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ecobee Smart Thermostat Pilot Program

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ecobee EMS Si Smart Thermostat

Energy +, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, Waterloo North Hydro, and Union Gas, in partnership with ecobee and Franklin Energy, are pleased to offer the ecobee Smart Thermostat Pilot Program.

The ecobee Smart Thermostat Pilot Program will evaluate potential energy savings available for small and medium-sized businesses by using the ecobee EMS Si thermostat to manage heating and cooling loads in small business buildings.

This pilot is open to small businesses in Waterloo Region, including:

  • Retail
  • Restaurant and food service
  • Owner-operated light manufacturing
  • Small office space
  • Multi-site customers, where more than one location can be managed together on the system

Find out if you qualify.

Why participate? 

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Controlled access

Manage any number of thermostats, individually or as groups, across various locations with multiple users, all from a single web portal or mobile app.

Easy monitoring

Remote diagnostics and reporting tools help you remotely identify and assess problems, reducing administration time and service costs.

Smart, really smart

Have complete control of thermostat settings and establish permissions, limit employee access or lock out thermostats to minimize energy waste.

Maximize efficiency

Automatic alerts and advance scheduling maximize efficiency and ensure you are always running the right schedule at the right time.

There are a few eligibility requirements you must meet to qualify for the program:

  • Does your facility have a Central Air Conditioning System?
  • Is the Central Air Conditioning unit accessible and in good working condition?
  • Is wi-fi accessible on site, with a password available to connect the thermostat to the network?
  • Have you been at your business premises for more than 12 months, with the intention of staying another 12 months?
  • If you are a tenant, do you have approval from the owner to change the thermostat?
  • Are you willing to participate in feedback surveys about your experience up to 36 months after installation?
  • Are you willing to participate in follow up quality assurance and quality control visits at random? You will be notified in advance of the visit.
  • Are you willing to have your energy data (gas and electricity) shared for the purposes of the pilot evaluation only? 

If you answered yes to all of the above, fill out the pre-qualification web form, or email

The ecobee Smart Thermostat Pilot Program has been made possible through the financial support of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).