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Published October 8, 2007 10:32 AM

EnOcean's Self-powered Wireless Technology Enables Intelligent Green Buildings

EnOcean will demonstrate its innovative self-powered wireless sensor technology for intelligent green buildings on Stand C22 at M&E 2007, The Building Services Event, taking place 10-11 October, Olympia, London. Powered by energy drawn from light, movement or even changes in temperature, EnOcean’s technology is rapidly becoming accepted as the standard for innovative sensor solutions in ecological building automation projects, ensuring greater energy efficiency and unparalleled flexibility at the lowest investment and operational cost.

An ‘Intelligent Green Building’ is defined as one that optimises personal productivity and comfort, cost efficiency, environmental awareness and energy-conservation. Building automation systems that utilise battery-free wireless radio technology are central to achieving such sustainable, intelligent green buildings.

EnOcean offers a simple yet intelligent, self-powered wireless communications solution which is eco-friendly, easily installed and maintenance-free. Unlike all other radio technologies, EnOcean’s sensors do not require batteries for operation. Energy harvested from the surrounding environment is used for transmitting sensor information over a distance of up to 30 meters within a building to control lighting, blinds, heating or air conditioning without the need for cabling.

EnOcean’s wireless switch recently won the ‘Building Product Innovation Award’ at the 100% Design London Awards in association with property developer Londonewcastle (Earls Court, London, 21 September 2007). The device beat nine other products nominated for the award, which was judged by a panel of high profile architects, services engineers and structural engineers. The judges were looking for innovation, intelligent use of materials and technology, and evidence of how the product improves the construction process.

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At this year’s M&E show, EnOcean will share its stand with product partners PEHA and Thermokon, as well as with its local distributors TDC and EnOceanShop (UK). Andreas Schneider, EnOcean’s Executive VP Sales & Marketing explains: "EnOcean and its partners have been successful in equipping a significant number of buildings in continental Europe, and matching the requirements of UK regulations for efficient use of energy. We are now ready to enable intelligent green buildings in the UK and look forward to sharing the benefits of self-powered wireless technology with the architect, building contractor and property owner community."

EnOcean’s technology has also been short listed for the ‘Best innovation in green product or service’ award in The Working Buildings Week Innovation Awards 2007. The awards will be presented to the winning companies during a ceremony on Wednesday 10 October 2007.

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