Laura Turner Seydel, daughter of Ted Turner, and Rutherford Seydel (far left) visit the EcoManor. A volume control from Niles Audio Corp., Miami, is below the touchscreen.

David Hardy (left) shows media mogul Ted Turner and his wife how the audio equipment donated by Niles Audio Corp., Miami, works in the EcoManor.

Niles Audio Corp., Miami, has donated loudspeakers, volume controls and other audio equipment to the EcoManor house – the first U.S. LEED (Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design)-certified residence – in Atlanta. Created by Laura Turner Seydel, the daughter of CNN founder and philanthropist Ted Turner, the EcoManor home is open for public and private tours.

EcoManor was created to illustrate the benefits of earth-friendly, energy-efficient homes and will be used as an educational tool showcasing “green” home design to builders, architects, designers, vendors and homeowners.

The Niles’ donation includes 17 of Niles’ high-fidelity ceiling and in-wall loudspeakers, OS weatherproof indoor/outdoor loudspeakers, a systems integration amplifier, a loudspeaker selector and 11 volume control systems, all of which will be featured throughout the interior and exterior of the EcoManor house.

All of the Niles equipment is being installed by Interior Media, Atlanta, a longtime Niles dealer. By making eco-awareness a way of life, EcoManor and Niles hope to change the face of home building by demonstrating how effective luxury “green” living can be achieved.