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Below are summaries of some of the more popular articles in recent weeks.
less than two months since the launch of the New Deal blog, we are
starting to see interesting articles and perspectives around the need
to rethink the relationship between BAS vendors and building owners and
Below are summaries of some of the more popular articles in recent weeks. Click on the links to read the full story, or visit the New Deal blog site.
BACnet — A Foundation for Building Analytics
Jim Butler, CTO of Cimetrics, Inc.
its approval as an ANSI/ASHRAE standard in 1995 and as an ISO standard
in 2003, BACnet has become the most common network protocol in modern
building automation systems. Although BACnet was not originally
designed to enable analytics, it has a number of features that have
facilitated the implementation of analytics applications, not the least
of which is that BACnet offers a standard method for third-party
analytics applications to access data in building systems. However,
this article focuses on other features of BACnet that help building
owners to implement analytics in their facilities. Read more
Win-Win Strategies to Buy and Sell Building Solutions
Jack McGowan, CEM is Principal with The McGowan Group
Reflecting on a career that has included roles as an Energy Manager, Contractor, Entrepreneur and Technologist, I have had a unique opportunity to observe and participate in system deployment from a number of perspectives. My conclusion from all of that activity is that the traditional “design-bid-build” business approach is broken, meaning that “low bid procurement” is not a good model in today’s building technology market. Read more
Anno Scholten, President at Connexx Energy, Inc.
piece of infrastructure, sensor, personal mobile device, and business
process in a building today is a potential source of valuable data for
improving operations and user experience. Insightful facilities project
teams are beginning to direct it towards the creation and maintenance
of digital twins. A digital twin is a dynamic software model of a
physical thing or system. Read more
Introduction to Project Haystack
John Petze, Partner at SkyFoundry
likely if you are reading this you have either you have come to
understand what data tagging is and why it’s useful, or are concerned
that the concept is an attempt to force another communication protocol
on the industry, or make you adhere to a rigid naming standard that
will not fit your needs. If you are thinking either of the latter, give
me a few minutes of your time to try to bridge the gap.
reason data semantics (a big pretentious word so let’s just say tagging
is going forward) is important is because smart devices and equipment
are creating dramatic increases in the amount and type of data
available from our facilities, AND a new generation of software
applications promise to help us benefit from that data. In the
buildings industry, those benefits include, improving the performance
of our facilities and equipment systems by detecting faults and
inefficiencies, reducing energy use and costs, streamlining maintenance
operations, measuring and managing occupant comfort, satisfaction and
productivity, meeting regulatory and reporting requirements. Read more
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