SAN DIEGO -- What is Herman Miller, the god of fancy, overpriced office furniture, doing at a green technology conference?
It's a new direction, says Mark Matusow, regional manager of Convia, a company created by Miller to tackle energy efficiency.
Convia has created a software package that lets office managers, homeowners or anyone really control their lights, security cameras, air conditioning systems or other appliances through a centralized software console? You want the lights to dim during the middle of the day, or to shut off entirely after 8:00 p.m.? Plug those commands into the software console and it's done.
Leaving lights on when nobody's figuratively home can...