Osram Joins BACnet International As a Step Forward to Building Automation

The BACnet community announced yesterday that Osram has lately become the newest company to join BACnet International as a Silver member. The involvement of the lighting manufacturer marks a tighter bond between advanced smart lighting and BACnet protocol. It is possible in the future to see Osram’s products being able to communicate with more building automation devices smarter through BACnet’s systems.
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IoT Security Foundation Announces Smart Buildings Working Group

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) announced that it has established a working group for smart buildings and appointed Alan Mihalic of Norman Disney & Young (NDY) as the group's chair.
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Unity Connected Building Intelligence by Peoples Electric Combines Smart Lighting with Building Systems

Peoples Electric Company, a full-service electrical and building controls contractor, introduced its Unity Connected Building Intelligence smart lighting and building automation solution. Instead of approaching lighting, HVAC and other major building functions separately, Unity offers a single technology platform for HVAC and lighting controls with a front end that can integrate with access control, low-voltage communications, fire alerts and renewables, among other building systems. Unity leverages the latest in money- and energy-saving LED lighting and controls with the data-sharing capabilities and scalability of the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Cree Delivers Smart Building Solutions and Transforms Data into Insights with SmartCast Intelligence Platform

Cree, Inc. introduces the SmartCast Intelligence Platform™, the first intuitive lighting system to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver smart building solutions through a combination of hardware, software and services. 
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Standard Chartered Saves Energy Costs with Smart Building and Lighting Platform

To help fulfill its social brand promise of sustainability and efficiency, Standard Chartered chose CommScope’s Redwood® building intelligence platform to achieve significant energy savings, improve workplace experience and capture advanced occupancy data within two new office buildings in Asia.
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DOE Awards Small Business Grant to Manufacturers Developing Smart Building Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) and building-integrated heat and moisture exchange technology:
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Silver Spring Networks Extends Speed-to-Value Program To Municipal Utilities For Building Smart Infrastructure

Today, at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference & Public Power Expo, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. extended its Speed-to-Value smart infrastructure program to municipal utilities. Silver Spring also announced that it is delivering its award-winning smart street light solution to help smaller municipalities leverage advanced smart city technology to lower operations and management costs, reduce energy usage, and improve the reliability of their public lighting infrastructure.
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Chinese Smart Lighting Market to Reach US $200 Billion by 2018

China has been actively promoting of smart industry development in response as the country rolls out smart city projects. China’s smart building industry market has already reached RMB 100 billion (US $16 billion) with at least 3,000 different companies. LED lighting fixtures make up around 20 to 30 percent of the smart building market. With increasing LED luminous efficacy, LED lighting fixture market share will most certainly continue to rise. This rising in smart building infrastructure trend will fuel future LED lighting industry growth. 
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.


LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.