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04:16 PM

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc.

Richards-Zeta is a leading provider of intelligent middleware technology that enables businesses to integrate building infrastructure and information technology (IT) applications over a common Internet Protocol (IP) network, resulting in improved efficiencies, greater energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

04:15 PM

Everything Connected to the Network Can Be Greener With Cisco EnergyWise

Cross-Industry Effort Enables Companies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across Entire Organization

04:14 PM

2009 Energy Efficient Buildings Series

World's Leading Technology Companies To Present "Energy Efficient Buildings" Seminar Series in 2009

04:13 PM

MatrikonOPC now offers Online OPC Training

MatrikonOPC is proud to announce the release of a new eLearning program that offers automation professionals a convenient way to learn about OPC.

04:12 PM

Texas School District Improves Energy Efficiency

Performance Contract from TAC Results in Utility Savings

04:11 PM

New Partnership between LonMark International and GreenLink Alliance

Encourages Lawmakers to Establish Tax Incentives and Legislation for Building Energy Efficiency and Conservation Retrofits

04:10 PM

Senior Sales Executive Joins Hirsch Electronics

Security Industry Veteran Jack Derrico to Manage Hirsch's Mid-Atlantic Sales

04:09 PM

New & Improved Online Resource for Automation Integrators

The OPC Training Institute (OPCTI) recently launched an online resource center focused on standards-based OPC technology used in process control and manufacturing automation.

04:09 PM

Honeywell Acts to Protect Refrigerants Patents Through Action Against Chinese Firm

Part of larger, ongoing effort to protect patents for refrigerant R-410A

04:08 PM

Yokogawa is "Connected with Kepware"

Yokogawa Partners with Kepware Technologies as Their Primary Choice for Controller and Recorder Connectivity

04:06 PM

Echelon and Wonderware Partner to Bring Energy Solutions to Buildings

Wonderware and Echelon's combined software and hardware solutions will bring facilities more choices in how to connect, manage and control their equipment for operation cost savings and energy conservation.

04:05 PM

LonMark Americas Unveils New Online Career Center

Green Tech Jobs Program

Haystack Connect 2015
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01:05 PM

Smart Buildings: How Connected Real Estate "LEEDs" to Sustainability

Apply Your Technology Investment to Greening Your Organization - Tuesday, February 3

01:04 PM

ASHRAE Technology Awards Highlight Outstanding Building Projects

CHICAGO - Designers of systems for a community center, a school, an office building and a governmental building are recognized by ASHRAE for incorporating elements of innovative building design.

01:02 PM

Beckhoff Automation Announces Power over EtherCAT Junction

EtherCAT sensors can now receive power over standard Cat 5 cables

01:00 PM

Onset Announces 30-Day Trial Version of Data Logging Software

The trial version of HOBOware, which runs on PC and Mac computers, enables users to test-drive the full capabilities of the software for 30 days.

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11:47 AM

Working with the Wind in Chicago

Next week, there will be a lot of wind surrounding the AHR Expo, the largest conference anywhere dedicated to the efficient movement of air, and thereby the biggest energy-related conference of the year. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

11:46 AM

Invensys Controls Enhances Web Site to Drive Customer Business Benefits

The Carol Stream, Ill.-based company has implemented an online Customer Toolbox for trade professionals to track orders, review price schedules, and request an EDI partnership.

11:45 AM

ASHRAE 2008 BACnet Published

ATLANTA - Guidance to reduce a building's energy consumption on demand is contained in ASHRAE's newly published BACnet standard.

11:42 AM

Cimetrics Unveils Seven New Products at AHR Expo, January 26-28 Inc. - Booth #3654

BACnet OPC Server v5.0; Four new EasyMAP Utility Meter Interfaces; BAS-o-matic Protocol Analyzer update; Mega BACnet/IP to Web Services Gateway.
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04:07 PM

Kavlico Launches NEW Easy-to-Navigate Website

Not only is the NEW site visually appealing, but the improved navigation makes it easy to locate just the right sensor to fit each end-user's application.

04:06 PM

Milestone Consultancy Projects are an Important Hallmark of True Open Platform IP Video Software

Many security companies today claim to offer open platform IP video solutions, but very few actually deliver what the security industry and end users really need.

