Telkonet VP Appointed to U.S. Green Building Council Board

Telkonet VP Appointed to U.S. Green Building Council Board

Gerrit Reinders Appointed to USGBC Board of Directors Technology Seat

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telkonet, Inc. (OTC BB: TKOI), whose complementary business divisions include EcoSmart™, an energy management technology platform featuring Recovery Time™ technology and EthoStream®, one of the largest high-speed Internet access (HSIA) providers in the world, today announced the appointment of Gerrit Reinders, LEED AP and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to a two year term on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council.


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a global organization, consisting of a diverse group of builders, design professionals, environmentalists, corporations, nonprofits and citizens with over 13,000 member organizations and 188,000 LEED accredited professionals that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment. The board of directors guides the organization and, articulates and upholds the vision, values and mission of USGBC. 

Mr. Reinders commented, "I've been described as a tree-hugging capitalist and have always been on the forefront of energy and energy management technologies.  I am deeply appreciative of this opportunity to serve on the USGBC board and have proudly accepted the appointment to fill the Technology seat.  I look forward to using my experience in identifying opportunities where people, companies, and technologies can be integrated into a sustainable value proposition that improves the built environment.  I feel privileged for the opportunity and intend to be very active in helping guide the USGBC to achieve their goals."

With nearly 30-years experience in the clean-tech industry and an early adopter and promoter of green buildings and sustainability, Reinders is committed to being a catalyst for broad adoption and implementation of technologies and processes that improve the built environment, which lead to improved indoor and outdoor environments.

Mr. Reinders is Executive Vice President of Telkonet and oversees its sales efforts and marketing programs.  The firm's EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System typically reduces energy use in unoccupied rooms by up to 45%.  Prior to joining Telkonet, he was VP of Sales at Energy Focus Inc., where he helped the firm grow sales by 280% and before that he was with Johnson Controls Inc. for 18-years, a leading supplier of HVAC and control systems and services for commercial markets, most recently as Director of Global Energy and Sustainability Programs.

Jason Tienor, Telkonet CEO states, "I am especially pleased to have Gerrit serve on the USGBC board. His passion for developing global energy and sustainability programs and strategies will help create superior economic, environmental and social value for future commercial building projects and for society at large."

Telkonet, a leading United States-based energy management technology provider, offers hardware, software and services to commercial customers worldwide. The EcoSmart suite of products, which includes EcoInsight and EcoWave intelligent thermostats, the EcoGuard energy management outlet and the EcoSwitch energy-efficient light switch can be deployed in most building environments to cut utility costs and enable remote monitoring and control using the EcoCentral management platform. Telkonet's energy management products have the power to reduce energy consumption, minimize carbon footprints and help eliminate the need for the construction of new power plants. For more information, visit

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EthoStream is one of the largest public High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) providers in the world, providing services to more than 5.0 million users monthly across a network of greater than 2,350 locations.  EthoStream's EGS line of public-access gateway servers provides real-time monitoring and management of guest-access networks while its 24/7 support center is known for the highest levels of quality and service.  With a wide range of product and service offerings and one of the most comprehensive management platforms available for HSIA networks, EthoStream offers solutions for any public access location. For more information, please visit

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