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.
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.
EPA held a webinar on July 11, 2018 to discuss the ENERGY STAR SHEMS Discussion Guide.