The AHR Expo in Atlanta provides a forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties come together to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology.
From February 6th to 8th 2023, EnOcean Alliance members will demonstrate the benefits of the interoperable EnOcean ecosystem for Smart Homes, Smart Buildings and Smart Spaces based on the EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10/11).
In the Georgia World Congress Centre, the non-profit organisation will be showing examples of self-powered wireless solutions for HVAC & Lighting Control as well as Smart Spaces/IoT applications from EnOcean Alliance members such as Magnum First, EnOcean, Engenuity, Illumra, HPE/Aruba, LonMark and Rutronik will be showing the latest developments and solutions.
Spearheading the drive
The majority of the world has created ambitious climate goals, for example reducing CO2 output by over 50% compared to 1990 levels in the next few years or reducing to carbon neutral by 2040.
To enable this, it is absolutely necessary to reduce energy usage in buildings, which account for 40% of our global energy usage. The COVID pandemic has also increased awareness of the health and wellness of employees, which includes monitoring and controlling air quality, lighting levels, temperature, and occupancy levels.
“In an age where self-powered wireless is the obvious choice – also due to environmental issues and costs of copper wire or battery replacement – EnOcean Alliance is spearheading the drive towards an energy-efficient, healthier and safer world”, says Graham Martin, CEO and Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.
The organisation offers the advantages of an extensive and established ecosystem of interoperable self-powered wireless sensor solutions that are available to intelligent buildings worldwide. Based on the energy harvesting technology using movement, light or temperature differences as energy source for battery-free switches and self-powered wireless sensors, these solutions help optimise the utilisation of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective.
EnOcean wireless networks have been installed in more than 1,000,000 buildings worldwide, making it the most widespread and most field-tested wireless building automation standard in the world.
The EnOcean radio standard in practice
Visitors to AHR Expo 2023 can experience energy harvesting wireless solutions from over 20 EnOcean Alliance members and partners in total, including the following exhibitors: Delta Controls, Loytec, KMC Controls, Minebea Mitsumi, Emerson, Schneider Electric, Wago, Distech Controls, Reliable Controls, Contemporary Controls, CABA, BACNet and LonMark International.
LonMark International and EnOcean Alliance began their cooperation shortly after the formation of the open, non-profit, standardisation organisation EnOcean Alliance in 2008.
Both alliances share similar values and a common vision surrounding the application of open networking technologies to create a world with “protocol-inclusive” solutions and systems as well as interoperable devices communicating and sharing data openly in a more connected world.