualified Model - Failed Testing
  • Certification Withdrawn: Other (If Other, List in Notes Field)
  • Recertification: Model Meets ENERGY STAR Requirements
  • Recertification: Other (If Other, List in Notes Field)
Date of Transaction Type This date must be the same as the date when the Type of Transaction occurred. For example, the initial certification date must be the date the certification body notified the partner of model certification. R N Date
ENERGY STAR Model Identifier ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifier is a unique string of characters generated by certification bodies in accordance with EPA's ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifier standard. ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifier serves to distinguish models with non-identical performance characteristics. A unique ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifier must be assigned to each set of performance data that represents a model. Models in a family, series, or DOE basic model group that differ by one or more performance characteristics must be assigned different and unique ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifiers. ENERGY_STAR_Model_Identifier is different from Certification_ID or Family_ID, which may apply to several models that differ in terms of reported attributes. Naming convention is as follows: ES_[[ManufacturerOID]]_[[MODELNUMBER]]_[[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]]_[[7 Digit-randomnumber]] Note : Total Max length of this must not exceed 400 characters. [[ManufacturerOID]] = Provide Manufacturer EPA issued O_ID [[MODELNUMBER]] = Provide Model Number of the model [[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]] = Create date time string in the format where MM= month number, DD - Day number, YYYY = Year number, H24 hours (0-23), MI minute number, SS seconds. This typically indicates the date of certification, but there are no validations performed on it. [[7 Digit-randomnumber]] = Provide a random number of seven digits. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 400
Certification ID Certification_ID is a unique string of characters generated by certification bodies in accordance with EPA's Certifcation_ID standard. Certification_ID serves to distinguish one or more models with differing performance characteristics under a single certification in order to track models associated with that certification. Naming convention for Certification_ID is as follows: CER_[[ManufacturerOID]]_[[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]]_[[7 Digit-randomnumber]] Note : Total Max length of this must not exceed 400 characters. [[ManufacturerOID]] = Provide Manufacturer EPA issues O_ID, [[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]] = Create date time string in the format where MM= month number, DD - Day number, YYYY = Year number, H24 hours (0-23), MI minute number, SS seconds. This typically indicates the date of certification, but there are no validations performed on it. [[7 Digit-randomnumber]] = Provide a random number of seven digits. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 400
Family ID Family_ID is a unique string of characters generated by certification bodies in accordance with EPA's Family_ID standard. Family_ID serves to identify models under the same certification that are part of the same model family, series, or DOE basic model group. Family_ID may only be included for models where the ENERGY STAR specification supports families. *NOTE* Under a single certification, certification bodies may or may not have a Family_ID listed. A Family_ID must not be listed if the certification is comprised of only a single model. If there is a Family_ID listed, all models within the certification listed must also have the same Family_ID. Naming conventions for Family_ID are as follows: FAM_[[ManufacturerOID]]_[[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]]_[[7 Digit-randomnumber]] Note : Total Max length of this must not exceed 400 characters. [[ManufacturerOID]] = Provide Manufacturer EPA issues O_ID, [[MMDDYYYYH24MISS]] = Create date time string in the format where MM= month number, DD - Day number, YYYY = Year number, H24 hours (0-23), MI minute number, SS seconds. This typically indicates the date of certification, but there are no validations performed on it. [[7 Digit-randomnumber]] = Provide a random number of seven digits. O N Text Max Length: 400
Model Name Provide the Model Name of the certified model. If the certified model is part of a model family, include the family model name. The use of wildcards is allowed, but may limit the ability to search for a specific model name. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 255
Model Number Provide the Model Number of the certified model. If the certified model is part of a model family, include the family model number. The use of wildcards is allowed, but may limit the ability to search for a specific model name. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 255
Brand Name Provide the model Brand Name in this field. To aid with consumer model searches, use consistent spelling, punctuation, and capitalization when providing brand names. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 200
Tested Model Name Provide the model name of the specific model that was tested. This will be the same as the Model Name unless this is a model family or private labeling submission. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 255
Tested Model Number Provide the model number of the specific model that was tested. This will be the same as the Model Number unless this is a model family or private labeling submission. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 255
Additional Models Represented by Family, Series, or DOE Basic Model
Additional Models Represented by Family, Series, or DOE Basic Model Additional Models Represented by Family, Series, or DOE Basic Model allows the listing of multiple additional models that are part of the same certification where performance characteristics are the same. The additional models may be identified by multiple sets of a model name and/or model number and/or additional identifying information. Each uniquely identified additional model name/number/identifier set must be listed as a separate entry within this field and must not be a comma-separated list. The use of wildcards is allowed, but may limit the ability to search for specific additional model names/numbers/identifiers. O Y
  • Additional Model Name
Provide each Additional Model Name as a separate data entry. O N Text Max Length: 255
  • Additional Model Number
Provide each Additional Model Number as a separate data entry. O N Text Max Length: 255
  • Additional Identifying Information
