VISION House at Epcot’s Innoventions to Open April 22, 2012
Imagine a home that takes care of you, giving you the time, energy and money to take care of life. That home is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality that has come to life, featuring everything from smartphone-controlled security and climate control to smog-eating roof tiles. Opening on Earth Day, April 22, visitors can see and experience this home firsthand at the VISION House® in Innoventions at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
The green and smart home exhibit features innovative, energy-saving and intelligent products that homeowners can purchase today, including the latest in safety, comfort and efficiency. The VISION House® displays Ingersoll Rand’s smart home technology, Nexia™ Home Intelligence, with Schlage® Home Keypad locks, Schlage® cameras and the Trane ComfortLink™ II Control.
It allows homeowners to adjust the comfort of their homes, turn on lights, lock and unlock doors, and monitor and record activities inside and outside their homes, all from any Web-enabled computer and most smartphones.
“The exhibit aligns with Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to sustainability. Innoventions guests from around the world have the opportunity to experience how to make their lives safer, greener and more comfortable through our innovative smart home solutions that are available now,” said Scott Martin, vice president of marketing for Ingersoll Rand.
Inspired by Green Builder® Media’s VISION House demonstration home series, the experiential exhibit highlights the major themes of green building, including whole-home automation, energy generation and efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality and high-performance materials and durability—delivered with all the entertainment, creativity, fun, and imagination for which Disney is known.
At the VISION House in Innoventions, cast members will lead guests through a guided tour. Guests will enter the home by using a mobile device and Schlage’s Nexia™ Home Intelligence to turn on lights and open the door or check in, using webcams.
They will finish the tour by seeing a high efficiency air conditioning unit from Trane. From the time park guests arrive at the home for their tour until the time they depart the interactive post-tour experience, they will be surrounded with information concerning how they, too, can employ simple, attainable measures that will enable them to save money while helping to protect the planet.
To further educate guests, Green Builder® Media is launching an interactive microsite with entertainment and information about energy efficiency and home automation for all ages. Check it out at www.VISIONHouseGreen.com.
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