LonMark International partners with GreenLink Alliance

  • January 27, 2009
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January 27, 2009 – LONMARK International established a collaborative agreement with GreenLink Alliance. GreenLink Alliance is a rapidly growing, non-profit trade association focused on promoting products and services that help to conserve energy in the built environment. The partnership provides a platform for bringing together LONMARK’s recognized and industry leading work in the field of open and interoperable standards with GreenLink’s mission to influence policymakers to expand tax incentives for owners of existing buildings that want to improve energy efficiency using intelligent control technology. GreenLink believes that building automation systems that leverage the capabilities of the power line offer a cost effective and environmentally sound solution to retrofit legacy buildings to increase energy efficiency. According to the US Department of Energy, in 2006, the buildings sector was responsible for nearly 40% of the primary energy consumed in the United States. Buildings are also responsible for 40% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. These startling figures make it evident that optimizing energy performance in new, and existing, buildings will be important to reducing America’s demand for energy. LONMARK International, already a strong advocate for education, welcomes the opportunity for both organizations to jointly offer further education to building owners, facility managers, and the general public about the advantages of utilizing residential and commercial control technology. “LONMARK is a reputable and well established organization and GreenLink is honored to be a strategic partner with them,” says Cory Vanderpool, Executive Director of GreenLink Alliance. “GreenLink recognizes that interoperability and open standards are critical to further market adoption of residential and commercial building control technology.” “LONMARK is committed to partnering with other organizations dedicated to educating our members to implement practical, cost-effective intelligent control systems,” says Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of LONMARK International. “This alliance between LONMARK and GreenLink will foster ongoing efforts to establish incentives and legislation to encourage more energy efficient system designs. LONMARK's members will benefit through expanding opportunities via governmental incentives to utilize open, interoperable solutions.” About LONMARK International LONMARK International is a major driving force in the establishment of interoperable guidelines for building, industrial, transportation, residential, and utility automation. Membership is open to any manufacturer, distributor, engineer, system integrator, or end-user committed to the development, specification, and use of open, interoperable products utilizing ISO/IEC 14908-1 and related standards. LONMARK International is a non-profit, mutual-benefit trade association with close to 600 members worldwide, and local affiliates in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. LONMARK’s mission is to create, support, and promote the standards for open, interoperable LONWORKS technology-based products, systems, and professionals.About GreenLink Conservation Alliance GreenLink Alliance is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to support and promote automation and control technologies that reduce energy consumption in the built environment. We are focused on aligning a passion for the environment with the promise of technology and educate policymakers about the importance of energy conservation in the hopes of expanding legislation to include tax incentives for building system upgrades. Buildings today consume half of the energy used in the United States, and retrofitting buildings with state-of-the-art lighting and climate control systems can save 50 percent of the current building energy use; new buildings can save even more. GreenLink Alliance’s membership is comprised of strategic partners such as LonMark, as well as electric utilities, manufacturers, system integrators and sustainability minded-corporations. Learn More

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