Underscoring the increasingly important role its brands are playing in the construction of smart home building projects, Core Brands today announced that it has been designated the exclusive provider of control, audio, and connectivity solutions for a new LEED registered home currently under construction in East Quogue, New York within the Town of Southampton, New York.
According to Core Brands Director of Business Development Joe Lautner, Core Brands will provide ELAN®, Panamax®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech solutions to the home, which will showcase state-of-the-art sustainability when the project is completed this summer.
“More and more, Core Brands solutions are being selected by smart home designers and builders who are looking to create living environments with the smartest, eco-friendly control and functionality,” Lautner explained. “The award-winning ELAN Control System continues to set the bar for smart home control that is intuitive, flexible and easily scalable for future upgrades. SpeakerCraft and Sunfire offer the very best in multi-room audio and home theater audio performance, and nothing comes close to Panamax protecting advanced electronics and Xantech in delivering robust, reliable connectivity. We are proud to be associated with this LEED-registered home project.”
Sunset Green Home is a sustainable, energy-efficient new home construction project registered through the LEED® for Homes Green Building Program with the certification goal of LEED platinum. The LEED certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.
The project team members combine expertise from multiple disciplines, including technology solutions providers, architecture, landscape architecture, custom home building, energy modeling, sustainability consulting, and LEED program administration. “This multidisciplinary team structure is critical to successful integrated project delivery, which is a cornerstone of the LEED for Homes green building program,” Erle stressed. “We are proud to have Core Brands become part of our team.”
According to Kim Erle, LEED AP Homes, the decision to build a sustainable LEED certified home was made after the original 1940’s era beach cottage was damaged first by Hurricane Irene and then, devastatingly, by Hurricane Sandy. “When we decided to rebuild this home after Hurricane Sandy we wanted to build a new home that would stand as a model for green residential building in a region where homeowners are increasingly calling for environmentally friendly, healthy and energy-efficient homes,” Erle said today. “We wanted to align ourselves with partners that share the same commitment. Core Brands absolutely shares our vision and our commitment to be an environmentally responsible member of the community and we are proud to select them as our control, audio and connectivity solutions provider.”
The 3,600 square foot home now under construction incorporates sustainable products, materials, and technology into every part of the home and it includes solutions from, among others, AdvanTech Flooring, Anbrook Shingles, ATAS Aluminum Roofing, Hydrazzo Swimming Pools, Axor and Hansgrohe Fixtures, Beam Alliance Central Vacuums, Boral Tru Exterior Trim, Bosch Refrigerators and Dishwashers, CertainTeed Gypsum, CoverStar, Daltile Tile and Stone Products, DEL Ozone Chlorine, DuraVent Chimney Pipes, Duravit Bathroom Furniture and Ceramics, Eldorado Stone, EmPower Solar, Franke Kitchen Systems, Grace Ice and Water Shields, Hafele Products, Huber Engineered Woods, Integrity Windows and Doors from Marvin, Liberty Cedar, Mitsubishi Cooling and Heating, Nantucket Beadboard, New Castle Building Products, Simpson Strong-Tie, Tech Lighting, Thermador, TruStile Doors, Uponor, VentGrid, Walk Green Wood Products, Zehnder America, Zip Systems Sheathing and Tape, and Zodiac.
The Sunset Green Home is scheduled to be open to the public in late Summer 2015.