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Sonnen ecoLinx to Anchor New Illinois Sustainable Community

By Jason Knott · May 23, 2019 • Battery storage company sonnen's ecoLinx will be the centerpiece of 'Wildwood of Marengo' passive home community. $700K homes represent sonnen's third sonnenCommunity in U.S.

Intuitive Interface Is Key to Lighting, Energy Storage/Management Systems

By Jason Knott · May 15, 2019 • As energy battery storage systems and IP-controllable lighting gain momentum, Savant advises integrators to use interfaces that allow their clients to take full advantage.

Azione Prepares Members for Changing Market Dynamics

By Jason Knott · April 5, 2019 • Azione members grow 14.63% in 2018 and group is emphasizing stronger relationships with architects in 2019.

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

By Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019 • Leviton's new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Crestron’s New DIN-Rail HVAC Controls: Way Better than Thermostats Slapped on Plywood

By Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2019 • ISE 2019: Crestron DIN-THSTAT DIN-rail modules install cleanly in a cabinet, exposing the controls but concealing the electronics.

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

By Jason Knott · February 19, 2019 • Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

Shell Acquires Sonnen Home Energy Storage Systems

By Jason Knott · February 15, 2019 • Sonnen home energy storage systems will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies, a division of the giant petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Are Integrators Ready to be ‘Energy Automation Contractors’?

By Jason Knott · November 16, 2018 • Sonnen aims to create a new category of smart home integrators who unite solar, energy storage, vehicle charging stations, and intelligent circuit breakers with lighting, shades and thermostats.

LG Enters Home Energy Storage Business With Two New Systems

By CE Pro Editors · November 15, 2018 • LG Electronics' two energy storage systems use a 'smart energy management' function to store excess energy produced by solar panels for use at night or during power outages.

HTSA Presses On With Lighting, Energy Initiatives

By Jason Knott · October 25, 2018 • HTSA will soon have 55 members as ALA certified Lighting Specialists and specified nearly $1M in fixtures since program began.

Smart-Home Pros (No One Else) Can Own Emerging ‘Energy Automation’ Field: CEDIA Tech Talk

By Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2018 • CEDIA Expo 2018 Tech Talk: With expertise in multiple smart-home subsystems, home-tech pros can dominate emerging 'energy automation' category, encompassing home energy storage, smart-grid integration, renewable energy and home automation.

Sonnen ecoLinx Melds Solar Power, Battery Storage with Smart Home

By Jason Knott · September 5, 2018 • Sonnen debuts its ecoLinx energy management system at CEDIA Expo 2018, calling the category 'previously ignored and industry disrupting.'

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

By Julie Jacobson · August 8, 2018 • Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

How Home Automation Can Provide a Good Night’s Sleep

By Jay Basen · July 26, 2018 • Tunable white lighting, temperature control, automated heating pads and smarter beds can improve wellness through better sleep.

First ZigBee 3.0 Thermostat Debuts from Lux ... and it’s Pretty Cool

By Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2018 • Lux Products' new KONOz, the first ZigBee 3.0-certified thermostat, allows adjustable and multiple geofences.

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