AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CLEAResult, a leader in designing and implementing technology-enabled energy efficiency programs for utilities, today released “CLEAResult’s Guide to Smart Thermostats,” outlining how utilities can use smart thermostats as a measure for savings, tool for data collection, and means of customer engagement in energy programs, pilots and projects.
“CLEAResult believes strongly in the potential of smart grid technologies to facilitate more cost-effective energy efficiency and demand response programs,” said Emily Kemper, senior technical energy manager and architect at CLEAResult. “Our guide identifies ways for utilities to determine the best smart thermostat based on varying needs, ultimately boosting customer satisfaction.”
Smart thermostats are one of the fastest growing connected devices. The global smart thermostat market grew 123 percent in 2015. With a rapidly increasing customer base in the space, utilities have the opportunity to leverage different smart thermostat and connected home programs to improve customer satisfaction and meet consumers’ changing expectations and needs.
CLEAResult’s comprehensive guide to smart thermostats covers:
- User experiences
- Demand reduction
- Energy savings
- Product functionality and specifications
The guide provides information to help utilities determine which smart thermostats to approve and recommend to customers and understand how they save energy. The information can also help utilities plan financially and boost customer satisfaction by understanding their needs.
The CLEAResult Guide to Smart Thermostats was initially announced at the CLEAResult Energy Forum, an annual gathering of utility companies and energy efficiency experts who meet to discuss best practices and the latest technology that powers energy efficiency, and is now available for download at clearesult.com/insights/papers/guide-smart-thermostats.
CLEAResult is the largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. Through proven strategies tailored to clients’ unique needs and market dynamics, the combined strength of experienced energy experts and technology-enabled service offerings help CLEAResult change the way people use energy for hundreds of utility and business partners. Founded in 2003, CLEAResult is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has close to 3,000 employees in more than 70 cities across the U.S. and Canada. CLEAResult is a portfolio company of General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. For more information, visit clearesult.com.