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01/31/2012
10:11 AM
Belimo's New EF Spring Return Actuator, the most powerful of its kind! The EF actuator utilizes rugged components in a pressure cast aluminum housing for added strength and reliability. It offers a high torque output of 270 in-lbs and a NEMA 4 option to meet tough environmental conditions found in many HVAC applications.
01/31/2012
10:10 AM
Belimo Releases NFB, NFX New Generation of Actuators Belimo Americas, the leading producer of electronic control valves and air damper actuators, has introduced the New Generation NFB, NFX series that, once again, raises the bar for actuator quality, reliability and technical prowess.
01/31/2012
10:09 AM
Belimo's New Actuator Retrofit Solution for the Small Valve - Compact Yet Powerful Belimo Americas, the leading producer of electronic control valves and air damper actuators, is introducing the new the UGSL1200 linkage. The linkage returns the Powermite MZ/MT short stroke valve back into service when the original actuator has failed; keeping the valve in service by only retrofitting the actuator.
01/31/2012
10:09 AM
Belimo Introduces Quick Running Family of Actuators Belimo Aircontrols (USA) introduces its quick running line of non-spring actuators, designed with the power, flexibility and efficiency that today's applications demand.
01/31/2012
10:08 AM
Johnson Controls' EnergyConnect leads consortium to help major Pennsylvania utility reduce electricity demand during peak hours Industry leaders collaborate to provide demand response resources to meet state-mandated load reduction targets
01/31/2012
10:07 AM
2011 version of the Green Standard Now Available from ASHRAE, USGBC, IES Changes to help make buildings and systems more sustainable are part of the newly published version of the high performance green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering

BACnet International
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01/27/2012

02:12 PM
KMC Press Releases AHR Expo 2012 FlexStat Control of Copeland Scroll Digital Compressor - KMC Controls and Titus HVAC Collaborate to Simplify Air Distribution New, Fully Configured VAV Terminal Units Lowers Costs and Increases Ease of Installation - BACnet Offering Extended to Wireless via EnOcean - Modular Control Solutions for UFAD, VAV, and Hydronic Applications - FlexStat Now Available with CO2 Sensing & IP Connectivity
01/27/2012
02:11 PM
Empowering Customers With a Green Button Sixty days ago, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra challenged the utility industry to enable consumers to download their detailed energy usage with the simple click of a "Green Button."
01/27/2012
02:09 PM
LOYTEC: Best Product of the Year 2011 Winner at LonMark International Best of the Year Awards for Three Years
01/27/2012
02:09 PM
LonMark International Unveils "Best of the Year" Winners EPAL Laboratories, Infranet Partners, Loytec and Schneider Electric Demonstrate Innovation, Vision and Leadership in 2011
01/27/2012
02:08 PM
Honeywell Launches Full-Scale Smart Grid Project to Reduce Strain on Electrical Networks in the UK London-Area Pilot Proves Automated Demand Response Can Cut Peak Energy Use in Commercial and Industrial Facilities, Leads to Broad Deployment
01/27/2012
02:07 PM
Luxoft Demonstrates Power Grid Management Framework Integrated with Space-Time Insight at DistribuTECH 2012 Integration of Luxoft DMFusion and Space-Time Insight's Geospatial Software Accelerates the Delivery of Situational Intelligence Solutions for the Power Grid

Cimetrics
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01/24/2012

11:13 AM
Digi Releases Next Generation ZigBee Smart Energy Gateway Enhanced Smart Energy gateway optimized for large device deployments
01/24/2012
11:12 AM
ECOBEE - Makers of the First Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Thermostat - Introduce Their Completely Redesigned Contractor Web Portal at AHR in Chicago The portal has new tools to help contractors grow their business, maximize efficiency and improve client experience.
01/24/2012
11:09 AM
Iconics Press Releases Announced at AHR 2012 taking place this week in Chicago, IL First 64-bit, Advanced Workstation with BACnet Compliance Future-Proof Building Automation Software Solutions; Energy AnalytiX version 10.61; Windows Phone 7 Mobile App for Building Automation
01/24/2012
11:09 AM
Schneider Electric Partners with Kele to Increase Capabilities Kele and Schneider Electric partner to offer stronger distribution options for customers
01/24/2012
11:08 AM
Over Two Dozen EnOcean Alliance Companies to Showcase EnOcean Technology at AHR Expo 2012; Three "World's First" Product Announcements Many alliance member companies will showcase EnOcean technology at separate booths on the show floor, while a comprehensive suite of energy management solutions and products will also be on display at the EnOcean Alliance booth #3764.
01/24/2012
11:07 AM
LonMark International Expands Interoperability Model Across Building Industry System Integrators, Implementers benefit from larger selection of products, service providers
01/24/2012
11:06 AM
EnergyAi Launches Green Button Compatibility EnergyAi announced the integration of its energy analytics service with the "Green Button", a White House coordinated initiative introduced in Silicon Valley last week.
01/24/2012
11:05 AM
ASHRAE Recognizes Outstanding HVAC&R Industry Achievements Thirty-six people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the building industry at the Society's 2012 Winter Conference held here Jan. 21-25.