04:05 PM

Wireless Buildings Webinar - Thursday, Jan. 22

Realcomm Wireless Buildings Webinar to be held on Thursday, January 22, from 12:30-2:00 pm eastern time.

04:04 PM

Site Controls Announces Site-Command 1U Rack Mountable Controller for Chain Retailers and Bank Branches

Non-intrusive, "IT-friendly" intelligent Energy Management System can be easily installed in the data center of each controlled building

04:02 PM

Barix IP Control Solutions Form the Nucleus of Critical Systems Monitoring for Oceanic Time Warner of Hawaii

Headquartered in Mililani on the island of Oahu, Oceanic Time Warner offers residential and business services for cable TV, digital phone, and high-speed and wireless internet access.

04:01 PM

Ethernet Direct Announces 20 New Product Categories in 2009 Master Catalogue

Ethernet Direct offers unique product solutions for any given Industrial application.

04:00 PM

Deadline Approaching - GridWise Architecture Council Call for Candidates

Submit your application by January 19

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03:16 PM

Consortium to Advise DOE on High-Performance Green Building Issues

ASHRAE leads formation

03:15 PM

Chicago AHR Expo Surpasses 2008 New York Show in Size

Despite the turbulent economy, the 2009 AHR EXPO promises to be one of the biggest events in the Show's history. The 61st edition of the world's largest HVAC/R trade show has already surpassed the highly successful 2008 New York Show in two key categories.

03:13 PM

DOE Awards Contract to TAC by Schneider Electric for up to $5 Billion in Energy-Efficiency Projects

TAC to Implement Federal Projects Using Guaranteed Savings

03:12 PM

ZigBee to Give More People Control of Their World in 2009

Strong Membership Growth, Rapid Adoption by Utilities and Polished Brand Image Drives Success

03:11 PM

The Next Generation of Automation Software Has Arrived

Improve Engineering Productivity up to 60% with ICONICS Solutions

03:10 PM

New Kits from Daintree Networks Help take ZigBee Services to the Next Level

Daintree Networks, Inc. announced the availability of its new MeshOperator Wireless Application Development Kit and Smart Energy Kit

03:09 PM

Viconics & Tridium Form Partnership (VYKON Channel)

Viconics Electronics Inc is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with Tridium to provide its VYKON Channel with a broad range of communicating thermostat / controller product covering most used fan coil, heat pump, roof top and zoning applications.

03:08 PM


IQinVision invites you to join us for a new educational and networking series for 2009 - IQsummit!

03:07 PM

LS Research launches Rate$aver, a ZigBee Smart Energy Certified In-Home-Display

Based on Ember's ZigBee technology; helps homeowners cut energy usage and costs

03:06 PM

Fieldbus Foundation Announces Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) Final Specification and Development Tools

New release supports interoperable SIF devices with powerful fieldbus diagnostic capabilities

03:05 PM

Standard 90.1-2004 Established as National Reference Standard by DOE

Ruling Issued Dec. 30 - States must now certify that their building codes meet the requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA's 2004 energy efficiency standard, under a ruling issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the standard saves more energy than an earlier version.

03:04 PM

Viconics New Look for Humidity Control! Booth #3762

This family of humidity controllers was specifically designed for controlling of humidification and dehumidification equipment.

03:03 PM

ACME CEL256 Wired/Wireless Gas Detection System for Underground Parking Garages and Enclosed Vehicular Facilities - Booth #3952

Acme introduces a centralized gas detection system with LCD display to cover up to 256 points of wireless or wired gas detection sensors. Gases detected include CO, CO2, NO2, SO2 and Combustibles.

03:02 PM

Tridium Highlights Expanded Open Modular Platform Solutions at the 2009 AHR Expo Booth #3692

Framework Solutions Provide Integration and Connectivity for Building and Residential Automation, Security, Video and Energy Management

03:02 PM

VYKON by Tridium to Exhibit at the 2009 AHR Expo - Booth #3418

Intelligent Building Automation and Control Solutions Provide Open Integration and Interoperability for Building Automation, Security and Energy Management

03:00 PM

EnOcean Alliance at AHR Expo 2009 in Chicago - Booth #3443

Visit EnOcean Alliance at booth no. 3443 to learn how battery-free modules (powered using solar, thermal and mechanical sources) simplify sustainable green building development by replacing system wires with wireless links.

