SAN DIEGO/ORANGE COUNTY – Green Edge Technologies, creators of EDGEhome, has announced an agreement with Irvine, Calif.-based TRI Pointe Homes to offer EDGEhome, the most advanced home intelligence system available, in four of the builder’s new communities in Southern California.
“This is a very exciting endeavor for our firm and a milestone for the EDGEhome product,” said Scott Steele, CEO and founder of Green Edge Technologies. “This agreement with TRI Pointe Homes will allow its homebuyers to be the first to experience the power of EDGEhome’s user-friendly, cost efficient and green home intelligence system.”
Designed by a team of highly experienced former Motorola executives, designers, and engineers, EDGEhome provides consumers with real-time energy monitoring and control of every point of electricity usage in the home through a modern and intuitive user interface. The system is comprised of wireless devices, a tablet, and mobile applications that allow homeowners to conveniently monitor and control electrical usage and lighting throughout their home. The wireless devices are installed in every junction box and behind every switch and outlet in a home, providing ubiquitous coverage.
The result is a greener, more cost-efficient home, as users are able to see and regulate where they are using energy in each room or at an individual outlet level, allowing them to save money by making smarter energy consumption decisions, said Steele.
TRI Pointe Homes, with building operations in California and Colorado, will offer EDGEhome as an option for homebuyers in several of its new communities in Southern California including — Woodson in Playa Vista, Alegre and Aldea at Paseo Del Sol in Temecula and Messina at Orchard Hills in Irvine. Woodson will offer single-family detached homes ranging from 2,108 to 2,294 square feet and starting in the low $1 millions, Alegre at Paseo Del Sol will offer motorcourt townhomes measuring approximately 1,519 to 1,734 square feet in the high $200,000s, Aldea at Paseo Del Sol will comprise of townhomes ranging from approximately 1,218 to 1,552 square feet in the mid $200,000s, and Messina at Orchard Hills will offer single-family detached luxury homes starting in the $1 millions.
For homebuilders, EDGEhome system’s innovative technology enables them to significantly reduce electrical wiring and labor costs at installation, allowing them to realize substantial savings in construction costs.
“This range of price points speaks to the versatility of EDGEhome,” said Steele. “Because of the product’s unique technology, homebuilders can install EDGEhome at a low net system cost in the construction process, essentially unlocking the previously cost-prohibitive home intelligence market and providing the benefits of premier home intelligence to home buyers across all spectrums.”
An EDGEhome demonstration model is currently available in the Woodson at Playa Vista and will be available soon in the other TRI Pointe Homes developments.
“Offering the EDGEhome system allows TRI Pointe to stay true to its mission of being a next-generation homebuilder by providing energy-efficient and earth-friendly homes,” said Barbara Trachy, vice president of sales and marketing for TRI Pointe Homes. “As the first homebuilder to offer this technology, we are demonstrating our commitment to providing our customers with the most innovative and evolved home available.”
The EDGEhome system is fully certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), has completed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testing and is ready for installation in new developments. To learn more about this revolutionary system and how to put it into your next development, visit www.edgehome.com or visit the EDGEhome booth (S1862) at the upcoming International Builders Show in Las Vegas on February 4 – 6 2014.
Green Edge Technologies
Based in San Diego, California, Green Edge Technologies’ mission is to provide true home intelligence to everyone on the planet. Striving to make its technology intelligent, easy to use and highly affordable, Green Edge Technologies helps people save money while supporting the environment. Starting with home energy management through the EDGEhome system as a backbone, Green Edge Technologies will expand their offerings to further incorporate the Internet of Things in homes and businesses around the world.
Source: Green Edge Technologies