On April 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a webinar to review Draft 1 of Version 1.0 of ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS). The intent of this program is to recognize smart home system packages that save energy and deliver cost savings and convenience by providing reliable vacancy detection, limiting standby power of connected devices, and providing users feedback on the energy impact of their settings. The key concept is that smart devices plus occupancy information plus automated services equal energy savings.
Need a quarterly update on energy efficiency?
Sign up for Efficiency Watch today
In addition to his blog, Mr. Green also publishes a quarterly newsletter to help engineers stay on top of the constantly-changing world of power supply standards. Topics include: changes in current efficiency programs, movement of proposed specs, and finalization and publication of new regulations.
Regulations from Around the Globe
For listings of current regulations for power consumption and efficiency and links to agency websites around the world, see our Regulations by Agency pages.
Mr. Green's Blog
Interested in energy efficiency standards, regulations, and other green matters? Read about the latest news and developments in the world of energy efficiency in Mr. Green's blog.