Webinar: Using Technology to Reduce Energy and Operational Costs in Student Housing

by Sarah Daniels

On June 16, Student Housing Business and sponsor ecobee hosted the webinar “Using Technology to Reduce Energy and Operational Costs in Student Housing.” Smart thermostats can help save energy and reduce operating costs in student housing. Expert panelists tackled topics like trends in students housing climate control, best practices for implementing IoT devices and the types of challenges these projects often face (including periods of low/no occupancy, lack of visibility/control and inefficient use of assets).

With tips on energy savings, reducing operating costs, avoiding costly repairs and enabling staff to control thermostats, this webinar offered great ideas for student housing owners and operators interested in boosting NOI. Systems like these represent an avenue for running on- and off-campus housing as efficiently as possible, while keep residents happy.

Tune in here to watch this presentation on smart thermostats and how best to implement them in student housing. A copy of the slides for this informative presentation can be accessed here. These slides include case studies, trends and challenges, as well as a brief overview of important concepts for smart thermostats.


  • Chris Chuakay, ecobee
  • Ralph Sabio, The Collier Companies
  • Rich Kelley, Student Housing Business

Founded in 2007, ecobee‘s mission is to improve everyday life while creating a more sustainable world. After launching the world’s first smart thermostat, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 17.6 TWh of energy. Today, ecobee continues to innovate with smart home solutions that solve everyday problems for customers with comfort, security, and conservation in mind with products like the ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control, ecobee SmartCamera with voice control, ecobee SmartSensors for doors and windows, Haven Home Monitoring and SmartBuildings solution.

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