Activelogix - Periscope
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01/21/2012

11:08 AM
QA Graphics to Introduce Mobile Energy Dashboard App at AHR Expo - Booth #3729 QA Graphics, a leading provider of energy dashboards, is pleased to announce that they will unveil a new mobile application feature for their Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard product during the AHR Expo.
01/21/2012
11:07 AM
New Products from Cimetrics Featured at AHR Expo - Booth #3460 Cimetrics has been a leader in providing BACnet communication products to OEMs since 1996.
01/21/2012
11:06 AM
Brand New Humidity and Temperature Transmitter Series from Vaisala for High Performance HVAC Applications - AHR Booth #3822Vaisala introduces the next generation of humidity and temperature transmitters for demanding HVAC applications. Combining fit with functionality, the new Vaisala HMW90 Series HUMICAP Humidity and Temperature Transmitters are designed for indoor environments requiring measurement accuracy and stability that can be depended on.
01/21/2012
11:06 AM
VingCard Elsafe Widens Lead In RFID Locking Systems Technology With Speed, Range Enhancements Next-generation technology advancements nearly double reading speed and distance of industry leading RFID locking system


The S4 Group
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01/19/2012

11:22 AM
Sprint M2M to boost utility industry operations; make systems smarter Itron, Lanner, Power Insight and Silver Spring offer Sprint connectivity to utilities for automated monitoring and data collection
01/19/2012
11:21 AM
Daintree Networks Adds Advanced Power Metering Features to ControlScope Wireless Lighting Controls Solution Integrated Solution Dramatically Reduces Costs of Energy Management for Commercial Buildings
01/19/2012
11:20 AM
BACnet Offering Extended to Wireless via EnOcean - AHR Booth #3929 The self-powered sensors communicate to KMC's award-winning BACnet network through an EnOcean-to-BACnet gateway powered by CAN2GO.
01/19/2012
11:19 AM
CAN2GO Web BEMS adds dashboard, previews Android app - AHR Booth #3929 The dashboard provides clear-cut visualizations for system integrators and facility managers that want customizable real-time data monitoring of their buildings.
01/19/2012
11:18 AM
CAN2GO launches new line of smart wireless peripherals, including a damper/valve actuator based on the Belimo MP-bus platform - Booth #3929 The line includes the TE2 terminal unit and the DA2 proportional damper/valve actuator, based on the Belimo MP-Bus platform. The DA2 received a 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Award honorable mention.
01/19/2012
11:17 AM
LonMark International Offers Free Education Sessions, Announces "Best of the Year:" Awards at AHR Expo - Booth #3436 LonMark will offer a series of free education seminars at AHR Expo, led by its executives and industry experts from member companies, including Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) and Honeywell Building Solutions (NYSE:HON).
01/19/2012
11:16 AM
AirTest New Products At The AHR Show Jan 23-25 - Booth #3827 Even if you cannot attend, a brief description of what is new with web links is provided below.

