Business News | Nov 16, 2010

EMerge Alliance Introduces First Registered Products for DC Power Distribution in Commercial Buildings

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance Registered products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual International Conference and Expo.

According to EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson, the growing support for DC power and the introduction of Registered products provides real solutions for more sustainable and flexible buildings via efficient DC power distribution.

“By evaluating and registering products for compliance to EMerge Alliance standards, the Alliance and its members are delivering opportunities for commercial buildings, both new construction and renovation, to be more energy efficient and sustainable,” said Patterson. “These products deliver on the Alliance’s promise of safe, flexible, easy-to-use DC power for rooms so building owners and specifiers can choose them with confidence. We’ve taken another important step in making energy efficient DC power systems available in the market.”

The following products have been Registered as compliant with the EMerge Alliance 24-volt DC power room-level standard, that integrates interior power, infrastructures, controls and peripherals into a microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power in commercial interiors. They will be branded as EMerge Alliance Registered to indicate interoperability in this power distribution system.

• Armstrong World Industries – DC FlexZone™ Silhouette® Grid (Infrastructure)
• Armstrong World Industries – DC FlexZone™ Suprafine® Grid (Infrastructure)
• Cooper Lighting – Metalux Ovation 2RDI Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Cooper Lighting – Metalux Accord 2AC Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting – HPR 2x2 Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting – HPR 2x4 Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting – Series 12 Direct/Indirect Luminare (Peripherals)
• Lunera Lighting – 2200E Series 2x2 Grid Lay-In Fixture (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 17W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 24W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 54W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, Biax 40W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 13W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 18W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 26W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 32/42W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems – Server Module – Model 1600-C2 DC Power Supply (Power)
• Nextek Power Systems – Server Module – Model 1600-C2-24V AUX DC Power Supply (Power)
• Tyco Electronics – Power Feed Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics – Bus Bar to Bus Bar Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics – Load Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics – Internal Bus Bar Connector (Infrastructure)

Additional products from Cooper Lighting, Nextek Power Systems, Northwire, OSRAM SYLVANIA, and ROAL Electronics have been submitted to the Alliance’s Registration and Evaluation program. For a full list of Registered Products, visit www.EMergeAlliance.org/products.

The EMerge Alliance is exhibiting at booth 733 during Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 16 – 18, 2010. A GreenLEEDer sponsor of the event, the Alliance will display several of the new EMerge Alliance Registered products in a demonstration in its all DC-powered booth. Members of the media are invited to attend a booth-side briefing at 3 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 17, where they will have an exclusive first-look and access to subject matter experts.

The following EMerge Alliance members will be exhibiting at Greenbuild 2010:
• Acuity Brands, Inc. – booth 645
• Armstrong Ceiling Systems – booth 623
• Cooper Lighting – booth 1032
• Crestron Electronics, Inc. – booth 2112
• EnOcean Alliance – booth 583
• Herman Miller, Inc. – booth 1101
• IDEAL Industries, Inc. – booth L1513
• Johnson Controls, Inc. – booth 2109
• Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. – booth 982
• Lunera Lighting – booth 2573
• OSRAM SYLVANIA – booth 561
• Philips Lighting – booth 901
• Turner Construction Company – booth 1039
• Verve Living Systems – booth 2139
• Watt Stopper – booth 2150

About the EMerge Alliance:
The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards. These innovative standards integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. The not-for-profit Alliance is accepting new members at various levels. For more information, please visit www.EMergeAlliance.org.

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