Smart Home Energy Management Systems

EPA has completed 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.

Documents relating to the development of the specification are below. Now that the specification is final, partners can find out about certifying their SHEMS packages by viewing the resources on the SHEMS for partners page. Barring small corrections to the specification, this page is not expected to be updated until development of a performance metric begins in late 2020. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials may contact SmartHomeSystems@energystar.gov.

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 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