Water Heating Control

Water heating is the second largest energy consumer in the average US home, after heating and cooling. We developed new algorithms to more intelligently mix and circulate how water, reducing energy consumption by over 10% on average. Our Smart Water Heater was selected for the DOE's Max Tech and Beyond design competition for ultra-low-energy-use appliances and equipment.

Publications

Andrew Frye, Michel Goraczko, Jie Liu, Anindya Prodhan, and Kamin Whitehouse. Circulo: Saving Energy with Just-In-Time Hot Water Recirculation. To appear in The 5th ACM Workshop On Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Building (BuildSys'13), help in conjunction with ACM SenSys. November 13-14, 2013. Rome, Italy.

Anindya Prodhan and Kamin Whitehouse. Hot Water DJ: Saving Energy by Pre-mixing Hot Water. To appear in the 4th ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings (BuildSys'12), help in conjunction with ACM SenSys. Toronto, Canada. November 6, 2012.