02:58 PM

What is Niagara Video?

Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium - Niagara Video is our latest application in providing a comprehensive intelligent building solution that integrates all the common building functions-environmental control, intrusion detection, access control, lighting and energy management with video. 

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02:05 PM

Obama's Energy Challenge

The building sector is described by incoming administration insiders as a core element of their new energy independence and global warming initiatives. - Thomas Hartman, P.E., The Hartman Company

02:03 PM

2009, Not Business As Usual!

Big things need to happen to force a revolution; what we are witnessing right now with the economic woes, climate change, and the change that the new Obama administration will bring about will drive things forward. - Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

02:03 PM

Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009

"Never make predictions, especially about the future." Casey Stengel American Baseball Player and Manager, 1891-1975 - Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings

02:02 PM

A New Year's Resolution for PJM

Sign Up for Demand Response - Peter Kelly-Detwiler Constellation NewEnergy

02:01 PM

An Aspect on Networked Area Control

As there are multiple philosophies associated with control through various manufacturers, it has been a challenging task for some manufacturers to relinquish some of their beliefs for the sake of interoperability. - Rocky Moore, OEM Sales and Marketing Manager, American Auto-Matrix

02:00 PM

OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid

To solve the daunting energy problems facing the nation federal and state institutions, building automation and smart grid integrators, utilities and ISOs need to support and accelerate development of sound open source initiatives focused on smart grid development, simulation and integration and building automation. - Peter Michalek

01:59 PM

Introduction to BACnet Routers

Each data link is treated as a separate network and the collection of data links is considered a single BACnet internetwork. - George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls

01:58 PM

New Year Resolutions for the Industry

How we will stop smoking, lose weight, start exercising and save money in 2009 - Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings

01:58 PM

Choosing the Right Integrator for Your Building Automation Project

There are many options: Automation Vendors, Distributors, Architectural engineering and construction firms, and Independent control system integrators. - Norman O'Leary, Executive Director CSIA - Control System Integrators Association

01:57 PM

Top 12 Issue Favourites - 2008

We thank you all as an industry for being our success in providing incredibly current content that is well read by our reinvented industry. - Ken Sinclair, Editor,

01:56 PM

Standards and Opportunities when Smart Buildings meet the Smart Grid

The goal of the new standards efforts is to support new markets that we do not today know or understand. - Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

01:55 PM

Discussion on Descriptors

Commanding and confirming the operation of two-state devices - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

01:54 PM

BAS Use of Ethernet / IP Infrastructure II

Use of Virtual Local Area Networks - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

01:53 PM

What's New in Control Solutions?

Jim Hogenson, Control Solutions, Inc. - Minnesota - We will also be introducing our new BACnet IP Web Server, as well as our web based remote monitoring service and cellular remote monitoring products.

01:50 PM

What's New In Controls Estimating?

Al De Wachter, President, Independent Control Specialists Inc. ICS - "To achieve a different result, you must try a different approach."

01:49 PM

Is 2009 the year of significant change?

Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc. - It has the markings of it Ken, the perfect storm is forming. I don't think 2009 will be business as usual.

01:48 PM

B2G Summit

The second B2G (Building-to-Grid) Summit will explore opportunities for HVAC/BAS industry from the work underway to develop a smart electric grid (Smart Grid).

01:47 PM

Automated Demand Response Cuts Commercial Building Energy Use and Peak Demand (TB-31)

Automated demand-response (AutoDR) systems use Internet-based electricity pricing and demand-response signals to initiate preprogrammed control strategies that provide fully automated management of building energy use.

01:46 PM

KNX Provides All Round Energy Management Solutions

Systems that track the energy performance of a building in real time can identify all areas where there is need for improvement, allowing the owner (occupier) to take steps to further improve energy efficiency.

01:45 PM

Wireless for Controls: An Update

Basic wireless systems include wire replacement systems, where the sensor, transmitter and receiver use line power but communicate wirelessly, and fully wireless schemes (i.e., having all battery-powered components).

01:43 PM

Monitoring-based commissioning provides substantial energy savings

MBCx can be used in commercial and institutional buildings that have energy information or energy-management systems that are capable of trending building energy use.

01:41 PM

January New Products

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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