EPA has finalized the development of the ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) Version 1.0 specification, which establishes required energy-saving SHEMS features designed to deliver cost savings as well as user convenience. These features include reliable occupancy-based control of connected devices, user feedback and display of energy use data, limiting the standby power of required devices, and the inclusion of an ENERGY STAR certified connected thermostat. The specification requires periodic submission of statistical analysis of field data gathered from installations of the certified SHEMS package. EPA will use this data to affirm specification compliance, develop a performance metric, and assess energy savings potential in the coming years. Partners can find out about certifying their SHEMS packages by viewing the resources on the SHEMS for partners page.
The SHEMS Version 1.1 amendment was finalized on February 22, 2021. Documents relating to the amendment process and historical documents for the development of the Version 1.0 specification are below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials may contact SmartHomeSystems@energystar.gov.
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Version 1.1 Specification (Rev. June-2021) – June 10, 2021
EPA revised the specification to clarify standby power requirements for home energy load monitoring devices.
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Version 1.1 Specification – February 22, 2021
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft Version 1.1 Specification – February 3, 2021
Making Sense of the ENERGY STAR SHEMS Program
EPA is holding a series of webinars to answer questions from stakeholders regarding the new SHEMS program. The schedule, registration links, and more information can be found here. Recordings will be posted following each session.
October 16, 2019: Making Sense of the SHEMS Program for Service Providers and Device Manufacturers
October 30, 2019: Making Sense of the SHEMS Program for Retailers
November 13, 2019: Working Toward Smart Efficiency: An Overview of the ENERGY STAR SHEMS Specification for Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors
December 4, 2019: Making Sense of the SHEMS Program for the SHEMS Program for Home Builders
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Final Version 1.0 Specification – September 3, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Final Draft Comments – August 12, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Final Draft Specification - July 29, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 2 Comments - July 11, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 2 Stakeholder Meeting – June 24, 2019
Preview of SHEMS Package Information for ENERGY STAR Product Finder - June 20, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 2 Specification – June 11, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 1 Comments – May 3, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 1 Stakeholder Meeting – April 12, 2019
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 1 Specification – April 3, 2019
SHEMS Work Group Summary - February 12, 2019
Smart Home Energy Management Systems Work Groups - September 18, 2018
ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting SHEMS Session - September 6, 2018
EPA, Alarm.com, Efficiency Vermont, and Lockheed Martin presented on smart home energy management systems at the 2018 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting on September 6, 2018.
ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems Discussion Guide Comments - July 27, 2018
ENERGY STAR SHEMS Discussion Guide Stakeholder Webinar – July 11, 2018
EPA held a webinar on July 11, 2018 to discuss the ENERGY STAR SHEMS Discussion Guide.