SkyFoundry
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01/13/2012
01:28 PM
Pulse Energy CEO to Speak at Cities Summit: February 1, 2012 Session IV: Innovations in Urban Finance and Infrastructure. also Upcoming Webinar: Wednesday, January 25th 10:30am PST / 1:30pm EST - The Role of EMIS in BC Hydro's Continuous Optimization Program and Beyond
01/13/2012
01:27 PM
Wireless Makes Waves in the Building Automation Market In 2011, wireless sensors accounted for just over 15% of the 21 million building automation sensors shipped in the EMEA and the Americas markets combined.
01/13/2012
01:26 PM
Onset Announces E-Learning Course on Analyzing Building Energy Data New e-learning course shows how to convert building energy data into actionable information using Microsoft Excel; awards one GBCI credit hour
01/13/2012
01:25 PM
Continental Control Systems President and CEO Steve Whitaker to Present at AHR Expo 2012 AC Power Measurements for BACnet Networks: The New WattNode Energy and Power Meter for BACnet.
01/13/2012
01:24 PM
Visit Honeywell Analytics at the AHR Expo 2012, Booth #3810 Honeywell Analytics, introduces an intelligent product design bringing fresh air comfort to buildings by combining touchscreen operation, demand-controlled ventilation and triple monitoring capabilities (CO2 or VOCs, Temperature and Humidity).

Haystack Connect 2015
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01/11/2012

02:17 PM
Geofinity Manufacturing Inc. ("Geofinity") Awarded the AHR 2012 Innovation Award in the Building Automation Category - Booth #6683 The ORB technology is a "patent pending" fully integrated equipment intelligence system offering complete operating, monitoring, control and diagnostics capabilities.
01/11/2012
02:17 PM
10th International Conference on Multipurpose High-rise Towers and Tall Buildings Dubai UAE November 5 - 6, 2012.
01/11/2012
02:15 PM
Honeywell and TEDA launch China's first demand response project under U.S.-China smart grid cooperative Under the Honeywell-TEDA agreement, Honeywell will conduct a demonstration project using its automated demand response (Auto DR) technology at select facilities within the TEDA development area, including government and commercial facilities, and industrial plants.
01/11/2012
02:15 PM
Invitation - European Conference on Sustainable Renovation of Buildings A two day European Conference on Sustainable Renovation of Buildings will be held from the 16th to 17th of February 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
01/11/2012
02:14 PM
Cimetrics C.O.O. Mary Ellen Cantabene Selected to Join The Boston Club The Boston Club is one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast.
01/11/2012
02:13 PM
The Belimo Energy Valve - Booth #3749 AHR Expo A two-way pressure independent control valve that optimizes, documents and proves water coil performance.
01/11/2012
02:11 PM
Continental Control Systems Products at DistribuTECH 2012 New Product Highlights

Delta Controls
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01/09/2012
02:55 PM
ClimateTalk Alliance - AHR Expo The ClimateTalk Alliance will be hosting an educational seminar - primarily to help HVAC Contractors understand the benefits and simplicity of working with ClimateTalk enabled systems.
01/09/2012
02:54 PM
DataNab Expands Range of Universal Monitoring and Control Devices The devices deliver new and flexible I/O options to users while retaining the low cost associated with DataNab products, and broadens the company's I/O product range for contractors, systems integrators, end users and OEMs.
01/09/2012
02:53 PM
ISA Automation Week 2012 Issues Call for Papers The Program Committee of ISA Automation Week 2012: Technology and Solutions Event has issued a Call for Papers inviting authors, experts, innovators, thought leaders and automation professionals to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, 24-27 September 2012.
01/09/2012
02:52 PM
IPKeys Announces Participation in DistribuTECH 2012 January 24-26, 2012 Join Us for the EISS Demonstration in Booth 1430!
01/09/2012
02:52 PM
Virginia Department of Military Affairs Selects Schneider Electric for Energy Savings Project Government agency seeks to update facilities with energy efficiency measures; Schneider Electric implementation to result in energy savings of 39 percent annually
01/09/2012
02:51 PM
EnOcean Alliance Members to Demonstrate Groundbreaking Advances in Wireless, Energy Harvesting HVAC Solutions at AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago - Booth S3764 Includes Three "World's First" Product Announcements
01/09/2012
02:50 PM
Solar Panel Monitoring and Control Powered by GreenPeak Chips Advanced and affordable wireless monitoring of domestic and commercial solar panels provides information on electricity generation and individual panel management.
01/09/2012
02:50 PM
ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized New, industry-backed open standard for consumer lighting control
01/09/2012
02:49 PM
Siemens Acquires Pace Global Energy Services, LLC Acquisition Will Enhance Siemens Portfolio with New Energy Consulting and Management Services
01/09/2012
02:46 PM
Sontay Provides Control System Sensors at New Hospital in Malta The new Mater Dei Hospital, one of the largest building automation projects to take place in Malta in recent times, features an extensive range of building control peripherals and field device products from the market leader, Sontay.


