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QA Graphics Introduces AcquiSuite Integration for Energy Dashboard QA
Graphics, Iowa-based interactive design firm, is pleased to announce
the release of 3.3.1 of QA Graphics' Bridge Data Manager, an integral
part of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard.
Smart Building Conference comes to London in October Agenda will place AV industry at the heart of the UK's intelligent building debate
EP Shanghai 2013 - Gathers 1,000 Electric Power Equipment Suppliers Special Highlights on Smart Grid Technology and Automation
OpenADR Alliance Announces Growing OpenADR Interest In Asia Momentum in Japan and Korea Reflect Growing Global Interest in OpenADR 2.0
A BACnet Certification to confirm native interoperability and ensure a high level of expertise in the buildings management Related
to the new ControlMaestro 2013 version released this month, this
Certification provides further proof of the software's robustness and
strengthens the ELUTIONS' position in the SCADA market for building
automation monitoring and control as well as their intelligent and
how to properly manage and maintain your automation systems, and
improve plant performance and safety at ISA Automation Week 2013 To
help today's manufacturers gain maximum value from their automation
system investments and improve plant performance, the International
Society of Automation (ISA) today announces that an educational track
at ISA Automation Week 2013 will focus on the proper application of
asset maintenance, asset operations, and asset optimization strategies
Kepware Leads Industry Shift to Modern OPC UA Communication Standard with ClientAce 4.0 New ClientAce OPC .NET Toolkit provides developers with an intuitive solution for building secure OPC client applications
30-day Public Review for 4 Open Building Information Exchange (#OBIX) Committee Specification Drafts The
OASIS Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) TC  members have
recently approved four Committee Specification Drafts (CSDs) and
submitted them for 30-day public review.
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New Course on Commercial Building Energy Audits Offered by ASHRAE in Fall Online Course Series Given
the tremendous growth in emphasis on energy efficiency in existing
buildings, private markets are looking for cost-effective investments
to make in buildings. Energy efficiency represents an excellent
opportunity to provide great returns while helping the environment, and
improving indoor environmental quality.
Cylon Energy acquire 50 Philips Teletrol BAS Dealers Cylon
Energy Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Building
Automation System Dealer Business of Philips Teletrol Systems Inc.,
from Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG).
The Big Growth Opportunity for Big Data in Smart Buildings The
market for fault detection based on big-data building analytics will
expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 40 percent
during the next five years, according to a new report entitled "Value
Added Services in Intelligent Buildings" from IMS Research, now part of
IHS (NYSE: IHS).
Simergy: A Free, Comprehensive Graphical User Interface for Energy Modeling with EnergyPlus The
Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) of Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory and the Buildings Technology Office of the
Department of Energy announce the launch of Simergy, a free graphical
user interface (GUI) that enables the whole-building energy modeling
engine, EnergyPlus, to be used more easily and effectively.
QA Graphics Provides Custom Web Development Services QA Graphics is pleased to announce that they are now offering custom web development services.
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Frost & Sullivan: Moving the Smart Cities Idea from Concept to Reality Progress of smart cities and market implications evaluated at Growth, Innovation and Leadership 2013: Silicon Valley
QA Graphics Introduces Bridge Data Manager QA
Graphics, leading provider of HVAC graphic design solutions, is pleased
to announce that they are now offering the Bridge Data Manager as a
Schneider Electric Unveils Services to Protect and Drive Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities New healthcare services help mitigate risk, increase efficiency, extend lifecycle and increase safety at hospitals
EnOcean developer kit facilitates development of energy harvesting
wireless switches, sensors and networks in the 902 MHz band EDK 350U is a comprehensive tool enabling the fastest development of batteryless wireless solutions
The Bullitt Center Implements BACnet Technology In New Building BACnet Controllers Contribute to the World's Greenest Building
eSight Energy Named 2013 Enterprise Smart Grid Leader By Groom Energy Solutions eSight
Energy has been named 2013 Enterprise Smart Grid Leader, one of ten
vendors selected from 200 by Groom Energy Solutions, for the Corporate
Buyers' Guide for Energy Management Software.
B3060- Cimetrics BR-BBMD This
product is used to connect isolated BACnet networks together using the
Internet (acting as the BBMD device). A single B3060 supports up to 255
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Extended height WattStopper occupancy sensor allows more facilities to benefit from digital lighting control solutions WattStopper
has released a new Digital Lighting Management (DLM) extended height
passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor that gives specifiers more
flexibility when designing control solutions for spaces with 20' to 40'
ISA offers nearly 300 online courses covering fundamental principles for automation and control systems Classroom-quality ISA technical training - without the classroom.
