User control device and multi-function home control system

  • US 10,677,484 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2017
  • Issued: 06/09/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/04/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A building management system for a plurality of thermostats each located within one of a plurality of buildings, the building management system comprising:

  • a thermostat of the plurality of thermostats, wherein the thermostat comprises a processing circuit configured to;

    receive one or more assigned operating time slots from an analytics service;

    operate building equipment associated with the thermostat based on the one or more assigned operating time slots;

    send energy usage data to the analytics service; and

    receive energy usage metrics from the analytics service and cause a user interface to display the energy usage metrics, wherein the energy usage metrics comprise an average energy usage metric, a maximum energy user associated with the thermostat, and a minimum energy user associated with the thermostat;

    the analytics service, wherein the analytics service comprises a processing circuit configured to;

    receive weather forecast data from a weather service and predict a period of time during which an energy usage peak will occur for the plurality of buildings based on the weather forecast data;

    determine the one or more operating time slots based on the period of time;

    assign the one or more operating time slots to each of the plurality of thermostats;

    send the one or more assigned operating time slots to the plurality of thermostats;

    determine, based on the energy usage data received from the plurality of thermostats, the energy usage metrics; and

    send the energy usage metrics to the plurality of thermostats.

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