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August Issue - "Delivering Smarter Buildings"

Smart Buildings are dead. Long live Smarter Buildings! Nicolas Waern  "The Building Whisperer"

SkyFoundry Introduces New Application for Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Tracking and Reporting

We are the future we have been waiting for

Delivering Smarter Buildings Marc Petock

Robots in Retail - Manny

What Type of Smart Building Will Lead AI Adoption? Memoori

Capturing the Value of AI - Harbor Research

How Far We Really Are From AI-Enabled Smart Buildings

ABB to deliver artificial intelligence modelling for data center energy optimization in Singapore

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the HVAC Industry BrainBox

Delivering Smarter Buildings Has Paved the Way for Enormous Opportunities among the Industry Front Runners


INFRASTRUCTURE & CONNECTIVITY:LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD INTERVIEW WITH JAMES CARLINI

Bluetooth in smart buildings INTERVIEW – Srinivas Pattamatta VP of Marketing and Business Development Atmosic

Etrit Demaj, Co-Founder of KODE Labs, and Ken Sinclair, Founder of Automated Buildings Magazine

Johnson Controls Launches OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service
https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/media-center/news/press-releases/2021/07/07/johnson-controls-launches-openblue-net-zero-buildings-as-a-service

https://sustainabilityknx.org/for-a-clean-and-more-efficient-e-charging-knx-builds-a-pioneering-bridge-between-smart-building-and-e-mobility/

Somfy Works With Cisco to Create Smart Buildings  Somfy’s smart shading technology integrates seamlessly into Cisco’s smart building solutions to provide improved natural light management.


Lynxspring, Inc. (https://www.lynxspring.com), a premier developer and provider of open, software and hardware platforms for smart buildings and device-to-enterprise integration and applications, and The Building People (https://thebuildingpeople.com), a recognized leader in smart building solutions and professional services supporting the built environment, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership.

Mitrex, GTA-based solar technology manufacturer of building-integrated photovoltaic technology (BIPV), has officially launched operations of its new production factory in Toronto, Ontario. Now fully operational, the new facility will be the largest building in the world to date incorporating Mitrex’s patented solar solution, including solar cladding, windows and railings.

(Indianapolis, IN) - Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a Leading Smart Building Controls Supplier, just announced an exciting Grand Opening event to mark the official launch of its all-new store and training center in Indianapolis, IN! Industry professionals are invited to attend the July 22nd, 2021 event to celebrate the debut of Cochrane Supply’s presence in Indiana and experience what sets this supplier apart firsthand.

The event for HVACR is headed to Las Vegas 2022 AHR EXPO // LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER // JAN 31 - FEB 2  See the new tech that’s making our world smarter, faster, cleaner, better


July - "Navigating Next New"
Help me discover what is the next new is and how we can best discover, understand, make it part of our next solution?

Is Changing the Narrative Part of the New?

Taming an unborn Beast Artificial Intelligence (AI) is pervasive and is permeating

How NUDE(D) do we need to be to Navigate the Next New?

Platform Wars  A Software Platform provides the glue for all the digital building data

The Smart Building Symphony Building technology needs to be carefully curated and orchestrated

Building For The Future: Touchless Technology For Operational Resiliency

Applying Haystack 4 in a Residential Analytics and Control Application

Solving the Design-Build-Operate Divide with Ontology-based Digital Twins

Back to the Office…Maybe

Niagara Roadtrip to Celebrate 1M Instances: Tell Us Your Niagara Story

SageGlass® takes control of tinting with FIN Framework

The New Business Model of Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

LED Fixture Continuously Disinfects Airborne Viruses in Commercial Spaces

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation Has Now Become a Trend- Explore Why?

The New Normal – An opportunity for tech-led evolution in Real Estate

The State of the BAS Job Market – Part 3

The convergence of healthy and sustainable buildings

John Petze, Co-Founder, SkyFoundry  SkyFoundry Open Sources Core Software to Accelerate the BIoT

Understanding and Procuring the Next New How do we quickly understand, procure and make the Next New part of today's smart buildings?


LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mapped, an AI-powered data infrastructure platform for commercial and industrial IoT, today announced that it closed its seed II funding round. The company raised $6.5M in seed II funding on top of the $3M raised in February 2020, taking its total raise to $9.5M.

Controlli S.p.A. and Global Control 5 S.A. merge to build and deliver sustainable and complementary solutions for the BMS industry.


Everynet announced the launch of its national LoRaWAN® Internet of Things (IoT) U.S. network. In partnership with Crown Castle (NYSE: CCI) and Semtech (Nasdaq: SMTC), Everynet’s rollout will include the top 36 metropolitan areas and key logistics corridors across the United States, expected to go live by the end of 2021. The LoRaWAN open standards-based ecosystem provides companies with a selection of hundreds of devices and applications.

MONTREAL, QC
– June 23, 2021Cloudli Communications, a leading provider of voice, data and messaging solutions, today announced that it has acquired Omnivigil Solutions, a Quebec-based provider of innovative cloud PBX, mass notification and call center solutions. The acquisition enables Cloudli to expand its Canadian SMB customer base while integrating new flexible, feature-rich and customer-centric services



Danbury, CT, June 1, 2021, Belimo damper actuators and most of the valve actuators and sensors meet UL 2043 requirements. The National Electrical Code Section 300.22 (c) requires electrical devices in plenums to be tested to UL 2043 for low smoke generation. Underwriters Laboratories' UL 2043 is the Standard for Fire Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release for Discrete Products Installed in Air-Handling Spaces. Belimo products used for installation in air-handling spaces meet UL 2043 standard for heat and smoke release.

BrainBox AI, the premier provider of autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) technology for commercial real estate, announced ATS Automation
as a BrainBox AI Master Systems Integrator for the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and Alaska.


A Small Form-Factor prototyping LoRa ® board for the most common use cases including to develop and create Internet of things applications based on the SEMTECH LR1110 LoRa Edge ™. . A brand new module that provides outdoor and indoor location capabilities that combines LoRaCloud™, Geolocation, Wi-Fi and GPS/GNSS and many more options.

JLL Introduces Real Estate Data and Insights Platform, JLL Azara

Provides dynamic, data-driven insights to reimagine portfolio optimization and facilities management operations

The OPC Foundation launches its OPC UAcademics program to supplement OPC UA training in post-secondary institutes



June  -  "Pushing Digital Dinosaurs"
  The theme is about the end of several eras and the beginning of new ones full of change

Don’t Be a Data Dinosaur! In spite of all of the talk, use cases, an abundance of smart technology, and smart solutions available today to take advantage of; I am amazed at how many data dinosaurs are still roaming around in the built environment.

Teaching Dinosaurs to Dance   Have you ever considered teaching dinosaurs to dance? The secret is technology.

The physical demands of the office are changing;  let’s change the human elements while we’re at it

A new way for Tenants to Engage with their Building

State of Property Operations & Maintenance Software  A landmark study identifying key challenges and opportunities

Managing the new reality of work  Work is no longer a place, but now place-unconstrained

Energy Twin - machine learning SkySpark extension for energy consumption analysis

Why it’s time for commercial real estate owners to start the real digital transformation digital twins of their buildings

Celebrating One Million Niagara Instances:   It is Now Time to Upgrade to Keep Your Networks Healthy and Secure

Tagging Niagara Station Components It’s time to embrace standardized tagging to save time, achieve better outcomes, and future-proof your work for data analytics, machine-learning, and AI.

The Global Market for AI & Machine Learning in Smart Commercial Buildings

How Home Automation and Control Technology Has Started Upgrading the Lifestyle of Individuals






Lynxspring’s Chief Marketing & Communications Officer discusses the company’s new Onyxx® LX line
of ASC controllers, digital room sensors and thermostats with Ken Sinclair.

INTERVIEW – with Jan Peterson, General Manager of XCSpec, Inc. & Ken Sinclair

Interview - “Creating A Safer, More Productive Workplace With Touchless Technology” with Jay Hsueh and Ken Sinclair

Steve Jones of The S4 Group was featured on a People of Prospect segment on April 27th, 2021


(Detroit, MI) - Cochrane Supply & Engineering, a Leading Smart Building Controls Supplier headquartered in Madison Heights, MI, today announced the official re-launch of CochraneSupply.com. Making a revamped debut as an e-commerce website, the company’s new online experience aims to bring increased efficiency, resources and convenience to not only its large customer base across the Midwestern and Western United States, but also to the industry as a whole.  Several years in the making, the new website acts as a resource library with more than 41,500 building control software and hardware products from more than 100 manufacturers. Users can search through the entire Cochrane Supply catalog in a variety of ways, including by product name or number, manufacturer or category, with resulting product pages featuring standardized product descriptions and downloadable documentation. As the company continues to roll out its robust e-commerce site plans, users can expect to also find associated available training on pertinent product pages as well.



Danbury, CT, May 20, 2021– Belimo is excited to announce a partnership with Bidtracer. Bidtracer is a sales, operations, and channel management tool for product manufacturers. Belimo’s entire product range is now accessible on Bidtracer, providing us exposure to thousands of users, making it easier to select and attain specification data, technical datasheets, and add our products to schedules.

Incorporating Belimo into Bidtracer enables users to efficiently select Belimo products for estimating projects, service agreements, and repairs. It offers multiple modules for bid management, proposal generation, and document sharing with subcontractors and customers.


San Ramon, Calif. and Piscataway, N.J. – May 20, 2021  The Thread Group, an industry alliance addressing IoT convergence, and challenges around security, energy footprint, and architecture at the network layer, together with the DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, today announced that the DALI Alliance has adopted Thread as the first network technology that will be available with DALI+.

The DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) protocol for digital lighting control enables the easy installation of robust, scalable, and flexible lighting networks. The DALI+ specification, announced in early May 2021, brings DALI lighting-control commands to wireless and Internet Protocol (IP)-based systems. DALI+ with Thread will be the first network transport to deliver DALI over wireless, IP-based networks.


Danbury, CT, May 14, 2021– Belimo is eager to introduce a new era of integrated thermal energy management. Be part of this groundbreaking change and join our virtual event on Thursday, June 10 at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time).

Belimo’s technology experts will use practical examples to show how our new groundbreaking device will increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. The webinar is geared for individuals within the HVAC industry; building technology, building automation, general contractors/investors, consulting engineers, system integrators, installers/plant engineers, building owners, facility managers/building maintenance, and OEMs. We will unveil and demonstrate the new integrated thermal energy device and provide in-depth conversation with the developers, experts, customers, and partners.

This new innovation marks Belimo’s commitment to bring more sustainability into buildings while optimizing energy efficiency throughout the HVAC system. Be one of the first to learn about this innovation; sign up now for our event!


Lynxspring Expands Product Offerings with Introduction of Onyxx® LX™
Company’s new portfolio of BACnet® MSTP, configurable controllers, smart thermostats, and digital room sensors deliver powerful control, connectivity, and visualization for buildings.

ATLANTA (May 12, 2021)  ASHRAE and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

https://www.usgbc.org/articles/registration-open-usgbc-live-new-event-experience-green-building-industry

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dali-delivers-dali-lighting-control-with-wireless-and-ip-based-networking-301283563.html

SOMERVILLE, Ma. Clockworks Analytics, the world’s most widely utilized cloud-based building analytics company, today announced that it has joined Project Haystack, an open-source initiative to streamline data flow for buildings and IoT devices. As a member of Project Haystack, and as a continued participant in ASHRAE Standard 223P, Clockworks Analytics will share the metadata ontology and information model it has developed over the past decade, furthering the industry goal to standardize the way data is exchanged between building equipment and technology systems.

DAVIS, California – May 11, 2021 – The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home.


May Issue "Building Digital Family & Wireless Wave

Digital Twin Morphing to Triplets + New Wireless Wave 
As we are all trying to get our minds around the concept of creating and using a digital twin our Contributing Editor, Nicolas gives birth to Triplets and suggests more variants are on the way

Come One, Come All to the Greatest BAS Show on Earth!    Witness never seen before products, software and CONCEPTS that will shape the next decade in BAS technology! OMG it’s really happening...
Project Haystack Marks 10 Years 2021 marks ten years since the beginning of Project Haystack. Wow, ten years. Who would have thought?

A Future that is bigger than the past.  Is the Building Automation Industry Broken?  Or is the Building Automation Industry poised and ready to leapfrog into the future?

“The Future is Now”    Change has thrown so much at us over such a short period that everyone, literally every single human on the planet, has had to adapt to a new reality that simply didn’t exist a little over a year ago.

How building digitalization is changing the Master Systems Integrators focus area  It is well recognized that the number of IP devices is exploding in the real estate industry and is growing faster than previous technical advances
Data Driven Design – Retrofitting for a Low Carbon Future 
How we design and size equipment needs a modern approach as we retrofit with low carbon heating systems. All of that BAS data you’ve been archiving can help.
Why smarter devices are making our lives harder, and how we can change that  Over the last year, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time at home, and while there has been much conversation around how our adjusted lifestyles have become the new normal, it’s safe to consider this normal now

The State of the BAS Job Market – Part 2 (The Talent Pool, i.e., the supply side)  Red Alert – we are short 18,000 (55%) “boots on the ground” Control Professionals (data for this chart is at the end of this post.)

