EECA has commissioned Standards New Zealand to produce a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for Smart Homes, a network of residential appliances that optimise efficiency and reduce grid demand at peak times.

A Smart Home isn’t the building itself but a clever system that links residential appliances together into a network. The network ensures the appliances in the home are operating as efficiently as possible (without changing how you use them). This PAS is intended to provide steps to help New Zealanders understand what a ‘smart home’ is, and how to start their journey to live in one.

Standards NZ has recently sought comment on the draft PAS, to make sure that it’s fit for purpose. Once finalised, the PAS for Smart Homes will be free to download on the Standards New Zealand website.

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