Johnson Controls names Kele, Inc. Refrigeration Wholesale Distributor of the Year Memphis, Tenn. supplier honored for 23 percent growth in annual sales
Leading Edge Building Automation Control Solutions to Be Showcased at 2014 AHRExpo HVACR
professionals attending the 2014 AHR Expo, January 21-23 in New York
City will have an unprecedented opportunity to be immersed in the
latest building automation and controls (BAC) technology.
Distech Controls Introduces New Models to its Allure EC-Smart-Vue Communication Sensor Line Four-in-One Communicating Sensor Provides Energy Conscious Building Operators with Additional Cost Savings
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Establishing & Selling the Vision - Engaging Facilities, IT, Energy & Sustainability This free live webinar will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 12:30pm-2:00pm EDT.
BACnet readies RESTful Web Services for a Plugfest in the fall This
new RESTful version of BACnet/WS extends the logical data model with
more complete data modeling, subscriptions, semantic tagging for
searching and filtering, and security based on TLS and OAuth2.0.
OpenADR 2.0 Certification Test Tool Supports New 'B' Profile The
'b' Profile is a full-feature specification for complex energy
management solutions supporting demand response (DR) and distributed
energy resource management for both wholesale and retail programs.
Opto 22's groov Server for Windows Adds New Software Option to groov Mobile HMI Product New option to run groov mobile HMI on a PC or server is ideal for IT professionals and OEM machine builders.
ISA to conduct 20 automation and control short courses at its North Carolina headquarters over five consecutive days this summer In
addition to accelerating the learning process, this special ISA
short-course event will enable automation professionals to gauge their
need for additional training in a variety of areas, and investigate
more in-depth and comprehensive ISA course offerings and related
OpenADR Alliance Releases 2.0b Profile Specification for Full Featured Demand Response Programs OpenADR 2.0b Automates DR Event Participation for Customers and Improves DR Event Reliability for Utilities and Grid Operators
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GreenPeak opens China office to meet customer demand and better support the Chinese market GreenPeak
Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, today
announced today announced that it has expanded its international
operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong.
Air-Conditioning Thermostat Market Shows No Sign of Cooling Down Driven
by demand from Asia, global shipments of thermostats used for
air-conditioning applications will rise by nearly 50 percent from 2012
through 2017, according to the latest report on the thermostats market
from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).
Smart Grid Innovators Wanted for Ontario's Smart Grid Fund Program Applications due September 6, 2013
The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Makes a Mark At the Realcomm/IBcon 2013 Event Alliance Firms Participate in Programming, Win Prestigious 'Digie' Awards
Sontay's Wireless Sensors are Tried, Tested and Time-Savers at Ford Ford
is measuring the ambient relative humidity (RH) within its testing
bays, at the Dunton Technical Centre in Dunton, Essex, with Sontay's
ground-breaking SonNet wireless sensor system.
Cristal Controls' CCLP Low Voltage Relay Panel Receives BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL Certification) The
BTL Certification guarantees that the CCLP Low Voltage Relay Panel are
fully compatible with most Building Management Systems (BMS) that use
HTML5 Enhances Building Automation and Energy Control for Facility Managers HTML5
allows users to access and alter information from the most popular
web-enabled devices, with no additional plug-ins or engineering time.
BACnet Technology Leads to Continuous Improvement at Headway Technologies KMC Controls Helps to Optimize the Performance of Mechanical Systems
Project Haystack Press Release Update We
wanted to provide an update on the press release for those of you that
were able to offer your support to the recent Project-Haystack press
Veris' E51x Series of Power & Energy Meters Now Features Class 0.2% Accuracy The
class 0.2% accuracy feature is available in all E51 meters, including
both Modbus and BACnet models with or without data logging.
Crestron expands line of commercial wireless lighting control products Comprehensive wireless lighting control solutions provide easier installation and reduced energy consumption
Highlights of Greenbiz/Groom Energy Survey of Corporate Energy Managers 158 companies responded, with 63% with revenues greater than $1 billion.
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The Facility Data Manager When the Silos Come Tumbling Down - Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, LLC
BAS Communities Need Bridges, Not Walls Unfortunately,
the perception and misconception was created that Haystack tagging was
created by and for the Tridium community. - Steve Jones, Managing
Partner, The S4 Group, Inc
A "REvolution" in Integrated Facility Optimization Ezenics
Mobile: The Power of Enterprise-Level Analytics, Work Order Management,
and Building Controls in the Palm of Your Hand - Jason Fuller, Ux
Design, Development Liaison, Ezenics, Inc.
