Philips SpaceWise LED System Selected to Participate in GSA's Green Proving Ground Program for Potential to Reduce Lighting

 Philips SpaceWise LED System Selected to Participate in GSA's Green Proving
 Ground Program for Potential to Reduce Lighting Energy and Operational Costs
                             by 50 to 75 Percent

SpaceWise's "plug-and-play" mesh network capabilities undergoing evaluation
studies in Chicago & Atlanta; solution embeds intelligence in luminaire with
no additional wiring or controls

PR Newswire

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 4, 2014

SOMERSET, N.J., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Philips, the global leader in
lighting, today announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
has selected Philips' SpaceWise technology to participate in the FY2013 Green
Proving Ground (GPG) program that evaluates innovative sustainable building
technologies. Designed for large, open-plan office spaces, SpaceWise
integrates intelligence and dimming controls tuned to specific application
needs in the LED luminaire, resulting in advanced performance and deeper
energy savings of up to 50 to 75 percent over traditional lighting
technologies. With presence detection and daylight harvesting, each fixture
acts independently, yet is part of a mesh network that reacts to occupants –
all without the need for re-wiring or additional building controls. 

Green Proving Ground uses GSA's own real estate portfolio as a test bed to
evaluate technologies that reduce energy consumption in federal buildings and
have significant savings potential. The technologies are selected for their
potential to help reduce operating costs, improve occupant well-being and to
meet the sustainability goals in President Obama's Executive Order 13514 on
environmental, energy and economic performance. The ongoing GSA study
evaluates LED Lighting technologies with Integrated Controls, including LED
retrofit technology that integrates lamp, driver, daylight controls, and
occupancy sensors into a single unit. Designed for one-for-one replacement of
existing T-12 and T-8 fluorescent fixtures, this technology can be installed
using existing wiring. Automatic system calibration and the use of a handheld
remote to group fixtures improve the efficiency of commissioning.

As a solution that integrates LED technology with controls, SpaceWise will be
measured and validated at GSA properties in Chicago and Atlanta for energy
efficiency, cost effectiveness, operations and maintenance, and deployment
potential. The GSA will work with the Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to conduct the testing and evaluation
study.

Lighting constitutes 30 to 35 percent of total energy load in commercial
buildings. There are over 4.9 million non-residential buildings in the US and
over 72 billion square feet of commercial space, of which 19 percent are
offices. Private offices have long been served by room-based occupancy
sensors, but the cost and complexity for new controls design and wiring has
been a primary barrier to adoption. Open-plan offices are especially difficult
to re-wire for controls due to pre-existing building zones and circuits. With
two-thirds of today's office space being open office, SpaceWise becomes a
breakthrough technology to achieve deep energy efficiency where it previously
was not possible.

"Because the intelligence has been embedded in the Philips DuaLED luminaire,
SpaceWise technology makes installation easy, accelerating adoption by making
it simple enough to be suitable for both retrofit or new design applications,"
said Bruno Biasiotta, president and CEO of Philips Lighting Americas. "The
SpaceWise system is not tied to pre-existing controls systems and functions as
a stand-alone solution that enhances the energy savings inherent to Philip LED
luminaires by 20-30 percent."

The SpaceWise platform continues to be expanded with new technologies that
enable it to adapt to the evolving needs of a space or organization for
additional cost savings and benefits. Features such as fault detection and
diagnostics, demand response enablement, and real-time energy analytics are
currently in development. These additional applications will allow building
or facility managers to better understand usage and adjust the lighting for
maximum efficiency in their unique environments.

For more information on SpaceWise, visit:
http://www.usa.lighting.philips.com/lightcommunity/trends/led/spacewise.wpd

For more information on new technologies selected for evaluation as part of
GSA's Green Proving Ground program this year, as well as results from last
year's program, visit http://www.gsa.gov/GPG

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being
company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in
the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the
Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs
approximately 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100
countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home
healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications,
as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is
located at www.philips.com/newscenter.



SOURCE Royal Philips

Website: http://www.philips.com/newscenter
Contact: Silvie Casanova, Philips Lighting, 781-879-0692,
silvie.casanova@philips.com
 
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