Daiwa House venture

Daiwa House Industry Co. has announced it will start its D-HEMS (Daiwa House’s Home Energy Management System) business in Singapore in its first Smart House venture into an overseas market.

This system will be used in the Echelon high-rise condominium development. D-HEMS employs the Echonet Lite communications protocol. This is the first made-in-Japan Echonet Lite-compatible HEMS to be adopted for use overseas.

From here onward, in collaboration with Singapore facility management company CBM, the two companies plan to develop HEMS targeted at markets outside Japan. They also plan to make use of the D-HEMS installed at demonstration models of the condominium at the Echelon development to promote the sale of this system, principally in the Republic of Singapore and other parts of Asia where CBM conducts business operations.

HEMS allows residence owners to control several aspects of daily life, such as easily monitoring of the amount of electrical consumption in each room of the home via a display in any place of the home with handheld devices such as tablet computers.

Also, the system offers centralized control of all air-conditioning units throughout the home via the owner’s device. The device can display an air-conditioning remote control screen that lets the owner switch units on or off as well as change temperature and airflow speed settings. This enables monitoring of the temperature of each room and the status of each air-conditioning unit.

For more information, visit htwww.daiwahouse.co.jp/English/index.html.


EU’s environment tech

On Feb. 5 and 6, the EU Gateway Program, a business forum managed by the European Union, will introduce the EU’s environment- and energy-related technologies by holding an exhibition at the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku.

Some 40 environmental and energy-related companies from the EU will bring their technologies and products.

The participants from the EU member states will spend a week in Japan, where they will be briefed on the Japanese market, visit sites of business interest, meet with industry representatives, participate in networking and business meetings, and partake in a two-day exhibition.

Japanese visitors to the business exhibition will be able to meet and talk directly with representatives of the European companies and see sample products and technologies.

A wide range of innovative products and technologies will be on display from such fields as energy-saving and renewable energy-related products, and technologies, including wind turbines, bio-gas, photovoltaic installations, monitoring and measurement systems, and waste and wastewater management technologies.

For further details on the companies and products or technologies to be exhibited at the event, visit www.eu-gateway.jp .

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