Eragy and Control4 Help Save Energy at one of Subway’s First Eco-Restaurants

Control4 automation solutions and Eragy energy management lower utility bills to pay for the system in just three years. EragySalt Lake City, UT – April 5, 2012 – A new, high-tech Subway franchise in Kokomo, Indiana recently received the state’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commercial project certification thanks in part to a Control4 automation system. As part of Subway’s Eat Fresh, Live Green™ Eco-Restaurant initiative, the restaurant earned accolades for its use of intelligent automation technology for saving energy and for its green-building methodologies. George Estep, franchisee of the newly opened Subway, had experienced the sting of his monthly electricity bills at his other restaurants and knew that building a “green” restaurant was about more than just recycled construction materials and native plantings. “Rising utility expenses were a factor in deciding to make this location a showcase of energy efficiency,” stated Estep. Estep teamed up with Brandon Pitcher, Chief Sustainability Officer at Indiana-based real estate development firm, Fortune Management, who...
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Loop Condo Penthouse

Integrated Automation Design just started a new project in the uptown area of Minneapolis.  Integrated Automation Design has incorporated:
  • Lutron shades
  • Control 4 automation system
  • HDMI Switching with 3D content to all displays
  • Four zones of audio with 200 watts per room
  • Theater
  • Audio and Video streaming media
  • Lutron lighting system
  • HVAC Control
Stay Tuned for weekly progressive updates to see the transformation.  Also addtional photos  ...
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Verizon Customers: Home Control System Full of Bugs – CE Pro

Verizon has been rolling out its home automation and monitoring service to FiOS users across the country over the past few months. When Verizon announced the service as an affordable alternative to professionally-installed control and security systems, some CE pros were concerned.

We’ve seen off-the-shelf systems come and go over the years, and for the most part they remained a small niche for people who knew what they were doing and were willing to live with a few glitches. However, when consumers buy a system and service plan from a huge company like Verizon, they expect it to work.

Apparently things aren’t so rosy with Verizon's new endeavor. Read more.

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Integrated Automation Design NEW LOOK

Integrated Automation Design has launched our new website. The idea is to keep our clients updated on the latest technology and give them a place to discuss features and ideas that they would like to see us incorporate into their systems. At the same time this website will allow our friends and associates to follow us on all of our wild adventures around the globe....
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Control4 is now shipping its HC-250 Controller

The is designed to empower dealers with a single-room control solution that has the power and flexibility to extend automation beyond media entertainment devices. The unit uses Control4’s operating system to deliver intuitive control of lighting, climate, security and appliances, while providing access to video and music collections, gaming systems, streaming content and more. Consumers can intuitively interact with their Control4 systems using on-screen navigation on a TV, through dedicated in-wall and tabletop Control4 touchscreens, and via their tablet and smartphone with the Control4 MyHome application. “Today, we have the ability to control all of the entertainment devices you’d find in a typical living room,” says Plaehn. “What makes the HC-250 useful and unique is its capability to deliver customized control for many more systems and appliances in the connected home. It’s this value, power and versatility that provide our dealers with limitless ways to fulfill their customers’ automation needs.”...
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