Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (April 19, 2012) – Imagine a home that takes care of you, giving you the time, energy and money to take care of life. That home is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality that has come to life, featuring everything from smartphone-controlled security and climate control to smog-eating roof tiles. Opening on Earth Day, April 22, visitors can see and experience this home firsthand at the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort.
The green and smart home exhibit features innovative, energy-saving and intelligent products that homeowners can purchase today, including the latest in safety, comfort and efficiency. The VISION House® displays Ingersoll Rand’s smart home technology, Nexia™ Home Intelligence, with Schlage® Home Keypad locks, Schlage® cameras and the Trane ComfortLink™ II Control.
It allows homeowners to adjust the comfort of their homes, turn on lights, lock and unlock doors, and monitor and record activities inside and outside their homes, all from any Web-enabled computer and most smartphones.
“The exhibit aligns with Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to sustainability. INNOVENTIONS guests from around the world have the opportunity to experience how to make their lives safer, greener and more comfortable through our innovative smart home solutions that are available now,” said Scott Martin, vice president of marketing for Ingersoll Rand.
Inspired by Green Builder® Media’s VISION House demonstration home series, the experiential exhibit highlights the major themes of green building, including whole-home automation, energy generation and efficiency, water conservation, indoor environment quality and high-performance materials and durability—delivered with all the entertainment, creativity, fun, and imagination for which Disney is known.
“Ingersoll Rand’s mission is a perfect fit with the new VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, which educates visitors through interactive experiences that maximize comfort and minimize operational costs,” said Sara Gutterman, chief executive officer of Green Builder® Media.
The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS
INNOVENTIONS cast members will lead guests through a guided tour of the VISION House®. Guests will enter the home by using a mobile device and Schlage’s Nexia™ Home Intelligence to turn on lights and open the door or check in, using webcams.
They will finish the tour by seeing a high efficiency air conditioning unit from Trane. From the time park guests arrive at the home for their tour until the time they depart the interactive post-tour experience, they will be surrounded with information concerning how they, too, can employ simple, attainable measures that will enable them to save money while helping to protect the planet.
Learn more through a virtual, interactive experience
To further educate guests, Green Builder® Media is launching an interactive microsite with entertainment and information about energy efficiency and home automation for all ages. Check it out at www.VISIONHouseGreen.com.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
About Green Builder® Media
Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training, and live events, Green Builder® Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. For more information about sponsorships, contact Sara Gutterman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, contact Cati O’Keefe at email@example.com. For more information about Green Builder® Media, visit www.greenbuildermag.com.
About INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®
INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information about INNOVENTIONS, visit www.innoventions.disney.com.
About VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS
Opening this spring, the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® is a ground-breaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder Media® in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot® highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living. Visitors should leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation.
In addition to Green Builder® Media, other sponsors for this exciting project include SIEMENS, GM, Ingersoll Rand, Armstrong, Boral, Hanwha Solar, Kohler, National Fire Protection Association, Panasonic, Pella, and Schott.
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Carmichael Lynch Spong