Tap into the power of your JACE  Capture BACnet traffic right from your JACE controller and unlock greater network visibility with Optigo Networks

 
Harbor Research Creates insight into Building Digital Family  This article provides great insight, please read complete article. The extract below speaks well to our May theme and the need to carefully create our building digital family

Present and Future of Building Automation  Smart Cities to Become Next-Big Thing

April Column

Rise of the Side Hustle  As COVID forces people to work from home people are realizing that they have time for a Side Hustle. Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant Vancouver Island Works Project


INTERVIEW - Intelligent Buildings Co-Founders: Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison & Ken Sinclalr



Interview - Sharada Prahladrao, Editor & Public Relations Manager, ARC Advisory Group, India and Ken Sinclair




Danbury, CT, April 20, 2021, Belimo is excited to release a new range of potable water ball and butterfly valves to control flow for drinking water and food/beverage applications. These NSF-certified valves offer lead-free brass bodies (ball valves), ductile iron ASTM A536 (butterfly valves) for on/off or floating point control with operating ranges up to 230psi, depending on the series.

J2 Innovations releases Project Haystack 4 open-source library: Haystack Core to help developers create smart building and IoT applications more easily and faster  TypeScript-based initiative paves the way for highly-sophisticated Haystack solutions that can manage energy usage, reduce emissions and leverage new technologies; revolutionizing the way the industry creates IoT-oriented solutions Coincides with commemoration of 10 years since Project Haystack’s formation, at Project Haystacks’ conference - Haystack Connect 2021 on 4-6th May 2021


Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is excited to announce a new location for its Singapore office. This large new space is well equipped to support the Reliable Controls Authorized Dealer network with sales and service in Southeast Asia.


SUNNYVALE, CA, APRIL 20, 2021 -  Kloudspot, Inc., makers of the first network-enabled and cloud-based Situational Awareness and Intelligence Platform, today introduced KloudHybrid(TM) a new solution that redefines ‘hybrid’ work as an enriched experience that goes beyond providing employees with physical work location flexibility. KloudHybrid enables workers to virtually join colleagues in a physical workspace for real-time collaboration experiences that transcend both video meetings and traditional work management and digital workspace solutions.


MILWAUKEE, WI — April 21, 2021 — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced that its chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate.


13 April 2021, Ghent, BELGIUM – Waylay, a leading enterprise automation software company at the forefront of digital transformation has today announced Waylay IO, its new product offering for developers.

Waylay IO is a low-code development platform that reduces the complexity of the application development process. Its automation technology uses small snippets of code, reusable across different use cases, and orchestrated by the powerful rules engine. The automation platform offers necessary tools in one place and helps developers to experiment with data and create insightful new applications and business models quicker than ever before. https://www.waylay.io/articles/waylay-announces-waylay-io


KENNESAW, GA., April 12, 2021 — Automated Logic is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website at https://www.automatedlogic.com/en/  The new streamlined site features a modern, responsive design, creating an engaging and intuitive user experience across all platforms and devices, making it easier than ever for users to find the solutions they requir

San Jose, US — (April 13, 2021) — Today, Pelion, the Connected IoT Device service provider, and subsidiary of Arm, jointly announced a partnership with Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings. This partnership will accelerate innovation in connectivity, security and intelligence at the edge for Johnson Controls OpenBlue technology.

Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce a new initiative that will help its customers minimize waste in the field: eCycle. The eCycle service allows Reliable Controls Authorized Dealers to send non-repairable Reliable Controls and peripheral partner devices to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

Operational Infrastructure for Smart Buildings, Smart Equipment and IoT with TOSIBOX® and J2 Innovations  TOSIBOX® and J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, allow users to create their own operational technology (OT) network infrastructure to access, manage and optimize their smart building and smart equipment The offering complements J2 Innovations’ open Edge2Cloud technology for FIN Framework.   Today Tosibox and J2 Innovations announce a collaboration which will enable users of J2 Innovations’ FIN Framework software products to create frictionless OT networks. TOSIBOX® currently power and secure thousands of OT networks across the world, with millions of sensors, assets, devices, and machines connected. J2 Innovations’ FIN Framework (FIN) is a software framework aimed at simplifying smart building, smart equipment and IoT. Users of the framework can integrate, control, manage, analyze, visualize, and connect their building, equipment, and devices, customized to their requirements.

Digital Twins named as the emerging tech to disrupt multiple industries. Leading data and analytics companies GlobalData and Marketscreener have reported a significant rise in the adoption of Digital Twins – virtual models of physical objects such as buildings, cars or infrastructure. More industry sectors now recognise that by drawing on complementary tech and resources such as AI, the Internet of Things and ‘big data’, Digital Twins can build new products – and get them right first time.

Vancouver, BC-based 
Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. (CSE: ZAIR /FSE: 0E9) today announces the planned deployment of its patented Zinc-air Energy Storage System at the University at Buffalo, a premier, research-intensive public university. This collaboration with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) marks a first long duration use in New York State and a development that will support further integration of renewable power sources into the grid.

San Jose, US — (April 8, 2021) — 
Today, Pelion, the connected IoT device service provider, and subsidiary of Arm, jointly announced a partnership with Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings. This partnership will accelerate innovation in connectivity, security and intelligence at the edge for Johnson Controls OpenBlue technology.

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners today announced the launch of the Green Buildings Career Map, an interactive career map highlighting the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in building energy efficiency. The Map was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office, in partnership with the Building Performance Association (BPA), Community Action Partnership (CAP), Home Builders Institute (HBI), Building Performance Institute, and National Institute of Building Sciences. 


April issue "Adaptation"

What has 50 years in the industry taught me? The more I learn the less I know, but "Adaptation" is our survival superpower.

Adaption   “Adaptability is being able to adjust to any situation at any given time.” Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
Connected Complexity The Padi Platform:Open-Source Tools For Open Data Represented from  https://harborresearch.com/connected-complexity/

demystify the complexity  
We are adapting because Change is the only constant..Sudha Jamthe is a Technology Futurist and CEO of IoTDisruptions

Is there a need for Digital Triplets? Quadruplets? Siblings even?   How can we adapt to a world that was, that is, and will be? How can we adapt to a future that is unknown? Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer"

“The Only Constant is Change”   Virtual reality is just not quite the same as the real deal, but in alignment with this month’s publication theme “Adaption”
 Phillip Kopp, CEO Conectric Networks

What if Less is More?  Why do products "need" to do everything? Andy Frank Founder & Principal Novant

Quantum Digital Twins — from system topologies to AI  This is part 2 of a 3 part series Troy Harvey, CEO PassiveLogic

State of the BAS Job Market (Part 1)  Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
Managing the Edge: Edge vs Cloud   from https://www.j2inn.com/blog/managing-the-edge?
What Data Facility Managers Need to Know  Smart buildings change how they run based on what’s happening within them but knowing what to change and when to do it, isn’t as simple as it may sounds by Reza Alaghehband, CEO & Founder of Envio Systems
Low-cost Asset Tracking Asset tracking by providing a simple, low-cost SaaS service that allows clients to locate their assets when they are needed through a simple search interface. Jim Henry, Spotto - Investor / Business Development Manager

Is the Path to the Digital Twin Future of Buildings Paved By APIs?
https://memoori.com/is-the-path-to-the-digital-twin-future-of-buildings-paved-by-apis/

Not the time for Negative Messages   Over the years I have been involved in many discussions about marketing negative messages to perspective clients. Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant Vancouver Island Works Project

Secrets of Success and Thoughts on Where the BAS Industry is Headed   Scott Cochrane, President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, Interviews Martin Villeneuve, SVP of Distributed Building Technology for Acuity Brands and President of Distech Controls


EMAIL INTERVIEW – The S4 Group, Inc. was founded by Steven E. Jones The S4 group just celebrated its 19 year anniversary!


Andy McMillan and Ken Sinclair  BACnet International launched BRITE, which stands for BACnet Remote Interoperability Test Environment


Accelerating Innovation, Disrupting the Building Automation Industry and ‘Driving to 1M’  Scott Cochrane, President and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering, Interviews Ken Schmidt, Global Managing Director, Tridium


INTERVIEW – with Don Kasper is VP of Strategy and Business Development at Sentient Buildings


ADAPTING TO SMART GRID RESILIENCY  A MUST-HAVE FOR SMART CITIES INTERVIEW WITH JAMES CARLINI


CORK, Ireland, March 31, 2021 — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved its ambitious emissions reductions targets.

The targets covering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Johnson Controls’ operations (scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Johnson Controls’ target for emissions from its value chain (scope 3) also meet the SBTi’s criteria for ambitious value chain goals, and are therefore in line with current industry best practice


https://www.enocean.com/en/about-us/press-releases/enocean-joins-cisco-dna-spaces-to-bring-self-powered-iot-devices-to-smart-spaces/


https://cityzenith.com/post/digital-twins-can-prevent-us-cities-under-reporting-their-carbon-emissions


Honeywell is betting big on in-building communications. Today, the company announced it has acquired Fiplex to strengthen their communications solutions with the industry’s most advanced bi-directional amplifier (BDA) capabilities that enhance radio frequency in challenging environments to ensure the safety of first responders and those they rescue.


https://www.ashrae.org/about/news/2021/ashrae-forms-task-force-for-building-decarbonization


March - Our Amazing Women Choose to Challenge  sub-theme is  "Be the Change" which fits well, because from
challenge comes change the IWD 2021 campaign theme.


Investing in Our Future  Discussion Regarding Technology, Climate Change, and Education in the Building Automation Industry - Kimberly Brown, Tech Services Manager


Cochrane Supply Women on Fire  From WTF to Lighting a Spark in the Industry - So, for any woman considering a career in building automation and controls, their team has compiled insights and recommendations to hopefully inspire taking that next step. To join the growing percentage of women contributing to the industry. And to do it in a way that you’re not only successful, but also viewed as a Woman on Fire…


Women of Cimetrics: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going Let’s meet some of the amazing women of Cimetrics and learn what they do for the company, their experiences as women in technology, how they got to where they are, and what advice they have. Cimetrics is a 30-year world leader and innovator in the field of physical world analytics and is a supplier of cybersecurity and networking technology


2021: The Year BMS will Bridge the Gap for Human Connection Why the industry is poised to bring global communities back together. Lauren Scott Director, Marketing Distech Controls


Womansplaining Building Automation  It is the opposite of mansplaining. Learn a topic from a competent woman and it is not unsolicited. Sudha Jamthe is
a Technology Futurist and CEO of IoTDisruptions

Why we need to #ChooseToChallenge For me, #ChooseToChallenge and International Women’s Day not only holds me to account to ensure I am doing all I can as a woman, it also allows me to learn about all of women around me. Kerri Lee Sinclair Chair SBE Australia
A Mentored Education Mentorships bridge experience gaps and provide a vital complement to our traditional training structures. Monica Holbrook Senior Project Specialist at Climatec

Connect, connect, connect.  That is the way I experience women being the change that we want to see in the world. Leigh Sinclair Ordained Minister at St. David's United Church
The impact is a woman We are seeing that, in a world dominated by men, women are finally beginning to play an increasingly important role. Katarzyna Goleniewska Marketing Director Global Control 5

The End of the BAS Era   By Scott Cochrane, President and CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering; Contributing Editor, AutomatedBuildings.com

Haystack Connect 2021 Agenda Takes Shape    As in past years, presentations will focus on real-world challenges in integrating diverse systems and data, and are delivered by individuals leading the effort to streamline data interchange through the use of Project Haystack technology. John Petze, Executive Director, Project Haystack, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project Haystack
Concerns, Interesting and Chuckles One of the many new normal adjustments resulting from the pandemic is the increased use of hybrid models whether it be where we work, how we work, or when we work. Marc Petock
Building Automation and AI? Set the data free. Provide Meaning. And let’s go!   Nicolas Waern  "The Building Whisperer"


Project Haystack - J2 Innovations   Open frameworks will make buildings more efficient, sustainable, and better for occupants. B. Scott Muench, Vice President Marketing & Business Development, J2 Innovations.

The Vulnerability of Things & the Need for Lightweight Encryption in Smart Devices Published: February 17th, 2021 Memoori

The Impacts of New Sensor and Data Fusion Technologies

Powering the Future – ABB’s Multi-Site Retail Controls  An Interview with Angela Scott, ABB Commercial Energy Solutions, Multi-Site Retail and Ken Sinclair


Shifting to PropTech:  An interview with Gina Elliott & Ken Sinclair


INTERVIEW – Marc Petock, Contributing Editor Automated Buildings and Chief Marketing and Communications of Lynxspring sits down with Erin DeFrieze.


Therese Sullivan, Marketing Director, Tridium, Interviews Laura Kevitt, Product Manager, Tridium


Why Buildings Need People INTERVIEW By Natalie Patton, Q&A with Bridget Davies


A Conversation with Melissa Dziuawiec, President and CFO, Lynxspring.


ROGER REBENNACK of Jackson Controls and Ken Sinclair tells us about the great women at Jackson Control.


Interview with Troy Byers, P.E., TBE, CxA,  about plans for CxEnergy 2021 Virtual.


We've just launched the BACnet Remote Interoperability Test Environment (BRITE). BRITE provides a confidential, supplier-independent environment for remote interoperability testing of BACnet devices. The focus of BRITE is BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) product interoperability testing and it utilizes BACnet/SC to achieve secure connections over the Internet. 

CORK, IRELAND — February 17, 2021 — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced it has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. Signatories of the Pledge commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years ahead of the goal set out in the United Nations’ Paris Climate Agreement.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA AND TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — February 17, 2021 — Resonai (www.resonai.com), an AI and computer vision company, today released its 2021 State of Augmented Reality in Facilities Management report, providing important insights into the current and expected use of augmented reality (AR) within corporate, retail, healthcare and other types of professional facilities. The report found that one out of five facilities management professionals (20%) use AR for at least one function, while nearly three out of four facilities managers (73%) who don’t currently use AR expect to implement the technology within the next 24 months. Based on a survey of senior facilities managers, the report offers a unique look into the ways that properties are using AR to streamline their operations, offer greater tenant experiences, create new revenue streams and drive other benefits. The report can be downloaded at www.resonai.com/2021-state-of-augmented-reality-report.