Provide any Additional Identifying Information associated with the Model Name and/or Model Number. The identifying information may be used by consumers, incentive programs, or retailers to identify this model or model family. This includes, but is not limited to, SKUs, UPC codes, retail numbers, and/or descriptions of models included/not included in the reported Model Family. Provide each Additional Identifying Information as a separate data entry. O N Text Max Length: 255
Is the Partner Listed the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)? Indicate whether or not the ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner that labels this model also manufactures this model. R N Enumeration Data
  • Yes
  • No
If the Partner is not the Original Equipment Manufacturer, Who Is? In the case that the manufacturer partner listed is not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), provide the name of the OEM. The OEM is the organization that has manufactured the model. O N Text Max Length: 80
Currently Available on Market? If model is currently available, indicate "Yes." Otherwise, indicate "No." Note that all available models are displayed on an ENERGY STAR qualified product list and are subject to verification testing. R N Enumeration Data
  • Yes
  • No
Date Available on Market Date model is first sold within one or more markets. R N Date
Date Tested Date of laboratory test. If multiple test reports, provide the most recent date. R N Date
Date Certification Body Notified Partner of Model Certification. The date the certification body notifies the manufacturer that the model is certified as ENERGY STAR. R N Date
Certification Body Contact Name for this Model The name of the primary certification body contact responsible for any questions concerning the certification of the model. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 200
Laboratory
Laboratory Include information about one or more laboratories in which the model was tested. O Y
  • Laboratory's EPA-issued Organization ID
This EPA-issued ID is the number assigned to the EPA-recognized laboratory that tested the model. This ID can be located via the certification body's My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA) and searching for the laboratory's name. This field is required for all certified models. O N Integer
  • Laboratory Contact for this Model
The name of the primary laboratory contact responsible for any questions concerning the testing of the model. This information is required for each laboratory indicated. O N Text Max Length: 200
In What Markets Is this Model Sold? Models must be sold in one or more of the ENERGY STAR partner markets provided in the enumeration list. R Y Enumeration Data
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United States
Notes Provide any additional, relevant information related to the certification, including the reason for the transaction if "Other" is provided. O N Text Max Length: 2000
Connected_Thermostats info
ENERGY STAR Specification Version R N Enumeration Data
  • 1.0
ENERGY STAR Connected Thermostat Field Savings Software Version Enter the version number of the Thermostat Software, as shown in the output file, e.g. V1.0.0. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
Ending Date of Interval Data Enter the Ending Date of data used for calculations in the Thermostat Software. R N Date
Link to Metrics File Secure hyperlink and login credentials to location where Metrics File is posted. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
Name of Field Savings AB Study As published. O N Text Max Length: 1000
Contact for Field Savings AB Study First Name, Last Name, Phone, Email, Company. O N Text Max Length: 1000
Date Study Published Date of Publication. O N Date
AB Ending Date of Interval Data Enter the Ending Date of data used for evaluation in the AB Study. O N Date
Link to AB Study Secure hyperlink and login credentials to location where AB Study is posted. O N Text Max Length: 1000
Demand Response Summary Detailed Description of Items to include is in the specification. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 2000
Demand Response Product Variations Describe differences in DR capability resulting from this particular CT Device/CT Service combination, in the aspects listed in the demand response summary. O N Text Max Length: 1000
CT Device Brand Name CT Device Brand Name. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
CT Device Model Name CT Device Model Name. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
CT Device Model Number CT Device Model Number. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
Additional CT Device Model Numbers Include additional CT device models that have identical performance and only vary in characteristics such as finish, but would appear as a different model number to a consumer searching for the CT device. O N Text Max Length: 1000
CT Device Brand Owner Name of the CT Device Brand Owner or, if Original Equipment Manufacturer, the Manufacturer Name. R N Text Min Length: 1
Max Length: 1000
CT Device OEM Name Required if the CT Device Manufacturer Name is different than CT Device Brand Owner Name. O N Text Max Length: 1000
Static Temperature Accuracy Enter Static Temperature accuracy in ±⁰F as calculated according to section 4.D and 4.F in the specification. R N Decimal No. of Decimal: 2
Min Value: -2.00
Max Value: 2.00
Network Standby Average Power Consumption Includes all equipment needed to establish connectivity to the CT service provider's cloud, except those that can reasonably be expected to be present in the home, such as Wi-Fi routers and smart phones. R N Decimal No. of Decimal: 2
Max Value: 3.00
Time to Enter Network Standby After User Interaction User action includes On Device, Remote or Occupancy Detection, in seconds. R N Decimal No. of Decimal: 1
Max Value: 300.0
CT Product Heating and Cooling Control Features Select all that apply to product. R Y Enumeration Data
  • Occupancy Sensor on Device
  • External Temperature Sensor
  • Additional Home Temperature Sensor
  • Additional Occupancy Sensor
  • Time of Day Usage
  • Humidity Sensing
  • Geofencing (User Device Based)
  • Other
Other Heating and Cooling Control Features If other selected, enter description. O N Text Max Length: 250
CT Device Communication Method Select all that apply to product. R Y Enumeration Data
  • Wi-Fi
  • Zigbee
  • 6LoWPAN
  • Z-Wave
  • Bluetooth
  • Other
Communication Method Other If other selected, enter description. O N Text Max Length: 80

Information for certification bodies to provide to EPA on products certified or registered as meeting the eligibility criteria for the ENERGY STAR? Program Requirements for Connected Thermostats Version 1.0. Additional instructions for submitting this information to EPA are available at www.energystar.gov/cbresources. Connected Thermostats (CT) certified as ENERGY STAR are a combination of a CT service and a CT device.