Zigbee Alliance Augments its Green Power Program for Smart Home/Building Installations

The Zigbee Alliance has announced new branding and certification measures for its existing Green Power feature, which is based on energy-harvesting technology and part of the flagship Zigbee PRO standard. The new brand treatment – designed to easily identify reliable, cost-saving products utilizing Zigbee technology – denotes IoT devices featuring Green Power to save time, budget, and energy when it comes to wireless lighting for big installations.

New Logo, Updated Certification Process

The new Zigbee Alliance Green Power logo is now a required mark for all Green Power certified devices. The updated certification process provides refined guidelines around the use of the new Green Power logo, and builds on the prestigious family of Zigbee Alliance brands and logo portfolio. According to Jean-Pierre Desbenoit, Senior IoT Standardization Expert, Schneider Electric and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Zigbee Alliance, the new logo allows customers to easily identify and purchase Green Power devices for integrating them seamlessly with their Zigbee system.

The new logo will aid end users in both the smart home and commercial realms. Green Power is a battery-less feature for smart networks cast across a variety of facilities (including hotels, factories, retail space, office buildings, etc.). It offers building executives, commercial installers, and integrators a reliable and proven open industry solution based on the Zigbee PRO network specification.

Substantial Human and Natural Resource Savings with Green Power

Green Power enables wireless devices to be powered utilizing energy-harvesting methods with limited or no batteries, thus, saving on maintenance costs by reducing the need to replace batteries across large areas on a regular basis. Additionally, this feature in lighting products allows for continued flexibility and cost savings in commercial spaces by enabling internal space to be altered without the limits of wired solutions. For devices in hard-to-reach places, Green Power eliminates the effort/limitations of swapping out batteries. In addition, the Green Power feature provides dramatic ecological savings by leveraging energy-harvesting to draw on sources such as motion, light, and vibration to operate low-power IoT devices.

Featured Product