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The Importance of the OPC UA-BACnet  An interest group out of Europe has resulted in a joint working group where we have been mapping the information model of BACnet into an OPC UA namespace, and mapping OPC UA into BACnet - Maggie Moore, College Intern, Thomas Burke, OPC Foundation

Investing in Occupant Comfort  How thermal comfort enhances productivity, and how to achieve it without sending your energy bill through the roof. - Brenna Buckwalter, Marketing Manager, BuildPulse

Don’t Miss Contemporary Controls’ Technical Sessions at Haystack Connect   Haystack Connect's high-quality technical sessions by industry experts get to the real issues and solutions in connecting smart devices and their data into solutions. - Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls

Using Analytics to Make the Switch From Reactive to Proactive  How Facility Teams are Driving Change on Campus - Brenna Buckwalter, Marketing Manager & Eric Feeny, Customer Acquisition, BuildPulse

Virtual and Augmented Reality For Smart Buildings  It seems that VR and AR are fast becoming a reality and will no doubt make our buildings even smarter. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori

Yes, No, Maybe So?  "What's been missing is a way to objectively quantify the impact of the office environment on organizational productivity, especially where green buildings are concerned."  - Marc Petock, Chief Communications Officer, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Sedona Alliance at Haystack Connect 2017  The Sedona Alliance is a not-for-profit (501c) trade association created to promote Sedona Framework as an open control language for use by the public without restriction. - Kathleen Thomas, Contemporary Controls

A Smart Building in a Box (And a Bag)  Unitary kits reduce confusion, combining all required materials into a single bag, and combining separate installation manuals into a single, project-specific set, including precise floor locations for each device. - Jason Houck, Chief Information Officer, and Mike Reed, Business Development Analyst, The Panel Shoppe

Does Building Energy Analytics Really Work?  Although we did not cover how building analytics could be used for improving occupant comfort, the answer is an emphatic Yes!  Additionally, once the optimization measures are implemented, and faults in the building are addressed, building analytics ensures that equipment operation does not revert back to the “old ways.”  - Derek John Mullassery, Building Application Engineer, CopperTree Analytics

Operational Analytics, Cyber Security Tools & the Deming Way  Today’s operational analytics, cyber security tools, and other business intelligence software are all ‘grandchildren’ of the statistical process control charts made popular by Deming. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

Location-Based Capabilities  When was the last time you requested something and got it immediately, exactly where and when you wanted it? - The Comfy Team

The IoT is About Data  and Haystack Connect is About How to Simplify the Use of Device Data - John Petze, Executive Director,

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Columns - May 2017

Additions to Existing BASs  There’s more to it than you might think! - Ira Goldschmidt, P.E., LEEDŽAP Engineering Consultant, Goldschmidt Engineering Solutions

The "Make Me Happy Button"  Claiming our Piece of the Productivity Puzzle - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

Be the Mentor to Grow BACnet Younger  Only you can grow BACnet younger. It is your turn to reach out and become the mentor. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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