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SANTA CLARA, Calif. January 16, 2014 - WattStopper and Durell Control Systems have published a new white paper examining best practices for control systems integration in high performance buildings. The paper uses case studies to explore how project partners can successfully collaborate with design and construction teams, focusing on two recently completed high performance buildings in London, Ontario, Canada.

Building owners can take away several valuable ideas from the white paper, such as the importance of including control vendors and integrators early in the design process, as well as the benefits possible from using open protocol solutions.

WattStopper's Vice President of Systems Charles Knuffke comments, "A digital control technology platform, like Digital Lighting Management (DLM), offers system integrators more flexibility to achieve their goals. It provides the simplicity of automatic configuration of room level controls prior to integration, as well as the scalability needed for any size project. Whether the design goal is for a net zero building or basic code compliance, integrators and building owners alike will be well-served by the exceptional abilities of a completely digital solution."

The province of Ontario, Canada, home of Durell Control Systems, has adopted ambitious energy code requirements based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010, and effective integration makes it easier to meet or exceed the required performance. Durell's Control Engineer / VP Nazem Abou Chami says, "When building owners include all the project partners early in the design process, the team can improve building performance by managing critical details from helping select and position sensors, to establishing sequences of operation and customizing user interfaces for occupant satisfaction."

CatNet Systems WattStopper (www.wattstopper.com), a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range of products, programs, and services. Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com), located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Durell Control Systems (www.durellcontrols.com) is a provider of intelligent building solutions. For 28 years, we have been engineering, installing and maintaining control systems, including HVAC, lighting and security. Additional services include cabling infrastructure, wireless nurse call and DI2 Ice Rink Controls. Durell is the Delta Controls partner for Southwestern Ontario, and has experience integrating various third-party control systems. Our skilled staff produce engineering, programming and custom graphics for complete turnkey installations. Durell is Canada's first WattStopper® Digital Lighting Management BACnet lighting integrator.


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