Residential Buildings: How Smart are Today's Smart Homes?

Bethany Sparn, Eric Werling

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Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of "smart" devices available for residential buildings. This column describes opportunities presented by advances in smart home technology that could impact our homes and how we interact with them.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
JournalASHRAE Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5500-79725


  • buildings
  • electric vehicles
  • grid-interactive efficient buildings
  • home energy management
  • smart appliances
  • smart home
  • smart thermostat


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