openPR Logo
Press release

Modern Home Control: Z-Wave-based solutions reduce heating costs and electricity consumption

03-20-2008 02:14 PM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: Zensys Inc.

/ PR Agency: Sprengel & Partner GmbH
European Home Control Summit: Green Homes – Huge potential savings with Z-Wave

Copenhagen/Frankfurt, 20. March 2008 - As part of the 1st European Home Control Summit, taking place in Frankfurt/Main from 8th to 9th April, Z-Wave Alliance will be presenting solutions which reduce heating costs and electricity consumption in each and every household. The use of Z-Wave-based “wireless" radiator thermostats alone, for example, can lower heating costs by up to 30 percent: for the average household, that means savings of up to EURO 500.00 a year. Alongside the thermostats, the Summit will showcase solutions which also bring considerable reductions in other household electricity consumption.

In recent years, world-wide electricity and heating costs have sky-rocketed, particularly in Europe. Heaters and radiators are Germany’s biggest energy consumer, yet essential for home comfort. According to the Heizspiegel, the independent body for heating cost comparisons in Germany, fuel oil costs have risen by 44.3 percent since 2000 and gas costs by 57.8 percent. According to a German independent watchdog agency electricity costs have also risen by an average of 50 percent since 2000. An increasing number of Germans are looking to deal with the drastic price rises through economy. 73 percent of those questioned by the polling institute FORSA said they wished to save on energy costs in 2008. House and apartment owners in older buildings in particular are being forced to practice economy due to the rapid rise in energy prices.

“In such a situation, the industry faces the challenge of providing consumers with the means necessary so that they themselves can economize", explains Bernd Grohmann, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Zensys. “Z-Wave technology makes it possible exactly to control or adjust energy consumption for each device, each room or the entire house. The use of a wide range of sensors and controllers means that consumers may now, at any time, adjust their home environment to meet their desired energy consumption level.”

A large number of inexpensive Z-Wave products are already available. These allow the consumer significantly reduce his energy consumption. Companies such as Danfoss, Merten, Innovus, Seluxit, Everspring, düwi, Hawking, and Horstmann have already launched home control products in the European market which allow energy costs to be monitored and controlled.

The Danish Electricity Savings Trust recommends Z-Wave
Z-Wave’s role in saving energy is also demonstrated in a recent study published by the Danish Electricity Saving Trust (DEST), an influential state non-profit organization which assists consumers and public institutions in saving energy. The trust has recommended Z-Wave as the ideal technology for use in the wireless home communication sector. As Göran Wilke, Head of Secretariat at the Danish Electricity Saving Trust, put it: “The Trust recommends Z-Wave for various reasons. It is not only an open standard which allows products from various manufacturers to be combined and thus simpler, better value third-party products to be developed; Z-Wave also offers customers enormous potential to save money and energy.”

Other topics at the European Home Control Summit are:
- Home Control: OEM perspectives
- The trend towards Unified Home Control™
- Remote Home Management – a lucrative business for service providers
- Comfort and lifestyle – how Home Control makes life easier
- Greater security – driving consumer acceptance
- Z-Wave Eco-System – advantages for OEMs and consumers

… and many more topics. You will find the complete agenda and registration page at:

More Information:
Zensys Inc.
39350 Civic Center Drive
Suite 210, Fremont, CA 94538

Bernd Grohmann
Senior Director Product Marketing

Sprengel & Partner GmbH
Nisterstraße 3
D-56472 Nisterau

Fabian Sprengel
Tel.: +49 (26 61) 912 600
Fax: +49 (26 61) 912 6013

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave® is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life – the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 225 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET “Best of CES Award” in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World’s 2006 World Class Award, which recognizes the 100 best technologies and products of the year. For more information about Z-Wave please visit

Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Zensys, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Modern Home Control: Z-Wave-based solutions reduce heating costs and electricity consumption here

News-ID: 40254 • Views: 1404

More Releases from Zensys Inc.

