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Nextek Power Systems Participates In USGBC Upgrade

Recently, Nextek Power Systems was part of a team of companies that partnered to provide a highly efficient, low-voltage DC power grid system to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. Grid systems distribute and manage low-voltage DC power to lighting fixtures, sensors and other electrical devices, and are so safe and flexible, they allow for the repurposing and reconfiguration of spaces without the need to rewire.

Because they are direct current, grid systems can utilize renewable energy sources, in particular solar. They also tie in to advanced controls and LED lighting, which makes operation of devices more energy efficient and easier to manage.

The USGBC project was a collaborative effort among Nextek and other industry leaders including Armstrong whose Ceiling & Wall Systems’ DC FlexZone Grid System was the platform for the technology. Nextek Power Systems manufactured the power supply modules for use in the system, Crestron Electronics provided lighting control systems  and TE Connectivity provided structured cabling and interconnects.

The DC FlexZone Grid System is a pre-engineered ceiling suspension system that provides a ready infrastructure for the delivery of low-voltage direct current power.

Nextek, Armstrong and their partners are all members of the EMerge Alliance®, an industry association that promotes the adoption of safe DC power distribution standards and use throughout commercial buildings.

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Armstrong Premiers DC FlexZone Ceiling Grid

Armstrong World Industries has announced the release of its newest product -- the DC FlexZone™ Ceiling Grid -- a 24 VDC ceiling suspension system that offers the ability to distribute safe, low-voltage direct current (DC) power that can significantly improve the flexibility and reuse of interior spaces by enabling easier re-purposing and reconfigurations without the need to re-wire. It is the first ceiling suspension system that provides an infrastructure for the delivery of low-voltage direct current (DC) power based on the Emerge Alliance® 24 VDC Occupied Space Standard.  Along with our product partners, Cooper Lighting, Crestron, Focal Point, Lunera Lighting and TE Connectivity we are thrilled to be a part of Armstrong's newest innovation.  To learn more about the Armstrong DC FlexZone™ Ceiling Grid and all of our product partners click here.

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