AutomatedBuildings.com – Cypress Envirosystems' Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Wins Prestigious Buildy Award for Smart Devices
Posted June 23rd 2009
Device Honored for Enabling Smart Grid Auto Demand Response for County of Santa Clara Buildings
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23, 2009 – Cypress Envirosystems, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY), today announced that its Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) has won in the Smart Devices category at the fifth annual Buildy Awards. The WPT was nominated for its implementation in buildings for the County of Santa Clara, California.
The majority of commercial buildings in use today have stand-alone pneumatic thermostats that require manual operation. The WPT brings “smart” communication to these thermostats via a non-disruptive installation in under 20 minutes, providing an automated method to cut air-conditioning or heating during peak periods. This relieves strain on the electrical grid and reduces demand during periods of high usage – a key goal of Smart Grid implementation.