CxEnergy 2021, Leading Commissioning & Energy Conference, To Be Held Virtually this April

ATLANTA (February 15, 2021) – The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference concluded with more than 1,800 people in attendance over three and a half days and presentations from industry thought leaders from around the world. The conference which ran from February 9-12, featured 59 live sessions, 27 Q&A chats with presenters of Conference Paper Sessions and 80+ on-demand sessions. In the weeks leading into the conference, committee members also participated in meetings of technical, standards and standing committees, developing guidance for the future of the industry and ASHRAE.

GreenStruxure, TruEnergy Announce Partnership to Bring Energy as a Service Solutions to U.S. Customers
Two companies to provide customers with cost-effective, resilient and sustainable energy outcomes with no upfront capital or operational risks
TruEnergy joins GreenStruxure alliance partner program, bringing their national expertise and deployment to medium-sized commercial and industrial building owners and operators


KENNESAW, GA., Feb. 10, 2021 - In order to help address the shortage of qualified field technicians and engineers in the building automation and controls industry, Automated Logic has collaborated with Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, to develop a hands-on degree program that prepares students for a career in energy management and controls. Automated Logic Corporation, a leading provider of innovative building-management solutions, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe, and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.

Schneider Electric and Wattsense launch an IoT Box for building digitalization Easily control building automation with an IoT Box to collect data and control equipment via the Cloud Facilitate and accelerate the energy renovation of buildings through simple and adapted digital measures  Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation solutions, has signed a technological partnership with Wattsense to introduce a simple and interoperable Light BMS solution, specially designed for energy efficiency and the sustainable development of small to medium-size buildings. This competitive offer is easy to install, reduce costs and inconvenient interventions on busy sites.

Call for Articles and Advertisers Announced for Project Haystack 10th Anniversary Celebration 2021 Issue of Connections Magazine  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - February 9, 2021 - The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced the next issue of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is in development and is issuing a Call for Contributed Articles and Advertising Sponsors from the community providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions around the world.

BACPro LLC Launches Monitoring and Reporting Tool for BACnet® Networks Making sure your building control system runs seamlessly—all day, every day  BACPro LLC has officially launched their industry-leading network analysis tool, BACPro™, which provides unrestricted live monitoring, analysis of offline captures, and comprehensive reporting to help building operators manage complex BACnet® networks. In Live Monitoring mode, BACPro listens 24/7 to every packet to and from your building automation workstation—and then reports discovered anomalies. All issues are tagged by level of severity. BACPro can also send SMS notifications when it finds severe anomalies such as duplicate BBMDs, and device, workstation, and network failures.
In Offline Capture File Processing mode, BACPro can import any BACnet IPv4, IPv6, or MSTP capture file and generate a comprehensive report for each.

Boston, February 9, 2021 – 
Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the launch of its Wholesale Building Management Distributor Program. This new formalized partner program highlights Schneider Electric’s commitment to providing the resources, incentives and support distributors need to sell more product, grow their business and increase revenue. 

OPC Foundation is providing the following link to an extended video of the OPCF press conference


Your New Vocation, Building Automation  Whether you read "Building" as a verb or noun, investigate being part of our Building Automation Industry  to satisfy your Curiosity, Passion, Innovation, Motivation, Location, and Edge-You-Cation.

A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!   New for Controls-Con 2021 is not only enhanced offerings through a conversion to a hybrid* event (MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI combined with a robust virtual platform), but also through the added value of a Pre-Conference education day! register today at www.controlscon.com

Haystack Connect 2021 – a Virtual Conference  John Petze, Executive Director, Project Haystack, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary, Project Haystack

My Vocation is Technology Futurist   Today I work with, teach, write or do keynotes about technologies that did not exist when I graduated college. Sudha Jamthe

Quantum: The Digital Twin Standard for Buildings   Quantum is the industry’s first true ontology: an existential definition of properties, behaviors, intent, and interactions between building objects. Troy Harvey, CEO PassiveLogic

Building Automation Opportunities to Meet NYC Emission Laws in Existing Buildings   New York City’s Local Law 97 mandates large (over 25,000 square feet) existing buildings in New York City reduce their carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 By Michael St. Louis and Graham Martin, EnOcean Alliance Inc

The Impact of Digital Twins on Smart Buildings   This article will explore how digital twins can help realize the above vision. Anto Budiardjo, CEO Padi, Inc

The Internet of Things is a Major Enabler for Startups in Smart Buildings   Republished from Memoori

From BACnet to Quantum Computing   In 2021, I will continue my efforts in bringing this industry to where it needs to be. Nicolas Waern Contributing Editor

What is Brick?  Brick is an open-source effort to standardize semantic descriptions of the physical, logical and virtual assets in buildings and the relationships between them. https://brickschema.org/

Migrate to a Modern Building Management System (BMS)   One of the biggest factors that delays upgrades is the perception that the whole system (including all the controllers) will have to be replaced all at one time.  www.j2inn.com
Fostering Ecosystem Innovation and Orchestration for Smarter Buildings   Innovators from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs have understood that simultaneous disruption in both products and business systems could create entire industries around their revolutionary inventions. Their genius lay in the ability to look beyond this or that discrete improvement and conceive of the higher order value that emerges from the convergence of multiple emergent technologies with the processes required to deliver and support these new platforms.Original article on Harborresearch.com

View from America: Sustainable Infrastructure using Active Site Technology   KNX Newsletter

Extending Reality: Computing’s Next Incarnation   The next leap is going to cross a much larger chasm between computers and their users—not by making us like them, but by making them closer to us. Original article on Harborresearch.com

The Power of the Podcast    Video clips and audio podcasts are becoming two of the go to mediums for information, learning, and entertainment. Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant Vancouver Island Works Project Contributing Editor

Your New Vocation, Building Automation  Our amazing Building Automation Industry has always provided a very interesting fun (and financially stable) vocation

Together Apart
  The COVID-zation of 2020 has created, injected, extracted, but mostly simply accelerated many new relationships.


IoT Pioneer Creates SMART Sensor with Capabilities the BAS Industry Never Imagined   Scott Cochrane Interviews David Antar, President, IPVideo Corporation




Cochrane Supply Announces Return of Controls-Con, A Smart Building Controls Conference, With All-New Hybrid Format!  Building automation and controls professionals can now attend this Smart Building Controls Conference and World’s FIRST Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference from anywhere with the addition of new virtual platform. Coming May 5th-7th, 2021!  (Detroit, MI) - Cochrane Supply & Engineering is excited to announce the highly-anticipated return of Controls-Con—not just a Smart Building Controls Conference, but also the World’s First Master Systems Integrator (MSI) Conference! New for Controls-Con 2021 is not only enhanced offerings through a conversion to a hybrid* event (MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, MI combined with a robust virtual platform), but also through the added value of a Pre-Conference education day!

Automated Logic Launches WebCTRL® v8 Software; Expands Commitment to Open Standards  KENNESAW, GA., Jan. 26, 2021 — Automated Logic is proud to release their latest software for the WebCTRL® building automation system, which includes support for the latest open standards for building automation and control systems, as well as new commissioning and data visualization tools.

CORK, Ireland — January 12, 2021 — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced results of independent surveys of 800+ building decision makers showing a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies.“At the center of a vision for a healthy world must be healthy buildings, and that means delivering on the most critical elements to serve People, Places and Planet,” said George Oliver, CEO of Johnson Controls. “Our OpenBlue technologies reinvent the building landscape, creating dynamic smart facilities that help businesses meet their sustainability commitments, while delivering healthy places, enriched experiences and cost savings. Johnson Controls leads the industry in translating new building technology capabilities into game-changing solutions that deliver on our focus of People, Places and Planet.”

KENNESAW, GA., January 11, 2021 — As part of its ongoing commitment to customer security, Automated Logic is implementing ASHRAE’s latest BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) protocol in its product line. BACnet/SC secures building automation and control networks from possible threats using standards widely accepted by the IT community. Automated Logic’s first BACnet/SC compatible products are being tested on select customer sites now

Happy New Year 2021, our January theme is about what we can extract from and build on from the year that was 2020 when were Covid-ized but we became very innovative as to how we would continue together apart making doing it remotely the new now.

Our Covid-ized Future Reality  Will it be Real? or Augmented & Artificially Intelligent? or a Covid-ized Hybrid? Unabridged Version

Out of In...novation  The true power of Innovations is not just the innovative idea but what we as a society and an industry can extract out of that innovation. Unabridged Version

Industry Training Links and Learning Blogs  The new evolving model of AutomatedBuildings.com is to connect and link to the amazing amount of articles, training and blog bits

Welcome to 2021, the year of healing with innovation  I have been thinking about how 2020 has been a nightmare for all of us unifying us into an alternate reality and grounding us to rethink how we live, and what our daily actions and social interactions mean Sudha Jamthe

The BB-Cycle, 2020 Edition   The Building Buzz Breakdown, 2020-edition. Innovation all around. Nicolas Waern Contributing Editor

Aye, Captain! What’s Ahead for 2021.  The beginning of another new year is upon us (and I think we can all agree that this year is ending with all of us experiencing pandemic fatigue), which means it is time for—you guessed it—thoughts of what lies ahead
Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc..

Project-Haystack.org Publishes   Fall 2020 Issue of Haystack Connections Magazine John and Marc the Haystackers

A Year in The Life of a Building The Turbulent Story of 2020 -  Memoori Dec 17 2020

2021: A Smart Building, Smart Equipment and IoT perspective from J2 Innovations   How we use and interact with buildings is changing. Now the rate of change has been dramatically accelerated by the experience of the COVID-19 virus and its repercussions

Rethinking BAS software  (that was built for a world that no longer exists) Prabhu Ramachandran Founder and CEO Facilio Inc.

AI: omnipotent or impotent?   Like “cloud” and “big data” a few years ago, “AI” has been pretty hype-y for the past couple of years. Stephen Dawson-Haggerty
Co-founder of Comfy (a Siemens Company); systems and networking expert.

FUTURE PERFECT   Emerging Research Themes for 2021 and Beyond by Glen Allmendinger

How Can Facilities Management Be Improved with Big Data   With intelligent analytics. By combining big data with analytics, data becomes manageable and can yield new insights to enhance and streamline facility systems. Buildings IOT
INTERVIEW – with Jim Young and Scott Cochrane  Jim Young and the Realcomm team have inspired our industry for many years, showing us the latest and greatest in tech presentations from a wide variety of top thought leaders.  Their platform has allowed countless industry relationships and helped drive the changes our industry needed to help us move forward with new innovative ways of thinking.

Data Driven Outcomes with Workflow Automation  Act on the building analytics outcomes with automated service request management.  Tim Cramer, Director of Solution Consulting, Key2Act

"Epidemic Mode”   A new HVAC software sequence that ensures commercial buildings are healthier while keeping employees and customers safe. EMAIL INTERVIEW – Gaurav Burman is the VP & APAC President of 75F & Ken Sinclair

Does Online Learning Make the Grade?  I think where I personally find issues with online learning is with the lack of discussion and group learning

AWS Announces Five Industrial Machine Learning Services  Amazon Monitron provides customers an end-to-end machine monitoring solution comprised of sensors, gateway, and machine learning service to detect abnormal equipment conditions that may require maintenance.  Amazon Lookout for Equipment gives customers with existing equipment sensors the ability to use AWS machine learning models to detect abnormal equipment behavior and enable predictive maintenance

MELVILLE, N.Y.
 December 16, 2020 – Leviton today announced the expanded VerifEye™ Building Manager Online (BMO) web-based energy information software for submetering applications. The BMO platform is ideal for submetering applications in multi dwelling units (MDUs), commercial offices, multi-facility operations, education campuses, industrial/manufacturing plants, and more.

PITTSFORD, N.Y.Dec. 21, 2020 – LenelS2, 
a global leader in advanced security systems and services, today announced the integration of its OnGuard® and NetBox™ access control systems with Seek Thermal’s Seek Scan thermal imaging system. The new integration allows businesses to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature through a contactless solution and allow or deny entry based on this reading. The integrated solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - December 15, 2020 - The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced the the publication of the eighth issue of their Connections Magazine  The Project Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2020 issue demonstrates how the Haystack Community has continued to further solidify the value brought by its widely adopted open-source methodology for semantic tagging in the built environment. Facility owners, operators, managers and service companies recognize that a standardized approach to semantic data modeling is key to overcoming the hurdles related to effectively using the data produced by the built environment.

ATLANTA (December 15, 2020) – ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)  have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) formalizing the organizations’ relationship.

LED lights found to kill coronavirus: Global first in fight against COVID-19 Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). They believe that the UV-LED technology will soon be available for private and commercial use.

Sassenheim, The Netherlands, December 14, 2020 – By ventilating classrooms and other common areas in nursing homes, shops, businesses, restaurants and cultural institutions vertically instead of horizontally, the spread of COVID-19 can be significantly reduced. Due to the pandemic, inventor and CEO Norbert Vroege will share his revolutionary Goflow technology or even give it away for free, so that the whole world can use it.

December 11, 2020 Piscataway, NJ – The DALI Alliance has joined IP-BLiS, the "IP Building & Lighting Standards" market interest group to support convergence towards using Internet Protocol (IP) transport and security mechanisms to simplify deploying, provisioning, and securing complex building systems.  IP-BLiS was launched in June 2020 by BACnet International, KNX Association, OCF, Thread Group and the Zigbee Alliance. Together, these standards organizations support the widespread adoption of a secure, multi-standard, IP-based infrastructure as the backbone in commercial buildings for lighting and building-automation solutions.

