Lessons Learned from a Smart Home Demonstration in New York City

Spring 2019
A version of this article appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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April 01, 2019
While the concept of a smart home may still appear to be confined to the niche market, there now is a wide range of commercially mature, consumer-facing smart home devices that can improve comfort and convenience for a home’s occupants, and that also have the potential to save energy. These products all fall under a broad category of technology known as home energy management systems (HEMS). In recent years, many HEMS products have proven to be cost-effective and useful but the public has been slow to adopt them, especially when compared to the rapid adoption of smartphones, voice assistants, and other Internet of Things (IOT) devices.

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