Top Connected Home Technology Trends for 2018 U.S.
Top Connected Home Technology Trends for 2018 U.S. & Canada: 866.740.1260 Access Code: 6861814 About CABA and CABA Board of Directors Research Into Action, Inc. Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utilitys Shoes Presentation for CABA April 12, 2018 Introducing Research Into Action
1 2 3 4 5 Women owned clean technology business based in Portland, Oregon, with an international reputation Tailored analysis and insights about your target audiences, revealing the customer and utility program intersection Fresh, creative perspectives, grounded in rigorous, scientific approach Industry leader in behavior based and process evaluation methods We get to the why Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 5
North American Utilities and Changing Demand Demand continues to rise on the consumer side Utilities are turning to demand response (DR) programs such as timeof-use and peak pricing Smart thermostats are a promising alternative to load control switches Thermostat connectivity is a value add for DR programs Making it easier to manage, automate, and augment electric supply during peak demand Providing access to customer data Promising opportunities for customer engagement thanks to two-way communication capabilities Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 6 Program Designs Help Utilities Be Effective Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT)
Direct Install Buy Down Hybrid Approaches Vendor support Qualified thermostat Customers have the Combination of options Customers purchase
installed by a utility option of selecting Direct install with and installed their own trade ally among a limited set of thermostats Vendor aggregates load for dispatch Utility or vendor
manages dispatch thermostats Vendor manages the BYOT Direct install option with Buy Down sale of thermostats and dispatch Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 7 Results load effects
Engagement with trade allies Engagement with customers Compatibility with age of HVAC equipment in community Considerations Utilities Have for Thermostats and DR
How to activate and control events Balance flexibility in choices for customers versus ease of installation, tracking and verification Maintaining connectivity Quality of data provided by
vendors and tools for analysis of the data Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. # The Future of Smart Thermostats Smart thermostat programs are in their infancy Utility pilots have demonstrated good demand reduction potential, but limited energy savings Utility pilots also demonstrate potential to facilitate customer engagement, yet more is desired Thermostat DR programs will continue to roll out It is important to communicate with utilities as they design their DR programs
Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 9 Working with Utilities Product must have grid value Utilities expect real proof of grid value Implementation skills are key to success Flexibility and
willingness to change Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 10 Knowledge of the market Research Into Action, Inc. Statisticians + Canada Marketers
Sociologists 25 employees + An Interdisciplinary Team Policy experts Experimental psychologists
44 (number of states in which weve worked) Researchers Connected Homes Smart Thermostats: Stepping into the Utility's Shoes | April 12, 2018| pg. 11 New Buildings Institute (NBI) The Connected Home A Series of Evolving Systems April 12, 2018 Reilly Loveland, New Buildings Institute [email protected]
2018 New Buildings Institute Redefining energy efficiency in the built environment NBI is a national nonprofit working to improve buildings for people and the environment. Program Areas: 1. Best practices in new and existing buildings 2. Continuous code and policy innovation 3. Zero net energy leadership and market development 2018 New Buildings Institute Connected Home
Primary 1. Communication Protocols Areas 2. 3. 4. 5. Devices Hubs Platforms Home & Electric Connectivity Photo Source: Utility Dive e-newsletter January 2018 2018 New Buildings Institute Connected Home Trends
& Drivers Decrease in the price of technology: sensors Dramatic increase in use of mobile apps Increased interest in the capability to customize personal components (younger geek interests) Security is one of the biggest drivers Offsite remote control Visualization of metrics market expectation of being able to see what is happening Cars lead other aspects of our lives the self managed home Cost savings on utilities Photo Source: Magitt.com
2018 New Buildings Institute Components in Todays Home Source: Z-Wave 2018 New Buildings Institute Communication Protocols Zigbee, Z-Wave, Insteon: Wireless communication protocols. Network using low-energy radio waves to communicate
Allows for low power, wireless control of devices Photo Source: Internet of Things EVRYTHNG Smart Products Platform: Cloud-to-cloud connectors for home automated devices Integration with home automation ecosystems Gives consumer the ability for products to interact with other devices. IFTTT If This, Then That: Free service to craft automation recipes Recipes link smart gadgets, web services, and online tools.
2018 New Buildings Institute Home Automation Devices Security Cameras: Amazon Cloud Cam Kuna Toucan Outdoor Camera Security Systems: SimpliSafe Home Security System LiveWatch Plug & Protect IQ 2.0 Other: BeOn Smart Security Lighting August Smart Lock Skybell WiFi Video Doorbell
Source: Illinois Locksmith 2018 New Buildings Institute Home Automation Devices Lighting: Philips Hue Motion Sensor & LED Kit Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting Kit Plug Loads: Belkin WeMo Smart Plug HomePlug Green PHY Thermostat: Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat Honeywell E-Connect See Spotlight below
Other: Shades Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Lutron Serena Remote Controlled Source: HomePlug SPOTLIGHT on Line Voltage Thermostats: Brands such as Sinope, Casa, Stelpro, and Walker are gaining markets in Canada and starting to sell in the United States. Benefits include seamless centralized control, ease of scheduling, and locational occupancy sensing via smart phone location (geofencing) helping those with electric resistance heat join the smart control revolution. Spotlight Source: Conduit E-news January 2018 2018 New Buildings Institute Home Automation Smart Hubs Centrally communicates
with devices in the home from your control device Ability to use different product brands & types Expands system without complication Photo Source: Mashable #1 Samsung SmartThings Hub: Can be used with over 200 devices and is compatible with Android, iOS and Amazon Echo. 2018 New Buildings Institute Home Automation Smart Platforms
NEST: Thermostat Indoor/Outdoor Cameras Doorbells Baby Monitoring Alarm Systems Smoke Alarms CO2 Alarms Z-Wave Smart home products: Source: NEST 2018 New Buildings Institute Home & Electric
Vehicles Connectivity eMotorWerks JuiceNet Platform: Integrates with Amazons Alexa to monitor and control the charging of your electric car with voice commands. Source: eMotorWerks VIRTA Home: 1. Automatically chooses and schedules the most economical charging hours based on the market price for electricity. 2. Enables the charge point owner to share his home charger with family, friends or all EV drivers.
Hey Alexa! Charge my car! Hey Alexa! When is it cheapest to charge my car? The AirBnB of car charging Source: CTEK Batteries 2018 New Buildings Institute Questions for the Audience What can you automate to minimize the potential for a needed router reboot?
How integrated are fault detection needs per appliance? If you could direct technology research funds to improve connected home energy efficiency, where is the greatest need? Please email me with any ideas [email protected] 2018 New Buildings Institute 2018 CABA Residential Research Connected Home Roadmap and AI - There is still time to join the project www.caba.org/research Questions? Discussion? CABA Contact Info
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