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02/14/2018
02:56 PM
Honeywell's Enhanced Building Technology Helps Improve Data Visualization And Decision-Making From the board room to the boiler room, Honeywell's Command and Control Suite release 200 connects building personnel with insights to enhance overall security and building operations 
02/14/2018
02:55 PM
Switch Automation just launched three new products and won industry recognition Switch Automation, a multinational commercial real estate software as a service (SaaS) company, launched three new smart building platform products and received industry recognition from two global independent research firms. 
02/14/2018
02:54 PM
BACnet International Welcomes New Slate of Members to Board of Directors Board of BACnet International will continue to focus on expanding the successful use of the BACnet building automation protocol. 
02/14/2018
02:54 PM
Fulham Releases Paper on EnergyStar/DLC/T24 Testing Fulham White Paper Demystifies Light Performance Testing and Provides Valuable Tutorial for Anyone Interested in Lighting Certifications 
02/14/2018
02:53 PM
Growth Opportunities for the Global Lighting Control Market Trends, opportunities and forecast in this market to 2023 by application (indoor and outdoor), installation type (new installation and retrofit installation), connection type (wired and wireless), product (LED driver, sensors, switches & dimmers, relay units and gateways) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World) 
02/14/2018
02:51 PM
Lynxspring Announces New 7ā€ HD Touchscreen Display for Building Automation and IoT Environments This adds another dimension to Lynxspring's commitment to providing complete edge-to-enterprise and IoT solutions for building automation, energy management and device-to-enterprise integration. 
02/14/2018
02:51 PM
NEBB Releases BSC ANSI-Approved Standard ANSI/NEBB Whole Building Technical Commissioning of New Construction Standard S110-2018 Now Available 
02/14/2018
02:49 PM
Lucid to join Acuity Brands Will collaborate to create the first end-to-end SaaS building intelligence platform


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02/09/2018
11:54 AM
Record-breaking 2018 AHR Expo Smashes Six All-time Highs World's largest HVACR event soars to new heights in visitor and total attendance, exhibitors, exhibit space and countries represented. 
02/09/2018
11:52 AM
QA Graphics Lands the Largest North American Project QA Graphics began their relationship with JBS Services when they were hired to work on a smaller project for the same district. Now, the contract has grown to an additional 204 buildings. 
02/09/2018
11:51 AM
Legrand Shares What's in Store for Commercial & Residential Lighting Controls in 2018 The biggest trends in shading and lighting controls from 2017 come to greater realization this year. 
02/09/2018
11:51 AM
Commercial Building Automation Systems Market Size, Sales, Growth Drivers, Opportunities, Industry Trends and Forecast to 2022 Commercial Building Automation Systems Market research report provides Emerging Market trends, Raw Materials Analysis, Manufacturing Process, regional outlook and comprehensive analysis on different market segments in United States. 
02/09/2018
11:49 AM
BASpi - a Big Hit at AHR Expo The BASpi is no toy. When married with a Raspberry Pi, it provides six universal inputs (binary, analog, pulse, temperature and resistance) plus six relay outputs. It includes a Sedona Virtual Machine (SVM) so with our Sedona Applications Editor (SAE) it can be freely programmed using Sedona's drag-and-drop methodology of assembling components onto a wire sheet to create applications. SAE is part of our free BAScontrol Toolset which also includes BASbackup - BAScontrol Project Utility and BASemulator - BAScontrol emulation on a PC. These three tools are compatible with the BASpi.
02/09/2018
11:48 AM
Honeywell Introduces Indoor Navigation to Connected Building Occupant App As demonstrated in the Minneapolis Skyway System, new Honeywell Vector Occupant App lets users easily navigate a building and rate spaces to promote improved comfort using Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.


