Echelon Corporation announced that its control technology has been incorporated in the Chinese national standard for commercial buildings and residential community construction.

Initiated by the China Ministry of Construction to promote digital technologies in buildings and residential communities, the latest standard from the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) incorporates Echelon's LonWorks® technology in the following standard: GB/T 20299.4-2006 Digital Technique Application of Building and Residence Community Part 4: Application Requirements of Control Network Communication Protocol. This is the second Chinese national standard to adopt LonWorks technology in the past three months. In June, the SAC adopted LonWorks technology in the national standard for control applications.