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ACCO Engineered Systems Becomes Cypress Envirosystems’ Gold Alliance Partner


ACCO Engineered Systems Achieves Top Certification Level for Implementing Cypress Envirosystems’ Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat Retrofit Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cypress Envirosystems, a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY), and ACCO Engineered Systems, a leading mechanical design, construction and service contractor, today announced that ACCO and its fully owned subsidiary Sunbelt Controls have completed the training and certification to become a Gold alliance partner for Cypress Envirosystems’ Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat solution. Gold alliance status denotes that ACCO is fully certified to perform proposal, estimation, installation, commissioning, and service work to use the Cypress Envirosystems’ Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat (WPT) solution to retrofit existing pneumatic HVAC controls.

“The Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat is an extremely innovative technology that enables existing buildings to upgrade from traditional pneumatic HVAC controls to the benefits of Direct Digital Control,” said Michael Ridout, General Manager, ACCO Engineered Systems. “The low-cost, quick payback and non-disruptive solution is a very easy way for commercial building customers to enable energy savings, continuous commissioning, and demand response for existing buildings. This technology and the Automated Logic Controls management system that ACCO represents, complement each other very well in providing a superior energy-efficient solution. We are delighted to form this alliance with Cypress Envirosystems, which will help ACCO to better serve our customers.”

“ACCO Engineered Systems has an unparalleled reputation and history for delivering practical, cost-effective solutions for customers’ mechanical and control systems,” said Bien Irace, VP of Business Development, Cypress Envirosystems. “ACCO’s deep domain knowledge, customer relationships and service coverage is a wonderful complement to our technology, and we are honored to have them as a Gold alliance partner.”

About the Cypress Envirosystems WPT
Cypress Envirosystems’ patent pending WPT solution retrofits existing pneumatic thermostats to deliver direct digital control (DDC) functionality in minutes. Compared with a cost of $2,500 or more per zone for implementing DDC systems, the WPT costs 80% less, and it may be installed in under 20 minutes with minimal disruption of occupants. It enables remote temperature sensing and control of setpoints, programmable zone control and night setback, automatic self-calibration, BACnet integration with existing automation systems, and enables use with utility Demand Response programs. It uses the Open-ADR communications standard developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

About ACCO Engineered Systems
ACCO Engineered Systems, established in 1934, is currently one of the 3 largest mechanical contractors in the United States and a leader in the development of the design/build approach for HVAC, plumbing, process piping, and control systems. It is an employee owned contractor with expertise in the areas of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, process piping, plumbing, building control systems, as well as service retrofit and maintenance. ACCO is signatory to labor agreements with the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, United Association of Steam Fitters and Pipe Fitters, Electricians and Teamsters unions, insuring a work force consisting of the highest qualified craftsmen throughout the United States.

ACCO is a fully integrated company with complete in-house engineering, fabrication, installation, commissioning and service capabilities. This integrated delivery system allows ACCO to provide its customers with the most practical, cost effective solutions for their particular mechanical and control system requirements. ACCO is licensed in the States of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington. More information is available at:

About Cypress Envirosystems, Inc.
Cypress Envirosystems is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY). Its mission is to save energy and improve productivity in older plants and buildings, using state-of-the-art non-invasive and wireless technologies to minimize disruption and cost, delivering payback of 12 months or less. More information is available at:

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch™ solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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