SAN RAMON, Calif. — Davis Energy Group, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and Synapse Electronique have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, a nonprofit organization building a universal language designed to allow all home comfort systems to communicate.

ClimateTalk Open Standards have been built on the application and industry expertise of leading HVAC, water heating, and zoning manufacturers. The ClimateTalk standard is designed specifically for the residential market to enable plug-and-play connectivity and interoperability of the mechanical systems in the home. The alliance said the addition of these new members strengthens it in wireless connectivity and controls, and the participation of HVAC equipment — the largest consumers of energy — in the smart grid.

Davis Energy Group ( is a mechanical engineering and energy consultancy firm, and a leader in cooling and heating technology systems evaluation and development for residential and commercial applications. The company applies its expertise to develop a range of practical solutions for improving building comfort and energy efficiency.

Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research, and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm has helped drive the evolution of digital communications.

Synapse Electronique ( has been a leader in the Canadian market for 10 years, specializing in the design, fabrication, and assembly of home electronics focused on energy efficiency and home comfort. The company’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities are made available to design and build custom products, and it has the capacity to deliver a complete, turnkey solution. Customers benefit from expertise in designing and manufacturing thermostats, humidity controllers, motor controls, and other embedded electronics.

“We are pleased to welcome our new members to the ClimateTalk Alliance,” said Craig Johnson, chairman, ClimateTalk Alliance, and president of White-Rodgers. “Their membership enables us to expand the foundation of ClimateTalk to include wireless and smart grid solutions that carry the same simplicity and flexibility needed for success in integrated, smart residential systems.”

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Publication date: 6/24/2013 

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