OSCEOLA, WI–Northwire, Inc. has joined the EMerge Alliance, an industry association promoting the rapid adoption of safe low-voltage DC power distribution and its use in commercial building interiors. Northwire is developing electrical cable products to meet EMerge Alliance global standards that will define a new generation of electrical and electronic infrastructure in adaptable, sustainable buildings–“the buildings of tomorrow.”
EMerge Alliance is focused on developing standards that integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and a variety of peripheral devices, such as lighting, in a common platform. These standards will help building owners gain unprecedented design and space flexibility, reduced energy use and improved sustainability.
EMerge Alliance standards will allow direct access to safe power; enable easy repurposing and reconfiguration without rewiring; give commercial building owners a way to maximize room and floor reconfigurations and stop the cycle of one-time fixture and device use; help future-proof interior spaces for new technologies such as LED lighting; promote sustainability with simpler system devices that have fewer materials; reduce energy consumption through state-of-the-art device controls and solid-state lighting; facilitate the direct connection and use of energy from solar, wind or other alternative energy sources; and provide improved energy efficiency through integrated load and source management.
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