Premier Technology Group has signed on with Frankel Building Group to install energy efficiency systems into 57 of its new homes in The Woodlands-area housing community of Houston’s ParkGate Reserve. The partnership provides built-in energy management systems for new homeowners to manage energy usage and consumption.
An artist rendering and construction photo of a green home built by Frankel Building Group in a partnership with Premier Technology Group in Houston, Texas.
Premier is working with Frankel to plan, implement and install the technology management system into the new homes, which will include a Crestron Prodigy system that manages audio/video equipment, lights, thermostats, and security.
The system can be accessed and managed through touchpanels as well as via a homeowner’s personal computer. Also, products can be installed without running a great deal of additional cable, and can be expanded by the homeowner to create a complete control system to sustain future technology, according to the partners.
“We consulted with Premier as a developer from the very beginning,” said Frankel Building Group VP Scott Frankel. “From the way the power feeds into the home, to fulfilling the requirements of LEED certification, to understanding what a client truly wants, Premier has been a true team player. Together, we’ve invested a lot of time into making these homes use less power and have less global impact, while being truly energy efficient. No other company could come close to what Premier has done for us.”
The advancements and benefits of energy management technology in recent years have put Premier, which was founded in 2003, in a position to further enhance the needs of their customers, providing flexible and convenient control system package options, the company said.
“There are quite a few home and business owners that are very interested in automating and integrating the technology within their facility along with managing their energy consumption,” said Premier Technology Group president and founder Eric Herleth. “Now, the modern conveniences we offer are becoming standard. The only difference is that the products and services we offer can enable a facility to operate on its own, while saving energy.”
Frankel Building Group is family-run, full-service, custom home boutique that has built custom homes in the finer neighborhoods of Houston for more than 20 years.