Market launch of E.ON's smart home energy application in the UK
- Partnership with British homebuilding company Berkeley
- Smart Lighting, power sockets and thermostat steered seamlessly to maximize comfort
Smart, sustainable living is now becoming reality for London home buyers. In cooperation with quality British homebuilding company Berkeley, E.ON is exclusively offering the new digital E.ON Home product to new home buyers alongside smart energy technology upgrade packages. The performance of smart home energy technology packages can be easily visualized and controlled via E.ON Home and are now available exclusively for new apartment buyers at Berkeley’s Kidbrooke Village development in southeast London. Following its launch in the United Kingdom, E.ON Home will gradually be offered in other European markets as well.
Every piece of technology can be accessed via E.ON Home, a digital dashboard which lets customers see and manage their energy use from one place. Until now, different energy-generating and saving technology in the home has been controlled through individual and often incompatible apps. Over time, E.ON Home can learn the habits of its owners and develop into a virtual assistant – predicting when residents are returning home, for example, and adjusting energy use accordingly.
Berkeley is E.ON’s exclusive housebuilding partner offering E.ON Home as part of an energy solution packages. This first of its kind collaboration moves to make practical and convenient energy efficiency the norm for residents. E.ON’s package of efficient lighting, power and heating products fits perfectly with the quality of a Berkeley property. From March, new apartment home buyers at Kidbrooke Village, can choose from a range of whole-house energy upgrade options like smart light switches and plug sockets: homeowners can adjust lighting to fit every mood, set timer schedules and even control lights while they’re away, while smart power sockets mean appliances can be controlled remotely. Smartphone location-data is used to control heating as residents approach and leave their home; temperatures can be adjusted from anywhere using the smart scheduling app, while smart radiator thermostats mean each room can programmed independently.
The Future Energy Home package starts at £649 (approx. €750) for a one-bedroom apartment fit-out. The technology is offered to buyers following the purchase of their home and selected options are installed before they move into their new property, meaning no disruption and complete control over their energy from day one.