Smart thermostat becomes ZigBee Smart Energy certified


Toronto, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — July 15, 2009 – The new smart thermostat from green technology company ecobee has received ZigBee Smart Energy certification.

Ecobee’s smart thermostat is a sleek electronic device with a full color touch screen, noted for its extremely easy-to-use interface. It is Wi-Fi enabled so that users of the product can change the temperature remotely, and will now be able to support utility demand response programs.

The addition of the thermostat’s new ZigBee radio module facilitates ecobee’s participation in smart meter integration aimed at helping utilities and consumers reduce energy consumption during peak periods of demand. The device uses the Certicom Device Authentication Service for Zigbee Smart Energy and was tested and certified using National Technical Systems’ (NTS) ZigBee Smart Energy test harness.

“The ZigBee Smart Energy certification is a demonstration of our commitment towards a more integrated, information-based, highly adaptive electric grid,” said Stuart Lombard, founder and CEO of ecobee. “We are developing a new generation of energy management devices for home and commercial use to make it very simple for our customers to conserve energy.”

The ZigBee Smart Energy certification embeds ZigBee technology into the smart thermostat allowing for optimization of ZigBee’s unique remote monitoring and control applications.