Icontrol Networks and Earth Networks, a provider of connected home optimization intelligence, announced the integration of its WeatherBug Home offering into the Icontrol Developer Program. This partnership will bring Earth Networks’ big data intelligence, proprietary weather data and energy usage analytics to Icontrol’s deployment customers, allowing them to deliver more intelligent energy management services to consumers to reduce costs.
WeatherBug Home’s connected home optimization platform analyzes a home’s energy patterns and consumer comfort settings with its hyper-local proprietary data to automatically optimize home energy use by intelligently controlling connected thermostats and other devices. Customers may also participate in demand response programs that provide incentives to reduce thermostat usage on peak energy days.
“This partnership lets our customers offer a new level of automation,” said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol. “The valuable insights that come from weather data, such as temperature, wind speed and solar insolence, coupled with a home’s energy usage insights, will make energy management devices more intelligent and efficient than ever before.”
Amena Ali, senior vice president and general manager, WeatherBug Home, added, “We have a shared vision with Icontrol to integrate the growing ecosystem of connected home devices to deliver superior value to consumers. Consumers will enjoy the benefits of automated thermostat optimization to save energy while remaining comfortable, and in addition will get home energy efficiency insights and analytics to not only understand and adjust their usage, but also reduce impact on their surrounding environment.”
The Icontrol Developer Program currently has more than 50 participating companies and over 100 certified devices.
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