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Smarter Business Starts with Smart Thermostats

When we imagine smart homes powered by artificial intelligence, we often think of talking devices such as Google Home or Alexa that verbally communicate with us and respond to our every command. However, these devices are just scratching the surface of AI and machine learning.

In fact, when it comes to smart home devices, smart thermostats are at the forefront of artificial intelligence. They are far more advanced than programmable thermostats, which rely entirely on human instruction to perform their functions. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, begin by being programmed with commands, but over time continue to program themselves by learning your schedule and temperature requirements.

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Smart Thermostats for Commercial Use

One of the great advantages of smart thermostats is their scalability, which is why they can also save businesses a lot of money on their overhead energy costs. From controlling single buildings to controlling different heating and cooling zones within multi-structure and/or multi-location complexes, commercial smart thermostats offer a wide range of functionality.

This is why our top pick for commercial smart thermostats is the Ecobee EMS Si. Not only does it qualify you for rebates from ComEd, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas, but it also provides excellent controllability for complex commercial HVAC systems.

Most importantly Ecobee provides cloud-based energy management through its SmartBuildings tool. Think of it as a mission control center from where you can not only manage an unlimited number of thermostats across locations, but can also customize energy usage, bulk schedule, and generate usage reports. Naturally, the SmartBuildings mobile app is available for Android and iOS.

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Why Chicago Businesses Should Consider Smart Thermostats

In addition to smart thermostats being readily available, affordable, and compatible with a wide variety of devices, they can start saving you money on your energy bills immediately. Not only can they be used both residentially and commercially, but they also help qualify you for rebates from ComEd, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas.

But capitalizing on those rebates can be complex for business owners to navigate. That’s why Verde consults facility managers and business owners about available incentives and rebates from manufacturers.

Get Energy Smart – Work with Verde

At Verde we like to be up-to-date with the latest energy saving technology. Call us for a free energy assessment and we will recommend the best smart thermostat for your needs and give you an idea of how much you could save long term. We also help you get the work done and apply for rebates so that you get money back even sooner.

How it all works

Call in the pros.

Give us a call, and we’ll come take a look around – no fees, no commitments. Within a week or so, we’ll give you a custom, detailed report of where you can decrease your energy costs and how much you can expect to save.


Let’s do this.

Our Energy Efficiency Professionals do the necessary swaps, tweaks, and in some cases, complete overhauls to bring your costs way down and your savings way up. We know how to save you money – and we know what it takes to make the most of all of those energy rebate programs. In fact, we guarantee that no one can find more rebates off your project than Verde.


We’ve got your back.

If a bulb burns out or an issue occurs, call us. We’ll make it right.



The bean counters on your team will be jumping for joy from the unexpected savings and your team’s Earth lovers will be singing your praises in no time. That’s because Verde’s solutions are just as good for your bottom line as they are for the Earth.


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