Automation Company Niko Adds Energy Management

niko-0211At ISE 2011, European home automation company Niko introduced a brand-new energy management system that monitors electricity, gas, and water usage, and controls heating, cooling, and ventilation.


It can determine the cost to power a home, or a single room, and a touch screen shows live or historical energy usage in terms of consumption and cost, as well as a home’s carbon footprint. A company spokesman says that they believe just monitoring energy usage can save a home up to 15 percent.