SOMERVILLE, MA (Dec. 9, 2020) — The company behind Clockworks — the most widely utilized cloud-based building analytics platform in the world — announced today that it has renamed itself Clockworks Analytics. Concurrently, Clockworks Analytics announced that it has raised an $8-million funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to approximately $13 million. The capital round was led by Carom Growth Partners and Evans Capital Management, with participation of existing investor Schneider Electric. Evan Kornack of Carom Growth Partners and Bruce Evans of Evans Capital Management have also joined the Clockworks Analytics board of directors

Dubai, 9th December, 2020: Mr. Khurram Shroff, the Dubai based Chairman of the IBC group, has announced that his group of companies has invested approximately CAD $8 million - at a pre-money evaluation of CAD 21 million - into Canadian facilities management software platform SITEFY. A game-changing proptech solution, SITEFY will assist commercial real estate owners and facility managers in streamlining daily building operations and proactively manage their real estate assets.

HONEYWELL MAKES BUILDING MANAGEMENT EASIER FOR SMALL- TO MEDIUM-SIZED BUILDINGS   New fully cloud-enabled, easy-to-deploy building management system gives better insight into small- to medium-sized building performance  Enables scalable, outcome-based central building portfolio management to improve occupant comfort and operational productivity

CORK, Ireland and REDMOND, Wash., December 8, 2020 — 
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a global collaboration to digitally transform how buildings and spaces are conceived, built and managed. Microsoft also announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Digital Twins.

Managed BACnet is being introduced to the BAS industry over 2020 and 2021 as product and solution vendors are gearing up their offerings for this important area of building automation systems. Managed BACnet is designed to bridge the gap between IT and BAS, providing a framework to secure BAS networks to the requirements and best practices of IT and CISO departments who are today gatekeepers to BAS network implementations.
To download the Managed BACnet Primer, go to managedbacnet.org.

EMA to Conduct a Virtual Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar on January 20-21, 2021

SMART RETROFITTING The Key to Decarbonizing the Built Environment

'Smart Retrofitting: The Key to Decarbonizing the Built Environment’ responds to the construction industry’s role in the Paris Agreement, examining how we can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets.

Key information includes:


NEWTON, Mass., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircuity, the leading provider of measurably better environments, today introduced "Air Quality as a Service" (AQaaS), a new indoor air quality (IAQ) solution that helps building owners create "healthy buildings" that meet both COVID-19 re-entry and longer term air quality requirements. As an operating expenditure, Aircuity's AQaaS requires no or low upfront capital, making it easier – and faster – to deploy in existing buildings.

CORK, IRELAND — December 2, 2020 — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, released the findings of its annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which found that more than half of organizations plan to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology next year, comparable with investment trends after the 2010 recession. To download a summary of the 2020 Energy Efficiency Index please go to: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/-/media/jci/corp/media/news/files/2020/2020_eei_survey.pdf


2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference Registration Is Open   ATLANTA (December 1, 2020) – Registration is now open for the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, February 9-11, 2021. The convenient online format of the conference will allow for global participation with a group of the world’s leading presenters delivering timely and useful industry content.

Our December issue is full of news  read my editorial   December "Requesting Innovation  "Create your "Request for Proposal for Innovation" to procure the "Edge of the Next Wave"

Edge Next Wave  If you surf, sail, paddle, or simply just stand in the water, the shape, speed, height, and impact of the next wave can either swamp or propel you. I predict the next wave is coming with an artificial intelligent edge that if you are not ready for will knock you over.

Requesting Innovation Create your "Request for Proposal for Innovation" Innovation is a timeless ingredient, a necessary part of our successful transformation, needed now more than ever.

Future Building Operators  OT-technicians? IT-people? Developers? The Users? Or will the building itself running, AI?  Nicolas provides his perspective and comments/summaries of past articles and blogs

Bringing AI Innovation to your enterprise  With all the buzz around AI, where do you start to bring AI to make your company
to power innovation by the prescriptive power of AI - Sudha Jamthe

The Independent Data Layer  We are long past the point where we need to formalize a dedicated data tier that decouples a building's automation or management system from the downstream applications that rely on its data. Andy Frank Founder & Principal Novant

In Honor of Alex Trebek  As a long-time Jeopardy fan, the passing of its host, Alex Trebek marked an end of an era. Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.

Put your IoT data to better operational use:  5 Key learnings from equipment manufacturers Elly Schietse - CMO Waylay

3 Rules of COVID-19 Workplaces: Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility Published: November 12th, 2020 Memoori

CO2 Monitoring to Lower the Coronavirus Threat   There is increasing evidence that carbon dioxide levels in buildings correlate strongly with the airborne spread of infection. Consequently, CO2 monitors could act as the “canary in the coalmine” to mitigate the coronavirus threat. EnOcean

net zero carbon buildings a challenge This article excerpt appears courtesy of KNXtoday.com

Welcome to Connectivity Exploring the world of IT, OT, and IoT  - Stephen Dawson-Haggerty Co-founder of Comfy

Future OEM Software Business Models The phrase “shift to smart services-driven business” can be dangerously misleading. It makes the required corporate culture and business model changes sound almost tame. They are anything but. For complete article Click here go to Harbor Research

Smart Building Insight Newsletter signup Joseph Aamidor, Aamidor Consulting

Ecosystem of Innovators in Building Services    INTERVIEW – Rick Rolston, CEO and Founder, BuiltSpace   It’s really all about better processes for environmental infection control.

INBAC - Stronger and smarter together  A great response from the audience in India and around the world. We had 682 registrations and 222 participants live during the panel discussion. Sakhee Chandrayan President of INBAC

WATTICS+ARC: NEW TECHNOLOGY  Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way building owners and managers view Antonio Ruzzelli CEO and founder of Wattics

Amazon Sidewalk is bringing long range, low power to Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart home devices.Marc Pegulu, Vice President IOT Strategy and Products, Semtech

Virus Risk Indicator We chatted with Airthings CEO, Oyvind Birkenes, about the new feature and his vision for the brand.

Exclusive Preview: Delta Controls 2020 Virtual Summit (December 3-4)



CARY, NORTH CAROLINA NOVEMBER 23, 2020 ABB Introduces FLXeon, New IoT Technology that Redefines Building Automation & Controls ABB Smart Buildings today announced the release of FLXeon BACnet�/IP automation control solutions to deliver powerful control, connectivity, and visualization for intelligent buildings.Cylon’s FLXeon, a connected IP controller line that includes the FBXi-X256 and the FBVi-2U4-4T controllers, provides powerful connectivity and advanced control monitoring and analysis for the smart building space.

MILWAUKEE (November 17, 2020) – Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings and architect of the OpenBlue digital platforms, introduces the Tyco American Dynamics victor Application Servers. These servers are ideal when managing video from VideoEdge NVRs via the victor VMS. Scalable from single-site locations to enterprise-level deployments (SAS and MAS), these servers are available in several form factors with distinct configurations to simplify ordering and installation and come with full service technical and hardware support.

Aircuity Introduces "Air Quality as a Service" Solution to Accelerate Safer Building Re-openings: Helping building owners meet indoor air quality requirements through strategic funding, sustained efficiency gains

Automated Logic Launches IntelliSuite™ Analytics Solution, Providing Tools and Expertise to Optimize Building Performance
November 16, 2020

Vancouver, BC-based developers of a low-cost zinc-air battery, today announces that the deployment of its zinc-air energy storage system at an innovative, low-energy-footprint estate in Surrey, BC is set to be delivered on time by December 21st, 2020.


ATLANTA – November  2020 – nLight�, an Acuity Brands company, introduced today its new nLight� Autonomous Bridging Technology (ABT), which greatly increases the range and improves the responsiveness of wireless networked lighting controls across indoor and outdoor spaces and around obstructions. Through ABT, networked messages are repeated across multiple, already-connected wireless devices. This bridging technology extends messages farther, increasing the wireless range from 3x to 4x in both indoor and outdoor environments. Also, ABT extends messages around obstructions such as corners, walls, elevators, and stairwells.

November 12, 2020 Vaisala’s cloud-based monitoring system enters North American market The cloud-based system enables top-of the-line humidity and temperature trend monitoring, bringing extended benefits for its users regarding long-term investment and implementation time. Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, announced today the availability of its latest cloud-based measurement system, the Vaisala Jade Smart Cloud, in the North American market.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 05, 2020 The BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL-WG) has released BTL Test Package v18.0, which contains updated testing procedures to be used by manufacturers to pre-test products for BACnet compliance, and to test devices qualifying for BTL Certification. The BTL-WG was formed by BACnet International to oversee the establishment of the BACnet conformance certification and listing program.

cts-1-0-draft-20201028.pdf is the first public draft specification of the Common Transactive Services for use in Smart Grids and in Microgrids.This specification specification describes an information and communication model to coordinate energy between any two parties, such as energy suppliers and customers, markets, and service providers.

Navigating Never Never with Mr Linkair

Eight Months In In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change, has disrupted the economy, accelerated shifts in how we do things, and created changes that will be with us forever Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc

“The Call of the Wild”  Answering a Request for Proposal in Innovation  Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer"

Versatile Edge Controllers Powered by Raspberry Pi  Advanced features, convenient form factor, and cloud connectivity – giving you the ability to make any attached equipment a cloud-connected asset  Zach Netsov Product Specialist, Contemporary Controls

Cameras are Watching
  Let us make them watch the world for us to make our lives easier and more productive and fun  Sudha Jamthe is a Technology Futurist and CEO of IoTDisruptions

Open Systems: A Key Pillar to the Mass Adoption of Building Automation Technology Author: Omar Tabba, VP Products & Solutions, BrainBox AI

Edge AI Empowers Smarter Building Management  With edge AI, data is processed as close to the source as possible using real-time precision analytics. Senthil M Kumar, VP FogHorn

Facilities Management Software?  A recent report by McKinsey suggests that the global market for facilities management is estimated to reach $1.9 trillion by 2024. Craig Greenhalgh, Research Analyst at Comparesoft

The CREM's Digital Toolbox Download the workplace leader's handbook of digital tools today and step up to the challenges of tomorrow. Locatee

Hub & Spoke Workplaces: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly Memoori Published: October 13th, 2020

I am very impressed with the efforts of James Dice
;  and his Nexus offering

Great resources on enocean Website

ISA looks toward the future through the prism of globally transformative forces Bill Lydon is an InTech contributing editor with more than 25 years

Tracking the impact of COVID-19 McKinsey & Company Interactive data displays to inform decisions on protecting lives and livelihoods amid the COVID-19 crisis

Adapting to the New Reality: KNX is the ideal standard for market-leading building control projects now and in the future
13/10/2020 By Mark Warburton, Ivory Egg

Retrofitting Building Controls:  Reduce carbon emissions and save costs
Chris Irwin | J2 22 Oct 2020

 Will COVID take BAS where no one has gone before?    I grew up watching sci-fi shows and have always been fascinated with technological advances, but the pandemic may take technology in a direction that our society is not willing to go just yet. Manny Mandrusiak CD.Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant

Navigating Never Never    You are never coming back once you transform.  OCT 08, 2020  Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Mr. Linkair  We need to explore the greater diversity of all subject matter related to our focus  OCT 22, 2020 Ken Sinclair, contractormag

Interview | Scott Cochrane and Greg Fitzpatrick, CxA Greg introduced the concept of the MSIP, or Multiple Systems Integrated Platform, as a way to connect all the BAS systems at the various facilities to one common software platform on the district-wide area network

Navigating Never Never  Our Transformation is deep inside where we said we would never, never, go; we all need more information and discussion to successfully navigate our new never. "You are Never coming back once you transform"

Mr. Linkair  Do not just talk about Transformation and how it links our past knowns to the uncertainties of our future unknowns. "Just Do It!"

Across My Desk  snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop

MILWAUKEE (October 26, 2020) – Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings and architect for OpenBlue digital platforms is announcing the exacqVision Q-Series from Tyco Exacq, bringing together an optimal combination of performance and affordability into a single network video recording solution. With support for up to 24 IP cameras and 16 analog cameras, this solution offers end users the flexibility to choose from IP-only or hybrid systems to incorporate legacy analog and IP cameras into the same system.
Apart from its core function as an NVR, the Q-Series doubles as an impressive live monitoring station, where operators can watch 16 live, full-HD streams simultaneously at 15 frames per second. Running on an Intel-based full Ubuntu platform, the Q-Series provides the easy support and customization customers expect from an exacqVision system.

Scottsdale, AZ – October 29th, 2020 –The OPC Foundation
, in collaboration with CESMII, is pleased to announce the launch of the “OPC UA Cloud Library” Joint Working Group (JWG). The goal of the JWG is to specify how OPC UA information models of machines, SCADA and Manufacturing Execution Systems will be stored in and accessed from a cloud-based database. Such a database will enable manufacturers to draw from a wide range of OPC UA information models and profiles for use in their pre-built shopfloor and business digitalization applications.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., and REDMOND, Wash., October 22, 2020 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced today that Honeywell will bring to market its domain-specific applications built on the Microsoft cloud platform to drive new levels of productivity for industrial clients  With the integration of the AI-driven autonomous controls of the Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management software with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service, customers will be able to access operating data that includes workflow management support to improve performance and energy efficiency within the enterprise environment. Workers in the field will benefit from real-time access to critical data that will help them prioritize, analyze and solve problems more quickly.


ATLANTA (October 15, 2020) – ASHRAE has announced that the 2021 AHR Expo, originally scheduled to be held January 25-27, 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL has been cancelled. ASHRAE worked alongside AHRI and Show Management to explore every possibility that could lead to hosting an in-person event, but unfortunately, the pandemic continues to present challenges and unpredictable variables.
 
