SOURCE: Z-Wave Alliance

Z-Wave Alliance

December 18, 2012 08:00 ET

BuLogics Demonstrates OpenADR2.0a at Grid-Interop Event

Innovative System Successfully Bridges Smart Homes and Smart Grid; Accompanying Technical White Paper Published

IRVING, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 18, 2012) - BuLogics, Inc. a leading designer of wireless automation solutions for the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial markets, successfully demonstrated its OpenADR2.0a / Z-Wave demand response system for multi-dwelling units at the SGIP Grid Interop event held December 3-6 in Irving, Texas. In addition, the company has presented a white paper mapping OpenARD2.0a signals to Z-Wave energy control signals. 

BuLogics provides complete building control, automation and energy management solutions, including the implementation of utility demand response programs using a variety of technologies, including OpenADR, Smart Energy Profile and Z-Wave control. BuLogics specializes in commercial wireless automation ecosystems, particularly in the retro-fit markets for multi-dwelling apartment units, hospitality and industrial buildings.

Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Mark Walters stated, "We invited BuLogics to join the Alliance at the Grid-Interop Plug-In event not only because they have proven their ability to provide real-world solutions in multiple installations over the past few years, but also because we knew they'd be able to iterate rapidly, incorporate the additional features the new OpenADR2.0a standard has to offer, and provide a solid live demonstration of these features at this key Plug-In event. We were pleased to see their solution work perfectly -- receiving OpenADR2.0a signals from an Akuacom DRAS, acting on those signals using Z-Wave RF control to provide energy curtailment throughout a simulated multi-dwelling unit, and sub-metering and reporting the actual savings back to the DRAS using the OpenADR channel."

In addition to the demonstration, BuLogics also presented a white paper outlining methods of integration between the OpenADR and wireless devices using the Z-Wave ecosystem. "We are always on the lookout for new opportunities to prove that energy efficiency is viable at mass market," stated BuLogics CTO Ryan Buchert. "This is not a Beta situation any longer. The best way to start saving energy and thereby money -- as much as 30% in some situations -- is to begin implementing the technology now." 

About BuLogics, Inc.
BuLogics designs wireless automation solutions for commercial markets, including hospitality, multi-dwelling units, industrial, and others. Using proprietary code libraries and associated methodologies, BuLogics develops and licenses custom software as well as technology platforms that support large commercial retrofits and installations. For more information please go to

About OpenADR
The OpenADR Alliance fosters the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) standard through collaboration, education, training, testing, and certification. The OpenADR Alliance is open to all interested stakeholders interested in accelerating the adoption of the OpenADR standard for price- and reliability-based demand response. More information can be obtained at

About the Z-Wave Alliance
Established in 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading companies worldwide dedicated to delivering affordable, reliable easy-to-use, wireless home control products and services. With more than 700 interoperable products certified and over 160 members, the Alliance represents the largest ecosystem of wireless control products in existence and the global, brand-recognized companies that bring these products and services to market. The Alliance supports its members with marketing, networking, technical forums, training, best practices, test and certification tools and a complete interoperability lab. For more information about the Alliance and how to join it, please email or visit

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