Knowing your household's consumption figures, knowing how to optimise it - or let it work it out for itself - is the goal of the Energy Butler. Many projects are exploring the role of control functions in keeping users comfortable.
Low carbon connected homes
Homes and their equipment are ever-more connected, and their interactivity makes it possible to control them remotely in real time.
EDF R&D's low-carbon connected home makes it possible to create new services based on the sensors and connected objects that assess the situation, inform the user and control the home's functions to provide the household with comfort and savings.
This reference laboratory envisages and tests services based on smart thermostats, improves e.quilibre - the consumption monitoring system - by incorporating data from connected objects into it.
The Netatmo smart thermostat marketed by EDF computes energy consumption based on the energy profile of a home and weather conditions. Therefore, the system can take into account the degree of insulation of the hole, as well as the temperature outdoors.
You can easily view the temperature inside your home with the Netatmo app, even when you're not at home. You can also effectively monitor your energy consumption.
In addition, this is an elegant object, designed by Philippe Starck, which will complement any room.
"Dalkia Energy Savings Centres" - DESCs - are regional monitoring and control platforms for over 20,000 heating installations in France. By remotely detecting and correcting faults, the DESCs help upkeep their customers' energy performance.