ecobee joins Ontario Dignitaries to Fight Climate Change – 2/2016
February 4, 2016
CEO Stuart Lombard Shares Podium with Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
TORONTO (February 4, 2016) –– ecobee Inc., Toronto-based maker of the highest rated wifi smart thermostat in North America, and several dignitaries announced an investment in Ontario’s environmental future today. Acting Premier Deb Matthews and Minister Glen Murray publicized a $100 million investment to help homeowners reduce their energy bills and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The investment will help Ontario homeowners conduct energy audits to identify energy-saving improvements and provide rebates for retrofits.
“As an energy technology company committed to helping customers fight climate change at home, we are thrilled to see this initiative launch today in our home of Ontario,” said Stuart Lombard, CEO of Toronto-based ecobee. “Through our innovative use of room sensors, ecobee smart thermostats deliver homeowners comfort in the rooms that matter most while saving them an average of 23 percent on their heating and cooling bills by improving efficiency. We are proud to support this important investment that makes energy efficiency even easier for Ontarians to achieve.”
The ecobee3 smart thermostat is a powerful energy-efficency upgrade that pays for itself in energy savings in approximately one year. In the past year, ecobee has become the #2 selling thermostat brand in North America, the exclusive smart thermostat sold in Apple stores, the highest rated thermostat online, and won rave reviews from consumers and media alike. ecobee is proudly Canadian.
“Innovation is the springboard to the kind of sustainable, prosperous economy we are building for Ontario. Companies like ecobee expertly demonstrate how dynamic technologies like wifi smart thermostats can help all of us conveniently do our part to fight climate change while also saving energy, time and money,” said Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.
ecobee, Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, introduced the world’s first Wi-Fi connected smart thermostat in 2009. The company continues to innovate in the smart thermostat space and launched ecobee3 with room sensors in 2014. In 2015, the ecobee3 became the first Apple HomeKit enabled smart thermostat, allowing users to control the device with their voice through Siri. ecobee’s award-winning thermostats have enabled hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses to control their home or building comfort anytime and from anywhere, using their smartphone, tablet or computer. Our partnerships with utilities across North America have delivered innovative and reliable strategies for energy efficiency and demand response. For more information, visit www.ecobee.com.