Adaptive Artificial Agent for Smart Home Thermostat

How can we make the connected home smarter and more energy efficient? Ecobee’s research aims to address this question by making cutting-edge improvements to its smart home thermostat. There is huge potential to save energy in the residential heating and cooling space – homes with an ecobee smart thermostat can save up to 15% of their energy consumption. Ecobee’s aim is to make use of customer-volunteered usage data in the creation of an adaptive agent which can control the comfort level in the home autonomously. This agent will eliminate the need for close monitoring and adjusting of the thermostat by the user and use less energy than a house with a traditional thermostat, while still retaining maximal comfort for the residents. TO BE CONT'D

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Laura Walsh
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Maryam Mehri Dehnavi
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Ontario
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