Nov. 8, 2016
Toronto - Smart thermostat company, ecobee, has launched “Donate Your Data,” a new program that allows customers to voluntarily contribute their home data to help advance energy efficiency research. Historically, these studies have been undertaken with very small groups of homes. As a leading smart home company, ecobee has created an opportunity to engage more than 1 million customers to share data, anonymously and securely, with leading research organizations to advance innovations in energy efficiency.
Donate Your Data will share anonymized information - including basic home details such as age, size, and occupancy as well as reporting on indoor and outdoor temperatures, HVAC usage, and occupant preferences. Data will be shared with leading academic, governmental, and non-governmental organization (NGO) research partners across North America.