Ingersoll Rand, a company that specializes in home efficiency and security with brands such as Club Car, Schlage, Thermo King and Trane, has announced it has an entered a partnership with Green Builder Media to bring its automation technology to the VISION House at Epcot’s Innoventions. The new exhibit, scheduled to open in April according to the announcement, will replace the House of Innoventions exhibit.
Making the announcement at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Ingersoll Rand says the new exhibit will feature products form Trane and Schlage offering heating/air conditioning and security features to the demo home.
VISION House in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort, launching in April in collaboration with Green Builder Media, will demonstrate how the latest advances in technology allow homeowners to reduce their impact on the planet while making their homes more sustainable, safe, comfortable and efficient.
‘There’s a lot of buzz about”‘home automation” and “green,” but we have real products that homeowners are already using. Now, Innoventions guests from around the world will experience how these products can make their lives easier and more comfortable while helping protect their homes,’ said Scott Martin, vice president, marketing for Ingersoll Rand.
The VISION House is about showcasing solutions that will change how people keep their homes secure, comfortable and green through technology and innovation. One of the solutions from Ingersoll Rand demonstrated will be Nexia Home Intelligence, a new home automation system. Nexia allows residents to manage access to their homes via any Web-enabled computer and most smartphones. Homeowners can also adjust their high-efficiency heating and cooling system through Trane’s ComfortLink II Control and check on the security of their homes from their mobile devices via Schlage Home Keypad locks and Schlage cameras.
Nexia Home Intelligence also offers video recording capability for homeowners to capture video while away. Newly introduced sensor support expands the variety of control to accompany current locks, lights, thermostat and camera. Learn more at www.nexiahome.com.
Innoventions cast members will lead guests through a guided tour of VISION House. They will share details about the experiential exhibit, and encourage guests to consider how they can reduce their carbon footprint by implementing changes to their own homes.
To accompany the Innoventions at Epcot exhibit, Green Builder Media will launch a comprehensive technology platform that will integrate advanced online, mobile, digital and social media solutions to complement and expand the on-site experience. VISION House guests can learn more about a product featured in the exhibit through interactive gaming at an exhibit kiosk, or test their carbon footprint IQ via an online 3D experience. A sneak peek of the exhibit is available at greenbuildermedia.com.