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Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
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The financial news has talked about the recent 3.2 billion acquisition of  Nest, so what does that mean to the home energy market?I believe the smart money is going into energy analytics- not just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Delconte Feb 7.

Why Are Energy-Saving Home Inprovements Down??
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This is a link to a recent article from a leading energy marketing firm that discusses a multi-year decline in energy-saving improvements:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Eggleton May 24, 2013.

Inexpensive CRM Software for Energy Auditing & Sales
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I am looking for feedback on any CRM software you may be using or familiar with that offer features which can be used to capture energy audit data for further retrofit work and marketing. A tool that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Bird Apr 20, 2012.

 

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Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Smart Talking Thermostats now start at $50! Innotech Systems VR200 / TTH-27 Kelvin Voice Activated Talking Programmable Thermostat . Way beyond hwell, nest, ecobee, venstar, lux, and all the rest!"
Feb 7
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Just posted: Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest:  Honeywell and Lennox create innovative products to beat out Nest thermostat(CR)! "
Feb 6
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"J: apol., as there was a 24hr power outage here due to ice storm. the hard data you required is found here, enjoy: Trend Analysis ."
Feb 6
Phil Camman replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Google has great ambition on the connected objects, the applications to habitat and robotics."
Feb 4
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Smart Grid & meter Plan :my regional utility analytics has cost me $2500 out of pocket in three months,since it's implementation, for real! last post for the ivory tower people, most of whom don't lead real lives in real homes!…"
Feb 4
Kurt Albershardt replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Sending price signals to the end user is a good thing in my book.  There's the potential here to benefit both consumers and utilities if it's done right."
Jan 31
Bob Blanchette replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"TOU pricing is here, our utility is most interested in reducing AC demand in summer. Smarthours"
Jan 31
Leo Klisch replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"When and if we have far more variable renewable power available and therefore grid operators need much more demand/response opportunity via TOU power pricing and thermal and electrical storage via car batteries,hot water, ice,etc., then I will need…"
Jan 31
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Obviously the youthful consumer market will always opt for Cool Technology, not having enough life experience to discriminate between function and form! There's an inbuilt analogy here: the forum discussions here are lively and vibrant, while…"
Jan 31
Jose Macho replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"The broader question is energy analytics- the Nest being one of a number of products and services that address home energy comfort and data. The news mentioned that Nest sales are over 250,000 units per month- whether it works or not isn't the…"
Jan 31
Kurt Albershardt replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Lots of complaints from steam and hydronic system owners as well.  Looks like a fail with high mass systems in general. No matter how much computing power and gee-whiz you layer on top of one, a conventional thermostat can only tell the HVAC…"
Jan 31
R Higgins replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"NEST, for all it's faults, certainly has real appeal, and what it tells us about the controls building inhabitants REALLY want is invaluable. Simplicity and feedback. For residential, it's a little alarming to see the simple, yet…"
Jan 29
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Agreed! also, to directly address Jose's theme, google will use the installed base of nest owner thermostats to overtly spy on this populations, as there is a motion sensor in the nest which sets an "Occupancy Bit." google is no…"
Jan 29
Tom Delconte replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"Good luck with a NEST! Nest site complaints: Nest to be off by 3 to 3.2 degrees to the high side.  Nest copied Honeywell's temp control algorithm, which copies old mechanical thermostats. I told you this two years ago. At this point…"
Jan 29
Bob Blanchette replied to Jose Macho's discussion Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going
"The Nest has some major technical flaws, especially for heat pump systems. 1: No ability to adjust temperature swing/cycle times. A feature virtually every other quality thermostat has. 2: No ability to use emergency heat and aux heat without…"
Jan 25
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Google Nest Acquisition- Where the Home Energy Market is Going

The financial news has talked about the recent 3.2 billion acquisition of  Nest, so what does that mean to the home energy market?I believe the smart money is going into energy analytics- not just Google, but any business who has a connection to your house; cable, security, utility....Solar City for example, last year pulled out of the energy retrofit/audit market to focus on their core PV business and with a 24x7 PV monitor, develop the interfaces to monitor whole house energy usage. Don't…See More
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Excellent PBS Energy Program Worth Watching

In case you missed it, PBS has been airing a series "EARTH: The Operators Manual".  The  recent episode which aired last week "Energy Quest USA" is well worth watching...

While many of us discuss methods and marketing for audits and retrofits, I believe it is the community neighbor-to-neighbor programs and activities that engage the homeowner and get results. The show profiles communities making smart energy choices based on economics and the environment. Below is a link to the…

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At 12:03pm on April 14, 2012, Jim Peck said…

Got an email address, I'll have an associate send you something

At 6:49am on December 13, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Jose,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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