Honeywell Estimates Smart Buildings and Homes to Meet 20% of Electricity Demand by 2020

14-06-2011

Honeywell Estimates Smart Buildings and Homes to Meet 20% of Electricity Demand by 2020Within the next decade, more than 20% of electrical demand in the United States is expected to be met by building operators and homeowners more effectively optimizing their energy consumption and resources in collaboration with their utilities, say energy experts at Honeywell.
 
This shift will put energy users at the center of efforts to make the utility grid smarter and more stable. Accomplishing the transformation will include measures such as permanent reductions in energy use, temporary consumption reductions when demand spikes and strains the grid, and increased onsite generation and storage.
 
The key driver in all cases is the continued innovation and deployment of applications that connect homeowners and building owners to utilities and allow users to automate their response to changes in energy reliability and prices.