Bringing Bluetooth and WiFi to lighting controls is nothing new, but scaling them to larger facilities can cause issues. At Lightfair 2015, Sycamore, Ill.-based lighting-connector maker IDEAL announced Audacy, a system suited for large installations that can bring big energy savings.
"If everyone went completely wireless, the need for our connectors would be diminished," says Jim James, IDEAL CEO. "So, our team took a look at it, and we saw a space for a wireless energy-management system to meet changing building codes."
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.