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12/28/2007
02:25 PM

Ingersoll Rand to Acquire Trane Inc For Approximately $10.1 Billion

Trane is a global leader in indoor climate control systems, services and solutions with expected 2007 revenues of $7.4 billion.

12/28/2007
02:24 PM

Asia's 1st International Exhibition & Conference on Building Maintenance and Asset Management Industry

This event is scheduled to take place at IMPACT Exhibition and Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand from 25th to 26th September 2008.

12/28/2007
02:23 PM

Key Building Industry Organizations Establish Commercial Buildings Initiative to Drive Progress on Net Zero Energy Buildings

As a broad-based public/private partnership, CBI's will plan, coordinate, and implement comprehensive activities to transform energy performance in commercial buildings over the next few decades, through technology, market, and policy innovation.

12/28/2007
02:22 PM

LONMARK Events at AHR Expo 2008

LONMARK Americas' presence at the 2008 AHR Expo in New York City will feature a strong educational and member outreach program that will illustrate how LONMARK systems lay the foundation for sustainable, green buildings.

12/28/2007
02:21 PM

Electronic Solutions, Inc. Introduces Z-Wave Enabled DC Motor Controls for Window Coverings

Electronic Solutions, Inc. (ESI) announces the release of a new line of DC motor controls utilizing Z-Wave technology, allowing for the simple integration of motorized products into Z-Wave wireless home control systems.

12/28/2007
02:20 PM

Get a Piece of the PIE at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting Technical Program in NYC

For the first time, ASHRAE is offering New York professional development hour credit through the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE) at the 2008 ASHRAE Winter Meeting in New York City.

12/28/2007
02:18 PM

Richards-Zeta introduces the industry's revolutionary "Controls Vendor Free", Controls System

Traditionally building control systems have been defined by the manufacturer and the manufacturers' brand of controls systems.
 

12/28/2007
12:07 PM

Jeff Seewald, PE Joins Building Intelligence Group, LLC

Seewald brings nearly 20 years of experience in commercial buildings systems and integrated controls to his new role.

12/28/2007
12:06 PM

Veris Industries Will Feature Over 9 New Products & 5 New Product Categories at The 2008 AHR Expo - Booth #129

Veris will offer interactive demos of various products at their booth. Stop by for an introduction to the products leading the industry in innovation.

12/28/2007
12:05 PM

Zoning and Direct Digital Controls Train the Trainer

To help HVACR Educators and Trainers better understand Zoning and Direct Digital Controls, Mr. Hoffmann of Johnson Controls will be conducting a Zoning and Direct Digital Controls, Residential and Light Commercial Applications Train the Trainer.

BACnet International
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12/20/2007
10:38 AM

LonMark Sessions - Promoting Energy-efficient Open Control Networks

Tuesday, 4 March 2008 - 09:00-17:00 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12/20/2007
10:37 AM

EtherCAT Passes as Official IEC Standard

EtherCAT is now an International Standard communication technology for SERCOS and CANopen drive profiles

12/20/2007
10:37 AM

Illinois Schools get $295,000 Energy Makeover

TAC Performance Contract Save Schools $13,000 Annually

12/20/2007
10:36 AM

2nd Annual Property and Facilities Management Conference

12th & 13th March 2008, Bangkok Thailand

12/20/2007
10:35 AM

ELUTIONS launches ControlMaestro, the next-generation SCADA software platform for site-wide automation

New Web-enabled automation software development platform supports Windows Vista and offers engineering productivity, user mobility, high security and integration into Enterprise systems.

12/20/2007
10:34 AM

Free LonMark Seminars at AHR 2008 in New York

These free classes will give you the latest information on creating integrated solutions, implementing green and sustainable buildings, winning more jobs through integration and leveraging utilities demand response programs.

12/20/2007
10:32 AM

Updated Alerton VAViH Controller Features Preset DDC Applications, Honeywell Actuator, More I/O

The pre-loaded, DIP switch-selectable DDC applications provide users with five types of VAV box control.

12/20/2007
10:32 AM

Johnson Controls, Inc. Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Company showcases commitment to a sustainable global environment

12/20/2007
10:31 AM

IIPSEC 2008 - Europe's No 1 Security Technology Event

29th - 31st 2008 January Stoneleigh Park, Nr Coventry UK - Deploying Wireless and Mobile Solutions - 31st January 2008

12/20/2007
10:29 AM

Boost for Security Systems division: Bosch plans acquisition of Extreme CCTV

Extreme CCTV is a technology leader in active infrared illuminators, demanding environment cameras and license plate capture systems.

