Course Description

A modern connected home is filled with smart appliances and electronics, sometimes hundreds of devices and interfaces — Automation is SIMPLICITY MANAGING ABUNDANCE and an important part of enhancing the homeowner experience and strengthening long-term ownership of high-performance homes. 

This course will be moderated by HAVAN-member Michael Freedman from Audio Insider with speakers from three leading home automation technology companies — Lutron, Savant and Crestron —  who will be diving into the value of integration for the builder and homeowner, environmental and energy management opportunities and efficiencies using automation technology, and methodologies of integrating technologies in high-performance homes. Homeowners are spending more time in their homes due to COVID, and as a result, they are re-evaluating the must-haves in their homes to support their need for safety, comfort, lifestyle and convenience — this webinar will provide builders and designers with a deeper understanding on how technology can meet clients’ needs for a better-performing home.

Learning Highlights:

  • How automation supports the goals of a high-performance building 
  • Environmental and energy management opportunities and efficiencies using automation technology in the new or renovated home
  • Methodology for design and install -- part of the integrated design process when building high performance
  • Benefits to the builder when integrating technology into the home
  • Value to the homeowner and how the builder can communicate with the homeowner
  • How technology allows everyone to access the home (voice, aging in place) and assist with safety and security inside and outside the home

Approved for 2.0 CPDs in Construction Technology
Note: If you have already taken this course, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: FortisBC
Patron Sponsor: BC Housing 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

Michael Freedman, Audio Insider

Mike Freedman is a legend in the technology business.  A lifelong music lover and passionate advocate for amazing sound, Mike has spent most of his life helping others fall in love with music and to listen better. Mike is the founder of Audio Insider, a technology consulting company dedicated to helping builders, designers and architects find the best possible technology experience for their projects.