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June 14, 2009
Vantage's New Energy Management Solution Saves Homeowners

 

Vantage's New Energy Management Solution Saves Homeowners
Energy without Compromising Their Lifestyle


Exclusive system delivers real-time energy consumption data,
options to manage energy usage and feedback on savings 

OREM, UT, June 15, 2009--Vantage, a leading provider of home automation solutions for luxury homeowners, today announced a new range of products that provide a complete Energy Management Solution when integrated with its InFusion™ Control System.  The centerpiece of the solution is a touchscreen-based energy dashboard that quantifies specific energy usage and enables custom strategies for the homeowner to produce direct savings. 

“There is a lot of hype today around ‘green,’ but from its inception 25 years ago, Vantage has been a pioneer in intelligent control solutions that have provided managed energy efficiency,” said Andrew Wale, Vantage vice president of marketing.  “The Energy Management Solution is a natural evolution to our systems.  We’re now offering homeowners the ability to see real-time energy usage and the effect of strategies that manage energy usage in accordance with their own lifestyle requirements.”

The Energy Management Solution includes the following:

  1. software that is easily uploaded to the Vantage InFusion System,
  2. a separate power meter quickly installed by the dealer,
  3. new ranges of occupancy and ambient light level sensors, and
  4. both wired and wireless interfaces for integrated control of Somfy® automated window treatments. 

The system can also be programmed by the dealer with local power costs so that the homeowner can instantly view the exact kilowatt hours they are saving, as well as the equivalent dollar savings. 

Additionally, the Energy Management Solution is based on a global platform, making it compatible with any utility company, anywhere around the world—a key differentiator for the luxury market.  This flexibility, coupled with the pre-programmed software, make the Energy Management Solution a simple upgrade for the homeowner and an effortless installation for the dealer.         

Homeowners who have the product installed reported a 20 percent decrease in lighting energy usage from dimming alone since implementing the system.  This decrease could amount to an average of $600 - $1,500 savings annually, in addition to the positive effects of energy conservation on the environment as a whole. 

Projected Annual Percentage Savings from the Vantage Energy Management Solution:

 

Measurement and Real –time Feedback       5 – 15%
Lighting (on/off motion sensing and dimming)  5 - 10%
Shade Control      5 - 15%
HVAC Control    5 - 15%

The Energy Management Solution can be locally programmed with any of eight pre-set strategies proven to save energy.  These strategies, available at the touch of a button, are set to dim lights, adjust temperature and turn off appliances according to a timed schedule or in response to motion detectors.

The Energy Management Solution also delivers up-to-date weather, with outdoor temperature and weather conditions, and offers three- to five-day forecasts.  The system will begin shipping in June.  For further information, visit www.vantagecontrols.com

About Vantage
Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Vantage is a leading manufacturer of intelligent control systems for luxury residential applications. With over 20 years experience, Vantage excels at employing the latest technologies in its products to create fully integrated complete home automation solutions. Vantage has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2006.  Legrand, located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. For more information, visit the Vantage Web site at http://www.vantagecontrols.com

About Somfy
Somfy is the world leader in the design and manufacture of specialized motors and controls for interior and exterior window coverings for over 40 years. Somfy is present in 53 countries with quality standards that satisfy millions of users of motorized shades, draperies, blinds, solar screens, projection screens, rolling shutters, awnings and more. For more information visit Somfy Web sites at www.somfy.com and www.somfysystems.com.  Somfy is a registered trademark of Somfy SAS. 
 


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