Organizations looking to enhance their sustainability efforts now have a new place to view the latest advancements in energy management. Buffalo, Grove, Ill.-based Convia, Inc., recently announced the debut of its Convia Controls smart building platform at the Herman Miller Showroom in Los Angeles. Once a warehouse, the new 18,000-square-foot showroom, which is pending its LEED Platinum certification, fully incorporates the Convia technology to serve as the ultimate showcase of energy management strategies and reporting for commercial buildings.

"The incorporation of Convia technology in the Herman Miller showroom brings together and displays the dynamic capabilities of the Convia system, demonstrating the power of innovative thinking and making the technology accessible like never before," says Randy Storch, president of Convia. "Serving a user’s every electrical want or need — in addition to saving customer and environmental resources — the Convia system is an essential building block in developing a space where energy conservation and management is a top-of-mind issue."

Occupancy sensors are located throughout the space programmed to trigger multiple devices for events, reducing the amount of devices electrically engaged at any given time. Light-dimming levels are automatically adjusted based on the time of day and the level of natural daylight available. The wall switches enable users to control daylight dimming. Simply click once and lights turn on and daylight dimming is activated. Push and hold the switch and lights brighten and daylight dimming is disabled.