The 2021 ASHRAE Winter Virtual Conference, which will include a mixture of live, pre-recorded and on-demand sessions, will take place February 9-11, 2021

No AHR Expo in 2021; Show Management looks ahead to Las Vegas 2022

I'm writing today with disappointing news. About a month ago I reached out to let you know that Show Management was working with McCormick Place in Chicago to reschedule the Show for March 2021. Unfortunately, Show Management announced today the forced cancellation of the in-person event for 2021. COVID-19 continues to present challenges and current state and local restrictions prohibit mass gatherings of more than 50 people. Show Management will shift focus and prepare for an in-person event in Las Vegas, NV January 31 - February 2, 2022. As always, thank you for your continued support, especially in these strange times.

Anaheim, CA (October 13, 2020) — Quantum Automation announces availability of its QCloudServer industrial internet of things (QCS IIoT) system for remote monitoring and control applications. Traditionally, users have had to experiment with many hardware, software, and networking technologies for IIoT projects. The QCS IIoT solution does the heavy lifting of assembling these technologies, so end users and systems integrators (SIs) can easily connect to edge-source data, transmit it on-site or to the cloud, aggregate and log the data, perform calculations and analysis as needed, and deliver mobile/web visualization.

BrainBox AI Launches First AI Application with Autonomous Real-time Cloud Connection to Niagara Framework
Niagara-based HVAC systems can now access AI technology to decrease energy consumption in buildings by up to 25%, without additional hardware or sensors October 07, 2020 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


PassiveLogic, a startup developing a building controls platform, today raised $16 million. A spokesperson says the proceeds will be put toward growing PassiveLogic’s workforce and accelerati


J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, has today introduced an all new version of their KNX IP connector to provide seamless integration of KNX devices with FIN Framework.
FIN is an innovative, easy-to-configure and use software platform for building automation and IoT applications. The KNX connector software module is able to read a KNX project file and present all the KNX points/group addresses available in an installation within the FIN open platform. The automatic configuration allows engineers to seamlessly integrate and supervise the KNX components, along with other devices and systems that use other protocols. FIN Framework acts as the global system controller and/or building automation supervisor.

MILWAUKEE - (Oct. 5, 2020) – Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, has launched Tyco Illustra Insight, an intelligent frictionless access management solution for work environments where there is a requirement for a high level of security without disrupting the constant flow of employees, contractors and visitors. The solution offers an unobtrusive, stress free way for authorized people to smoothly move around buildings, places and spaces, and yet provides security personnel with a highly effective solution for controlling and visually verifying who has access to restricted areas.

New Meet BOB Video's   Get to know BOB in this 6-part series.


SEATTLE, WA, USA – October 6, 2020 – Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and industrial internet of things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, and an AWS Industry Software Competency Partner, announces expanded support for Amazon Web Services cloud services.

Hewlett Packard's Aruba has joined the EnOcean Alliance as a participant member. When used together, the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure and EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions enable customers to create hyperaware smart buildings that are cognizant of, and responsive to, their changing operating environment and occupant needs.
 
Victoria, BC, Canada – You can now order the Reliable Controls MACH-ProView Panel Mount Kit, an accessory that allows you to integrate a MACH-ProView controller in a flush-mounted application. The MACH-ProView Panel Mount Kit provides a simple way to install your touchscreen controller on the door of a control cabinet and affords a higher level of environmental protection than the MACH-ProVie

Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of the Medium General Control Panel.The Medium General Control Panel is a complete assembly of controls and switching relays wired and ready for installation. Customize this medium-size control panel with your choice of controllers, relays and wiring, panel door, and transformer input voltage to meet your lighting control strategy, HVAC, and security needs.




Transformation + "Tossing Transformation Torches" 

Is your building cybersecure? Data, privacy, the cloud and security in this age of hyper-connectivity By Kevin Callahan, Product Evangelist Alerton, and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO at Optigo Networks

Crabs in a Pail As an outsider and interloper in the Building Automation vertical, it’s been interesting to compare and contrast BAS to other verticals embracing industry 4.0  William Behn President | Tosibox Inc.

The Heart of Supervising  The Covid-19 crisis is adding a new layer of systems to be managed, in office, retail, education and manufacturing buildings, to assist with monitoring and control of occupancy levels and social distancing.  Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA & VP Global Marketing at J2 Innovations

Getting Back to Fundamentals With the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a surge of concern regarding poor indoor air quality (IAQ) due to insufficient or improperly-designed/applied HVAC systems. Philip R. Juneau

The Building Utility Wed, Sep 23, 2020  It could be argued that networking technology has become the most important component of IT technology, even though it started out as an isolated, very specialized, discipline. Without the network everything is an island! the S4 Group

Inside Buildings IOT’s Ontology Alignment Project (OAP) Convergence of Haystack and Brick is a common hope amongst the many data hungry people out there looking for a standard to follow. Brian Turner CEO at Buildings IO

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month This year’s theme is: “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Marc Petock Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.

The Future of Access Control in Automated Buildings  The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the world and made safety more important than ever. Employers are now responsible to provide healthy and safe workplaces and many are looking to access control solutions to do just that Imran Anwar Swiftlane

Everybody Wants their Space in the Booming Occupancy Analytics Market    Republished from Memoori click here for complete article

The Humanity of AI Automation  Everything we do is woven by a social fabric across global cultures.  Sudha Jamthe CEO IoTDisruptions

Hiring Managers Oh No! Not Another Article on "Interview Tips" Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Soution, Inc.

11 episodes of the Beyond Buildings Podcast.  What have we learned, and what thoughts and questions have arisen from the first two episodes? Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer"

Zoom-etiquette Online meetings have taken over many of our lives to keep us safe from COVID, but are they driving us crazy? Manny Mandrusiak CD. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant Vancouver Island Works Project

Integrated Building Automation Community We have heard INBAC is putting together an outstanding industry event focused on building automation in India Sakhee Chandrayan President of INBAC

What’s new with AABC? Associated Air Balance Council Sinclair: How has COVID-19 affected the testing, adjusting, and balancing industry? Mike Kelly, TBE, CxA, American Testing, Inc., Incoming AABC President

Transformation  We need to stop focusing on the digital part and refocus on the complete Transformation that is now occurring everywhere

"Tossing Transformation Torches"  Covid-19 has forced some amazing never before had conversations zooming us all online, lighting some blazing Transformation Torches that are igniting the sky far beyond our industry. It is not clear as to who will catch and hold these torches to lead our future crusades, but no one can ignore that transformation's fire is in the air.

ARC’s 18th India Forum titled Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities on September 8-9, 2020 was a virtual event and attracted over 300 delegates.  This two-day virtual forum provided end users, solution providers and decision makers an opportunity to learn from each other and get an overall view of the market and its requirements.




The original planned Show dates of January 25-27, 2021 are postponed. AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made.A final decision regarding the in-person hosting of the 2021 AHR Expo will be announced on or before October 15, 2020. 

Semtech announced its collaboration with Amazon Sidewalk, finally confirming the highly anticipated rumor that its LoRa technology is providing long range, low power connectivity for the crowd-sourced wireless network.

NEW YORK - USA, September 23rd, 2020: Facilio, a leading AI-driven property operations platform, announced today that it has been chosen by ICD Brookfield Place (ICDBP) to optimize building performance and deliver real-time operational intelligence. ICDBP, a joint venture between Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and Brookfield Properties, is one of Dubai’s premier lifestyle and business destinations.With over 4 acres of curated dining, retail, and community space, alongside 990,000 square feet of Grade A office space in the heart of Dubai’s Commercial Business District,

Automated Logic’s WebCTRL building automation system integrating with Nlyte’s DCIM software to assist data center clients with additional energy savings, reduce costs, and improve uptime in their data centers.

 
Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc., the leader in zinc air battery technology, today announces that it has signed an agreement in principle with Vijai Electricals Ltd., a manufacturer of electrical distribution transformers and small power transformers, from Hyderabad, India. Both parties have agreed to explore joint-venture projects concerning the deployment of Zinc8’s patented Zinc-Air Energy Storage System.
 
21.9.2020 Oulu, Finland: Finnish IoT and product development house Haltian
has agreed on buying of the Empathic Building solution from digital services and software company TietoEVRY. Empathic Building becomes a part of Haltian’s IoT business. Haltian’s international IoT customer and partner networks will give a push for the international growth of the Empathic Building solution and complete Haltian smart building solutions.

Verkada, the leader in cloud-managed enterprise building security, today announced the release of its environmental sensor product line and its initial product, the SV11. This launch is the next step towards Verkada delivering on its vision to power the modern, integrated building, as the sensor seamlessly integrates with its enterprise video security and access control solutions to provide enhanced visibility into physical spaces. This comes on the heels of Verkada’s $80M Series C and entry into the $7 billion access control market.

 
09/01/2020

12:16 AM
September Editorial
09/01/2020
12:16 AM
Online Education Anywhere, "Edge-You-Cation"
09/01/2020
12:15 AM
Collaborating Communities Competencies
09/01/2020
12:15 AM
Google’s Digital Buildings
09/01/2020
12:14 AM
Simplifying Data
09/01/2020
12:14 AM
The Show Must Go On…
09/01/2020
12:13 AM
"The Smart Building Effect"
09/01/2020
12:12 AM
COVID-19 is Accelerating Digital Transformation
09/01/2020
12:12 AM
Why should you be an IT partner?
09/01/2020
12:11 AM
Networking the Way it Should Be
09/01/2020
12:11 AM
Protect Your Office Buildings
09/01/2020
12:09 AM
Communities Competencies
09/01/2020
12:07 AM
Online Education Anywhere - 'Edge-You-Cation'
09/01/2020
12:06 AM
Energy On The Edge
09/01/2020
12:06 AM
COVID-19 impacting building managers?
09/01/2020
12:05 AM
The latest stage of reopening
09/01/2020
12:04 AM
Online Education Anywhere, "Edge-You-Cation"
09/01/2020
12:03 AM
Collaborating Communities Competencies
09/01/2020
12:03 AM
Across My Desk
08/30/2020
08:15 AM
08/30/2020
08:15 AM
Reliable Controls releases option for a micro-USB connector port Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce that SMART-Sensor and SPACE-Sensor Temperature devices can now be ordered with a micro-USB
08/30/2020
08:14 AM
Reliable Controls releases RC-Archive� 3.11 Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of RC-Archive 3.11. With continuous downloading of building data logs to an industry-standard SQL Server database, RC-Archive delivers a robust record of performance for any internet-connected BACnet facilit
08/30/2020
08:13 AM
JOHNSON CONTROLS LAUNCHES OPENBLUE HEALTHY BUILDINGS OpenBlue Healthy Buildings accelerates building occupancy by providing access to technology that makes shared spaces safer and reassures employee and visitor confidence as they return to offices
08/30/2020
08:10 AM
Aircuity Releases New Video Detailing its Healthy Building Ventilation Strategy Healthy buildings start with a platform to measure and manage air quality
08/30/2020
08:09 AM
Semtech Collaborates with AWS and TensorIoT to Simplify IoT Solution Development Asset Tracking and Smart Building Kits integrated with AWS provide accelerated solutions for Systems Integrators and Enterprises
08/30/2020
08:03 AM
Siemens Launches an Advanced Microgrid Demonstration Environment at Its New Jersey R&D Hub New living lab incorporates photovoltaics, battery storage, power infrastructure equipment, building automation and cloud platforms, setting the standard for the next generation microgrid Microgrid lab will also result in a lower CO2 footprint for the Princeton facility08/01/2020
11:18 AM
August - Building Communities of Trust Comments by Ken Sinclair Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
11:15 AM
“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Quote, Sir Winston Churchill More than structures? We are creating environments of trust. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
08/01/2020
11:14 AM
BAS Trek An Ongoing Mission to Explore New Smart Building Opportunities - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
08/01/2020
11:13 AM
Metering – the basic step to optimisation “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” for metering, we should add one more statement before it “if you can’t collect it, you can’t measure it,” - Monika Musielak, Product Manager, Global Control 5
08/01/2020
11:12 AM
Strategies for a Safer and More Humane Built Environment The great news is that we have the technology to make our buildings safer and adaptable in order to minimise transmission of COVID-19 - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer
08/01/2020
11:11 AM
FeverWarn According to the CDC, they recommend some form of temperature monitoring device be implemented before entering a manufacturing facility, commercial/business space, or school - technology from MachineSense (www.machinesense.com).
08/01/2020
11:10 AM
Creating ‘clean economy’ jobs Today we’re going to talk about job creation - Lindsay Baker Sustainability & social imp
08/01/2020
11:08 AM
Jump into the Monday Live! Conversation Here are some interesting pull quotes from just one show – and it happens every week. - Therese Sullivan, Customer Marketing Leader, Tridium Inc. Contributing Editor
08/01/2020
11:08 AM
Occupancy Analytics Becoming an Essential Building System in the Post-COVID Era - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
08/01/2020
11:06 AM
Solving the skill shortage gap, forever. We are not only looking at a skill shortage gap, but also the skill transfer/knowledge transfer gap. - Nicolas Waern, "The Building Whisperer"
08/01/2020
11:04 AM
Energy Storage Key to Carbon Neutral World in order to support the economics of renewables, energy storage allows for the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later time and is the key to ensuring a carbon neutral world. - Ron MacDonald, President, CEO, Zinc8 Energy Solutions
08/01/2020
11:02 AM
Taking Charge of Your BAS Career in the Age of Pandemics in the Age of Pandemics …the fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain (unless we are threatened.)- Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
08/01/2020
11:01 AM
A Year of Innovation I have been impressed by many of the forward-thinking companies who are changing the way that we work, live and play. I like the Remix - Manny Mandrusiak CD.Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Contributing Editor
08/01/2020
11:00 AM
Building Communities of Trust Trust is the new currency, a commodity we need to create as part of our remote renaissance. - Ken Sinclair JUL 23, 2020
08/01/2020
10:59 AM
Creating Outcome-Based Platforms of Trust The new corporate mandate requires that all employees be assured that they are safe at home, at the office, and in the in-between. - Ken Sinclair JUL 09, 2020
08/01/2020
10:58 AM
Self-operating building BrainBox AI offers a unique technology, combining deep learning, cloud-based computing and autonomous decision-making to support a 24/7 self-operating building. - Andy McMahon, Channel Sales Director, BrainBox AI
08/01/2020
10:57 AM
Epidemic Mode 75F incorporated CDC and ASHRAE guidelines for HVAC operation during a pandemic into its control sequences. - Bob French, Chief Evangelist, 75F
08/01/2020
10:56 AM
Implementing a Building Analytics Solution It’s great to learn – and pass on the lessons – from those organizations that have been successful. - Ricardo Moromisato, AScT, CEM, CopperTree Analytics
08/01/2020
10:56 AM
Collaboration between EnOcean and Aruba The core competencies of each company and how this joint effort can have a major benefit for building owners and facility managers.- Troy Davis, VP Sales, EnOcean
08/01/2020
10:53 AM
The BACnet Institute Now Offers Free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) All of the courses on The BACnet Institute online learning environment offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and as well as Professional Development Hours (PDHs). - Andy McMillan, President and Managing Director, BACnet International
08/01/2020
10:51 AM
Overview of Strato Automation You can build your own widgets on top of your BMS system to meet your specific market needs. - Michel Lemieux, VP Sales & Marketing Strato Automation
08/01/2020
10:49 AM
Strategies to deliver a low carbon future Future trends in the Smart Building industry for a sustainable future - Michael Lotfy, Vice President Smart Buildings, ABB
08/01/2020
10:47 AM
Steve's review of Monday Live! This event is one more way to help us get through the pandemic and prepare for a new normal in commercial buildings post-COVID. - Steven E. Jones The S4 Group, Inc.
08/01/2020
10:45 AM
Building Communities of Trust Unabridged version Trust is the new currency, a now commodity we need to create to embrace our remote renaissance. - Ken Sinclair,Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:44 AM
Creating Outcome Based Platforms of Trust Unabridged version This new corporate mandate requires that all employees be insured that they are safe at home, at the office, and in the in between. - Ken Sinclair Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:43 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop - Ken Sinclair Founder, Owner, Publisher AutomatedBuildings.com
08/01/2020
10:42 AM
New Products New Products for August

