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Whitepaper from WattStopper and Durell Control Systems focuses on system integration in high performance buildings The
paper uses case studies to explore how project partners can
successfully collaborate with design and construction teams, focusing
on two recently completed high performance buildings in London,
CommandFusion Announces Upcoming Release of the "Solo" All-In-One Networkable Controller Designed
for the home automation and commercial market spaces, the Solo provides
all the control ports required for a networked, single room or small
Wide range of presentations and events testifying to KNX's role as the leading standard worldwide This
year KNX will once again be represented at the light+building trade
fair in Frankfurt (30 March - 4 April 2014) in a manner befitting of
its status as the world's leading standard for home and building
ZigBee and 802.15.4 to Drive 43 Percent of Wireless Smart Energy Solutions ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 are driving Smart Energy solutions worldwide, according to global technology research firm ON World.
DENT Instruments and Setra Systems Announce Joint Development Partnership The
Joint Development agreement brings together two leading manufacturers
of building automation sensors to expand the market and help customers
address the challenges of energy management.
Snow Storm Didn't Dampen Spirits at Record-Breaking 2014 AHR Expo in New York City HVACR
professionals from all 50 states and over 130 countries braved the
elements to see the latest products and technologies on display from
over 1,900 exhibiting companies from around the world.
BuildingIQ Doubles Revenue in Q4, Strong Finish To A Successful Year Cloud-based
energy management software company quadruples recurring revenue
throughout the year and saves customers more than $1.5 million in
Shaping a Better World: Arup Deploys Pexip Globally Large-scale enterprise-wide videoconferencing connects professionals
Mississippi School Districts Complete Energy Savings Performance Contracts with Schneider Electric Holly Springs and New Albany School Districts retrofit for efficiency and improved learning environments
QA Graphics Releases New 3D HVAC Images The
library offers a variety of high-end 3D graphics that can be used to
develop system graphics that more accurately represent the mechanical
equipment in place at a facility.
BACnet Web Services Updates and Call for Participation in a Virtual Plugfest The
BACnet committee has approved an update to BACnet/web services (WS) to
better support more sophisticated needs such as smart grid and energy
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AHR Expo New York - Jan 21-23 EnOcean Alliance at AHR Expo 2014 - Booth #279. Spartan Peripheral Devices announces Enocean wireless Actuator - Booth #247
Onset Announces New Data Logger for Building Performance Monitoring New HOBO UX120-006M Analog Logger provides twice the accuracy of previous models, flexible support for a wide range of sensors
Beckhoff Introduces New Multi-touch Panel PCs for "All-in-One" HMI and Control CP26xx Panel PCs deliver multi-touch functionality and automation capability with ARM Cortex A8 processor
Control Network by Contemporary Controls - AHR Booth#239 BASautomation Products on Display at AHR Expo
2014 Engineers Week, 16-22 February 2014 In
recognition of 2014 Engineers Week, ISA encourages its members and
other automation professionals to promote the value of engineering
through outreach and volunteerism.
Google Partners with Nest in Race to be Your Smart Home Provider From Environment Defense Fund's Energy Exchange Blog
30-day Public Review for 5 Open Building Information Exchange (#OBIX) Committee Specification Drafts OASIS members and interested parties
Continental Control Systems New Product Preview at AHR Expo January 21-23, 2014 Booth #252 Visitors
to the Continental Control Systems booth will see our C12.1-compliant
and BTL- listed WattNode electric power meters, and our new flexible
Rogowski coil current transformers.
Maintenance Assistant unveils MA Monitoring The Ultimate Step in Maintaining Intelligent Machines by Connecting Them Directly to Our Cloud CMMS
CABA Presentation at AHR Expo 2014 CABA will be hosting a special workshop at AHR Expo January 21 - 23 in New York City.
Google Breaking into HVAC Market This
is a Research Note from Omar Talpur, market Analyst at IHS, providing
commentary on Google's announcement it will be acquiring Nest Labs.
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Lynxspring Enhances Engineering Division Lynxspring,
a premier developer and provider of open platform control solutions for
building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise
integration today announced that the company has named F. Allen Biegel
Director of our new Engineering Services team.
Discover LonMark 2.0 at the AHR Expo - Booth #426 LONMARK International invites you to attend the free educational seminars held in conjunction with the AHR Expo.
WAGO's Rogowski Coil Current Sensor and Measurement WAGO
Corporation's Rogowski coil current measurement products, part of the
new power measurement family, offer fast and convenient installation,
even in existing systems.
Distech Controls Honored at 2014 AHR Expo Product of the Year Awards - Booth #123 New Integrated Room Control Solution to receive honorable mention in Building Automation category
The Global Lighting Controls Product Market will be Worth 2.54 Billion by 2017, Predicts Memoori Research This Report is the new 2014 Definitive Resource for Lighting Controls Market Research & Investment Analysis.
2014 Winter Conference - ASHRAE Looking for High Performing Buildings? Look for Trouble - Via Monitoring Based Commissioning
LOYTEC at AHR Expo 2014 - Booth #214 The AHR EXPO is the world's largest HVACR marketplace and will open its doors January 21-23, 2014 in New York City.
