Greenbox Technology’s Home Energy Management Platform Extends Its Reach With Smart Devices

Joining With Two New Technology Partners, Greenbox Empowers Utilities and Consumers to Make Homes More Energy Efficient

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Greenbox Technology, Inc. announced two new technology partnerships today at DistribuTECH 2009 that expand the reach of the Greenbox interactive energy management platform. By partnering with utilities and next-generation smart-device manufacturers, Greenbox makes energy efficiency painless for consumers. Greenbox will be demonstrating the new technology in booth # 2436 at the DistribuTECH exhibit hall in the San Diego Convention Center.

Greenbox and its partner Energate have successfully integrated Energate’s Z100, an advanced ZigBee-enabled smart thermostat, with Greenbox’s platform and will be working together to provide a full, consumer-friendly suite of energy management capabilities.

“Energate sees Greenbox as providing critical ingredients to consumer connected solutions, and together we can engage homeowners with tools to understand and control their energy costs,” said Michael Delage, vice president of product management at Energate. “We are looking forward to providing our customers integrated solutions.”

Greenbox will also partner with Radio Thermostat Company of America (RTCoA), producers of next-generation home-area network (HAN) products such as thermostats, in-home displays, and load shed devices.

“The CT80 Thermostat’s modular communications architecture allows us to integrate with the Greenbox platform through a variety of protocols including ZigBee, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi,” said Dan Goodman, chief technical officer at RTCoA. “We’re thrilled to be part of the Greenbox energy-management ecosystem offering solutions directly to consumers or in partnerships with utilities.”

With these initial technology partnerships, Greenbox Technology will add web-based device management to the Greenbox platform, further expanding its ability to arm consumers with the knowledge they need to save money, improve the performance of their home heating and cooling systems, eliminate waste, and — ultimately — reduce their carbon footprint.

“Adding this smart-thermostat capability to the Greenbox platform brings us closer to our goal of helping people save money and reduce their energy consumption in a meaningful way,” said Jonathan Gay, Greenbox co-founder and chief technology officer. “Greenbox is excited to partner with utilities, helping their customers change their behavior and reduce their energy consumption. The first step in efficiency is the awareness that Greenbox provides to utility customers.”

Founded by the creators of Flash multimedia technology, Greenbox has developed a dynamic user interface that is the central, consumer-facing technology in new home-area networks being deployed to further energy efficiency goals and make utility smart-grid upgrades pay off nationwide.

“Better, faster information flow lets people make good decisions about how and when they use energy — that’s the heart of any Demand Response program,” said Jim Detmers, vice president operations of the California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO). “Demand Response can help us keep the grid in balance when energy supplies get tight or as more intermittent generators, like wind and solar come on line.”

Energate and RTCoA thermostats will plug into the Greenbox platform which will in turn process data from the device and present a comprehensive, interactive view of home-energy use to the consumer, providing the information needed to make energy-saving decisions without giving up comfort.

About Greenbox Technology, Inc.

Based in San Bruno, California, Greenbox Technology provides leading interactive energy management solutions for utilities and residential energy customers. Our products enable homeowners to conveniently track, understand, and manage their utility usage, reducing their environmental footprint while saving money. Through world-class human design and insightful analysis of home resource usage, Greenbox Technology empowers people to make informed choices about their utility use that are aligned with their values and priorities. For additional information, visit http://www.getgreenbox.com.

About Energate

Energate’s home energy management platform lets consumers and utilities manage energy use and reduce peak demand without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Building upon over 25 years of HVAC industry experience, Energate smart thermostats offer industry-leading equipment interface technology and comfort control algorithms. Founded in 2004, Energate’s corporate offices are in Ottawa, Canada with sales offices in Texas and California, USA. Visit http://www.energateinc.com.

About Radio Thermostat Company of America

Radio Thermostat Company of America produces next-generation home area network products such as thermostats, in-home displays, and load-shed devices specifically for energy management and home automation applications. The company combines an expertise in wireless communications with the large-scale manufacturing and distribution support of its sister company, Golden Power Manufacturing. For more information visit http://www.radiothermostat.com.

    CONTACT:
    Christina Williams
    Page One PR, (503) 206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com

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