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08/27/2009
11:12 AM

Delta Controls ORCAview OWS Receives BACnet Advanced Operator Workstation Listing with the BACnet Testing Laboratory

The Advanced Operator Workstation listing is the highest level of functionality available for a BACnet Operator Workstation (OWS). Using Delta Controls ORCAview software ensures that you will have the highest level of integration to your BACnet system.

08/27/2009
11:11 AM

Orion issued patent for its energy-efficient modular lighting platform

Modular design makes energy saving technology installation, maintenance simple

08/27/2009
11:10 AM

Honeywell Expands Spyder Controller Family to Include BACnet Communications Protocol

Affordable, Flexible, Energy-Efficient Control for Every Architecture

08/27/2009
11:09 AM

HGI To Host Its First Test Event

The first ever test event to assess Quality of Service (QoS) and Multi-session support in both Home Gateway products and reference designs is to be held by the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI) in France next month.

08/27/2009
11:07 AM

Efficient Building Automation Corp. (EBAC) acquires Circon assets

Efficient Building Automation Corp. announced that it has acquired the assets of Circon's building automation business, including its technology, brand, trademarks and trade names.

08/27/2009
11:06 AM

CC-Link Network Supports 3.3 Million-Square-Foot Pharmaceutical Plant

The Control and Communication Link (CC-Link) open fieldbus network and Mitsubishi Electric controls now serve as the supervisory control and data acquisition system for the ultra modern 3.3 million-square-foot Mantecorp pharmaceutical manufacturing and office facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

08/27/2009
11:04 AM

CC-Link Becomes the Predominant Open Fieldbus Network in Asia

The performance features of CC-Link have stimulated strong growth of this open networking solution not only in Asia, but also in the Americas and Europe.

08/27/2009
11:03 AM

Opportunities Available to Support the Growth of Automation Professionals

As part of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the Automation Federation's workforce development efforts, a number of student, professional, and career-building activities are being offered through our Automation Career Connection event, held in conjunction with ISA EXPO 2009.

08/27/2009
11:01 AM

Green and Energy Efficient Buildings: Preparing for the Challenges of Copenhagen

This event will provide delegates with an opportunity to gain knowledge on the technologies, theories and regulations that will ultimately help to reduce global carbon emissions.

08/27/2009
11:01 AM

Scientific Conservation Receives Frost & Sullivan 2009 Enabling Technology of The Year Award

SCIwatch Automated Continuous Commissioning Platform Slashes Commercial Building Energy Spending Up to 25%

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08/22/2009
01:39 PM

Reliable Controls Announces RC-Studio is officially BTL Listed

For the first time since the inception of the BTL in 2002, software is finally being approved.

08/22/2009
01:38 PM

ZigBee Alliance Certifies 17 New ZigBee Home Automation Products

Enhancements to standard help create smart homes

08/22/2009
01:37 PM

Ziphany Delivers for Demand Response Events in Con Edison Territory, ISO New England, and Ontario

Ziphany provided demand response services Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18th on behalf of Aggregators in multiple markets - in response to high peak electricity demands.

08/22/2009
01:36 PM

BACnet International To Host Plugfest 2009

Industry's Foremost Interoperability Workshop Celebrates 10th Annual Gathering

08/22/2009
01:34 PM

Automated Logic's WebCTRL Receives BACnet Advanced Workstation Software Certification

This advanced certification is the highest level of the three types of BACnet certification available for an operating system.

08/22/2009
01:32 PM

GREEN Library Utilizes Quality Automation Graphics' Energy Dashboard

QA Graphics worked with Johnson Controls, a global leader in building efficiency and power solutions, to integrate the EEED with the library's control system.

08/22/2009
01:30 PM

Quality Automation Graphics Expands Office Space

This second expansion was necessary as QA Graphics continues to rapidly grow and hire additional staff to maintain the company's upcoming projects.

08/22/2009
01:29 PM

Molex Announces Advanced Physical Layer Lifecycle Management Solutions

A revolutionary new suite of solutions offering enterprises the opportunity to manage their Physical Layer and infrastructure with a level of visibility & integration previously untenable in the structured cabling industry.