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02/01/2018
10:36 AM
Building Brains Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
02/01/2018
10:35 AM
MSI Compilation Interview Series - Updated Cochrane Supply & Engineering has teamed up with AutomatedBuildings.com to present a Master Systems Integrator Interview Series to demonstrate their significance within the industry. - Kristina Reid, Marketing Manager, Cochrane Supply & Engineering 
02/01/2018
10:35 AM
Can Your Buildings Go from Bad to Great like the USS Benfold? A question asked and answered at this year's KMC Genius Summit. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
02/01/2018
10:34 AM
The New Deal Initiative Today, the industry is grappling with the impending disruption brought about by information technology, specifically the "digitalization of everything" under the moniker of the Internet of Things. - Jim Lee, CEO Cimetrics, Inc. 
02/01/2018
10:33 AM
Occupancy Analytics & Location Based Services Being Driven by Space Optimization - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
02/01/2018
10:33 AM
Can We Make Building Owners Better Understand The Business Case For Smart Buildings? - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
02/01/2018
10:31 AM
One Cohesive Solution? One sensor by itself is an island. One sensor connected to a data analytics or AI assistant is a meaningful contributor to a huge variety of opportunities for improving our buildings and reducing costs. - Troy Davis, Sales Director, Enocean Inc. 
02/01/2018
10:30 AM
What's in Store this Year? While choice is not new, the influence of platforms, the edge, the influx of open, data, analytics and the flexibility of today's technology, make decisions based on choice better than ever. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
02/01/2018
10:29 AM
How Smart Lighting Headaches Are Delaying IoT for BAS The reality is that most lighting control systems are "set and forget"; after initial setup, additional interaction is not required. - Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development, Fulham Co., Inc. 
02/01/2018
10:28 AM
Systems Thinking is the Defining Feature of Sustainable Design Peering at the world of Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 through a Silicon Valley lens. I'm for open protocols and industry standards. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
02/01/2018
10:27 AM
IoT for Smart Buildings Isn't What You Think It Is Are IoT and smart buildings all marketing hype or can they actually provide value to building owners and operators? - Contributing Writer, Matt Ernst, IoT for all 
02/01/2018
10:26 AM
Building IoT: Implications for Consulting Engineers Seasoned professionals and new engineers entering the workforce will need to work with and feed off of each other's knowledge to fully realize the benefits of the IoT. - Tyler Haak, Northeast Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric 
02/01/2018
10:25 AM
The Future for the PropTech Industry Since its beginnings in 2015, the PropTech industry has gained measurable dynamics, but I still see its best times ahead of us. - Thomas Beyerle, Managing Director, Catella Valuation GmbH 
02/01/2018
10:25 AM
AHR FAQ 2018 What is new from Distech Controls? - Trevor Palmer, Vice President Product Management, Distech Controls 
02/01/2018
10:24 AM
ControlTrends Awards 2017 Chicago It was another important event for the HVAC and Building Automation industry because it brought a great deal of positive attention to many of the unsung heroes and superstars who would otherwise go unrecognized for the accomplishments and successes they deliver every day and have delivered throughout their careers. - Ken Smyers, ControlTrends.org 
02/01/2018
10:22 AM
Getting Edgy in 2018 The BAS industry is embarking on the tricky but important transition to a data-centric world - Anto Budiardjo, CEO Anka Labs, Inc. 
02/01/2018
10:22 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering and Jeff Murphy, President and CEO, ECT Services, Inc. 
02/01/2018
10:20 AM
How "The BAS Recruiter" Helps you Recruit, Train, and Retain People - Skip Freeman, CEO, Managing Partner, Smart Industry Careers and "The BAS Recruiter" 
02/01/2018
10:20 AM
CxEnergy 2018, April 23-26 Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas, NV - Ray Bert, Executive Director, AABC Commissioning Group 
02/01/2018
10:19 AM
Trial and Error in the IoT Checking in with Kodaro on their second release of the Niagara 4 Port for Dell Edge Gateway, their thoughts on open source software and why they were in the KMC booth at AHR. - Larry Andriunas, President, Kodaro 
02/01/2018
10:18 AM
Creating the Voice of IoT This column speaks about creating a voice for that face with a new breed of Voice Services aimed at evolving devices. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
02/01/2018
10:18 AM
The Face of Digital Transformation 2018 We are all involved in today's digital transformation and have an amazing opportunity to create a new softer mindfulness face for the greater good. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
02/01/2018
10:17 AM
Building Brains AI Is the Brain, IoT the Body speaking with the Face and Voice of Digital Transformation. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
02/01/2018
10:16 AM
White Hat SEO for 2018 Here are some "White Hat" (Good Guy) techniques for optimizing your website to perform better for you without shelling out cash. - Manny Mandrusiak CD., Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project, Lifeworks! Consulting Inc, SISIP Rehab Services, Accounts Manager, ideazone 
02/01/2018
10:15 AM
Intelligent Building Integration More intelligent building ideas can be found if you apply this type of Imagineering to each building's unique operating requirements, especially those that differ from that of a typical commercial (i.e., office) building. - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEEDĀ®AP Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
02/01/2018
10:14 AM
Building Brains If AI Is the Brain, IoT Is the Body and with all the parts identified digital transformation is changing our world faster than we can imagine. 
02/01/2018
10:14 AM
Creating the Voice of IoT This column speaks about creating a voice for that face with a new breed of Voice Services aimed at evolving devices. 
02/01/2018
10:12 AM
AHR Expo 2018 Takeaways Expo's education sessions have created an annual pop up university that keeps our industry-current, while encouraging industry sages to bring their younger mentors, their "IoT mini Me's" to the show. 
02/01/2018
10:12 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop 
02/01/2018
10:10 AM
New Products for February A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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01/30/2018
02:52 PM
Distech Controls Introduces HORYZON-C IP-Based capacitive and multi-touch colour display 
01/30/2018
02:49 PM
Lynxspring and SkyFoundry to Demonstrate New Embedded Analytics Solution for Building IoT Applications During AHR Expo 2018Lynxspring and SkyFoundry announced today a new Onyxx SkySpark Edge Analytics solution which embeds SkyFoundry's SkySpark Everywhere analytics software in the Lynxspring Onyxx hardware platform, creating an ideal solution for processing, analyzing and presenting IoT data from equipment systems in facilities of all types.

