ABB and Philips join forces in commercial building automation for energy efficiency and increased functionality

Amsterdam, the Netherlands ? ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings. Combining Philips? wealth of expertise in LED lighting systems with ABB?s knowledge of building automation will benefit systems integrators, commercial building owners, facility managers and the people who work in these buildings.
Philips? connected lighting system will interface seamlessly with ABB?s automation software to offer the ability to control a commercial environment including lighting, blinds, building access and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). The introduction of the solution from ABB and Philips will make it much simpler to reconfigure spaces. In a hotel this could mean altering the lighting scene after combining several separate rooms into a large meeting room, just through one click. Or in a shopping complex, a building manager can simply reconfigure the access, HVAC and lighting when a single unit is split into smaller ones.
Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, said: ?Philips? LED lighting combined with controls can deliver up to 80% energy savings compared to conventional lighting, while providing high quality light for a comfortable, more productive work environment. Together ABB and Philips will support our customers by making it easier to introduce the latest technology to drive energy efficiency and increased functionality.?
Tarak Mehta, head of ABB?s Low Voltage Products division, added: ?The future is the ability to reconfigure spaces at the touch of a button, while reducing energy consumption. ABB and Philips will work together to offer a simple, scalable solution to streamline the introduction of this technology in commercial buildings.??
Currently, reconfiguring different building systems requires entering lines of code for each separate element. By enabling the control of all the different elements of building automation through compatible software, building management is simpler and more affordable to install and maintain.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting constitute 70% of the energy consumption in commercial buildings and the introduction of building device control can improve energy efficiency by approximately 30%. Upgrading to more energy efficient systems represents a significant opportunity for building managers to save on operational costs.
For Further Information, please contact:
Shai Dewan
Philips Lighting Communications
Tel: +31620695822
E-mail:[email protected]
Lynette A Jackson
ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
Tel: +41 79 383 95 10
Email: [email protected]
About ABB
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.

Om Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) er et allsidig selskap som tilbyr et bredt spekter av helse- og velv?reprodukter. Vi ?nsker ? gi kundene v?re en bedre hverdag gjennom nyttige nyskapinger p? omr?dene Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting.
Philips, som har hovedkontor i Nederland, omsatte for 23,3 milliarder euro i 2013 og har om lag 115 000 medarbeidere som jobber med salg og tjenester i over hundre land. Selskapet er ledende innenfor kardiologi, pasientoverv?king og hjemmebehandling, energieffektive belysningsl?sninger og nye belysningstyper, barbering og egenpleie for menn samt munn- og tannpleie. 0000

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