One week after winning the IDTechEx "Energy Harvesting" award, EnOcean again demonstrated its commercial viability and emergence as the wireless leader in building energy management at GreenBuild 2009. More than 100 shipping products, manufactured by 11 different companies (Leviton, Verve Living Systems, Philips Ledalite, Osram Sylvania, Douglas Controls, Echoflex Solutions, EMerge Alliance, EnOcean, Illumra, Spartan Peripheral Devices & Tambient), were on hand at GreenBuild - the industry's premier event for sustainable buildings. The energy harvesting wireless products at the show manage HVAC and lighting energy consumption in buildings and are motored by EnOcean's revolutionary energy harvesting technologies. Each of the 100+ products is interoperable because each has in common the EnOcean wireless standard.
"The promise of wireless in buildings has been evident for a long time," said Jim O'Callaghan, president of EnOcean North America. "But widespread integration has been held back by the challenge of powering the wireless sensor networks. EnOcean transcended that giant barrier through energy harvesting. After eclipsing power barriers, we've seen explosive growth in solution development - which was evident at GreenBuild."
EnOcean-based sensors and switches are powered by ambient sources of energy - such as light, temperature and motion. Once captured, ambient energies are used to power radio signals that automate energy conservation in buildings. 100,000 buildings worldwide currently house EnOcean-based controls. The wireless sensors, switches and controllers inside sustainable buildings are interoperable - regardless of the manufacturer. For example, an EnOcean-based occupancy sensor manufactured by Vendor A will communicate to any controller manufactured by Vendor Z. More than 120 companies have joined the EnOcean Alliance. The resulting products significantly reduce energy consumption and the costs attached to system installation and maintenance.
No Batteries. No Wires. EnOcean (www.enocean.com), the inventor of energy harvesting wireless sensor networks, manufactures the self-powered radio modules and energy harvesters that enable OEMs to develop wireless sensors & switches for new and retrofit BAS (Building Automation Systems). The batteryless radio modules convert ambient solar, thermal and motion energy into useable electrical energy that powers building energy management communications. These 'peel-n-stick' devices reduce the time, cost and occupant disruption of energy conservation retrofits; and provide unparalleled flexibility in new construction. The company is a spin-off of Siemens AG and U.S. operations are based in Boston, MA.
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