FreeBACnetExplorer.com
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01/01/2012

02:09 PM
Building Intelligence Becomes Mobile Any Platform, Any Place, Any Time. - Korey Warzala, Marketing Associate, DGLogik, Inc
01/01/2012
02:08 PM
Energy Dashboards Are Evolving As energy dashboards continue to evolve, building performance will be something that's more visual and more accessible for everyone, anywhere, anytime. - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics
01/01/2012
02:07 PM
Pushing Stakeholder Collaboration Beyond Construction This new technology takes the design to all the stakeholders on a project and makes the invisible visible to all, allowing the architect, facility managers, contractors, and even product manufacturers to collaborate freely and in real time in any platform-anyplace, anytime, anywhere. - Nicholas Jeffery, COO, VIMtrek
01/01/2012
02:07 PM
Visualization The Key to Improving Building Performance - John Petze, C.E.M. SkyFoundry
01/01/2012
02:06 PM
Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2012 Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC
01/01/2012
02:06 PM
Sub-Metering a Hotel for LEED Certification Energy Systems Management and Verification White Paper - Continental Control Systems LLC
01/01/2012
02:05 PM
Addressable Lighting Control Systems Help buildings achieve coveted USGBC LEED certification. - Terry Mocherniak, Encelium
01/01/2012
02:05 PM
Collaborating Services The Challenges of Interoperability - David Webber, Information Architect, Oracle Corporation
01/01/2012
02:04 PM
Pleasanton Public Library Reduces Lighting Energy Use by 46% with Wireless Lighting Controls - Philip Lavee, VP Sales & Marketing, Adura Technologies
01/01/2012
02:03 PM
SCADA Improves Hospital Building Management System New SCADA system meets stringent requirements of Moscow hospital, including Cyrillic alphabet displays. - InduSoft
01/01/2012
02:03 PM
Trends in HVAC Control And bucking the trends via the BAS? - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
01/01/2012
02:02 PM
Content is King in the Year of the Panda Unique Content and Viral Marketing will be factors in 2012 to increase Google Ranking - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing
01/01/2012
02:01 PM
Cell Phones, Photo Frames € and BAS? AKA: Customer Service Includes Honoring Commitments - Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol
01/01/2012
02:01 PM
Cloud-Ready Buildings and Open Source A building that can connect to a cloud with minimal start-up costs is cloud-ready. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc
01/01/2012
01:59 PM
In-house BAS Department? What skills should an owner look for to better support their building systems especially controls and BAS? - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela LewisBuilding Intelligence Group
01/01/2012
01:59 PM
The Importance of Doing BAS Right An optimized system has the potential to provide improved operation, reliability, and of course energy efficiency. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela LewisBuilding Intelligence Group
01/01/2012
01:58 PM
Connecting Communities for Continuous Conservation Visualization through graphics can allow buildings to become an integral part of a community and "Come to Life" while teaching occupants about sustainability. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
01/01/2012
01:57 PM
J2 Innovation's Unified Toolset A unified toolset for creating the User Experience across multiple client platforms ranging from desktop browsers to mobile and handheld devices. - B. Scott Muench, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development,J2 Innovations
01/01/2012
01:55 PM
AHR 2012 Overview Summary of AHR Press Releases, New Products / Releases and Our Advertisers at AHR
01/01/2012
01:54 PM
What does "Open" mean? "Open" is a fundamental key word that has driven the BAS industry over the last decade and will continue to drive it in the future. Open standards, open protocols, open architecture and open web are some of the key concepts. This session will explore several open source movements including Project Haystack, Open ADR and others.
01/01/2012
01:53 PM
2012 Niagara Summit April 29-May 2 Tridium has pioneered "Open" in our industry with the Niagara Framework. I have been invited to be part this year's Niagara Community Summit event in Vegas. I look forward to learning more on how the community is redefining and increasing the "Value of Virtual ".
01/01/2012
01:52 PM
Across My Desk Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to AutomatedBuildings.com. Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop.
01/01/2012
01:51 PM
New Products for January A brief description of some new products for the industry



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