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2009 Solar Decathlon Competitor Cornell University To Feature INSTEON

Over the next year, Cornell's team will work with Smarthome to build a power efficient, reliable, affordable and convenient solution. The partnership should provide an example of how the home of the future will use INSTEON automation to effectively manage resources and save energy.
by Staff Writers
Ithaca NY (SPX) Apr 30, 2008
SmartLabs announces that Cornell University has chosen INSTEON home automation technology as an integral piece of their home build in the 2009 Solar Decathlon at the National Mall in Washington, DC, fall of 2009. The competition is comprised of twenty University based teams, each given $100,000 to showcase the design, build and operation of a home completely powered by solar energy.

INSTEON was selected by Dr. Bruce R. Land, Cornell University Faculty Advisor, who said they "recognized the INSTEON family of products as the right technology to help automate and control our solar powered home...where responding to the environment and controlling the house accordingly is critical, INSTEON provides a simple and reliable solution for helping meet our home control challenges."

Smarthome representative Steve Lee felt the competition will "show the complete depth of INSTEON, by using it as a full communication protocol through the management of lighting, appliances, contact closures, thermostats and IR control. We are building a seamless integration of INSTEON products with other home systems towards a common goal of total energy efficiency." Realizing the potential energy savings and convenience home automation can provide, Cornell is looking to add other INSTEON-compatible control systems.

Over the next year, Cornell's team will work with Smarthome to build a power efficient, reliable, affordable and convenient solution. The partnership should provide an example of how the home of the future will use INSTEON automation to effectively manage resources and save energy.

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