Automatic door sensor chosen for world’s largest “green” certified convention center
Pittsburgh, Pa. (September 23, 2009) – BEA, the industry leader in automatic door sensors, has provided its Wizard door sensors to the world’s largest “green” certified convention center, host of the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh Summit.
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is the largest convention center in the world to receive Gold LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Contributing to the building’s energy efficient design, the BEA Wizard sliding door sensor is used on the convention center’s automated entrances to conserve energy.
The Wizard combines K-band microwave and focused active infrared technology to provide activation and safety for a sliding door. The detector’s microwave activation circuit includes unidirectional detection, which can discriminate between arriving and departing pedestrian traffic. This intelligent detection can quickly identify a person who has crossed the door’s threshold and is walking away from the opening, allowing the door to close faster behind departing traffic and minimizing energy loss. If a departing person reverses direction and returns to the building, the high resolution K-band microwave can quickly respond and reactivate the door. The BEA Wizard fully complies with the ANSI 156.10 safety standard.
Because of its status as the world’s largest “green” certified convention center, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center has been chosen to host the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh Summit on September 24, 2009. The Summit is a meeting of world leaders to discuss financial markets and the world economy.