Apple Macintosh Becomes Z-Wave-friendly Thanks to TrickleStar
Z-Wave for Apple Users Creates Powerful Home Control Possibilities in the Blink of an Eye with USB Stick and Software Widget Copenhagen, December, 10th 2008 – TrickleStar, Asian manufacturers of innovative energy-saving technologies, has made the Apple Macintosh family of personal computers Z-Wave-compatible. Using a USB stick and a software widget from Tricklestar, the Mac can now be used as the central controlling unit for Z-Wave home control networks. Mac
Z-Wave Announces Advanced Energy Control Framework at Metering Europe
Breakthrough in Home Energy Management at Amsterdam Event Copenhagen/Amsterdam, 23. September 2008 – The Z-Wave Home Control standard expands its reach with the announcement of the Advanced Energy Control Framework (AEC), a specification for advanced energy management technologies that empower homeowners to make informed decisions for energy consumption and monitor home devices. Z-Wave’s AEC will integrate smart metering, consumer notification, automated load shedding and home controls to enable real-time energy
Europe meets US: International Conference Compares Key Trends in Home Control
Parks Associates presents new research highlights at European Home Control Summit Copenhagen / Frankfurt/Main, 10. March 2008 – Today, Z-Wave announced that Parks Associates, the internationally recognized market research and consulting firm will present new research findings at the upcoming European Home Control Summit, to be held April 8-9, in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Bill Ablondi, top expert and Director of Home Systems Research at Parks Associates, will present “Home Control:
Home Control conquers Europe
European Home Control Summit attracts participation from leading International companies and organizations 29. February 2008 - Copenhagen/Frankfurt - The first European Wireless Home Control Summit on 9 April 2008, taking place parallel to Light + Building, features leading companies such as Merten, Horstmann, Danfoss, and market researcher Parks Associates as well as publicly funded organizations like the Danish Energy Saving Trust (DEST) presenting the newest trends, products and market strategies pertaining

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Control

Microgrid Control System Market
Microgrid Control System Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. Get Exclusive FREE Sample Copy Of this Report @ UpMarketResearch offers a latest published report on “Global Microgrid Control System Market Analysis and Forecast 2019 - 2025” delivering key insights and providing a competitive
Global Control Valve Market
Global Control Valve Market is segmented by type, by components, application, and by region. In terms of type, Ball Valve, Butterfly Valve, Globe Valve, Cryogenic Valve. For More information visit: Switches, Actuator, Transducer are the components segment of the Control Valve market. Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Metal & Mining are application segment of Control Valve market. Geographically into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin
Termite Control Market
Major Players in the Global Termite Control Market Key players are adopting various strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, and product innovations to ensure their long-term sustenance in this market. In 2017, Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. acquired Bugmaster Exterminators—U.S.-based company that specializes in commercial and residential termite control—to expand its presence in residential and commercial sectors by offering a full line of service. Some of the key players in
Meeting Control System Market -
With proliferation of context-awareness and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, it has become possible to connect people and devices seamlessly. Meeting control system makes such connections easier with the help of technology. The meeting control system market comprises control systems for lights, screens, projectors, HVAC, audio video systems, etc. for use in meeting rooms. Multi-screen presentations, video conferencing, wireless collaboration & presentation solutions, device mirroring, and real-time team editing are
Standalone Access Control Solution
Entry/exit within premises is generally a major challenge of an organization’s overall security strategy. To manage access of specific zones in a single location requires a standalone access control solution. For small and medium business organizations, Matrix has developed COSEC PANEL LITE (site controller), which works independently without requiring a server for Access Control application. All Matrix COSEC biometric and RFID Card based door controllers are connected to the site
Infection Prevention and Control
Infection control products and accessories aids in the prevention and control of hospital associated & other healthcare infections. These products range from disinfectants to sterilization equipment used in the healthcare settings. Infections needs to be controlled while injecting the drugs, during the surgery and hospital stay of a patient. In addition, infection control and preventive measures aid to avoid the most common hospital infections among the healthcare staff. Get Free 10