Daintree Networks announced its technology was deployed in a major energy efficiency project undertaken by Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company. Daintree Networks ControlScope® software and intelligent devices are being used to significantly reduce energy use across 150,000 square feet of space over four floors at UMG’s new offices in Woodland Hills, Calif. UMG will seek LEED Silver certification for the project, which was completed February 28.
Daintree Networks’ technology aided UMG in a progressive energy-saving project, one of the first and biggest of its kind in Southern California. UMG’s project included installing technology for daylight harvesting, dimming, LED lighting fixtures, and occupancy sensors. The project also allows UMG to comply with California’s Title 24 requirements, which call for a 25-percent reduction in energy consumption in both commercial and residential buildings compared with previous state requirements.
“When we began looking at options for upgrading our offices, we knew we had some significant work to do to ensure our new building would comply with the latest version of the Title 24 standards. We also understood the importance of conservation to decrease our environmental impact and reduce energy costs,” said Kevin Garabedian, UMG’s Vice President of Administrative Services and Facility Operations. “We considered various proprietary solutions that were cost prohibitive. Within a fairly short time, however, it became clear Daintree’s wireless networked smart technology was the best and most cost-effective way to achieve compliance while offering the flexibility to meet our future needs due to its use of open standards.”
California’s Title 24 energy standards were created in 2008 specifically to drive reduction in energy use for commercial and residential buildings. The 2013 standards went into effect July 1, 2014, and must be met for all new and retrofit building permits granted after January 1, 2014.
“This project is the perfect fit for our technology and provides an exciting opportunity to showcase how easily it can be installed and commissioned, particularly under the more rigorous standard,” said Danny Yu, Daintree Networks’ CEO. “Daintree has taken a leading role in driving awareness of these new code requirements, and has been flooded with inquiries since they went into effect. Being selected for a project of this scope and cachet creates new opportunities to broaden awareness of our technology and its ability to make smart building control and energy management, simple.”
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def JamRecordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.
About Daintree Networks
Daintree Networks is a trusted and leading provider of smart building control and operation solutions, the core application for the Enterprise Internet of Things™. Daintree’s ControlScope® is an open standards-driven control, monitoring, and optimization solution for facility, operations, energy, and sustainability professionals. Using advanced wireless mesh networking and software, ControlScope delivers up to 70 percent energy savings, operational efficiencies and up-time as well as occupant comfort, while providing actionable decision-support information through Big Data analytics. Leveraging Daintree’s Enterprise Internet of Things™, or E-IoT™ approach, the solution utilizes sensors to also monitor other conditions, such as air quality, humidity, building security and more that comprise the networked ecosystem of an organization. Daintree Networks is a channel-friendly company with leading strategic and technology partners helping serve its customers globally, with major locations in Silicon Valley, California, and Melbourne, Australia. Further information is available at http://www.daintree.net.