12/20/2007
10:29 AM

Spinwave Systems Signs Strategic Partnership with Evolve Energy Ltd.

The Two Companies Partner to Deliver Wireless Solutions for Retail Stores and Refrigeration Systems in the UK and France

12/20/2007
10:27 AM

Reliable Controls wins an honourable mention at the AHR 2008 Product Innovation Awards - Booth 158

Product: MACH-Stat BACnet controller

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12/14/2007
12:36 PM

New CP6608 Control Panels from Beckhoff Automation Feature Ultra Compact Design

"All-in-one" Ethernet controller features 5.7-inch display, flexible connectivity options and Windows CE

12/14/2007
12:35 PM

Itron and Ember team up on ZigBee-enabled energy demand management

Itron's Ember-enabled OpenWay Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) platform to benefit consumers and utilities .

12/14/2007
12:34 PM

High Level Network Video Masterclass

Tuesday 29th January 2008 - IIPSEC 2008 - Education Programme Feature

12/14/2007
12:33 PM

One RF Technology and Daintree Networks partner to accelerate ZigBee development and commissioning

One RF Technology, front-runners of European ZigBee technology, and Daintree Networks, Inc., the world-wide leader in ZigBee Sensor Network Analyzer (SNA) software, today announced a partnership to offer ZigBee developers a powerful new solution.

12/14/2007
12:32 PM

ASHRAE Seminar Focuses on Proposed Sustainability Standard

Sustainability in Building Codes: ASHRAE/USGBC/IESNA Standard 189.1P takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. Jan. 20th at ASHRAE's 2008 Winter Meeting.

12/14/2007
12:31 PM

Viconics Inc. Wireless Products receives honourable mention at the AHR 2008 Product Innovation Awards - Booth #103

Wireless Gateway and Thermostat Products

12/14/2007
12:29 PM

FieldServer Technologies at AHR 2008

FieldServer Technologies, the major gateway manufacturer in the building industry, will be demonstrating its full range of products at the AHR Expo 2008 in New York City at booth 125.

Activelogix - Periscope
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12/07/2007
02:39 PM

New York City's Sustainability Plan, ASHRAE's Role, Highlighted in Tech Program

ATLANTA - New York City's ambitious long-term sustainability plan and ASHRAE's role in helping reduce emissions will be highlighted in a special technical plenary session at the Society's 2008 Winter Meeting.

12/07/2007
02:38 PM

Linear Introduces "Plug and Play" APeX Module Design for OSCO Brand Gate Systems

New Easy-to-Install Operator Controls To Be Introduced in Linear / OSCO Residential/Commercial Slide and Swing Gate Operators

12/07/2007
02:37 PM

Gridwise Architecture Council Call for Candidates

The Gridwise Architecture Council announces eight open seats and seeks candidates to represent interests in a number of areas.

12/07/2007
02:36 PM

OPCTI Announces Partnership with Software Toolbox

Software Toolbox is endorsing the OPCTI's training programs for users, integrators, and OEMs seeking to become more knowledgeable users of OPC products.

12/07/2007
02:35 PM

Contemporary Controls Announces its Membership in BACnet International

Company Views Organization as Strong Force in Building Automation

12/07/2007
02:34 PM

Tridium to Preview New Software Framework for Small, Embedded Devices and New JACE Family of Embedded, Touch Screen Controllers for Automation Infrastructure at the 2008 AHR Expo

Tridium, Inc., the market leader for device to enterprise integration and Internet-based control applications, today announced that it will preview its new Sedona Framework and have on display their new JACE family of touch screen embedded controllers at the 2008 AHR Expo in New York, January 21st-24th. Tridium will be at Booth # 142 located in the Building Automation & Control Showcase on Level 3 of the Javits Convention Center.

12/07/2007
02:33 PM

North Carolina County Invests $1.2 Million to Improve Energy Efficiency at Facilities

TAC Performance Contracts Reduce Utility Costs 15 Percent Annually

12/07/2007
02:31 PM

DVTel Expands India Presence and Announces New Project Win

This new project implements the Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) V5 and utilizes DVTel IP cameras. DVTel's IP video management system will be used to improve both physical security and operations management.