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Industry thought leaders' share insight to Connection Communities Collaboration Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 1:30pm at AHR Expo in New York
Distech Controls Introduces Integrated Room Control Solution Delivers highest return on energy efficient systems while ensuring personalized comfort
buildings are poised to generate $100B by lowering operating costs by
reducing energy consumption through the integration of HVAC and other
Internet of Everything could generate $4.6 Trillion in value for public
sector organizations over the next decade, according to a new study
released by Cisco today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Berkeley Lab EETD - Buildings, Energy, Greenhouse Gas, Industrial and Policy Modeling and Simulation Tools Available Tools
and models to find the best way to save energy and reduce greenhouse
gas emissions in cities and industries, to follow the transport of
pollutants through the environment, and to calculate the cost of power
interruptions are among those available on a new Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) web site.
Control Energy Costs by Using the New APN Series Digital Power Monitor from NK Technologies The APN Series measures three phases of current and voltage and computes fourteen values necessary to track power usage
New EnOcean Plug-In Extends Energy Harvesting wireless options to the Smart Home MiOS,
provider of advanced control and monitoring solutions for the home and
small enterprise markets in 65 countries, and EnOcean, the world leader
in energy harvesting wireless solutions, announced the release of a
plug-in for the MiOS Marketplace.
Lynxspring at 2014 AHR Expo Booth #124 Lynxspring
to Showcase Latest Version of JENEsys, the Company's Building and
Information Software Platform, LynxCyberPRO, the First Cyber Protection
Solution for Building Automation and Energy Management Systems and New
Applications for JENEsysONE, the Company's Application Specific
Programmable Equipment Controller
Continental Control Systems Products at AHR Expo Booth #252 WattNode Electric Power Meters - Now Offering ANSI C12.1 Accuracy, Accepted for Listing by BTL
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2014. Trends to Keep Your Eyes On They
are in no particular order of significance, and by no means capture all
of the trends that are affecting our industry. - Marc Petock, Vice
President, Marketing, Lynxspring
Smart Buildings Predictions for 2014 The
next big leap will be the development of software applications that not
only can identify a system fault, but can automatically correct it. -
Jim Sinopoli PE, LEED BD+C, RCCD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Energy Conservation Will Take Centre Stage in 2014 Having
struggled for the last 15 years to get these environmental services to
work together we have now reached a point where connectivity can be
achieved directly through IP allowing the "Internet of Energy" to
become a reality. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori
Generic Language for EnOcean Networks With
Generic Profiles, the EnOcean Alliance has further developed the
standardized interoperable communication of energy harvesting wireless
solutions. It allows multi-functional products that flexibly adapt to a
variety of applications. - Marian Honsch, Generic Profiles Team Leader,
Technical Working Group, EnOcean Alliance
Being 'Smart' Will Bring Smart Building Success The
critical success factors can be different for each building or
stakeholder involved in the project. - William Rhodes, Research
Manager, Lighting and LEDs, IHS Technology
Defining a Smart Building: Part Five We
complete the definition of a smart building by addressing HVAC,
communication and data infrastructure, access control systems, advanced
building management systems and sustainability. - Jim Sinopoli PE, LEED
BD+C, RCCD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC
The Future of Building Energy Savings Uniting Building Automation & Utilities - Zach Denning, Engineering Sales, Western Allied Mechanical
A Question of Gravity Who Owns the Future of Smart Buildings and Cities? - Therese Sullivan, Principal, www.buildingcontext.me
Maximize your AHR Expo Experience Use
Social Media to build brand awareness and boost traffic at your booth.
- Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing
Still Another Collection of Short Stories Back to the well - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Controls Retrofits Preserving Smoke Control - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group
Collaborating Convergence and the Changing Industry This
December column is about "Collaborating Convergence" or as I like to
joke "The Gear Heads meet the C-suite"â€¦..smile. I think we all have
accepted that the convergence model is inevitable, but I am not sure we
understood how much we all would have to collaborate to insure
successful convergence. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
"Control by the People For the People" a
software layer that incorporates occupants as sensors for the building,
saving energy and improving comfort at the same time. - Lindsay Baker,
VP, Research and Marketing, Building Robotics, Inc.
How Building Managers can Visualize Big Data Big
Data specifically means better ways to maintain equipment and more
intelligent fault detection and prediction, or smarter ways to approach
diagnostics as a whole. - Brian Turner, President, Controlco
Industrial Internet of Things: Think
of it as Control Networking 2.0 The Industrial Internet of Things
(IIoT) is the next generation, or version 2.0, of traditional control
networking. - Varun Nagaraj, Senior VP and General Manager, Internet of
Things, Echelon Corp.
The Truth Behind Building Automation Revealing DDC fact from fiction - Zach Denning, Engineering Sales, Western Allied Mechanical
"Life Cycle Costing of Intelligent Buildings" The
core objective of the research report is to identify what needs to be
done, and by whom, to make life cycle costing a mainstream criteria for
building system evaluation in North America. - Ron Zimmer, President
& CEO CABA
BACnet International and the Connections Community The
more engaged the building community is, from engineers and architects
to facility managers and owners, the faster standards and solutions
will evolve to meet their needs. - Andy McMillan, President, BACnet
Niagara Community Based
on the number of Niagara instances deployed today, we estimate that the
Niagara Community has connected over 20 million devices into a wide
range of applications both inside and outside of intelligent buildings.
- John Sublett, Chief Technology Officer, Tridium.
In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology This is a great read and plays well to our January issue themed "Concurrent Collaboration".
2013 in the rear view mirror A quick review of signifcant change in 2013 and insight into our AHRExpo education sessions
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.
New Products for January A brief description of some new products for the industry.
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