Brea, CA and Toronto, ON, September 13, 2011 — Controls Group North America (CGNA) announced their newest Preferred Vendor, ecobee on September 12, 2011. Founded in 2007, the ecobee Open Energy Management Platform consists of award winning WiFi enabled thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps that automate energy conservation for both the residential and commercial markets. ecobee is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has satellite offices in Mexico and Australia.
ecobee’s Energy Management System (EMS) is the newest technology designed for the commercial market. It is ideal in applications where a simple programmable thermostat does not provide adequate controls and functionality and a full-scale building automation system is too complex and cost prohibitive. The ecobee EMS allows users to manage an unlimited number of thermostats and multiple locations remotely using the ecobee web portal. The solution is user friendly, maximizes efficiency, reduces a building’s operating costs and delivers increased energy conservation.
Upon receiving word of acceptance as a CGNA Preferred Vendor, ecobee’s Vice President of Sales, Derrick Boyce said, “We’re looking forward to being a part of the CGNA membership and working with the entire team.”
ecobee joins a group of 54 Preferred Vendors located throughout the U.S. and Canada. The exclusive CGNA membership is comprised of the nation’s top performing wholesale controls distributors of core components, combustion controls and commercial systems supplied by today’s leading manufacturers – CGNA’s preferred vendors.
About Controls Group North America
More than an industry organization, Controls Group North America has become a competitive industry force. Founded in 1983, CGNA is an organization owned by national group of independent controls distributors, representing the largest national network of independent HVAC/R.
With over 150 branches across the U.S. and Canada, our members include many of the nation’s top performing wholesale distributors of core components, combustion controls and commercial systems supplied by today’s leading manufacturer or preferred vendors.
CGNA remains committed to our core vision: to grow business for our members as well as the preferred vendors they represent. Through innovative marketing programs and technology services, we connect distributors and manufacturers to expand business opportunities while equipping them with a competitive edge.
ecobee delivers intelligent energy management solutions. Installed in homes and businesses across North America, the ecobee Open Energy Management Platform is the easiest way for residential and commercial customers to understand, manage and reduce their energy consumption. Servicing both the Utility and HVAC markets, ecobee’s line of WiFi enabled thermostats, online web portals and smart phone apps are the products of choice for ease of use, energy efficiency and demand response programs. ecobee has also won significant industry awards which include the ASHRAE/AHR Innovation Award for Building Automation, the Dealer Design Gold and Silver Awards and the Deloitte Green 15, among others. ecobee is supported by a network of over 1,400 quality HVAC contractors and distributors across North America. For more information please visit www.ecobee.com.
For Additional Information Contact:
Nicole De Anda
Controls Group North America
915 W. Imperial Hwy., Suite 160, Brea, CA 92821
F: (714) 671-3873
333 Adelaide Street West, 6th Floor, Toronto ON M5V1R5
P: (416) 987-1024
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