"energy" articles

Join Parks Associates’ Jennifer Kent , VP of Research and Chris White , Senior Analyst, for an interactive in-person session, on Thursday, September 29 at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM CT at the 2022 CEDIA Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX for insights on smart home technology. Panels and speakers include: Thursday, September 29 "The Role of Energy Management in the Future Home" Chris White , Senior...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 27, 2022
Tags: energy, industry event, smart home
Energy costs are rising, and large-scale blackouts are making headlines around the US. Consumers and energy providers are looking for ways to reduce costs and manage peaks that lead to grid instability and power outages. HVAC remains the largest load in private households, so it remains the logical target for improved management, and smart thermostats are the best tool commonly available today for that management task. AEP Ohio and their regional partner PJM Interconnection...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Aug. 18, 2022
Tags: energy, social wellness, thermostats
Parks Associates research finds that more than a third of US internet households are likely to purchase a vehicle in the next year. While EVs are a growing market, the EV ecosystem is still immature and requires substantial investments to scale and meet future demands. Consumers have many concerns around the reliability and security of the vehicle, the charging infrastructure being in place to alleviate charging concerns, and the operational aspects that come with it, including the use...
Use cases that reduce OPEX in apartment environments include access management and control, energy management, and automated risk mitigation. These solutions can improve operations and add new layers of safety, security, and convenience.   Access Control   Access control use cases typically involve smart home solutions installed in common and public areas, including smart locks, smart garage door openers, and smart video doorbells.  ...
Parks Associates’ study “ Smart Energy at Home: Renewable, Responsive, Resilient ” reveals that 44% of US internet households say they are taking active steps to reduce their energy consumption at home. The research firm surveyed over 10,000 internet households to determine their adoption, usage, and attitudes regarding smart energy solutions and utility programs. Energy savings are an important benefit for consumers, and many households are actively monitoring and...
 
Energy management is growing in importance to businesses worldwide. It is a core component of most corporate initiatives around sustainability or specifically more ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. Companies are examining their business practices and energy usage profiles and identifying ways through which they can reduce their energy usage, reduce their energy spending, transition to renewable and sustainable energy sources, and store and generate energy to...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Aug. 2, 2022
Tags: energy, smart home, thermostats
Join leaders from utilities, state and national regulators, telecom and security companies, retailers, and OEMs at the newest installment of the 2022 Smart Energy Summit for the virtual track “ Electric Vehicles: A New Era for Consumers ” on Thursday, August 4 at 11 AM CT. Speakers will discuss the coming surge of EVs on the market, the potentially explosive EV growth in adoption, and the implications for consumers, the grid, and needed infrastructure. Sponsors include...
There is growing interest from consumers in saving energy and being more energy efficient. Energy savings and reduction of energy bills have always been leading drivers of smart home technology. When included in energy management programs, smart home devices help reduce barriers to saving energy.   Smart home device capabilities include the following:   Remote control of energy-consuming products – Smart home devices allow consumers to...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jul. 23, 2022
Tags: energy, smart home, thermostats

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