The Smart Home
This session will review in detail the learnings from a large scale utility pilot aimed at determining the potential savings impacts of smart thermostats in low and moderate income multifamily rental units. It will discuss the challenges encountered from a technical perspective, as well as insights into the user experience from both the resident and building owner perspectives. Results from another smart thermostat utility program, this one in Illinois, will be discussed, as well as lessons learned in working with contractors who install smart thermostats. Finally, a representative from CEE will discuss their new specification for smart thermostats and how this spec will help fill in the gaps in the program landscape.