12/07/2007
02:30 PM

Green Initiatives, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Drive Paperless Solutions

Over the past two years, a growing number of state and local jurisdictions have turned to information technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their building code, land use and planning regulatory processes.

12/07/2007
02:29 PM

Echelon Electricity Meter Receives Measurement Canada Approval

Opens Canadian Market for the World's Most Advanced Electricity Meter

12/07/2007
02:28 PM

OPCTI Announces Partnership with InduSoft

OPC Training Institute (OPCTI), the world's largest OPC training provider, and InduSoft, a leading independent supplier of open HMI and SCADA software, have announced that InduSoft will endorse the Certified OPC Professional (COP) designation.

The S4 Group
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12/01/2007
12:49 PM

GridWise, Demand Response and a Green AHR

Those who want to learn more about these automation opportunities with the electric grid should be at the AHR ASHRAE conference in New York this January 2008. - John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

12/01/2007
12:46 PM

How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green?

Smart buildings make green buildings greener, and green buildings make smart buildings smarter. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

12/01/2007
12:42 PM

B2G Summit

January 21, 2008 - New York, NY - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

12/01/2007
12:41 PM

Greenbuild is the Future

Enlightened builders and engineers must prove that energy savings are not just another green building tool, but the "big hammer," both economically and environmentally. - Denis Du Bois, Editor, Energy Priorities Magazine

12/01/2007
12:36 PM

Sydney Opera House

Information Control for the Full Asset Lifecycle - Aconex Online Document Management

12/01/2007
12:35 PM

Go Big, or Go Home!

Using large format LCD's allows the corporation to display entire building systems on one centralized monitor, and eliminates the need for multiple smaller monitors. - Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics

12/01/2007
12:34 PM

Are you ready for 3D?

When it comes to developing 3D graphics, most controls companies do not have the resources or software tools to design high level graphics. - Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics

12/01/2007
12:33 PM

Grid-Interop Rocks Industry Silos

Systems integrators, business managers, and policy-makers from electric, manufacturing, commercial building, and home automation industries discover common ground for advancing a smarter electricity system. - Steve Widergren, Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council

12/01/2007
12:33 PM

Wiring and Air Handling Under Raised Floors

A raised floor space is a plenum only if it was specifically fabricated to transport environmental air. - Jim Landolina, Wiremold/Legrand

12/01/2007
12:32 PM

Integrating OPC into Building Automation

The Latest Trend - MatrikonOPC - White Paper

12/01/2007
12:31 PM

If These Walls Could Talk

Communicating Building Information Across the Enterprise with OPC and BACnet - MatrikonOPC - White Paper

12/01/2007
12:30 PM

Control Panel Upgrade Provides Dramatic Improvement

Lighting Control Panel Upgrade - Watt Stopper/LeGrand Case Study

12/01/2007
12:29 PM

What You Need to Know About GridWise

GridWise improves electric power grid coordination and the refrigeration industry will benefit from it. - Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

12/01/2007
12:28 PM

Last Building Automation Column

This Building Automation column has provided me with an industry soapbox to rant on, scolding and generally cajoling the industry while plagiarizing the content of the bevy of authors from our online magazine AutomatedBuildings.com. - Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

12/01/2007
12:26 PM

Wiring For Combustion Air

Prove the presence of the combustion air source before allowing the boiler plant to operate - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

12/01/2007
12:25 PM

Buildings 2 Smart Grid Summit

Anto Budiardjo is President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc. - January 21, 2008, New York

12/01/2007
12:24 PM

Preview AHRExpo New York 2008

Ken Sinclair Editor - A sneak preview of what you will see in New York

12/01/2007
12:24 PM

Grid-Interop was great!

Toby Considine - It was a solid group of attendees, in tracks ranging from Building/Grid interactions, Enterprise/Grid Interactions, Architectures, Security, and probably several more.

12/01/2007
12:23 PM

Greenbuild 2007 Round-Up

Denis Du Bois Editor@EnergyPriorities - I was among 22,000-plus other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. This year the U.S. Green Building Council explored "Accelerating Green Communities" with educational sessions, speakers (including Bill Clinton), special events and tours, and a huge exhibit hall.

12/01/2007
12:21 PM

Stuff that crossed my desk in November

Ken Sinclair - Highlights from Phoenix, LonWorld 2007, RealTech Middle East, oBIX By Toby Considine, and NextGen Intelligent Commercial Property

12/01/2007
12:20 PM

New Products for December

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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