Post Realcomm/IBCon 2013 Industry Update The
event is encouraging with regard to commercial real estate's acceptance
of Smart, Connected Buildings as a key determinant of property value
and operational excellence. - Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President, Energy
Automation System Degradation and What To Do About It - Todd A. Finnegan, Principal, eSite Systems, LLC
2013 IBCon Observations The
message I received, as well as countless others I spoke with, was loud
and clear - cloud-based computing, open architecture, data analytics,
visualization, and mobility will forever be a required participant in
high performance buildings. - Chip Pieper, Environmental Systems, Inc.
Communicating Thermostats for Building Retrofit Applications Communicating
thermostats create a new potential for old HVAC equipment that would
typically be left as-is for the remainder of its useful life. - Casey
Birmingham, Project Manager, The Falcon Group
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Accelerated by Energy Management System - Mark Straton, SVP of Marketing, GridPoint
Maximizing Your Energy Budget and Time via Outsourced Facility Services - Bill Maurer, Senior Vice President, ABM Energy
Direct Communication with your Building Automation Systems Does your AHU text you an alarm condition? - Jean Femia, Information Architect, Opto 22
Transactive Energy Markets will Drive Distributed Power Transactive
energy markets hold the promise to achieve economic efficiency and
reliability across the bulk power system and distribution networks. -
Allan McHale, Director, Memoori
Who's Your Competitor? It
is vital at this point to do real research including out of the normal
box stuff to understand where the world your business serves is going
and what you feel you can deliver. - Mike Welch, Managing Director
& Co-Founder, Control Network Solutions Ltd
What Every Building Owner Should Know About Open Systems and Smart Buildings - Brian Turner, President, Controlco
Smart Buildings are Easy to Install & Cost Effective to Implement IP-485
Easily Integrates BACnet and Ethernet Networks over Existing Installed
BMS RS-485 Multi-Drop Twisted Pair Infrastructure - Christin Mims,
Product Marketing Manager, PCN Technology, Inc. (PCN)
New Trends and Products in HVAC Control (Part Two) Continuation from fall 2012 column - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Three Websites to Boost Your Brand As
technology advances marketers have to be continually exploring new
options and alternatives for promoting corporate brands and increasing
sales. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo
The Taxonomies of oBIX Every taxonomy is the outward manifestation of an information model. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc
Measuring Building Occupancy The
movement toward a better integrated, inclusive, and accurate occupant
measuring system is something to consider. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira
Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group
Data Models Alter Industry Dynamics It
is a brave new world forming fast in the cloud and standard data models
allow the feedstock for the cloud to be automatically reconfigured for
the purpose of the moment. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
Partnership between Viconics and SCL Elements opens new horizons for control systems - Simon Leblond, Director Strategy & Customer Experience, Viconics Technologies Inc.
Organizing the Energy Analytics Marketplace Customers
say they were indeed getting dizzy from all the vendor messaging and
pitches and this helps frame the marketplace. - Tom Shircliff & Rob
Murchison, Principals, Intelligent Buildings, LLC
Project-Haystack Update an update on Project-Haystack since the Haystack Connect conference - John Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry
ControlTrends, Realcomm IBCON 2013, and ControlTalk NOW It
was a great professional experience and we were able to capture a lot
of the excitement, participation, as well as interview several key
members of the industry. - Ken Smyers, Co-Founder, ControlTrends Awards
Xperience Efficiency A
global event series taking place live in cities around the world, and
online through a virtual event, bringing together business, government,
and society to share knowledge about how to solve critical energy and
sustainability challenges. - Brett Wheless, Alexis Grenon, Melissa
O'Mara, Schneider Electric
Accelerate the Smart Grid Our
company mission is to accelerate the smart grid by providing the tools
to ensure and accelerate the interoperability aspects of standardized
technologies like OpenADR. - Jim Zuber, Chief Test Architect,
Cloud-Hosted Software as a Service Tools
to view automated diagnostics, trends in avoidable operating costs,
data visualization, rule-creation and saving, asset inventory, document
management, and utility allocations. - Nicholas Gayeski, partner and
co-founder of KGS Buildings
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.
Whizz Dumb 4 the Kids This
offering would be best described by my friend Jack McGowan as a brain
fart, my defintion is an explosion of information from a gaseous source
that no one asked for or wants, that leaves an unpleasant odor, but
still somehow I feel compelled to share.
New Products for July A brief description of some new products for the industry.
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