Home energy management options, lighting control, solar power (and much more) offers home owners sustainable, green options, which is the theme of this month’s smartHOME e-news in honor of Earth Month (April) and Earth Day(April 22, 2014). Throughout this special issue you’ll find research predicting growth in this category, products and services, suggestions for increasing sustainability at your company and more. New studies and industry activity continue to forecast a bright future for this category, reporting that consumers and new homeowners want energy efficiency, automation, and sustainable options.


Throughout the industry companies are taking the lead on offering sustainable products and services, but also regulating their own operations.

“We have always been a company that has been conservation alert and that has made sure not to try and have a lot of waste,” says Matthew Ladd, president and chief operating officer at The Protection Bureau, a full-service systems integrator based in Exton, Pa.

Read his suggestions on how to just start in “7 Ways to Start: Sustainability in Your Security Company.”

Earth Day(April 22, 2014) continues to be a great reminder to highlight the green and sustainability options this industry offers. For more on what the smartHOME industry is doing to rethink projects, products and processes to offer plant-friendly, energy-saving, bill-reducing options, visit www.sdmmag.com/green. Send us what you are doing as well.
The smartHOME Editors

Note: Are you doing something green or sustainable that should be covered? Contact SDM’s Senior Editor Heather Klotz-Young at 630-962-0096 or youngh@bnpmedia.com.