The field of Smart Home/Building is becoming more popular than ever, due to the rapid advancement in technologies.
Generally speaking, a “Smart Home” can be defined as a home that integrates a series of advanced automation mechanism which allows the user to control and monitor various functions including: energy use, temperature, multi-media, etc.
Over the past decade, due to the dramatic decrease in hardware prices and a surge in public interest about environmental issues, “Sustainable Smart Home” has seen some of the most exciting advancement in this field. One of the latest innovation related to smart energy usages is EDGEhome™. EDGEhome, is a startup based in San Diego, California, which provides built-in energy management system that reduces the environmental impact while cutting the monthly energy cost.
EDGEhome’s dashboard (app) provides the user with an easy to use interface to monitor and control electricity usage of every socket throughout the house. This integrated system also allows the user to view consumption of electricity for each appliance during a set period of time; and finally EDGEtips can provide the user with recommendations on how to boost efficiency.