08/22/2009
01:27 PM

Frost & Sullivan awards Johnson Controls for market leadership

Based on its recent analysis of the building automation system (BAS) controls industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership of the Year.

08/22/2009
01:27 PM

Johnson Controls offers new P266 condenser fan speed control

The new patent-pending design helps celebrate 90-year anniversary of the Johnson Controls/PENN brand

08/22/2009
01:25 PM

New NanoMarkets Report Identifies the Key Opportunities for Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

According to NanoMarkets' new report, revenues from building-integrated PV will grow from about $1.8 billion this year, to reach over $8.7 billion in 2016.

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08/13/2009
02:47 PM

ObjectVideo OV Ready Network Expands; Significant Growth from Asia-Pacific Partners

Interoperability program enables automatic VMS and PSIM integration with ObjectVideo-enabled devices

08/13/2009
02:45 PM

SMART-Space Controller Released!

Reliable Controls is very pleased to announce the release of the SMART-Space Controller. This compact and fully programmable BACnet controller is designed for small point-counts that require a local LCD display and easy access to setpoint adjust, point override and schedule changes.

08/13/2009
02:44 PM

Buildings Become Greener with TAC EnergyEdge

Comprehensive Energy-Savings Program Improves Facility Efficiency

08/13/2009
02:43 PM

New L-VIS with 12" and 15" Touch Display from Loytec

Product Launch at the Buildings under Control Symposium 2009

08/13/2009
02:41 PM

North Carolina's New 'Green' McDonald's Uses QA Graphics' Educational Touchscreen

The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard was unveiled at the restaurant's grand opening, July 14, and is displayed in the lobby as a green education tool to show the public more about the restaurant's green features.

08/13/2009
02:40 PM

AltEnergyMag.com becomes the new face of EarthToys with a newly designed Alternative Energy eMagazine and Web Resource

The new look unveiled in the August issue, will incorporate a new website name and format designed to better reflect the true focus of the eMagazine which is to be an industry business to business resource focusing on alternative energy solutions such as Solar, Wind, Geothermal and Biofuels.

08/13/2009
02:39 PM

SeQent is "Connected with Kepware"

SeQent Partners with Kepware for Device Communications

08/13/2009
02:37 PM

Fieldbus Training Classes for the rest of 2009

Building Automation professionals can learn about how they can leverage the strengths of fieldbuses to improve the diagnostic capabilities of their existing building systems in a very inexpensive way.

The S4 Group
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08/06/2009
12:57 PM

High Performance Green Buildings, Malaysia

12th - 13th October 2009, Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

08/06/2009
12:37 PM

Johnson Controls Renewable Energy Projects at the 2009 GovEnergy Conference

2009 GovEnergy Conference - Aug. 9-12 and key Johnson Controls experts will be in attendance to present several sessions and share information on new technologies, trends, best practices and projects.

08/06/2009
12:35 PM

ControlLogix Building Automation Gateway from FieldServer Technologies at 2009 Automation Fair

Easily link building automation & fire panel devices to Allen Bradley ControlLogix

08/06/2009
12:34 PM

Digi Expands AnywhereUSB Product Line with Industry's First Combined USB and Serial over IP Solution and Compact USB Hub

Digi extends USB device capabilities in virtualization, retail and healthcare applications.

08/06/2009
12:32 PM

OPC Foundation Unified Architecture Developers' Workshop 2009

To accommodate as many members as possible we are offering two workshops this year: one in Frankfurt, Germany and one in New Orleans, LA. Each workshop is limited to only 40 seats.

08/06/2009
12:31 PM

2010 AHR EXPO Innovation Awards Submission Deadline Approaching

Entries due September 14th

08/06/2009
12:29 PM

Chinese Tobacco Company Selects Wonderware Software to Manage Power & Energy Systems

The tobacco facility in Kunming, China plans to use Wonderware Mobile Solutions in conjunction with Wonderware System Platform to manage its utility operations.

