By Ellen Cools
Starting in March 2018, every new Mattamy home built across North America (around 7,000 homes per year) will include the voice-enabled ecobee4 smart thermostat. The ecobee4 comes with built-in Amazon Alexa Voice Service, meaning a number of other household functions can be automated as well.
The partnership will enable Mattamy to build homes and communities that are compatible with smart grids. Further, new smart features will allow homeowners to optimize the energy performance of their houses using smart devices and voice-activated platforms.
“Our collaboration with Mattamy will give homeowners easy entry into the smart home and a new way to save money and lower their impact on the environment,” said Stuart Lombard, founder and CEO, ecobee. “Mattamy is on its way to becoming North America’s largest builder of sustainable homes and communities that are economical, energy efficient, innovative and healthy. This partnership is a testament to our joint commitment to drive value, savings and efficiency for our customers.”
Mattamy homeowners will be able to use their ecobee4 device to more effectively and remotely optimize their HVAC schedules and save money on utility bills.