Navigant Research Report Finds US Smart Home Market Will Create New Revenue Streams and Reduce the Carbon Footprint within the Built Environment

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May 28, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research explores how smart home developments can demonstrate the potential for innovation in the built environment.

The impacts of technology disruption and digital transformation on the energy industry are rewriting the rules for how energy is generated and used. With residential primary energy consumption representing 11% of US energy consumption today, the smart home is an important part of the story. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the smart home will create new revenue streams for technology and service providers, drive efficiency and convenience for homeowners, and help address climate change goals by reducing the carbon footprint within the built environment.

“Powered by analytics and real-time automation, the smart home is quickly emerging as a dynamic asset for orchestrating how power is generated and used through automated devices and systems,” says Casey Talon, research director with Navigant Research. “The orchestration of major energy-consuming end uses such as air conditioning and hot water heating alongside distributed energy resources (DER) like solar, storage, and energy efficiency measures will maximize the value of a smart home in the Energy Cloud by offering demand flexibility into the grid.”

To fully realize the potential of the smart home in the Energy Cloud, Navigant Research recommends architects, designers, and developers leverage building information modeling (BIM). OEMs must focus on amplifying their solutions with digital capabilities, while service providers should explore partnerships with digital technology and OEMs. Electric utilities are advised to develop partnerships for a stake in the smart home market.

The report, New Residential Construction in the US Demonstrates Smart Home Potential in the Energy Cloud, discusses how new smart home developments can demonstrate the potential for innovation in the built environment. The study examines the opportunity for a new kind of solution provider, an orchestrator, that will utilize IoT, automation, and DER to aggregate homes as a system for energy optimization. The report presents holistic smart home approaches to energy management that can bring even greater climate change impacts. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of clean, intelligent, mobile, and distributed energy. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, New Residential Construction in the US Demonstrates Smart Home Potential in the Energy Cloud, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.