Collaboration with automation innovator to boost energy efficiency in high-performance homes
SARASOTA, Fla. September 22, 2014 – Homecrete Homes, Inc., an award-winning home builder on Florida’s Treasure Coast, announced today that it has formed a partnership with Greenergy Communities and Clare Controls to include smart home automation systems as standard amenities in each of the high performance homes it builds in its new Westcliffe Estates at Tradition development. The objective is to further enhance the energy efficiency of these homes by using the Clare Controls automation solution. Tradition is a master planned community located in Port St. Lucie, FL. Each of the semi-custom courtyard-style homes will be built to the Net Zero Energy Standard, meaning they will produce as much energy as they consume…or more.
Homecrete Homes is one of the leading high performance home builders on the Treasure Coast. Joining forces with Greenergy Communities, the leading Zero Energy community developer was a natural fit. The partnership also includes Unlimited Electronic Environments, an electrical contracting and technology integration firm and, and Clare Controls, a manufacturer of high-performance automation solutions that provide scalable lifestyle applications for a variety of homeowner needs. With the Clare system, users easily manage energy-saving daily routines that include lighting and climate controls plus video surveillance, security, multi-room audio, and more.
Each home in Westcliffe Estates will include Clare’s CLIQ controller, the “brain” of the scalable automation solution. Residents select automation applications to include additional energy savings, safety and security, comfort and convenience, and home entertainment. They will interact with the system via the Clare Controls App, an easy-to-use personalized interface that provides secure control on user’s iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, from home or away.
“We are driven by the goal of providing affordable, sustainable, and high performing homes,” said Jeff Alexander, President of Homecrete. “Clare’s automation system allows us to further our efficiency standards by putting the user in complete control of their homes from wherever they happen to be, and through pre-programmed routines that shut down or regulate the home applications.” With Clare automation,” he concluded, “responsible energy consumption becomes almost second nature.”
For Unlimited Electronic Environments, John Jacksonsaid, “Clare’s price-to-performance ratio reinforced our decision to install and manage the innovative cloud-based automation solutions in Westcliffe. The efficiency of its remote management capability helps us assure that our clients receive a great value in their automation packages, with ongoing satisfaction. Jackson concluded, “We are looking forward to helping achieve the sustainability goals of Homecrete’s Westcliffe Estates community.”
Brian Dietsch, Clare’s VP of Business Development, added, “The goal of our Clare Controls Builder Program is to provide homebuilders with home automation packages that meet and exceed the specific needs of their communities. We are, therefore, delighted to see our lifestyle applications used for promoting energy conservation in Westcliffe. Working together with Clare, Homecrete Homes, Greenergy, and Unlimited Electronic Environments will deliver a powerful, cost-effective, and energy-efficient homeowner experience.”
About Homecrete Homes
Homecrete Homes is the nation’s foremost builder of Insulated Concrete Homes provides a more safe, strong, quiet and extremely energy-efficient home. Our construction offers the peace-of-mind of a strong comfortable home that allows building mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate our homes more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment. Experience the quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail that has come to define Homecrete Homes. For more information on our homes, please visit http://homecretehomes.com/
The company was started in 2009 with the objective of designing and engineering a Net Zero Energy home that can be built cost effectively for any price range. We wanted to be able to offer a superior, healthy, and sustainable home for both the affordable as well as the luxury home market. During the last 4 years, this evolution is now becoming reality, as our GREENERGY homes are being built across the state of Florida and soon in California. We are confident that GREENERGY’s new energy-efficient high-performance home designs are going to change the way homes will be constructed today, tomorrow, and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.planetgreenergy.com
About Unlimited Electronic Environments
Unlimited Electronic Environments creates advanced home theaters that set the highest standard for excellence. Entertainment, light, room temperature, humidity and multi-level communication capacities are developed in collaboration with the owner’s needs and wishes. A primary achievement is always ease of use and high functionality. Please visit our website for more information http://unlimitedcompanies.com/
About Clare Controls
Clare Controls is the provider of the ClareHome Builder Program, an integrated hardware, software, and business solution that gives homebuilders a comprehensive response to today’s exploding demand for mainstream home automation systems. Featuring on-site service by certified Clare partners with national manufacturer’s support, the Program delivers full-featured home automation in a predictable and repeatable business model. For more information, visit http://www.clarecontrols.com
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