Commercial Connected Thermostat

Connected thermostats save energy by controlling HVAC usage in single-zone HVAC systems. These thermostats connect to the internet and have features that include online alerts, monitoring and programming and/or control.

Although the thermostat capabilities are an important part of realizing energy savings, correct programming and subsequent verification of these features help ensure persistence of energy savings.

While a connected thermostat product may include additional features as noted above, for the purpose of this measure, connected thermostat products are defined as meeting all of the following specifications:

Requirements and Specifications



Initial Install Requirements:

  1. The thermostat must be programmed as follows: thermostat is connected to the web.
  2. Temperature setback is used for unoccupied hours (heating and/or cooling, as applicable).
  3. Fan schedule uses auto mode for unoccupied hours (e.g., during unoccupied hours or holidays, the fan will only run when there is a demand for heating or cooling).
  4. Override duration set to three hours or less.
  5. For heat pumps, auxiliary resistance heat lock-out is enabled with appropriate temperature set point.
  6. In cases where two or more systems serve spaces that are not separated by physical barriers (e.g., “invisible zones”), simultaneous heating and cooling is eliminated ( having identical temperature set points and schedules with appropriate dead-bands, or through having network-coordinated controls).
  7. Complete and submit to CPI the Initial Install Form along with invoices.

Verification Requirements

A thermostat is eligible for programming verification payments as follows:

Incentive Amount

Rebate amounts and program requirements are subject to change without notice. All homes or businesses are subject to inspection and usage data analyzed by participating in energy efficiency programs. Any rebates will be applied to past due amounts owed CPI before payment is issued.