Lutron Electronics Joins BACnet® International: Sees BACnet™ Helping Company Growth and Development of New Products

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BACnet International announced today that Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of light control solutions, is now a member of BACnet International. As a manufacturer of over 15,000 light control products, Lutron helps building owners and operators reduce energy costs, increase comfort, and manage light control solutions. By joining BACnet International, Lutron will leverage the BACnet protocol on its Quantum product line – helping to drive business growth, and expand the portfolio of Lutron products that interoperate with other building automation systems.

BACnet International announced today that Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of light control solutions, is now a member of BACnet International. As a manufacturer of over 15,000 light control products, Lutron helps building owners and operators reduce energy costs, increase comfort, and manage light control solutions. By joining BACnet International, Lutron will leverage the BACnet protocol on its Quantum product line – helping to drive business growth, and expand the portfolio of Lutron products that interoperate with other building automation systems.

Lutron Electronics joins over 80 leading building automation vendors around the world as part of the BACnet International community. The community collaborates to advance the BACnet protocol with the goal of improving device interoperability. A full listing of BACnet International membership benefits is located here (http://www.bacnetinternational.org/associations/8066/files/MemberBrochure2009.pdf).

According to Scott Ziegenfus of Lutron, “The BACnet protocol provides the industry with a flexible solution for integrating multiple building automation systems. In today's demanding market, having the ability to integrate quickly and efficiently, saving time and money, is exactly what our customers are looking for. BACnet makes it easy to allow systems to share real-time information about a building's control systems.” Mr. Ziegenfus continued, “We believe this partnership will allow us to create new relationships and encourage the growth and development of new products and services. We are excited about becoming a member of the BACnet International Community, and look forward to working with other leaders in the building automation space.”

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and President of Philips Teletrol, commented on Lutron becoming a member of BACnet International, “Everyone in the building industry knows Lutron for the quality of its products and we are very pleased to have them as part of BACnet International. Mr. McMillan added, “As with other members of the community, Lutron will help us expand the capabilities of the BACnet protocol for enhanced integration with other building management systems. Their membership will help us better educate the global market about the advantages of using BACnet.”

Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.

About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by ASHRAE and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing installation, commissioning, and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.

About Lutron Electronics
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.lutron.com

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