RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frontier Project Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce that Itron, a company known for its innovative smart meter technology, has made a three-year commitment as the Technology Sponsor to the Foundation.
An innovator in water, gas, and electric metering technologies, Itron is an ideal partner for the Foundation, whose mission is to demonstrate technologies and systems that educate visitors on how to be more water and energy-efficient. Itron is dedicated to delivering end-to-end smart grid and smart distribution solutions to electric, gas, and water utilities around the globe. Itron is the world's leading provider of smart metering, data collection and utility software systems, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on their technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water.
Later this year, the Frontier Project will feature Itron product demonstrations, showing innovations in metering technology, and how residents, business owners, and municipalities can interact with emerging technologies. The sponsorship includes programming and marketing opportunities, and is a significant three-year commitment to the Foundation. While the Frontier Project provides ideas for behavioral changes to promote environmental sustainability, Itron provides the tools that cities, municipalities, and private utility companies can use to maximize efficiency, streamline operations, and engage consumers.
"The Frontier Project is an impressive demonstration of water and energy conservation," said Philip Mezey, senior vice president and COO, Itron North America. "Itron is honored to be a part of this significant project and to partner with a likeminded organization that is committed to sustainability and protecting the world's natural resources."
Itron will establish a resource center at the Frontier Project to demonstrate systems consumers will soon have at their disposal for monitoring their water, electricity, and natural gas consumption. This technology provides consumers more control over their resource consumption, thereby helping them save money, and reducing their impact on the environment.
The Frontier Project, a sustainable demonstration building, offers tours, workshops, and community events for residents and business owners, showing that environmental stewardship is achievable by all. From the passive cooling system to alternative roofing options, the Frontier Project demonstrates there is something for everyone to help preserve our environment and natural resources. For more information visit www.frontierproject.org or call 909.944.6025.
SOURCE Frontier Project Foundation