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07/31/2020

08:57 AM
Contemporary Controls - EIGR-C3 Gigabit Cellular Router Now Available We are now shipping the EIGR-C3 VPN Router which allows for cellular, secure VPN connection to remote sites where a wired connection is not an option.
07/31/2020
11:54 AM
Johnson Controls Launches Highly Accurate, Contactless, Skin Temperature Scanning Solution This contactless and highly accurate solution will be another tool in the first line of defense for building owners and operators as part of their pandemic safety measures.
07/31/2020
11:54 AM
Seeq Expands Support for Microsoft Cloud services Seeq introduces connectivity for Microsoft Azure Data Explorer high-speed data queries and Power Automate low code/no code workflow service.
07/31/2020
11:53 AM
63 Percent of Automation Engineering Professionals Believe Industry Standards Will Be ‘Extremely Important’ in the Future: ISA Survey The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently surveyed 290 people in the automation engineering field to discover their thoughts on industry standards.
07/31/2020
11:52 AM
New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy With this, full data integration, monitoring, and control is enabled between factory floors and building facilities.
07/31/2020
11:49 AM
Coster Group adopts J2 Innovations’ FIN Framework for its next-generation of plant and building control solutions J2 Innovations has partnered with global controls specialist, Coster Group to embed FIN Framework (FIN) into a new generation of plant and building control solutions.

SkyFoundry
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07/19/2020

06:21 PM
Presenting the 25th Annual ARC Industry Forum Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World - February 8-11, 2021 - Orlando, Florida
07/19/2020
06:20 PM
New Belimo Room Sensors - The Foundation of Comfort The Belimo Room Sensors measure temperature, humidity, and CO2 in a wall-mounted design offering high accuracy and fast response.
07/19/2020
06:19 PM
Shopify, Canadian Government Launch Initiative to Help Small Businesses Grow Online Amid Covid-19 Shopify has partnered with the federal government to launch a new initiative called Go Digital Canada, aimed to bring more Canadian small businesses online and support them in the new era of digital transformation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/19/2020
06:18 PM
Reliable Controls releases RC-Studio� 3.7 This easy-to-use, easy-to-learn BACnet Advanced Workstation (B-AWS) allows you to develop a customized graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling any application at any scale.
07/19/2020
06:16 PM
New analytics focused on air quality ratings and peer comparisons Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS) is helping customers around the world prepare for the safe reopening and continued maintenance of their buildings – where people live and work – through touchless elevator technologies, purification products including ultraviolet (UV) and other germicidal lighting, predictive maintenance and other innovations designed to combat the spread of germs and promote social distancing.
07/19/2020
06:16 PM
Aircuity Upgrades Dashboard with New Analytics Features New analytics focused on air quality ratings and peer comparisons
07/19/2020
06:14 PM
ONVIF Streamlines, Expands Interoperability Work with Open Source Development ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are widely used as common communication interfaces between devices and software clients, such as IP surveillance cameras, video management software and physical access control systems from different manufacturers.
07/19/2020
06:12 PM
Lynxspring Adds 433 MHz and 868 MHz Options to Its JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Wireless Sensor Controller The JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller works with ProBuilder/Niagara Workbench software, standard Niagara 4 programming tools and Fox Protocol, and easily connects to a Niagara Supervisor, an Enterprise, and the Cloud.
07/19/2020
06:11 PM
BACnet International Announces Launch of New Course on The BACnet Institute Course provides insight and best practices for specifying BACnet products and grants CEUs

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07/13/2020
02:41 PM
Aruba joins EnOcean Alliance Opening New Opportunities for Hyperaware Smart Buildings and Accurate Digital Twins When used together, the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure and EnOcean energy harvesting wireless solutions enable customers to create hyperaware smart buildings that are cognizant of, and responsive to, their changing operating environment and occupant needs.
07/13/2020
02:41 PM
Leading Technology Alliances Unite Behind IP as Secure Backbone for Building Automation BACnet International, KNX Association, OCF, Thread Group and Zigbee Alliance join forces in the new IP-BLiS initiative
07/13/2020
02:39 PM
The Future Isn’t what it used to be: Occupied Space in the COVID-19 Era The Energy Management Association (EMA), announced that it’s teaming with education facilities engineering association APPA to conduct a webinar that offers a deep technical and practical exploration of occupied space issues and needs in the coming post-COVID-19 future.
07/13/2020
02:38 PM
Johnson Controls Introduces Open-Source Energy Analysis Software For Targeting Building Efficiency Retrofits The easy-to-use, open source BETTER tool allows building owners and managers to rapidly convert readily available monthly building energy consumption data into specific recommendations for improvement.
Delta Controls
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07/04/2020

05:53 PM
ASHRAE's First-Ever Virtual Conference Is Proving to Be a Success With an initial 2,505 registered participants, accessing 92 technical sessions, live forums with speakers, leadership updates and networking events, the 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference is proving to be a huge success.
07/04/2020
05:51 PM
Echoflex Solutions releases flush-mount version of Elaho Room Controller The flush-mount version comes with a locking cover to prevent unauthorized access, making it ideal for classrooms, offices, houses of worship, and all general-area lighting needs.
07/04/2020
05:50 PM
Johnson Controls Commits to Equipping Buildings with the Right Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Shared Spaces As cities, states and countries begin to reopen, people that live and work in buildings will need assurance building owners and operators are taking every precaution to ensure health and safety, starting with the air they breathe.
07/04/2020
05:44 PM
New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy HMS Networks announces a new Intesis™ protocol translator for communication between PROFINET PLCs on factory floors and Building Management Systems with BACnet IP/MSTP.
07/04/2020
05:39 PM
BACnet International Achieves IACET Accreditation
07/04/2020
05:37 PM
EMA Conducting Webinar on Utilizing Digital Replica of Building Data Digital Twin Tech Opens Door to Integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics

Lynxspring
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/01/2020

01:46 PM
July - Enlightenment of our Renaissance. Comments by Ken Sinclair Publisher - AutomatedBuildings.com
07/01/2020
01:45 PM
Benefits Realization with Digital Twins “Innovation doesn’t start with the future. It starts with the now and continues into the future” - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
07/01/2020
01:44 PM
Looking to Hire or Get Hired? The BAS Job Market, Summer 2020 - it’s complicated! - Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
07/01/2020
01:43 PM
Don’t Tell Me What You Can’t Do. Tell Me What You Can Do - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring
07/01/2020
01:40 PM
Reinvention, Rebirth, Renaissance Should we move to more online training? - Emma Eynon, Co-founder, Fantom Factory
07/01/2020
01:38 PM
The Data Privacy Debate Has Not Changed But The World Has The reality is that the same kind of data these systems would collect in the name of pandemic-control presents incredible value beyond that purpose. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
07/01/2020
01:36 PM
COVID-19 and the way forward for the building automation industry Thinking about our new normal, and how buildings can evolve to help keep us safe and secure - Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks
07/01/2020
01:35 PM
The Death of a Temperature Control Salesman From pneumatics to IP WTF... can you explain it in your eyes? - Scott Cochrane President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
07/01/2020
01:31 PM
Cimetrics Guidelines for COVID-19 Response Cimetrics developed a document summarizing the ASHRAE and CDC recommendations with respect to cost (both installation and lifecycle), effectiveness, and other considerations, as well as provides examples of how Analytika is used to support shutdown and reopening. - Hadas Webb, CEM, Managing Director of Analytics, Cimetrics, Analytika
07/01/2020
01:29 PM
Reinvention, Rebirth, Renaissance I chose the word Renaissance in this title to delineate the significant, positive break with the old and issue a welcome to the new era. Ken Sinclair, contractormag
07/01/2020
01:27 PM
Embracing Enlightenment The five core values of the Enlightenmnet were: happiness, reason, nature, progress, and liberty. Ken Sinclair, contractormag
07/01/2020
01:26 PM
Selling through a Pandemic Making yourself the answer to someone’s problem during a pandemic is a great way to become a trusted advisor.
07/01/2020
01:24 PM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
07/01/2020
01:23 PM
Payoffs of Haystack Tagging: Device Data Tagging and data modeling have numerous benefits in the Buildings industry. In a recent blog, we discussed the challenges
07/01/2020
01:22 PM
Reinvention Rebirth Rensaisance I see many positive sides to Not Normal. I myself am not normal as you have likely observed and I chose the word Renaissance in this title to delineate the significant positive break with the marking of a new era. Unabridged version
07/01/2020
01:19 PM
Embracing Enlightenment Unabridged version It is a process we are working through now to make not normal the new normal.
07/01/2020
01:12 PM
New Products New Products for July
07/01/2020
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NiagaraMods Launches Reflow A reimagined experience for Niagara 4 Building Automation Systems
07/01/2020
12:22 PM
UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. A recent Markets & Markets report estimated the Digital Twin market will grow from $3.8 billion in 2019, to $35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%.
07/01/2020
12:21 PM
IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products.
07/01/2020
12:20 PM
Our SkySpark eLearning is now available to buy through your SkySpark suppliers For new SkySpark users, we offer SkySpark Analyst for immediate online training.
07/01/2020
12:19 PM
Making smart buildings a reality: Trend Control Systems expands its intelligent building offering Introducing Trend's new building energy management controller, IQ X and enhanced building Supervisor interface, IQ VISION
07/01/2020
12:17 PM
Reliable Controls named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers Our commitment to a triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit informs all aspects of day-to-day operations, including the provision of a healthy, socially responsible working environment.
07/01/2020
12:16 PM
National Institute of Building Sciences 2020 Conference Moves Online This August Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition will be a powerfully compact event, focusing on technology, workforce, resilience and COVID-19
07/01/2020
12:15 PM
Chipkin Announces an Update to the CAS BACnet Stack - Enhanced Support for Trend Log BIBBs This update provides added support for these BACnet BIBBs: T-VMT-I-B and T-VMMV-I-B
07/01/2020
11:56 AM
Douglas Lighting Controls� Announces Dialog System Approved by DesignLights� Consortium and Qualified Products Listed Under Network Lighting Controls DesignLights� Consortium’s Networked Lighting Controls QPL identifies systems that are eligible for utility rebates and incentives by meeting minimum benchmark technical requirements.

