Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Smart Thermostats: Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 12 Smart Thermostat Hardware, Software, and Services Vendors for Utility and Commercial Markets

Aug 12, 2015, 13:52 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for communicating and smart thermostats has exploded with activity since the last publication of this report in 2013. The technology was introduced in the late 2000s and has since evolved through an early technology adoption phase into a stable and growing market. The year 2015 has seen significant activity in the form of partnerships, international expansion, technological growth, and more conclusive evidence of cost-effectiveness. Collaborations between ecobee and Carrier and Nest and solar provider SolarCity, as well as continued expansion of global marketing on behalf of Nest and tado, are just a few key examples of this activity.

Heightened awareness of residential energy management and growing interest in particular devices, such as the Nest and ecobee smart thermostats, have fueled an end-consumer-based spike in the smart thermostat market in recent years. Despite challenges such as the affordability of energy in areas where demographics and infrastructure support adoption, smart thermostats have a relatively bright future. Newer players like tado have given longtime vendors, such as Honeywell and Carrier, some additional competition. Moreover, the new players have disrupted the status quo by going direct to consumers, attracting early adopters and a few mainstream consumers, as well.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 12 smart thermostat manufacturers and software providers that are active in the global smart thermostat market and rates them on 12 criteria. Using Navigant Research's proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies' relative strengths and weaknesses in the global smart thermostat market.

Honeywell and Nest emerged as Leaders in this report due to their ability to maintain strong market share and competitive marketing of products and services. Six others are ranked as Contenders with high variability between their respective Strategy and Execution scores, and four vendors are Challengers.

Top 10 Vendors:
1. Honeywell
2. Nest
3. EnergyHub
4. EcoFactor
5. Schneider
6. ecobee
7. Emerson
8. Comverge
9. Carrier
10. Energate

Key Questions Addressed:
Which companies are Leaders, Contenders, and Challengers in the global smart thermostat market?
Which smart thermostat manufacturers and software providers are poised to scale?
What drivers are shaping the global smart thermostat market?
What barriers are keeping the smart thermostat market from growing more rapidly?
What is the forecast for the global smart thermostat market?

Who needs this report?
Thermostat manufacturers/platform providers
Utilities
Residential builders
Broadband service providers
Home security providers
Government agencies
Investor community
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