San Ramon, Calif.-based EMerge Alliance, an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings, recently announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance registered products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual International Conference and Expo.

According to EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson, the growing support for DC power and the introduction of Registered products provides real solutions for more sustainable and flexible buildings via efficient DC power distribution. “By evaluating and registering products for compliance to EMerge Alliance standards, the alliance and its members are delivering opportunities for commercial buildings, both new construction and renovation, to be more energy efficient and sustainable,” says Patterson. “These products deliver on the alliance’s promise of safe, flexible, easy-to-use DC power for rooms so building owners and specifiers can choose them with confidence. We’ve taken another important step in making energy efficient DC power systems available in the market.”

The following products have been Registered as compliant with the EMerge Alliance 24V DC power room-level standard, that integrates interior power, infrastructures, controls and peripherals into a microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power in commercial interiors. They will be branded as EMerge Alliance registered to indicate interoperability in this power distribution system.

  • Armstrong World Industries – DC FlexZone™ Silhouette® Grid (Infrastructure)
  • Armstrong World Industries – DC FlexZone™ Suprafine® Grid (Infrastructure)
  • Cooper Lighting – Metalux Ovation 2RDI Luminaires (Peripherals)
  • Cooper Lighting – Metalux Accord 2AC Luminaires (Peripherals)
  • Finelite Lighting – HPR 2x2 Luminaires (Peripherals)
  • Finelite Lighting – HPR 2x4 Luminaires (Peripherals)
  • Finelite Lighting – Series 12 Direct/Indirect Luminare (Peripherals)
  • Lunera Lighting – 2200E Series 2x2 Grid Lay-In Fixture (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T8 17W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 24W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 54W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Fluorescent Ballast, Biax 40W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 13W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 18W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 26W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – CFL Ballast, 32/42W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Server Module – Model 1600-C2 DC Power Supply (Power)
  • Nextek Power Systems – Server Module – Model 1600-C2-24V AUX DC Power Supply (Power)
  • Tyco Electronics – Power Feed Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
  • Tyco Electronics – Bus Bar to Bus Bar Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
  • Tyco Electronics – Load Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
  • Tyco Electronics – Internal Bus Bar Connector (Infrastructure)
Additional products from Cooper Lighting, Nextek Power Systems, Northwire, Osram Sylvania, and ROAL Electronics have been submitted to the alliance’s Registration and Evaluation program. For a full list of registered products, visit http://emergealliance.org/en/products/index.asp.