Going Green the High Tech Way
For this home, the green theme was implemented at every possible level.
January 25, 2011 by Grant Clauser

When done right, a green home is a total commitment… to proper materials, proper recycling, proper energy management, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without a high-tech lifestyle. This beautiful home in a gated beach community is proof of that. The consumer electronics (CE) pros Rolling Thunder Group, were involved in every aspect of this green remodel project including the A/V Systems, Network, Solar, Design & Construction.

Green was the theme throughout, beginning with the planning, and executed throughout the project. The home features ultra-violet tinted windows, non-voc (volatile organic compounds) paint, high-efficiency lighting and HVAC, cradle-to-cradle certified carpet pad and organic wool carpet.

In addition to state-of-the-art eco design, the home includes state-of-the-art electronic such as Runco plasma and NuVision LED LCD TVs, Integra sound system, Speakercraft TIME and AIM speakers, and an RTI control system. However, all those electronics are offset by the solar energy system.

View the slideshow to see what more is hidden in this impressive home.

In this video, Rolling Thunder Group’s president Jeff Symonds explains

Partial Equipment List:
Runco XP-OPAL65 65-inch plasma
Pro Mounts Flat Wall Bracket
Monster Power HTFS-500
Artison Soundbar SB-1 LCR with custom Runco Grille
Speakercraft TIME Motorized Surround Speakers
JL Audio Fathom F1-10 Powered Subwoofer
RTI T2+ RF Control System (includes shared RP-6 processor and 2ea RM-433 antennas)
Integra DTR-70.2 A/V Receiver
Onkyo UP-A1 iPod Dock
Straight Wires Super HDMI
Monster Cable THX CI Speaker Cable
NuVision NVU40FX5 40-inch LED TV
Monster Power HTFS-500 Flat Panel Surge
Canton CD90SB Soundbar
Speakercraft AIM8-Five Aimable In-Ceiling Speakers
Canton AS100SC Powered Subwoofer
RTI T2+ RF Remote
Integra DTR-70.2 A/V Receiver

Garage Video Zone 2 of Family Room DTR-70.2. Audio from TV.
Samsung 37-inch LCD TV
Sanus Articulating Bracket
RTI T2+ RF Remote

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Grant Clauser - Technology and Web Editor, Electronic House
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.

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