Delta Controls
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01/25/2018

04:15 PM
CyberPower Introduces UPS System Designed for Building and Industrial Automation at 2018 AHR Expo Protects and powers equipment while ensuring IoT edge computing and analytics The UPS system is the first in a series of automation power-protection products to safeguard equipment within building automation systems (BAS), energy management systems (EMS) and other production-related systems which run smart buildings and factories. 
01/25/2018
04:14 PM
CABA publishes "New Deal for Buildings" white paper The paper promotes the concept of encouraging a dialogue on how the building automation system industry can advance and deliver significantlybetter value to building owners, facility managers and society at large. 
01/25/2018
04:13 PM
Strategies in Light 2018: EnOcean exhibits self-powered wireless Easyfit LED controls At booth #223, EnOcean will be demonstrating its wireless Easyfit LED controls for LED lighting control for various open standards. These enable simple commissioning, intelligent local control, and seamless integration with building automation systems. 
01/25/2018
04:12 PM
The LED ECG ZITARES wiz and the EXELIQO software form a single unit - connectivity and intelligent control for greater flexibility Megatrends such as digitalisation or the Internet of Things will fundamentally change lighting technology in coming years. Solutions are in demand that bring together intelligent control, connectivity, flexibility and the possibility to individualise. 
01/25/2018
04:11 PM
CxEnergy 2018 Conference Program Released The fifth annual CxEnergy Conference & Expo provides people on both the service provider and building owner sides of the commissioning, energy management and test & balance industry with information on the latest trends, technologies, and regulatory developments that impact them. CxEnergy 2018 is being held April 23-26 at the Rio All-Suite at Las Vegas, NV.