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06/01/2020

05:02 PM
"Researching & Reinventing Not Normal"
06/01/2020
05:02 PM
Beyond Buildings and "Rurality"
06/01/2020
05:01 PM
Data and Analytics Covid-19 Challenge
06/01/2020
05:00 PM
Mitigating coronavirus transmission via HVAC
06/01/2020
04:59 PM
Partnership of Autonomous Vehicles with Autonomous Buildings


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06/01/2020
04:59 PM
Labs Can Teach us About Safely Returning to Offices
06/01/2020
04:58 PM
Intelligent Buildings in the COVID-19 Era
06/01/2020
04:57 PM
The Virtual Reality of the “New Normal”
06/01/2020
04:57 PM
Introduction to Fan Coil Units
06/01/2020
04:56 PM
Haystack Connections PDF Spring 2020
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06/01/2020
04:56 PM
ABB’s Cylon Acquisition Accelerates
06/01/2020
04:55 PM
Creating a Touchless Office Environment
06/01/2020
04:55 PM
"Automation Industry’s Past, Present, and Future"
06/01/2020
04:54 PM
Platform for Assessing Cybersecurity
06/01/2020
04:54 PM
Digital is the New Normal


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06/01/2020
04:53 PM
COVID-19 New Normal is Not Normal
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
Research, Reinvent, Recreate, Reboot - Repeat if Necessary
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
CABA IBC meeting presentation COVID
06/01/2020
04:52 PM
ControlTalk May Reboot/COVID
06/01/2020
04:51 PM
https://www.mondaylive.org/past-shows


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06/01/2020

04:50 PM
My LinkedIn Shares
06/01/2020
04:49 PM
My Twitter Tweets
06/01/2020
04:48 PM
2020 AHRExpo PDF and Videos
06/01/2020
04:48 PM
COVID-19 New Normal Not Normal
06/01/2020
04:47 PM
COVID 19 - Research, Reinvent, Recreate, Reboot
06/01/2020
04:46 PM
Across My Desk
06/01/2020
04:44 PM

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05/31/2020
05:47 PM
How is COVID-19 Shaping the Future Mobility Landscape?
05/31/2020
05:46 PM
Facilio launches REbuild, a powerful new toolkit, to help real estate owners confidently restart property operations.
05/31/2020
05:09 PM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-WebView 3.13

05/22/2020
03:02 PM
Belimo releases new Pressure Independent Piping Packages SelectPro is a sizing and selection tool for accurately selecting valves, actuators, sensors, and replacement solutions.
05/22/2020
03:00 PM
mCloud Combines AI with Particle Control Technology to Seek and Destroy COVID-19 in Buildings Through the Company's AssetCare platform, mCloud offers a complete automated solution enabling restaurants, retail, long-term care, and commercial facility operators to use AI to continuously drive indoor air quality that meets or exceeds commercial building standards established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (“ASHRAE”).

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05/15/2020
03:11 PM
Envoy helps workplaces reopen safely with new free product, Envoy Protect Workplace tech company secures $30M in new financing and lands major exec hire as it doubles down on efforts to make workplaces safe for return
05/15/2020
03:11 PM
U.S. Green Building Council Launches Global Economic Recovery Strategy USGBC outlines path for how healthy places and LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses, governments and communities prepare for a post-pandemic world
05/15/2020
03:10 PM
Project Haystack Organization Publishes Spring 2020 Issue of Connections Magazine The Connections Magazine Spring 2020 reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and documents how their mission "Making Data Easy to Work With", is addressing one of the most important challenges of the entire building and facilities management industry.
05/15/2020
03:09 PM
BIG Digital Launches SafeChek Entranceway Technology Canadian technology leader to provide entranceway monitoring and communication solution to support safe business openings and operations during COVID-19
05/15/2020
03:08 PM
ASHRAE Offers COVID-19 Building Readiness/Reopening Guidance ASHRAE's recommendations for reopening buildings are outlined in the frequently asked questions section of its COVID-19 Resources webpage.
05/15/2020
03:07 PM
J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, launches FIN Edge2Cloud - a new easy, secure, open, scalable way to connect to building automation and IoT systems. J2 Innovations, the makers of the FIN Framework - the next-generation software platform for building automation and IoT applications in buildings and built-environments, has launched the Edge2Cloud product to support users of FIN to easily access building data, and service and upgrade their FIN-based building automation systems remotely and securely.
05/15/2020
03:04 PM
Lynxspring Announces New Onyxx� XM 34IO-B Modular, Input/Output Extender Module for JENEsys Edge and Niagara JACE Controllers The Onyxx XM 34IO-B and Lynxspring's Edge Enabled portfolio of embedded controllers, gateways and extender modules are ideal for use in commercial buildings and industrial facilities, both new and retrofit, for multi-site environments and equipment such as air handling units, roof top units, boilers, fan coil units and heat pumps.
05/15/2020
03:03 PM
COVID-19 to Accelerate Adoption of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches: Robotics, Digital Twins, and Autonomous Freight ity governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. This is reflected in the deployment of a range of technologies for new use cases during the current emergency
05/15/2020
02:59 PM
CaGBC study highlights gaps in zero carbon training for building-industry professionals Canada has committed to reaching a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, intending to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The building sector has an opportunity to play a crucial role in meeting these targets.

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05/01/2020

01:45 PM
"Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption" Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
05/01/2020
01:44 PM
PRESSURE!!!!! Controlling and reporting temperature, humidity and airflow have never been more important for a building to operate safely. - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
05/01/2020
01:44 PM
Global Control 5 hits the U.S. Market with iSMA Solution for BAS - Pawel Szarmanski, Product Manager, Global Control 5
05/01/2020
01:43 PM
Rethinking Building Automation for the Remote World a pandemic perspective - Prabhu Ramachandran, Co-Founder & CEO, Facilio Inc.
05/01/2020
01:43 PM
Building Health in Time of Pandemic How COVID-19 will change the way we think about the built environment - Natalie Patton, Project Manager, OTI
05/01/2020
01:42 PM
The BAS Job Market as of May 1, 2020 The good news is that there are still plenty of open BAS jobs. But it does mean there are fewer jobs to choose from. - Skip Freeman, Senior Technical Recruiter, BASI Solutions, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:40 PM
The Edge The Edge is the means to connect, collect, process data, and take actions at the sensor, controller, and equipment levels (the device-level) rather than in the Cloud or at the Enterprise. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:38 PM
The Times They Are a Changin' "Come gather 'round, people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters, around you have grown. And accept it that soon you"ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin' and you better start swimmin', or you"ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin' "Bob Dylan, 1964 - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:38 PM
The New Normal Achieving a True North Star(s) Strategy - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:37 PM
Why Smart Healthy Buildings Will Become the "New Normal" "It will be imperative that employees, tenants and building occupants feel safe and comfortable going back to a healthy and clean office." - Harry Smeenk & Ben Steinberg Tapa, Inc.
05/01/2020
01:34 PM
What Makes a Strong Smart Home Solution? The smart home requires a suitable home setup where appliances and devices can be automatically controlled from any internet-connected place in the world using a mobile or other networked device. - Pedro Pachuca, Director of IoT Wireless in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group
05/01/2020
01:33 PM
Imagining the "Pandemic-Smart" Buildings of the Future The time has come for the many great minds of the smart building industry to look ahead, and spare some innovative thinking for the next pandemic that will sweep the world. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
05/01/2020
01:33 PM
Building Occupancy Data Reveals the Extent of the US Lockdown The occupancy data provided by our smart buildings is giving us visibility on what happened, and the same data will also provide visibility for social distancing and cost-saving measures to help us emerge from this crisis. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
05/01/2020
01:31 PM
View from America: OT interoperability - the key to intelligent buildings - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC)
05/01/2020
01:30 PM
Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption So, what will that global reboot look like? - Ken Sinclair, contractormag
05/01/2020
01:30 PM
Adopting Adaption - Achieving Antifragility The ongoing global pandemic has shown us all how fast we can adapt for survival. - Ken Sinclair, contractormag
05/01/2020
01:29 PM
Monday Live! The urgency of the moment requires us to be agile, this group put together Monday Live! in about a week. - Anto Budiardjo, "Facility IT Evangelist"
05/01/2020
01:27 PM
Post Pandemic Building Readiness - It won't be back to 'normal' - Rick LeBlanc, Operating Partner, Huron Capital Partners
05/01/2020
01:26 PM
3D-Printing and No-Code-Platforms and Digital Twins, oh my! There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently, that which should not be done at all." – Peter Drucker - Nicolas Waern, WINNIIO
05/01/2020
01:25 PM
Facilities Maintenance Management System (FMMS) We're building solutions that will help propel current FMs into the future while developing tools that tomorrow's FMs will feel comfortable interacting with to help future-proof your buildings. - Scott K. Hoffmann, MBA, National Sales Director, Corrigo
05/01/2020
01:24 PM
The Edge The Edge is the means to connect, collect, process data, and take actions at the sensor, controller, and equipment levels (the device-level) rather than in the Cloud or at the Enterprise. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring
05/01/2020
01:23 PM
Making People Count in A Crisis – Memoori Speaks to Density - Andrew Farah and Memoori
05/01/2020
01:23 PM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
05/01/2020
01:22 PM
REOPENING YOUR WORKPLACE Great online resource to help
05/01/2020
01:21 PM
"Global Reboot - Adopting Adaption" Being resilient and making people count while Adopting Adaption needs to be part of our "Global Reboot"
05/01/2020
01:20 PM
Adopting Adaption - Achieving Antifragility Unabridged version It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change.
05/01/2020
01:19 PM
New Products New Products for May


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04/30/2020

02:09 PM
New Belimo Clear Edge Platform for On-Site Energy Valve Optimization The Clear Edge is an analytical device that leverages the data from all installed Energy Valves in a BACnet Building Automation System (BAS).
04/30/2020
02:08 PM
Automated Logic Expands OptiFlex Line of Building Controls The new B-BCs join the OptiFlex family, Automated Logic's current generation of flexible, scalable building controls for the WebCTRL building automation system.
04/30/2020
02:07 PM
Leica Geosystems and Geomap cooperate to facilitate digitising facility management Supporting customers globally in the digitalisation of facilities and asset support services
04/30/2020
02:06 PM
ASHRAE Issues Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings Expanded Guidance Available on ASHRAE’s Newly Updated COVID-19 Resources Webpage
04/30/2020
02:04 PM
Bridgetek Introduces New PanL Hardware for the Controlling of Smart Devices It serves as a means to deliver smart switching capabilities, via one of the system’s PanL HMI touch displays.
04/30/2020
02:03 PM
Announcing the CxEnergy 2020 Virtual Experience! CxEnergy Virtual is an online platform that allows co-presenting organization members and conference registrants to access live and pre-recorded technical sessions that were originally scheduled to be presented at the CxEnergy 2020 Conference and Expo.
04/30/2020
02:02 PM
A Smart Alliance: QualityLogic + SunSpec Alliance Partner to Expand the Testing and Certification of Smart Energy Resources The SunSpec Alliance and QualityLogic, Inc., two of the leading players in advancing the integration of distributed energy resources into distribution utility operations, today announced the approval of QualityLogic, Inc., as the first SunSpec Authorized Test Software Provider. QualityLogic, an industry leader in software testing tools and services, has been working closely with SunSpec on its CA Rule 21 CSIP certification program since 2018.
04/30/2020
02:01 PM
ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Established ASHRAE announced a Society-wide effort to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on how to ensure that buildings are prepared for future epidemics.
04/30/2020
02:01 PM
Zigbee Alliance and DiiA Collaborate to Standardize DALI-Zigbee Gateways Organizations to Develop a Gateway Specification and Certification Program for Lighting-Control Networks that Utilize DALI and Zigbee-Based Products
04/30/2020
01:57 PM
EMA Teams with Affiliate AABC, Member Companies to Provide Pandemic Building Webinar Managing Facilities Through the Pandemic: Energy Saving Tips for Facility Operations Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern

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04/09/2020
10:00 AM
Reliable Controls releases SPACE-Sensor EnOcean and SMART-Sensor EnOcean Accesspoint The SPACE-Sensor EnOcean delivers a wireless temperature sensor solution made easy with the energy
harvesting technology of EnOcean. The SMART-Sensor EnOcean Accesspoint opens the door for integration of a wide variety of EnOcean wireless sensors and output devices with the Reliable Controls system.
04/09/2020
10:00 AM
New rCMSB Wireless Occupancy and Daylight Sensor Answers the Market Demands for a Discrete Sensor with Simple Installation Acuity Brands Lighting (NYSE: AYI) has launched the rCMSB wireless battery-powered ceiling mount sensor from nLight, a contemporary and small-sized occupancy and daylight room sensor that disappears into the ceiling space.
04/09/2020
09:57 AM
MiraOS release 2.4: Getting started with wireless mesh products has never been easie LumenRadio's focus is to develop the most resilient and Future-Proof connectivity solution on the market, but their vision is also to make it easier for development teams to implement wireless technology into their products, something that is clearly shown in the new 2.4 version of MiraOS.
04/09/2020
09:56 AM
Belimo Introduces Belimo Clear Edge Appliance Built on the SkySpark Everywhere Platform Clear Edge leverages data from BACnet-connected Belimo Energy Valves in a Building Automation System (BAS) to automatically monitor, manage and optimize water coil performance and hydronic energy consumption.
04/09/2020
09:55 AM
Seven leading Finnish companies join forces to co-create an ecosystem for smart building data KONE, Nokia, YIT, Caverion, Halton, Netox and VTT have founded an ecosystem known as KEKO.
04/09/2020
09:54 AM
Belimo releases new airflow measurement and control actuators Now available, Belimo standalone airflow measurement and control actuators with digital communications for rotary, linear, and induct applications.


