“Redwood’s ability to markedly reduce energy usage through lighting enables schools to operate efficiently within the constraints of limited budgets and be environmentally responsible,” said Tim Engen, President of EdCampus™.
Redwood Systems, the leading provider of building-performance lighting solutions, today announced that it has been selected by EdCampus™ to deliver networked LED lighting control and building performance products for its “Campus of the Future” prototype. Under terms of the agreement, Redwood Systems will serve as a prime supplier of building-performance lighting technologies for the EdCampus™ Twin Cities project, a state-of-the-art destination for learning and innovation. EdCampus™ chose Redwood for its ability to deliver energy efficient lighting control technology, as well as a host of building intelligence applications tied to its high-density senor network.
EdCampus™ is the leader in providing superior satellite learning environments for institutions seeking affordable solutions that advance educational goals and meet the lifestyle needs of adult learners. Its Twin Cities “Campus of the Future” project is an innovative educational model that leverages the power of combining dynamic students from diverse institutions, backgrounds and disciplines into a single campus outfitted with the best available technology, customizable classroom space and student-centric services. The company plans to replicate this facility throughout the country in hopes of setting the standard for energy efficiency and building performance in educational institutions.
“Redwood’s ability to markedly reduce energy usage through lighting enables schools to operate efficiently within the constraints of limited budgets and be environmentally responsible,” said Tim Engen, President of EdCampus™. “But what sets Redwood apart is their ability to make students more productive by ensuring there is a comfortable and safe environment in which they can do their best work. They provide a single system from which to monitor and adjust temperature, air quality and lighting levels and even locate students in case of emergency.”
“EdCampus’ selection of Redwood as a preferred supplier in their Campus of the Future validates the benefit of our innovative technology to schools and exemplifies a commitment to creating best-in-class learning environments,” said Dave Leonard, CEO of Redwood Systems. “We look forward to helping students in their initial Minnesota campus and then expanding with them to future learning centers.”
About Redwood Systems
Redwood Systems powers enhanced building performance through lighting. Redwood has developed the world’s only commercial lighting control platform with integrated building intelligence. The system provides proven, best-in-class energy savings and cost-effective space utilization, temperature and power monitoring that enables customers to intelligently operate their facilities and enhance occupant productivity. This award-winning approach uses patent-pending networking technology and direct current (DC) to power and control lights and a high density sensor grid. With a growing roster of market-leading customers and partners, Redwood is building a reputation for customer success. For more information, visit http://www.redwoodsystems.com/.
The initial EdCampus™ will be located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, metropolitan area. After five years in active research and planning, the 600,000 sq. ft. facility will be located on a 49-acre site and is anticipated to house as many as forty higher educational institutions, a regional workforce center, a regional library, and unique modular and unitized classroom and laboratory environments. The facility will be powered by EdEnCo - a center of renewable energy and alternate energy training and production facility.
EdCampus™ will feature learning environments that foster creativity, ingenuity, collaboration and academic advancement, in new and unexpected ways. The EdCampus™ building design seeks to create a collaborative learning environment by using a “heart” to connect multiple classroom wings. The aesthetic spirit of the building provides a modern interpretation of classic building elements such as colonnades and public plazas. The design evokes a sense of community connectivity, stability, and permanence, while at the same time reaching towards the future by contributing to the long-term sustainability of society with visible green technology.