MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2013 �Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced an application
programming interface (API) program that enables development partners to build application
software that interfaces with numerous Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats including the colorcustomizable
Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat. Honeywell is initially partnering with Akuacom, Opower,
Control4, and Lutron on the API offering. The new Comfort Control API will allow additional
development partners to offer creative, innovative experiences, value-add services and custom
applications that integrate with Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats.
For homeowners, the Comfort Control API means their Wi-Fi enabled Honeywell
thermostats will integrate seamlessly with products and services from like-minded companies
striving to give people control over their home's energy efficiency via smartphone, tablet or
The Comfort Control API is an effort by Honeywell to accelerate energy efficiency,
innovation, and expand the seamless integration of products and services. "Honeywell subscribes to
the belief that peoples' lives are made easier � and better � if devices and products talk to each
other," said Tony Uttley, general manager home comfort and energy systems at Honeywell. "With
the Comfort Control API, our thermostats will communicate with other apps and devices, which
gives consumers a greater experience of convenience, control, an energy management within their
"We are excited to take this next step in our partnership," said Alex Kinnier, senior vice president of
product management for Opower, which provides tools, information, and incentives that consumers need to
make smarter decisions about their energy usage. "Opower's focus is on expanding the suite of tools our
utility partners can use to support their energy efficiency, demand response and customer engagement
objectives. We're looking forward to the release of additional services on this platform across the coming
Honeywell is in beta testing program with the following companies:
� Akuacom, a Honeywell company and pioneer of Open Automated Demand Response
(OpenADR), is the leading SaaS for connecting energy providers to their residential,
commercial and industrial customers. The Akuacom platform uses the Comfort Control API
and links to the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort app to alert homeowners when
temperatures are briefly adjusted to trim electricity consumption. Consumers agree to these
changes in advance and receive incentives from their utility for helping stabilize the
electrical grid on the hottest, most energy-intense days of the year.
� Opower is the world's leading provider of customer engagement solutions for the utility
industry. Deployed by 85 utility partners to more than 18 million consumers across seven
countries. Opower's engagement platform, Opower 4, will use the Comfort Control API to
integrate Honeywell's suite of WiFi connected thermostats into utility programs that drive
measurable energy efficiency, demand response and customer engagement.
� Lighting control leader Lutron Electronics provides homeowners with simple energy
saving solutions including dimmers for any type of light bulb, occupancy sensors that ensure
lights are never left on in unoccupied rooms, and motorized window treatments that help
keep HVAC costs in check through every season. By utilizing the Honeywell Comfort
Control API, Lutron will provide homeowners with enhanced control of their home
environment, including lights, shades, and heating and cooling systems.
� Control4 a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, unlocks the
potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. By utilizing the Honeywell
Comfort Control API, Control4 is poised to extend the interoperability and integration with
Honeywell thermostats via the simplicity of the Control4 platform. Once integrated,
Control4 customers will be able to control and monitor their Honeywell thermostats using
their Control4 remotes or touch panels, as well as their smartphones, tablets or computers.
"With Akuacom, we've been helping utilities connect with their customers to manage
energy use for decades," said Jeremy Eaton, vice president and general manager for Honeywell
Smart Grid Solutions. "The key to these efforts is using innovative technology to help utilities offer
comfort, convenience and control to their customers. The API creates a tighter bond between our
utility and consumer technology, which ultimately means greater savings."
"Collaborating with a trusted brand like Honeywell on the cloud API program gives
homeowners yet another way to live an energy-efficient lifestyle," said Rob Weinberg, senior vicepresident
of Lutron's residential business. " We're looking forward to offering homeowners even
more options for integrating energy-saving temperature control into their Lutron lighting and shade
Honeywell's Total Connect Comfort API is available to software developers, product
integrators and retailers interested in integrating with Honeywell's proven technology. Prospective
partners of Honeywell's API program can visit www.ecc.honeywell.com/api for more information.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing
leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for
buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris
Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
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