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01/18/2018

02:01 PM
ILLUMRA Fixture Controllers Certified for Use with Cortet Lighting Control System These new Dimming Fixture Controllers work within the Cortet Lighting Control System to operate a variety of lighting fixtures, including LED, fluorescent and HID. 
01/18/2018
02:01 PM
Cochrane Supply & AutomatedBuildings.com Team Up to Lead Discussions on Master System Integrators at AHR Expo in Chicago Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Building Controls Supplier, has teamed up with AutomatedBuildings.com, an online resource focused on the future of building automation, to get people talking about master system integrators (MSIs). 
01/18/2018
02:00 PM
EnOcean Alliance to exhibit at AHR Expo 2018: The self-powered wireless standard for integrated building automation The organization will be presenting its maintenance-free wireless solutions, creating a network for the integrated control of intelligent buildings based on the seamless integration of self-powered sensors and switches with local controls, building
management systems, and gateways. Booth #4126


Lynxspring
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01/10/2018

01:14 PM
Michigan State University Migrates to Next Generation Aircuity Platform Aircuity 2.0 immediately provided insight for Industrial Hygiene Department 
01/10/2018
01:13 PM
Fulham VP to Address Problems of Lighting Controls and the Need for Interoperable Standards at IoT Evolution Fullham's Russ Sharer to Show How Lighting Industry Serves as a Test Case for IoT Interoperability in Presentation on "How Smart Lighting Headaches are Delaying IoT" 
01/10/2018
01:12 PM
Acuity Brands/Distech AHR Expo 2018 (South Hall - booth 3900) Distech Controls, an Acuity Brands company, will be available 1/21-23 in the South Hall AHR Expo 2018 - booth 3900. Below are brief descriptions of new and updated products that will be on display this year. 
01/10/2018
01:11 PM
SkyFoundry Releases Machine Learning for SkySpark Analytics SkySpark automatically analyzes building, energy and equipment data to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings. The new Machine Learning Tools provide support for supervised learning for prediction and forecasting through regression-based approaches, and classification using Support Vector Machine (SVM) techniques. 
01/10/2018
01:10 PM
PcVue showcases the patented Contextual Mobility Solution at DistribuTECH 2018 Visit PcVue Solutions' booth #1246 to learn firsthand how advances in contextual mobility on mobile devices are substantially enhancing operational performance and profitability using GPS, NFC Tags, Beacons, QR codes and other Indoor Positioning System technologies 
01/10/2018
01:09 PM
New Wireless Bluetooth Pressure/Temperature Transducer has Short-term Data Logging Capability AHR Expo Booth #3340 Sensor has longer battery life, allowing for permanent installation. New app provides access to data in various formats including graphs and spreadsheets.

HVAC Concepts
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01/05/2018

11:09 AM
Smart Building Conference at ISE 2018 The Smart Building conference at ISE features some of the leading names working in smart homes, offices, buildings and cities. The one-day summit features 25 experts and thought leaders. Attendees will also get an opportunity to experience leading smart building vendors using their latest products and solutions at the event. 
01/05/2018
11:09 AM
Distech Controls Expands Presence in Sweden Jasmin Veladzic Appointed as Business Development Manager


