Opinion
Crestron Goes Greener
Home control company joins green building council for greener high-tech homes.
U.S. Green Building Council
January 18, 2008 by Steven Castle

Crestron has announced that it has joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization responsible for creating the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.

The high-end home control company says its membership in the USGBC will benefit Crestron dealers who are integrating Crestron control solutions in projects applying for LEED certification.

“Going green is nothing new for Crestron. We’ve designed and manufactured environmentally efficient solutions for decades,” said Randy Klein, Crestron’s executive vice president. “Our goal in joining the USGBC is to share our expertise and experience in controlling and managing systems to maximize energy conservation and cost savings.”
 
The inclusion of Crestron in the USGBC will streamline the LEED accreditation process in projects that incorporate Crestron solutions.  Crestron says its solutions have already been selected for some of the most forward-thinking LEED projects in the world, including the Hearst Building in New York City, <”http://www.electronichouse.com/article/electronics_and_environment_coexist_in_ecomanor/C206/?cr=on”>

EcoManor in Atlanta, the ComCast Center in Philadelphia, the offices of Cook + Fox Architects in New York City and the planned CityCenter luxury high rise in Las Vegas. 

Crestron control solutions such as iLux enable daylight harvesting with both lighting and shade/drape control. Crestron’s suite of software solutions including D3 Pro and SystemBuilder offer built-in scheduling functionality so that systems not in use can be shut off automatically.

Crestron also says it is is fully compliant with all international RoHS (restriction of the uses of hazardous substances) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) sustainability directives.

Click here for more information on all Crestron Go Green initiatives.

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Steven Castle - Contributing Writer
Steven Castle is Electronic House's managing editor. he has been writing about consumer electronics, homes and energy efficiency topics for two decades. He is also the co-founder of GreenTech Advocates.

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