University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Smart Energy Home: Strategies to Transform the Region

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing
Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) are hardware or software systems that can monitor and provide feedback about a home's energy usage and enable advanced control of energy-using systems in a home. HEMS, along with smart technology, present unique opportunities for energy conservation. This report identifies various smart products and their potential for energy savings; outlines existing HEMS programs and policies supporting the development of the smart energy home; describes the barriers to accelerated market adoption of HEMS; and presents strategies to overcome those barriers and develop a regional HEMS market transformation.

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