Smart Home Energy Management Systems

The ENERGY STAR program is developing a specification to recognize smart home energy management systems that use occupancy information to optimize energy use of multiple devices. These systems are expected to define new features of the packages that smart home service providers offer. EPA is currently working with stakeholders to define a smart home system that saves energy and delivers cost savings and convenience by:

  • Providing reliable vacancy detection linked to savings strategies that shut off or power down equipment when no one is home.
  • Limiting standby power of connected devices.
  • Providing feedback to users about the energy impact of their settings.

All interested parties who would like to participate in this process are encouraged to send their contact information to SmartHomeSystems@energystar.gov to be added to the distribution list for updates. Questions or concerns regarding the materials on this webpage can be directed to Abigail Daken at Daken.Abigail@epa.gov or SmartHomeSystems@energystar.gov. This webpage will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

ENERGY STAR SHEMS Final Draft Comments – August 12, 2019
AERC (PDF, 375 KB)
ecobee (PDF, 200 KB)
ODL (PDF, 248 KB)
Resideo (PDF, 93 KB)

ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 2 Comments - July 11, 2019
AERC (PDF, 376 KB)
Aquanta (PDF, 29 KB)
Austin Energy (PDF, 930 KB)
CA IOU's (PDF, 134 KB)
CEE (PDF, 1.1 MB)
E Source (PDF, 179 KB)
Google (PDF, 71 KB)
Inspire (PDF, 41 KB)
Resideo (PDF, 94 KB)
Zen Ecosystems (PDF, 225 KB)

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 1 Comments – May 3, 2019
AERC (PDF, 384 KB)
CA IOUs (PDF, 179 KB)
CEE (PDF, 1.0 MB)
CLEAResult (PDF, 73 KB)
Google (PDF, 53 KB)
Hive (PDF, 108 KB)
Hunter Douglas (PDF, 207 KB)
NEEP (PDF, 315 KB)
ODL (PDF, 90 KB)
Resideo (PDF, 110 KB)

ENERGY STAR SHEMS Draft 1 Stakeholder Meeting – April 12, 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
CEE (PDF, 204 KB)
CLEAResult (PDF, 540 KB)
Ecobee (PDF, 385 KB)
Ford Motor Company (PDF, 369 KB)
Intel (PDF, 207 KB)
National Grid (PDF, 215 KB)

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.


ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems Discussion Guide - June 26, 2018