'Apple-like' design breathes life into mundane domestic device


The Nest thermostat is the next generation in HVAC control. Intuitively programmable, this simple interface brings excitement and information to the hands of the consumer. Monthly usage reports contain quantified data which, when compared with the electricity bill, is an incentive to change behavior that starts with the consumer. Through its wifi connection, the device checks weather information and adjusts itself accordingly to maximize energy savings. It also updates automatically, leaving the hassle of technology out of the picture.
The nest claims to reduce heating/cooling costs up to 50%, which if true, means it more than pays for itself in the first year.

Name: Nest
Type: Environment
Urban trend: Emissions reduction, empowerment technologies
Status: Active
Created by: Entrepreneurs
Created for: People
Works: Top-down
Accessibility: Moderate