We are incredibly proud to announce that Cantara was awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at The International CES Mark of Excellence Awards in Las Vegas, NV for our project, the Honda Smart Home US (HSHus). This follows our Gold Award for CEDIA’s Best Integrated Home in September and multiple features in such publications as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Robb Report.
As the largest trade show event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the consumer electronics industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.
We were extremely honored to receive this award. HSHus’s goal is to create an experimental home that was not just “Net Zero Energy” or “Zero Carbon Footprint” but to build a home that creates more energy than it consumes, to a level that allows nightly charging of an electric vehicle, and still produces an excess of 2Mwh that could be sold back to the grid. Of course the home has to also allow modern comforts and luxuries, such as multi-zone music and enterprise grade networking, but it also needs to raise the bar for the very definition of automation. To achieve this, it was required to integrate “automatic” lighting control, HVAC control and energy utilization that balanced comfort with the efficiency goals. Cantara was responsible for all the engineering, programming and binding the multiple technology providers together within the home.
In 2014 Cantara had work that was recognized in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Electronic House Magazine and received 5 industry awards. We’re so proud to include Honda Smart House US, in our growing roster of amazing projects, many of which are featured on our website. From professional arenas, to Hollywood screening rooms, and amazing applications in private homes, Cantara is focused on creating projects that are truly special.?Thank you to everyone that has been a part of our team and supported us in our efforts to be an award winning technology integrator!