SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A NETWORKED ELECTRONIC DEVICE AS AN OCCUPANCY SENSOR FOR AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • US 20100280667A1
  • Filed: 07/13/2009
  • Published: 11/04/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for varying temperature setpoints for an HVAC system comprising:

  • determining whether one or more networked electronic devices inside a structure are in use;

    determining whether said use of said networked electronic devices indicates occupancy of said structure; and

    adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic controller for an HVAC system for said structure based upon whether or not said structure is deemed to be occupied.

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