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04/01/2020

11:14 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways - Talking Today's Tools Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
04/01/2020
11:13 AM
COVID 19 and the BAS Systems Integrators HVAC/electrical tradesmen are essential according to the federal guidelines that many states are following. Which means we as an industry are allowed to operate during these uncertain times. - Scott Cochrane, President, CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
04/01/2020
11:12 AM
What does Yoga have to do with building systems? Unlike Yoga masters, buildings systems are inflexible, yet building conditions are highly dynamic. - Phillip Kopp, CEO, Conectric Networks
04/01/2020
11:12 AM
Removing the Umbilical Cord between Controllers and Sensors This is only possible by removing the logic from the logic controllers and putting it into standard software running on edge computing. And that is only possible by removing the umbilical cord between controllers and sensors, the wires that restrict them from taking more and better inputs. - Phillip Kopp, CEO, Conectric Network
04/01/2020
11:11 AM
COVID-19 Lockdown Leaves Empty Smart Buildings to Ponder Their Failings While we can excuse the technology for being as unprepared as the humans who made it, this strange reality we find ourselves living in poses a new challenge for the smart building industry to adapt its intelligence to. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
04/01/2020
11:10 AM
View from America: exploiting the sun's potential to save energy with KNX - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC)
04/01/2020
11:09 AM
COVID-19, the World's Biggest Remote Working Experiment is Underway The World's Biggest Remote Working Experiment is Underway - First and foremost, for this to be "a great reset" for "long-overdue work flexibility," this single global experiment has to be a success. - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoori
04/01/2020
11:08 AM
Talking Today's Tools in the UK These tools will transcend BMS and Analytics platforms incorporating the best elements of other industry platforms and provide System Integrators and end-users with levels of flexibility, power and visibility that the industry will ultimately come to see as an expectation. - Dave Lapsley, Managing Director, Econowise Group of Companies
04/01/2020
11:07 AM
Two Protocols are Better Than NONE The feedback was important enough that I thought I should publish a revision of the article, sharing what I learned. Thanks to those in the BACnet community and LinkedIn groups who have responded to the original article. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc
04/01/2020
11:07 AM
Instructions for Effortless, Successful System Integration There are numerous communication gaps in the implementation of building technology projects and their automation. - Dipl.-Ing. Hans R. Kranz & Dr. Rupert Fritzenwallner
04/01/2020
11:06 AM
What is an HMI, and why do we need it in the BMS? Regardless of the type, the goal is always the same: to provide the User with an insight into the operation of the system or machine. - Monika Musielak, Product Manager, Global Control 5
04/01/2020
11:03 AM
The Rising Remote Workforce The exponential demand for Future-Ready Facilities. - Nicolas Waern, "The Building Whisperer"
04/01/2020
11:03 AM
Hiring (and Layoffs) in the Age of Pandemics While this is the first pandemic, chances are it may not be the last. Managing your workforce has always been a challenge; now, it will become an even greater one. - Skip Freeman, BASI Solutions, Inc.
04/01/2020
11:02 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways Wireless network ways provide a future-proofed, AI-driven self-discovery schema. - Ken Sinclair/contractormag
04/01/2020
11:02 AM
Talking Today's Tools It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is most adaptable to change. - Ken Sinclair/contractormag
04/01/2020
11:00 AM
Building Automation: What Does Open Mean? The word "open" means different things to different people, and the word's meaning is defined by the audience and its interests. - Ken Sinclair Facilitesnet
04/01/2020
11:00 AM
A Controls Company in Brazil? Mercato Brasil and Mercato BAS Supply are at different stages of their life cycles and obviously part of different market cultures. This calls for different business strategies. - Rodrigo Miranda, CEO, Mercato BAS Supply LLC
04/01/2020
10:58 AM
What an Open Edge/Hybrid Controller should look like Almost all controllers to this point are built on proprietary firmware, DDC software, and require product specific programming tools. Calvin Slater, Climatec
04/01/2020
10:56 AM
The Road to Future Ready Facilities and Digital Twin Thinking The podcast with James was a great discussion between him and me about our past, what we think about the future, and the whole idea of decoupling hardware and software. - Nicolas Waern "The Building Whisperer"
04/01/2020
10:55 AM
Control Trends interview & demo with Troy Harvey, CEO, PassiveLogic When you design an integrated system from the ground up, you get the chance to reinvent the fundamental principles and build value at every stage of the building life-cycle. At PassiveLogic, we take this opportunity seriously.
04/01/2020
10:54 AM
Talking Today's Tools We need to change our tools and how we use them, trading hard hammers for humanistic based softer more encompassing solutions.
04/01/2020
10:54 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
04/01/2020
10:53 AM
Nexus, a newsletter and podcast for smart people applying smart building technology
04/01/2020
10:51 AM
Wake up to Wireless Ways Are our existing wired networked solutions at risk in the near future? Can wireless ways greatly enhance wired networks? The answer is "Yes".
04/01/2020
10:50 AM
New Products for April A brief description of some new products for the industry.

12/20/2019
03:13 PM
Reliable Controls Partners with Ad Hoc Electronics Reliable Controls Corporation is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Ad Hoc Electronics, manufacturer of Illumra controls.
12/20/2019
03:12 PM
Opto 22's groov EPIC Firmware 1.5.0 Adds New Visualization Features and External Mass Storage Support New groov View gadgets and functions come to groov EPIC along with external HDMI touchscreen management and USB file access
12/20/2019
03:11 PM
FacilityConneX Releases 3.5.0 Solution for Advanced Intelligent Alerting The 3.5.0 solution extends the capabilities of the VOICE Browser and offers new LIVE KPI components and deployment tools including the QuickConneX 2.0.
12/20/2019
03:11 PM
Opto 22 Releases Two More groov EPIC I/O Modules for 2019 New modules support CAN bus integration and high-density temperature sensing

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12/14/2019

02:20 PM
Big Data and Smart Controls Track This track examines the use of big data, advanced algorithms, occupancy-based control strategies, data mining and other analytical techniques to economically automate buildings.
12/14/2019
02:18 PM
Switch Automation Increases New York Presence to Tackle the World's Most Pressing Challenges Switch Automation, a commercial real estate software as a service (SaaS) company, launches new Switch Dx� (Digital Data Discovery) product and increases New York presence through participation in accelerator programs and premier real estate PropTech events.
12/14/2019
02:16 PM
Lynxspring Announces New JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller for Direct Wireless Sensor Connectivity Part of Lynxspring's portfolio of Edge Enabled products, the JENEsys Edge 534 Monnit Controller with 34 I/Os offers the full Niagara Framework stack and a built-in 900 MHz wireless transceiver, creating a superior edge device for connecting to Monnit sensors and deploying a connected sensor network within a building environment.
12/14/2019
02:15 PM
Acuity Brands Introduces the Modulus Low Voltage Distributed Power and Control System A New Standard for Powering, Controlling and Connecting Luminaires
12/14/2019
02:13 PM
Delta to Show New PV Inverters with Advanced Connectivity and Cloud-based Monitoring at 2019 Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions', will be exhibiting at this year's EnerGaia in Montpellier, France the newly-launched M70A solar PV inverter, which offers 77 kVA maximum AC apparent power for ground-mounted and commercial solar rooftop systems.
12/14/2019
02:12 PM
Reliable Controls Releases SMART-Sensor with VOC Sensor The SMART-Sensor is a complement to any room and delivers a modern networked-sensor solution that allows you to connect with up to 10 configurable parameters related to your space.
12/14/2019
02:12 PM
IKEA Joins Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors Home Design Leader Cultivates Better Smart Living Through Open IoT Standards


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12/06/2019
01:27 PM
Aircuity is an Approved Vendor for NYSERDA's Real-Time Energy Management Program NYSERDA offers a 30% cost-share incentive for building owners to deploy energy management solutions such as Aircuity's platform.
12/06/2019
01:27 PM
CxEnergy 2020 Announces Preliminary Technical Program The premier event in commissioning, energy management, and building analytics and diagnostics, CxEnergy 2020, announced its preliminary technical program. The event takes place April 6-9, 2020 in San Diego, CA at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
12/06/2019
01:26 PM
HVACR Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy Heading into 2020 AHR Expo 2020 Economic Survey and Trend Report details business projections, opportunities and important issues among all sectors
12/06/2019
01:25 PM
Reliable Controls Releases SMART-Net Relay Direct line-voltage control without the use of low-voltage pilot relays has arrived with the release of the SMART-Net Relay.
12/06/2019
01:23 PM
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. Announces Strategic Acquisition of ESC Automation Inc. ESC is a leading and highly regarded building system integrator in North America with an impressive portfolio of services including the installation and maintenance of building automation systems, security systems, HVAC systems as well as newer technologies including real time locating systems, building analytics and energy management systems.
12/06/2019
01:22 PM
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces the Conference Room Controls App to its Bluetooth Wireless System of Devices Designed for conference room and boardroom applications, the new iPad control console pairs seamlessly with Douglas Lighting Controls' Bluetooth Wireless eco-system of devices to provide a modern, large format touch screen interface for control functionality.
12/06/2019
01:20 PM
Automated Logic's WebCTRL� System Enables First of its Kind Dashboard for Critical Healthcare FacilitiesJ2 Innovations Automated Logic Corporation is collaborating with the non-profit Powered for Patients to launch a first of its kind dashboard that addresses the technology challenges associated with providing real-time or near real-time status reports for emergency power supply systems in healthcare facilities.
12/06/2019
01:19 PM
Reliable Controls Releases RC-RemoteAccess� 3.5 Simplify IT management and improve data communications security with RC-RemoteAccess, a flexible BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) solution that is scalable and affordable.
12/06/2019
01:18 PM
ASHRAE and Smart Cities Council Sign MoU to Collaborate on Advancing the Sustainable Built Environment ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations' relationship and outlining their commitment towards the advancement of a more sustainable built environment.
12/06/2019
01:15 PM
Big Data and Smart Controls Track 
Big Data and Smart Controls is 1 of 8 tracks taking place at the 2020 Winter Conference & AHR Expo.

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12/02/2019

11:28 AM
Building Wireless Inside Out December Editorial - While Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020 - Comments by - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher Editor
12/02/2019
11:27 AM
Can BMS Save the World? Whether it iSMA, Honeywell, Schneider or Johnson Controls we are playing on the same team. And the stake in this game is our planet. - Oleksandr Zdir, Product Manager, Room Solution Devices, Global Control 5
12/02/2019
11:27 AM
All I Want for Christmas�  If I were the BAS Santa for Master Systems Integrators, what toys would I put in my toy bag to give out to all the good designers, programmers and engineers out there? - Scott Cochrane, President & CEO, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
12/02/2019
11:26 AM
Data Analytics Is About More than FDD Data analytics go beyond Fault detection analytics to address a range of financial and organizational needs - John Petze, Partner and Co-Founder, SkyFoundry
12/02/2019
11:25 AM
Digital-first Real Estate and a Wireless First Strategy - Nicolas Waern, The Building Whisperer
12/02/2019
11:24 AM
From iPhone to iBuilding Smartphone Journey = Smart Buildings Journey? - Nicolas Waern, The Building Whisperer
12/02/2019
11:24 AM
The Productivity Paradox And The Promise Of Automated Configuration - Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA, Asia, J2 Innovations
12/02/2019
11:23 AM
The Evolution of the Building Platform The age of IoT, IP and digital transformation are increasingly common across a range of industries and are revolutionizing them. No industry is immune, and most certainly, not ours. - Marc Petock, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.
12/02/2019
11:22 AM
Challenging The Status Quo Facilio Inc. recognized as an innovation driven challenger in the 2019 IoT for Smart Buildings and IWMS categories by independent analyst firms - Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder and CEO, Facilio Inc.
12/02/2019
11:21 AM
B2C and B2B Marketing are Converging Will You Adapt? - Kim Salzer, CMO, Chief Outsiders
12/02/2019
11:21 AM
How Estimating is Like a Relay Race Just like there are four runners in a relay race, there are four core functions of a BAS - Hector Hernandez, Founder & CEO, Cube-USA
12/02/2019
11:20 AM
KNX as the future standard for the USA The KNX topology has no limit to the size and scale of the building - Philip R. Juneau, Chief Commercial Officer, Automated Technology Company (ATC), Vice President, KNX USA National Group
12/02/2019
11:19 AM
The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Learning Human Smart Building - James McHale, Managing Director, Memoor
12/02/2019
11:18 AM
Bringing Together Diverse Devices We understand that building data is our future, but the myriad of diverse devices all speak different dialects of an undocumented language. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
12/02/2019
11:16 AM
Wireless Inside Out Wireless connection to the Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings
12/02/2019
11:11 AM
Addressing our Education Emergency Most of what we learn comes from our preparation to teach these sessions and feedback from them. Like the saying goes, "By teaching, we learn."
12/02/2019
11:10 AM
2019 ControlTrends Awards This year we've added the Impact Solution, Impact Person, ControlTrends Distributor, and Master Systems or Distributor Executive of the Year. - Ken Smyers, ControlTrends.org
12/02/2019
11:10 AM
LoRa and the Future of Connectivity A snapshot of the IoT landscape in 2020 - Byron BeMiller, Vertical Lead, Smart Buildings, Semtech
12/02/2019
11:08 AM
Israel Proptech Global demand for Israeli innovation is on the rise, and the "Startup Nation" is in the forefront of technologies that are being adopted in the real estate sector. - Oded Eliashiv, Managing Partner of BuiltUp Ventures
12/02/2019
11:07 AM
Building Wireless Inside Out Wireless connection to the Internet is among the top three most important factors for tenants who are searching for office space, along with cost and location.
12/02/2019
11:07 AM
G5-6 WiFi6 & CBRS This alphabet soup is destined to shape your future
12/02/2019
11:06 AM
Review Of CoRETECH 2019 "Recalibration" San Jose If you missed Coretech you missed a lot. Here is a quick review with a photo essay of what you missed.
12/02/2019
11:05 AM
Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020 We are proud of our 12 Free Education Sessions @ AHRExpo 2020
12/02/2019
11:04 AM
Across My Desk snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop
12/02/2019
11:03 AM
New Products for December A brief description of some new products for the industry.
12/02/2019
11:01 AM




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