Code authorities are considering approaches to energy codes that are performance based instead of mainly prescriptive. In a performance-based code, the building would be designed so that it would operate within a target limit for energy consumption—using annual kWh/sq.ft. instead of W/sq.ft. as the primary metric.
Archives for October 2010
Universal Lighting Technologies has earned a certificate of recognition from the State of Tamaulipas Environmental Agency (AADST) in Mexico. The award recognizes the company’s successful completion of AADST’s Voluntary Compliance Environmental Audit at the Universal manufacturing facility in Matamoros.
Encelium Technologies offers an innovative office lighting control system to drive substantial lighting energy savings in office buildings. Encelium’s Energy Control System™ (ECS) has been proven to secure lighting energy savings of 50% to 75% in office applications.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF wireless self-powered lighting energy management devices and innovative Light Logger were chosen by judges at Design Journal magazine as recipients of its 2010 ADEX Awards.
Control wiring provides a path for command and status communication between control devices in a lighting and control system and, in many cases, power to the devices as well. Wiring is interrelated with overall lighting control system considerations—such as selection of control system and components, layout and installation practices—and is therefore an important consideration when choosing a lighting control solution.
Acuity Brands has announced the opening of its new training center at its Sensor Switch facility located in Wallingford, CT. This facility is designed to provide hands-on training for Sensor Switch customers and business partners and to showcase the newest Acuity Brands® intelligent LED lighting and lighting controls solutions.
For nearly 100 years, Panasonic, now a globally recognized brand, has designed and manufactured consumer and industrial electronics. The Panasonic Full-2Way lighting control system provides a building block methodology for implementing lighting controls. Each panel compartment has a specific function; when combined, a host of Full-2Way components provide design flexibility and solutions for energy-efficient lighting applications.