Encelium Technologies, ULC has announced it is expanding its workforce and moving to a larger building to accommodate the company’s 2009 growth forecast. While some companies are streamlining operations, laying off employees and closing their doors, Encelium is growing. Encelium has achieved impressive year on year growth in the North American Lighting controls market with operations spanning the United States, Canada and Europe.
Encelium Technologies announced today that it has won the North American Green Lighting Controls Market 2008 Emerging Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan in recognition of its intensive efforts to propagate a well differentiated energy management solution to the lighting controls industry.
Sensor Switch, Inc. has been chosen as one of Connecticut’s 40 fastest growing technology companies by the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC). Chosen as a winner in the Energy/ Environmental category, Sensor Switch was presented with the Award at the Top 40 Gala on November 6th, 2008 at the Chevrolet Theater in Wallingford.
In response to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) request for consortia to advise the department on high-performance building issues, ASHRAE led the formation of the High-Performance Commercial Green Building Partnership (HPCGBP). This Consortium brings together leading organizations from all aspects of the building community to provide guidance and technical leadership on key sustainability issues to the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program.
The Lighting Controls Association has announced that Hubbell Building Automation, Inc. (HBA) has joined as a new member. Hubbell Building Automation, headquartered in Austin, TX and a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated, is a manufacturer of a wide range of lighting controls such as networked control systems, occupancy sensors, daylighting controls and hi-bay controls.
Delta Controls has received the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Product Innovation & Differentiation. Delta won this award “for integrated building automation solution encompassing HVAC, lighting, and access control. Delta has been at the forefront of delivering universal BACnet platforms to its customers with a unified infrastructure that improves building efficiency, maximizes cost savings, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the award recognizes Delta’s sound business strategies which include superior product development in controls and user interface, dedicated customer service and partnership programs, continued global expansion, and active involvement in major issues pertaining to intelligent and green buildings.”
IECC 2009 contains a number of changes impacting lighting for commercial buildings, including:
• Forced choice of compliance with entirety of IECC or 90.1
• Required circuiting for independent control of lighting in “daylight zones”
• Revision of additional retail display allowances
• Added exemptions to interior lighting wattage that must be counted for compliance
• Splitting the exterior power allowance using a system of outdoor lighting zones
• Clarifications and practical application language changes
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) is pleased to announce that it is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2009.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 contains significant provisions affecting the sale of metal halide lighting fixtures. Starting in 2009, 150-500W metal halide lighting fixtures must contain ballasts that operate at a certain level of efficiency, virtually eliminating probe-start lamps and ballasts from new fixtures. This provision of the 2007 Energy Act essentially makes a Federal standard of efficiency requirements already enacted in California, New York, Arizona, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington.
Lutron Electronics has announced that its HomeWorks® whole-home lighting control system was one of only eight products inducted into the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Product Hall of Fame.