SAN JOSE & SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Cypress Envirosystems, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., and Adura Technologies, which creates turn-key wireless lighting management systems for commercial facilities, have formed a strategic sales and technology partnership.
As part of the partnership, both companies will sell a fully compatible solution that combines Cypress Envirosystems’ Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) and the Adura LightPoint System (ALPS). The combined solutions can save between 30 and 50 percent of the overall energy use in a commercial building and enable facilities to connect to a Smart Grid.
HVAC and lighting are the top two energy users in most commercial buildings, typically representing 60 percent or more of the total energy use, and provide the biggest opportunities for energy savings.
Cypress Envirosystems' WPT system brings “smart” communication to widely used pneumatic HVAC thermostats at a fraction of the cost and disruption of conventional retrofits, providing an automated method to cut air-conditioning or heating during peak periods. This relieves strain on the electrical grid and reduces demand during periods of high usage – a key goal of Smart Grid implementation.
Similarly, ALPS is a cost-effective system for monitoring and managing lighting in existing buildings that is easy to install and use. ALPS provides a solution that scales from the individual light fixture to a floor, building or even a campus and enables automatic connection to the Smart Grid. The result is designed to reduce both costs and carbon emissions.
“Our partnership with Adura means customers can rely on a single vendor to deliver an integrated solution to control both HVAC and lighting,” said Harry Sim, CEO of Cypress Envirosystems. “The combined solution makes it easier than ever before to connect older commercial buildings to a Smart Grid.”
“Cypress Envirosystems’ wireless pneumatic thermostat is a great pairing for our ALPS solution because the two can be installed simultaneously with minimal disruption to occupants,” said Zach Gentry, Adura chief strategy officer and co-founder.
“The partnership helps advance Adura’s goal of extending the reach of its technology beyond lighting to other electrical devices throughout existing commercial buildings. With the current green technology incentives from the U.S. government and utilities, the solution provides an even faster return-on-investment.”