BACnet International
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01/01/2018
10:12 AM
The Face of Digital Transformation 2018 Editorial - Ken Sinclair, Publisher 
01/01/2018
10:12 AM
Open Software - and now Open Hardware While at AHR Expo 2018, we encourage attendees to stop by our booth (4118) to see how open hardware is going to influence our industry. - George Thomas, Contemporary Controls 
01/01/2018
10:11 AM
"Alexa, Would You Like To Go To Work With Me Today?" Alexa's introduction to the office appears to be the first step in replacing human office assistants with AI-powered virtual alternatives. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori 
01/01/2018
10:10 AM
Open: BACnet-N2 Router Router integrates into legacy JCI Metasys N2 systems and publishes to either BACnet/IP or OPC. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc 
01/01/2018
10:10 AM
What's Happening at the Edge of IT/OT Convergence Includes an interview with Jason Shepard, Dell Technologies Director of IoT Strategy - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd 
01/01/2018
10:09 AM
Open Source Is Not A Silver Bullet We must focus on software solutions that solve real-world problems for the masses, rather than just creating cool software. - Anto Budiardjo, CEO, Anka Labs 
01/01/2018
10:08 AM
Reflecting back 2017 Looking froward to 2018 - Alper Uzmezler & BASSG Team 
01/01/2018
10:08 AM
The ANT Colony A Team of like-minded Independent Contractors and Distributors working independently-in-synch to revolutionize the HVAC & Control Industry. ANT Technologies provides a Suite of Tracking Software for Projects and Service. This is all about Teamwork and Fun, all amidst the madness that surrounds us. - Aaron Gorka, Innovation Manager, AIRON Group of Companies 
01/01/2018
10:07 AM
Important Characteristics of a Master System Integrator Open, Open, Open. All solutions must be open, interoperable and expandable. - Dan Drury, President, HVAC Concepts 
01/01/2018
10:06 AM
The Worlds of HVAC and Lighting Coming Together Once the two are on the same wireless protocol, they can easily be visualized in the same software suite. - Troy Davis, Sales Director, EnOcean Inc. 
01/01/2018
10:06 AM
A Conversation with Lynxspring's Marc Petock on AHR Expo 2018 2018 will be exciting for sure. After years of being over-shadowed, building technology is in the spotlight. - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy 
01/01/2018
10:05 AM
The Rules Have Changed EasyIO has been on the market since 2000 and is steadily getting more established in the building automation industry. - Johan Schakenraad, CEO, EasyIO Europe B.V. 
01/01/2018
10:04 AM
There's no such thing as the "IoT" in Buildings BuiltSpace's role in the "IoT" is measurement, verification and accounting for services, whether performed by people or machines. - Rick Rolston, CEO and Founder, BuiltSpace Technologies Corporation 
01/01/2018
10:03 AM
CABA at AHR 2018 CABA has launched a new Outreach Program designed to share building technology market research and analysis at industry events throughout 2018. - Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) 
01/01/2018
10:03 AM
Master Systems Integrators (MSI) They make sure all systems communicate properly, coordinate all project participants, collaborate with building owners to ensure systems information will be accessible and usable, and they develop software layers responsible for integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems. - Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering and Chris Saltz, Managing Principal, FIX Consulting LLC. 
01/01/2018
10:01 AM
Teaching the IoT Monster to ride a bike The Octopus looks a lot like the IoT monster we are all wrestling with: smart, soft, slippery, flexible and able to change form; but to be useful the beast needs to learn how to ride our existing industries' bikes, which are old, rigid, hard, and tippy. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
01/01/2018
10:00 AM
The face of digital transformation for 2018 The mask represents a material metaphor for carving our existing digitalized world into a shape never before seen, in a process that blurs the lines between science and art but inside that transformation is yet another amazing transformation opportunity to create a better image of ourselves.- Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
01/01/2018
09:59 AM
Are You - IoT Ready? #RUIoTReady As an industry, we need to stop the waste of time in this creation of them and us, we are all in this together it is not a war, it is a love-in for "human-centric solutions." - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings 
01/01/2018
09:58 AM
Multi-Manufacturer BAS for Large & Multi-Building Owners - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEED AP, Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions 
01/01/2018
09:56 AM
Business Optimization for AHR It's not enough to get your tradeshow booth ready if your website isn't. - Manny Mandrusiak, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Vancouver Island Works Project, Lifeworks! Consulting Inc SISIP Rehab Services, Accounts Manager, ideazone 
01/01/2018
09:56 AM
Teaching the IoT Monster to Ride a Bike Our Messy Future "The Messy Mollusc" 
01/01/2018
09:51 AM
Our Digital Transformation Mask The mask represents a material metaphor for carving our existing digitalized world into a shape never before seen, in a process that blurs the lines between science and art but inside that transformation is yet another amazing transformation opportunity to create a better image of ourselves. 
01/01/2018
09:48 AM
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. 
01/01/2018
09:47 AM
New Products for January A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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