Leading HVACR Distributor Johnstone Supply Distributes ecobee Smart Thermostat at Its 340 U.S. Stores




    TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ -- ecobee, maker of the ecobee Smart Thermostat,
announced today that it has finalized a distribution agreement with Johnstone
Supply, Inc., the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR
industry.

    The ecobee Smart Thermostat is now being sold at Johnstone branches
throughout the United States, served by Johnstone's five regional distribution
centers.

    "This agreement will greatly enhance our distribution efforts and build
sales, as well as increasing our market presence in the HVAC industry," said
Stuart Lombard, ecobee's CEO and founder.

    The ecobee Smart Thermostat is a sleek electronic device with a
full-color touch screen and an easy-to-use interface. Installation is simple
for HVAC contractors. The Smart Thermostat's WiFi capability allows users to
control all functions remotely, from anywhere, at anytime, through their
online ecobee web portal.

    An industry first, ecobee has also created a dedicated Technician Portal
so technicians can remotely manage and update their ecobee thermostats online,
either one at a time or as a group. Additional features include the ability to
schedule maintenance and filter change reminders, low and high temperature
alerts and also input business information and company logos which will appear
on their customer's thermostats and web portals. "We felt it was important to
offer these unique features so our technicians could develop deeper, more
meaningful customer relationships," noted Lombard.

    "We are very excited to introduce the ecobee Smart Thermostat to our
customers," said Steve Porter, Director of Marketing, Johnstone Supply.  "This
is where energy management is headed, and ecobee has gotten there before
anyone else.  In addition to serving as a thermostat, this product provides
users the means to manage their energy usage. Technicians will want to sell it
because it's so easy to use and it's a product that will build customer
relationships.  We are delighted to include it in our nationwide inventory."

    The ecobee Smart Thermostat is now available at Johnstone Supply
locations across the U.S.
    

    About Johnstone Supply
    
    Johnstone Supply is the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the
HVACR industry, with over $1 billion in annual sales and 340 independently
owned store locations across America. Johnstone Supply offers superior
customer service, technical advice and training seminars, and prints an annual
catalog featuring more than 30,000 HVACR parts, supplies and equipment. A
searchable online catalog is also available, with the ability to order
directly from local stores at www.JohnstoneSupply.com.
    

    About ecobee
    
    ecobee was founded in 2007 to deliver intelligent conservation solutions
for real people.  The company is building its product platform around The
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating
System(TM).  ecobee's products are being sold for use in single family homes
(both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial
properties. For more information, please visit http://www.ecobee.com.
    


    




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For further information: Lucy Siegel, lsiegel@bridgeny.com,
+1-212-583-1043, ext. 12; or Jessica Dolmer, jessica@ecobee.com,
+1-416-987-1024 Web Site: http://www.ecobee.com

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