Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced innovations designed to bring about a new era of sustainable living. With services like SmartThings Energy setting new standards for household efficiency, Samsung’s latest Bespoke home appliances empower users to save both energy and money. Together with technologies including a new wash cycle and filter that significantly reduce microplastic emissions from washers, Samsung’s newest advancements make it easier than ever for consumers to reduce their impact on the environment and support the health of the planet.
“The technologies we’re unveiling at CES 2023 place sustainability at the core of the user experience,” said Moohyung Lee, EVP and Head of the R&D Team of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our ambition is to become the most energy-efficient appliance brand globally, and our latest products and partnerships will help make sustainable living a reality for more people and more communities.”
SmartThings Maximizes Energy Savings
With more than 80 million connected devices, the SmartThings platform continues to expand while unlocking more ways for users to reduce their carbon footprint at home.
Now, SmartThings Energy’s AI Energy Mode is more powerful than ever, offering support for more devices and regions and even more significant energy savings. This includes up to 15% more savings for compatible refrigerators, up to 20% for compatible air conditioners, and up to 35% for compatible washers on select cycles.
Industry’s First Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) Certification
Samsung’s efforts to enrich and expand SmartThings Energy have led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award Samsung the industry’s first mass-market Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS) certification. The certification recognizes smart home appliances and services that manage and automate connected devices to help consumers gain insights into their energy use, thereby inspiring energy-saving behavior, reducing costs, and helping to facilitate demand response measures that minimize stress on the grid.
The EPA has also awarded base model Samsung home appliances 260 ENERGY STAR® certifications, including 43 “Most Efficient” recognitions. Samsung is a long-standing leader with more than a decade of ENERGY STAR award leadership, and a rare recipient of the prestigious ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award.