The ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) program recognizes smart home systems that help you simplify, reduce and manage your energy consumption. An ENERGY STAR SHEMS package requires at minimum, an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat, lighting and monitor/control plug loads. However, other products and services, such as ENERGY STAR appliances, EV chargers, and smart security can be added. Beyond the minimum devices, the package can be infinitely customizable to fit your lifestyle.
Through SHEMS, energy consumption is simplified by:
Facilitating a schedule for your smart devices to operate
Suggesting energy saving actions based on usage patterns
Automatically controlling smart home devices based on room or home occupancy
Ask your smart home/security/cable providers if they offer an ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management System.