More and more, people want the ability to manage and monitor home energy consumption. Many economical solutions exist that provide real-time feedback for energy consumption, including trending and usage alarms. In addition, there is a wide array of solutions to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls that include “iFriendly” applications. Other strategies include turning off/down energy-consuming electrical and gas products. Many appliance manufacturers are shipping their appliances smart-ready, with interfaces that communicate with control systems to integrate usage and monitor consumption. This is a growing area of opportunity that offers real cost savings and helps homeowners and their families do their part, and La Scala can implement these into your system.