Lutron Excellence Award

ZIO named Lutron’s 2012 Excellence Award Winner

WINTER PARK, Fla. March 15, 2013 — ZIO Group LLC has been awarded the Lutron Excellence Award for its integrated control and automation system installation in the 2012 New American Home.

The Lutron Excellence Award is the top award given to the world’s best lighting control and window system projects. ZIO was recognized for providing the “Essence of Pleasance,” which Lutron, defines as the fundamental feeling experienced when there’s comfort, romance and peace of mind within the home.

ZIO installed Lutron Homeworks QS, an energy-efficient lighting system that contains no traditional bulbs and features energy management functions, such as dimmable fixtures and vacancy and daylight sensors. It controls 96 loads of advanced LED and compact fluorescent lighting, motorized shades, security, and entertainment and HVAC systems, all combined with 16 user-friendly touch screen keypads.

Lutron Sivioa QS motorized shades were also installed on the exterior and interior of the home for solar protection and privacy. The shades automatically adapt to changing conditions to maximize natural light and decrease energy consumption. To ensure the shades do not obstruct the floor to ceiling view, customized recessed pockets were installed.

The home’s alarm system communicates with the control system during the “away” mode by closing interior shades and turning off all entertainment, water and lighting systems.

 “The integrated Lutron technology systems blends seamlessly with the home’s modern décor and significantly enhances the home’s value,” Peter Shipp, said.


About The New American Home

The New American Home is an annual event that showcases the industry’s  home building construction technologies and products. The home was featured on HGTV Pro and serves as the official 2012 show home for the National Association of Home Builders.

ZIO’s installation and the home received the following recognitions:

·     USGBC LEED-H “Platinum” certification

·      National Green Building Standard “Emerald” certification

·      Florida Green Building Coalition “Platinum” certification

·      U.S. EPA Energy Star Qualified Home

·      U.S. EPA Indoor airPlus Qualified

·      U.S. DOE Builders Challenge qualified

·      Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Designation

·      Florida Water Star “Gold” designation

About ZIO

ZIO Group LLC is an award-winning and leading technology solutions provider located in Winter Park, Fla. It designs, engineers and installs integrated electronic systems for commercial and residential applications. Founded in 2000, ZIO’s mission is to help individuals and organizations enjoy and understand the benefits of home electronic technologies. ZIO works in collaboration with architects, interior designers and builders to cohesively implement creative technology ideas. Its expertise and customer-centric philosophy provide clients with a complete solution to transform any space. Project installations include custom smart homes, home theaters, whole-house distributed audio, lighting systems and electronic concealment.



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Winter Park, FL 32789
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