Ruby House - Environmental Benefits for a Smart Home
Salt Lake City,  Utah,  United States

Salt Lake City doctors Brandon and Darcy Wolsey reached out to architect David Brach, founder of Brach Design, a firm focused on passive design and zero energy design for residential and small commercial clients and EnOcean. Working together, the team created Ruby House, a “Contemporary Prairie” style home that has a modern feel but utilizes natural building materials – wood, brick and stucco – for a rustic look that blends nicely with the neighborhood’s classic style homes. It also features innovative energy harvesting wireless technologies that give the Wolseys complete remote control of their interior and exterior lighting systems. The house is home to light switches from Verve Living Systems; handheld light switches from Illumra; software for remote control of lighting from BSC; and energy meters from Magnum energy. All the devices are connected into the EnOcean wireless system through an EnOcean-to-WiFi gateway. All sensor and consumption data is sent wirelessly to a central control unit or “Intelligent Station”, which enables complete control of the system. The devices are self-powered through an electro-dynamic process in which power is drawn from changes in motion in their vicinity.
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The home embraces passive design, which takes advantage of the natural climate to maintain thermal comfort. It also features energy harvesting wireless technologies which enable the capture and storage of power from the environment to deliver self-powered wireless switches, sensors and controls. The automated lighting control also contributes to th ...
EnOcean is the originator of patented self-powered wireless technology. The company manufactures and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in buildings and industrial installations as well as in further application fields such as smart home, smart metering, logistics or structural health monitoring. EnOcean products are based on a combination of miniaturised energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry and reliable wireless. Today wireless modules from EnOcean are integrated worldwide by more than 150 manufacturers to enable their system ideas for buildings, industry and the Internet of Things. There are already wireless components in use in more than 250,000 buildings. Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is EnOcean's energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. More than 350 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance, offering over 1,200 interoperable products based on the EnOcean standard.
Address: 6914 S. 3000 E Ste. 202C
City: Cottonwood Heights
State: UT
Zip: 84121
Country: United States
Fax: (801) 733-6118
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