Shipments of Smart Thermostats Are Expected to Reach Nearly 20 Million by 2023, According to Navigant Research

Devices and software appeal to a variety of customer segments, not just consumers, report concludes

BOULDER, Colo.--A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market opportunities for communicating and smart thermostats, including global forecasts for unit shipments, average selling prices, revenue, and penetration rates.


First introduced in the late 2000s, smart thermostat technology has only recently gained real traction among customers. During the last year, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has expanded rapidly, with new offerings from several high-profile providers. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide shipments of communicating and smart thermostats are expected to grow from 926,000 annually in 2014 to 19.2 million by 2023.

"In North America and Europe, interest in smart thermostat technology is growing among utilities and energy retailers, as well as consumers," says Lauren Callaway, research analyst with Navigant Research. "In addition, small businesses are increasingly adopting solutions originally intended for residences as a low-cost way to manage energy use of HVAC systems."

Amid a wide spectrum of offerings, three main technology segments have emerged, according to the report: communicating thermostats, smart thermostats, and software and services. Because these devices and software have varying degrees of capability for a range of functions - controlling temperature, analytics and automation, connectivity to home area networks, responding to utility pricing signals (e.g., time-of-use and demand response), and accessing cloud-based services - they appeal to multiple customer segments, not just end users.

The report, "Smart Thermostats," analyzes the global market opportunities for communicating and smart thermostats. It provides an analysis of the market issues, including the current market drivers, inhibitors, and business segments, utility and vendor activity, and broad industry trends, associated with communicating and smart thermostats. Global market forecasts for unit shipments, average selling prices, revenue, and penetration rates, as well as revenue for associated software and services, extend through 2023. The report also examines the key technologies related to communicating and smart thermostats and profiles the major industry players. 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 the Smart Energy, Smart Utilities, Smart Transportation, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.

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