Herman Miller and Legrand developing energy management solution
By Anthony Capkun
May 20, 2009
Herman Miller (a global provider of interior furnishings and related technologies and services) and Legrand North America have formed a strategic alliance designed to broaden the reach of energy management strategies to fuel the adoption of flexible, sustainable spaces, thereby reducing real estate and building operating costs while improving worker productivity.
Under the terms of the agreement, technology from Herman Miller’s
Convia Inc. subsidiary will be embedded into Wiremold wire and cable
management systems from Legrand. These include modular power and
lighting distribution systems, floor boxes, poke-thru devices and
architectural columns. Convia technology integrates a facility’s power
delivery and other infrastructure and technology applications,
including lighting, HVAC and occupancy and daylight harvesting sensors
into an energy-efficient, easy-to manage platform.
Under the new alliance, “Convia-enabled” Wiremold systems will enhance
this capability by adding control and monitoring of office plug loads
(the amount of energy drawn by devices from an electrical outlet) and
lighting loads. Convia-enabled building infrastructure products will be
marketed and sold by Legrand to building specifiers and owners through
its network of over 2000 electrical distributors. In addition, the two
companies will continue to advance energy management strategies through
the ongoing development of innovations that leverage the Convia
technology for the built environment.
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