Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems

Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems

Jul 6, 2021

SaaviHome is now offering multiple educational courses designed to help design and build professionals strengthen their working knowledge of residential technology systems and possibly earn continuing education credit. Educating architects, building designers, builders, interior designers, and remodelers on ways to increase their business through home technology is top priority for the SaaviHome team!

These educational sessions were developed by CEDIA, a residential electronic systems industry trade organization of which SaaviHome is a member.

The demand for technology-based entertainment, convenience, and security solutions continues to grow. To help design and build professionals stay abreast of industry trends, CEDIA has created the Outreach Instructor program, responsible for developing course materials and training CEDIA members to deliver the education. CEDIA has worked with several residential organizations to create current, relevant content that helps attendees better understand the role technology plays in the modern, connected home. Members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), IDCEC-governed Interior Designer associations (ASID, IIDA and IDC), and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) can receive continuing education credit for their participation in approved courses.

As a CEDIA Outreach Instructor, SaaviHome offers course titles including Shade and Window Treatments Overview – Motorize, Integrate and Automate and Designing to Disguise: The Art of Hiding Technology, among others. These courses are designed for architects, homebuilders, remodelers, interior designers, building designers and related professionals.

Upcoming Course Details

Join Gavin Lantzy of SaaviHome for a CEDIA approved course on designing and installing technology systems for the home: Supporting Green Lifestyles with Technology Systems

Date: August 11th, 2021

Time: 9:45am- 11:15am MST

Location: Zoom

Course Description

A “green home” extends beyond recycling and energy efficiency. Clients today want to live a greener lifestyle. Participants in this course will discuss components of “living green”, and how using technology can actually help their clients live a greener and more sustainable life. Additionally, attendees will discuss the ways control systems can improve durability, and enhance health as well as comfort of a home and its occupants through HVAC, lighting and lighting control, automated shading, smart appliances, and water usage. Participants will also discuss how a cooperative mentality among trades in the design and build process can help clients achieve their “green and sustainable goals”.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for architects, building designers, interior designers, builders, remodelers, and other professionals within the design and build industry who would like an overview of how electronic systems enhance “green” living and how these systems can improve the health and comfort of clients and their homes.

These COI courses are part of CEDIA’s industry outreach efforts, designed to strengthen collaboration between home technology professionals and the design and build industry. As technology continues to grow and change at a rapid pace, the courses that Gavin Lantzy offers help design and build professionals better understand the capabilities of residential electronic systems. The courses are provided at no charge by SaaviHome.

Please visit eventbrite for course and registration details, or contact Erin Thomas at

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bonafide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the

association’s website at