New York, March 24, 2009 – ecobee, a company dedicated to helping consumers conserve energy, save money and reduce their environmental impact, announced that the ecobee Smart Thermostat was selected for use in the “Smart Home: Green +Wired 2009” exhibit in Chicago, presented by Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in partnership with Wired Magazine.
The exhibit, which is being built as a “living exhibition,” is a fully-functioning, three-story modular “green” home that will showcase the ways people can make ecofriendly living a part of their lives. The 2,500-square-foot home and grounds, located in a park on the east side of the Museum, will be open to the public through guided tours from March 19, 2009 to January 4, 2010.
It is an attractive, modern-looking consumer electronic device with an easy-to-read full-color LCD screen. Homeowners can program the new ecobee Smart Thermostat very easily using its touch screen, or over the internet, from anywhere, in seconds. The thermostat connects to homeowners’ standard WiFi (wireless network), which provides them remote access to their thermostat settings from any computer. Its “Wizard” function acts as a step-by-step guide through the programming process using a series of simple statements.
“We are delighted that the benefits of our first product have been featured in the ‘Smart Home: Green + Wired 2009’ exhibit,” said Stuart Lombard, ecobee’s CEO. “The philosophy behind this exhibit dovetails with our company philosophy of ‘green made easy,’ that we can make a positive environmental impact if we make conservation a simple and easy choice. Distribution of the new ecobee Smart Thermostat began earlier this month, and we are extremely gratified with the reception that it is already receiving.”
ecobee was founded in 2007 in Toronto to deliver intelligent conservation solutions for real people. The company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. ecobee’s products are being sold for use in single family homes (both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial properties. For more information, please visit www.ecobee.com.