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September Event: Phillip Kelsven of BPA to discuss Nest thermostat study
September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Thermostats are the hot topic in energy efficiency right now, and rightfully so. It is rare for a ubiquitous and formerly boring device to undertake such a radical transformation in technology, capabilities, and human interaction. We bring new and interesting data to the conversation.
Join us on Wednesday, September 21 at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM where Phillip Kelsven from BPA will present findings from sub-metering 8 homes who installed Nest learning thermostats to control heat pumps in Pasco, WA. Smart thermostat evaluations are providing a robust research portfolio showing consistent energy savings. However, much of this research does not delve into how smart thermostats actually control heating and cooling systems. Phillip will present data on a small sample of homes and provide insight into what the Nest is actually doing