Case Study: Lutron Featured in 2011 Smart Home

Lutron Electronics ' HomeWorks lighting control system and Sivoia QED automated shading system have been included in the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired, at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago .   The fully-functioning modular exhibit home features Lutron’s Sivoia QED shades.
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Lutron Electronics' HomeWorks lighting control system and Sivoia QED automated shading system have been included in the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired, at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

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The fully-functioning modular exhibit home features Lutron’s Sivoia QED shades.

The home showcases various ways, big and small, that people can make eco-friendly living a part of their lives. Lutron has been contributing products to the Smart Home since its May 2008 debut.

The fully-functioning modular exhibit home, conceived by the Museum, designed by architect Michelle Kaufmann Designs, and built by All American Homes of Decatur, IN, has been redesigned each year. It was designated “Chicago’s Greenest Home” after a comprehensive review of the home’s plans, materials, and design by the City of Chicago’s Chicago Green Homes Program.

As expected, technology plays a large role in the home – particularly home automation products that save energy.

Lutron’s Sivoia QED shades help with temperature control, and thus, energy, management. They keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer, allowing a home’s HVAC system to run efficiently.

HomeWorks provides one-button access to lights and shades throughout the home, letting users turn off lights inadvertently left on in other rooms. Since all Lutron dimmers save energy, the system is reducing energy usage and making light bulbs last longer.

“Given their many energy-saving features, our HomeWorks and Sivoia QED systems are a perfect fit for this green project,” said David Weinstein, Lutron’s vice president of residential sales. “We’re pleased to continually be part of this public educational endeavor on saving energy.”

The HomeWorks and Sivoia QED systems were designed, installed, and programmed by Doherty Design Group, based in Indianapolis, IN.

The exhibit will be open through January 8, 2012.

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