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MDCRES Monthly--Realizing Smarter Homes: The Untapped Power of IT and Energy Use

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Come and enjoy an evening with the Denver chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society for a stimulating presentation and discussion on IT and energy consumption while consuming pizza and refreshments!


As our phones, cars and other appliances have advanced as fast as a hare, our homes have long been the tortoise in the race to be "smart". In addition to being our largest investments, our homes and the place we spend the majority of our time and have our largest environmental impact. Yet, most home systems are still controlled by technology decades old. This is about to change as a new wave of smart, connected and integrated control products hit the market. Seth Jansen will discuss the residential energy efficiency implications of these new technologies--also called "the internet of things"--and introduce his start-up, Modero, that aims to acclerate the adoption of these products for realizing energy efficiency in our homes.


Seth Jansen, PE, brings 9 years of experience in sustainability and energy efficiency consulting to the challenge of realizing smarter homes. This has ranged from conducting energy audits and making efficiency recommendations for hundreds of end-use customers to helping utilities and communities design and deliver energy efficiency programs. Through these experiences, Seth saw many opportunities to enhance the customer's control over their buildings. By applying a growing number of smart controls, lighting and appliances, Seth's start-up, Modero, seeks to ease the adoption of new smart home technologies and deliver energy and water efficiency in the process.

The meeting format will be as follows:

6:30-7:00pm - Social time and networking
7:00-7:10pm - Announcements
7:10-8:00pm - Presentation and Q&A
8:00-8:30pm - Wrap up and networking

During the announcements, we always welcome attendees to share announcements they have, including upcoming events and job openings with their organizations, so please come prepared to share with the group.

This meeting is free for CRES members, and a donation of $10 is suggested for non-members.