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HID Global Celebrates LEED Platinum Certification for Its New World Headquarters and North American Operations Center in Austin, Texas

HID Global® announced at a ceremony and celebration event that its world headquarters and North American operations center in Austin has been LEED® Platinum certified and, according to the company, is the only industrial manufacturing facility in the state of Texas awarded this distinction.

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Survey Reports Strong ENERGY STAR Brand Awareness

In the fall of 2013, members of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) conducted the 14h national survey for consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR.
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Green Solutions

This section contains products and solutions for a greener security enterprise.

Reduce Lighting Control Project Audit and Design Time With New Lutron Energi Advisor App

Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., a provider of energy-saving, wireless light and shade control, is making it simpler than ever to propose and evaluate a Lutron lighting control solution for retrofit applications, according to the company.
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Leviton OmniTouch 7 Wins Human Interface Product of the Year at Consumer Electronics Show

 Leviton announced its OmniTouch 7 touchscreen was recognized by the Consumer Electronics Association's TechHome Division with the 2014 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Award of Human Interface of Product of the Year.  

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Green in Action

This section contains case studies and reports showcasing "green" and sustainable technologies.

Offering Solar in the smartHOME

Many integrators have already discovered that adding home energy management features to residential systems provides opportunities for additional sales and recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
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Technology in Action: LEED-Certified ‘Eco-House’

Innovative Electronic Systems (IES), an electronic systems contractor in Hurt, Va. partnered with Custom Structures, a Central Virginia architectural design and build firm, to build the first LEED-certified home in the central Virginia area.
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Speaking of Green

This section contains profiles and Q&A’s pertaining to green activity.

Vivint Expands Energy Services with Solar

A leading provider of home automation and technology, Vivint is always on the lookout for opportunities to bring additional value to their customers with new offerings to provide more comprehensive home integration solutions.
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“Commitment to the Environment”

In many ways, being environmentally conscious also makes good business sense. At times, it is just the "right thing" to do.
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Going Green!

This section contains resources, programs and information for becoming more green.

The Connected Home and Energy Management

At, we have more than 1 million homes signed on to our Connected Home platform, giving us plenty of insight about the power of connecting all the home’s critical devices together through a single technology platform.
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Staying Up to Date on Sustainability Resources

There are a lot of acronyms and big programs frequently mentioned when talking about sustainability in business. Here is a list of some of the programs and resources available to you.
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The Green Pen

These blogs and columns on green and sustainability are written by contributors and SDM editors.

The Connected Home and Energy Management

At, we have more than 1 million homes signed on to our Connected Home platform, giving us plenty of insight about the power of connecting all the home’s critical devices together through a single technology platform.
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Expand Your Offerings: Technology Meets Energy Management

Technology has come a long way from the early days of home automation 25+ years ago. Back then people were no different than they are today; eager to go with a new idea that will save money.
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Jamie Qualk, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of SSRCx, shares his thoughts on various forms of renewable energy and how they fit into the overall energy landscape of the U.S.
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AiN Group 2014 Live & Learn Conference

AiN (Authorized Integrators Network) Group, now in its 13th year, held its first stand-alone conference in late January at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. AiN is the managing partner of GE Home and Security Technologies (GEHT), a network of about 200 dealers who are authorized to sell and install GE-branded security systems from Interlogix, as well as sound systems, lighting, home automation, central vacuum, and other technologies from approximately 30 approved vendors.


Diebold Security added more than 30 new national and global commercial customers in 2013. Bill Fitzhenry, vice president of Commercial Sales for North America, Diebold Security, discusses what led to such growth and describes Diebold Security’s strategy going forward.

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2014 September

2014 September

In the September issue of SDM Magazine, read about how and why integrators succeed in building automation, as well as the popular brands used among top systems integrators. Find out is your business has curb appeal, and learn solutions on creating deeper relationships with your customers. Also, discover the latest products and resources to help you better your enterprise.
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The SDM Top Systems Integrators Report ranks, by total annual revenue, the largest U.S. firms that contract electronic security projects for commercial, industrial, institutional, government, and other non-residential markets.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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