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Ecobee provided the Control Trends Community with the video and information: Meet the guy who started it all, Ecobee CEO, Stuart Lombard.
Before founding Ecobee in 2007, Stuart had resolved to start programming his thermostat as a way of reducing his family’s carbon footprint and saving money. But it turned out that programming his thermostat was much harder than he could have imagined.
In the age of iPhones and smart cars, why would something that’s supposed to make life easier be so hard to use? Turns out not even an Engineering degree could help you figure out how to program the average thermostat! When Stuart and his family came home one winter day to find their house freezing, they’d had enough. He knew there had to be a better way, and ecobee was born.
“Our products are easy to use. We have thermostats for both the residential and commercial markets. Our thermostats feature full-color touch screens that are simple to navigate and easy to read. They’re also WiFi enabled, so you can program them at any time from any place – all you need is an Internet connection.
We’re constantly developing our suite of SmartPhone apps so that you can program your thermostat on the go. It’s fully automated energy conservation so you never have to choose between being green and being comfortable.
And of course all of our products have been designed to help you conserve energy, save money and reduce your environmental impact.”