08/06/2009
12:28 PM

EnOcean Exports Energy Harvesting Wireless Electronics to China

Building automation controls from the US & Europe to be installed in 5-star hotel in China

SkyFoundry
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08/01/2009
02:17 PM

Automated Continuous Commissioning

The Path to Optimized Operations & Energy Efficiency - David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI)

08/01/2009
02:16 PM

Drilling for Dollars

IT Companies Find Energy - Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

08/01/2009
02:15 PM

Track LEED v3 Credits in Project Management Software

LEED Requires Strong Document Control - Houston Neal, Software Advice

08/01/2009
02:13 PM

How Powerful Are Your Graphics?

Powerful graphics catch the viewers' eye and leave a lasting impression. - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

08/01/2009
02:12 PM

After The Keynote?

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 29-30 - Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems

08/01/2009
02:11 PM

Embedded Flexible Module Solutions

End-to-End Connectivity for Build Out of Intelligent Buildings, OEM Edge Assets and Connected Infrastructure - Daniel A. Drolet, Sr., VP, Business Development, PCN Technology, Inc.

08/01/2009
02:10 PM

LONMARK International/ LONMARK Americas

Update August 2009 - Heather Deal, Marketing Communications Liaison, LONMARK Americas

08/01/2009
02:09 PM

My Clouded Thinking Clears

The clouds are open and scalable and are my new tool set. - Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

08/01/2009
02:06 PM

Airflow Monitoring

Techniques and technologies: the basics for beginners - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

08/01/2009
02:05 PM

Opening the OPC Mailbag

Supplying answers to some OPC email questions. - Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

08/01/2009
02:03 PM

Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings - Part II Water Side

Last month's column focused on the control of the air side with the use of strategies including demand controlled ventilation and static pressure reset. This month we would like to explore the control of the water side. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

08/01/2009
02:02 PM

Distributed Energy Resources and Storage

With the big smart grid standards roadmap conference coming up in Washington on the third and fourth, I am going to stick with writing about what this means for buildings. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

08/01/2009
02:01 PM

Building Automation and the Cloud

The Cisco Network Building Mediator not only provides the technical "glue" between the facilities and IT world; but it helps enable the convergence of industries. - Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries Cisco Canada

08/01/2009
01:42 PM

IntelligentBuildings and BusinessWeek

A live, 30 minute webcast from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in NY with live chat response and a recording of it available afterwards via a streaming link. - Tom Shircliff, Rob Murchison, IntelligentBuildings

08/01/2009
01:41 PM

Clean Interface to all Information

Our Building Automation Suite delivers a number of protocols today, starting with BACnet as our lead protocol and also delivering several Modbus protocols. - Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies

08/01/2009
01:39 PM

Integrated Energy Storage System

An integrated energy storage system that, when combined with conventional building air conditioning, creates a hybrid cooling system that draws upon each technology when it is most efficient and cost-effective. - John McGee, Chief Operating Officer, Ice Energy

08/01/2009
01:39 PM

The Green Building Power Forum '10

January 25-27, 2010 - Anaheim, CA - Jeff Shepard, Darnell Group

08/01/2009
01:37 PM

Address Operating Inefficiencies

Recommissioning every few years or on an ad hoc basis is not the answer. Facilities managers need an Automated Continuous Commissioning solution that persistently and automatically predicts, detects, diagnoses and prioritizes system faults and anomalies that are constantly present in commercial buildings. - David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc.

08/01/2009
01:36 PM

Internet of Interactions

Towards a Real-Time Unified Pervasive Platform

08/01/2009
01:36 PM

Future with Flexible Paper

Thin OLED Technology

08/01/2009
01:34 PM

Integrating Lighting and Building Control

What are good approaches to ensure that lighting control is properly integrated with the BAS?

08/01/2009
01:33 PM

Cisco Network Building Mediator

This FAQ addresses the commonly asked questions related to the introduction of the Cisco Network Building Mediator ("Mediator").

08/01/2009
01:32 PM

New Products for August

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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