Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.
WattStopper’s new BIM RevitŪ families support best practices throughout a building’s lifecycle
CLARA, CA October 2011 – WattStopper announces new BIM Objects for a
broad array of its innovative lighting control products. Building
Information Modeling (BIM) uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic
building modeling software to increase productivity in building design
and construction. BIM is at the heart of integrated project delivery
(IPD), intended to bring the full range of stakeholders (e.g.,
architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and
owners) together prior to construction, allowing broad collaboration at
an early stage as well as a high level of shared expertise. The
benefits are pervasive and long-term, reducing change orders, slashing
paperwork, and identifying and avoiding potentially costly conflicts.
new WattStopper BIM RevitŪ families are available for 46 of the
company’s products, including a majority of Digital Lighting Management
(DLM) products and popular wall switch occupancy sensor models.
“With the new BIM Revit families, design and construction professionals can optimize the use of lighting controls within the built environment. More than ever, lighting controls now need to harmonize with other construction aspects, such as architectural daylighting design decisions, HVAC system sizing, and other considerations. Using BIM will help the industry attain new standards in energy efficiency and sustainability, both in the construction process itself as well as in the ongoing energy performance of the facility,” notes Charles Knuffke, WattStopper Western Regional Vice President of Sales. Specifiers, designers, project teams, and other stakeholders can easily access and download WattStopper BIM objects free of charge online at
http://www.wattstopper.com/products/bim-resources.html or at www.smartbim.com.
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.
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