CEDIA EXPO Gives Attendees the Edge in Sustainable Lifestyles

Educational offerings help industry businesses adopt environmentally conscious offerings and business practices

Jun 24, 2010, 10:28 ET from CEDIA

INDIANAPOLIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) will offer courses, seminars, and certification programs at CEDIA EXPO 2010 for attendees looking to build on their knowledge of sustainable lifestyles. CEDIA's sustainability focused programs will include offerings on energy management, energy audits, photovoltaic systems, and more.

The programs are part of CEDIA's Sustainable Lifestyles Initiative, which seeks to support CEDIA members and industry businesses in pursuing environmental responsibility. The offerings will include two courses in CEDIA University's Electronic Systems Designer college, energy audit training from the Residential Services Network (RESNET) and the Home Energy Team Institute (HETI), and two certification opportunities from RESNET and HETI.

CEDIA will also offer a keynote panel discussion on The Future of Energy Management at 9:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 following its Annual Membership Meeting. The keynote panel will feature leaders in consumer technology, energy management, and smart grid technology offering their perspective on energy management and the electronic systems industry. The keynote panel is open to all registered attendees free of charge.

"CEDIA is committed to helping its members demonstrate that technology can be a core component of reducing environmental impact," said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. "Our Sustainable Lifestyles Initiative will help equip CEDIA EXPO attendees with the tools they need to meet the growing demand for meaningful eco-conscious home technology solutions."

A focus on sustainability will also be on display in CEDIA's Future Technology Pavilion, which will highlight energy monitoring systems as part of a broader look at emerging trends in home technology. Additionally, CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition will recognize a manufacturer for Sustainable Lifestyles Product Innovation in 2010.

CEDIA's Sustainable Lifestyles Initiative also includes several measures designed to reduce the environmental impact of CEDIA EXPO itself, from reducing printed courseware materials and signage to offering opportunities to recycle waste materials and offset travel emissions. For more information on CEDIA's Sustainable Lifestyles offerings at CEDIA EXPO 2010, view the virtual registration brochure. To register for CEDIA EXPO, visit www.cedia.org/expo.

Learn more about the year-round initiatives of CEDIA's Sustainable Lifestyles Action Team at www.cedia.org/sustainable_lifestyles.


CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's Web site at www.cedia.org.

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