Nest to install 1M smart thermostats in low-income US households
Date: 2018-04-21   Author: Saif Ali Bepari  Category: #industry

Nest to install 1M smart thermostats in low-income US households

In an attempt to decrease the energy expenditure of low income households in the United States, Nest Labs, Inc has recently announced to install as many as 1 million of its smart thermostats at negligible or zero cost in these homes over the ensuing five years. As per reliable sources, the project is likely to be officially commenced on the upcoming Earth Day.

The initiative is part of the firm’s Power Project which aims to raise awareness regarding energy consumption and efficiency, cite trusted sources. It is also being said that Nest would team up with various non-profit groups, housing organizations like Fannie Mae, and major energy companies such as Southern California Gas to bring energy efficiency to more American nationals.

Reportedly, the firm would collaborate with Habitat for Humanity and has planned to donate a Nest Thermostat E to each house constructed by the non-profit outfit. Moreover, it has been reported that around 10% of proceeds obtained from sales of thermostats until April 30 would be donated by Nest to establishments like Habitat for Humanity.

For the record, the low-income households in the United States reportedly spend a significant portion of their income on utilities than the average household. As per the estimates of Nest Labs, one in five households incurs expenses of more than 20% (a few even as high as 50%) of their income on cooling and heating their homes. Apparently, smart systems such as Nest’s thermostats could assist these households to reduce utility bills and ensure that socio-economic status would not prove to be a barrier to save on energy expenses.

Speaking on the firm’s latest announcement, Head of Energy Partnerships at Nest Labs, Jeff Hamel was quoted stating that the company aims to bring to life The Power Project this Earth Day and aid in alleviating the burden of high energy costs across the nation.



About Author


Saif Ali Bepari

Saif Ali Bepari

Saif currently works as a content writer at Algosonline. A Computer Science graduate who has a zest for writing over coding, commenced his journey in the writing industry as a freelancer. Having had a prior freelance experience, he has tinkered with creative writing, ...

Read More

More from Saif


Post Recommendents

Hot Melt Adhesives Market Report 2019 Study by Application, Products and Material 2024
Author: Rahul Varpe

Increasing emphasis on bio-based hot melt adhesives market development mainly for packaging applications should drive industry growth. It does not contain any hazardous materials along with favourable government guidel...


3D Printing Materials Market Report 2019 Study by Application, Products and Material 2024
Author: Rahul Varpe

Positive growth indicators across automotive, education, medical and pharmaceutical applications offer strong global 3D printing materials market growth potential. For instance, the global automotive manufacturing busi...


Rare Earth Metals Market Is Anticipated To Be Highest Growth Between 2019 To 2024
Author: Rahul Varpe

Global Market Insights has launched a report on Rare Earth Metals Market that elucidates an in-depth synopsis of this business vertical over the forecast period. The report is inclusive of the prominent industry driver...