Thursday, October 7, 2010

Specialty Wins Lutron 2010 International Excellence Award

We have been selected as the International Excellence Award winner for best shade job for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Expansion project in Richmond. 

The project included over 120 automated devices, including Lutron Shades & Keypads, and Draper Motorized Skylight Shades. All of these devices are controlled by a centralized shade processor—ShadeWorks. Specialty has been involved with the design and installation of this project for 7 years working with the SMBW (Richmond, VA) and Rick Mather’s (London, UK) Architectural firms, the Whiting Turner Construction Company and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The shade system automates control of Shades to minimize HVAC costs, protect museum displays and provide Total Light Control as well as significant aesthetic enhancements to the building.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Specialty on display in Madrid Spain at Solar decathlon

After nine exciting days of strategic competition, the Virginia Tech Lumenhaus was declared best in the world at the Solar Decathlon Europe in Madrid, Spain. The Specialty Group was a sponsor, assisting with Motorized solar drapery and lighting control integration for this project. Seventeen research universities from around the world gathered to demonstrate their solar-powered houses to the public.

Monday, January 4, 2010

AMX's Viewstat

The Viewstat Thermostat is 3.5" color display that communicates with the HVAC system providing automatic Scheduling for temperature and humidity levels and displays weather feeds from the internet or weather system on the display. Simply a better way to save on heating and cooling costs.

Specialty Hosts Lumenhaus

The Specialty Group is proud to be a sponsor of the Virginia Tech Lumenhaus. The Lumenhaus is Virginia Tech's entry to the United States Department of Energy 2009 Solar Decathalon Competition. Specialty assisted with solar shading and lighting controls.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Specialty News

Hello, This is the first post of The Specialty Group News Blog. Here is where you can find updates on current projects and recent stories about The Specialty Group! We will also cover current stories and breakthroughs as they relate to Total Light Management, Lighting Controls, Daylight Management, and Home Automation. Here is a place to keep everyone informed on our development and industry specific news!