1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostat

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostate



A programmable thermostat offers pre-programmed settings to regulate the building’s temperature. Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that can be manually overridden without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program.


  • Establish a program that automatically reduces heating and cooling consumption

  • Pre-programmed settings are intended to deliver energy savings without sacrificing comfort depending on the occupant’s schedule


  • It requires properly installation

  • It requires properly set and use

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. 10-30% cost savings

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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