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05:15 PM

ASHRAE Launches New Magazine Dedicated to High-Performing Buildings

ATLANTA - ASHRAE has launched a new magazine to help decision-makers in the building community learn about the latest developments in innovative technologies and energy-efficient design and operation.

05:14 PM

Distech Controls Announces the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in SystemHouse, to Form Distech Controls Europe

November 16th, 2007, Quebec, Canada and Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Distech Controls announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in SystemHouse BV, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to form Distech Controls Europe BV.

05:13 PM

Beckhoff Automation Helps Introduce Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2

Automatic device detection using leading edge Microsoft and Beckhoff technologies

05:12 PM

Graybar Distributes Precidia Products

Leading distributor now stocking iPocket232 and other Serial to Ethernet access devices.

05:11 PM

LonMark International Presents Open Systems Experts with "Best of the Year Awards" for 2007

LonMark honors achievements, which advance the controls market, celebrating energy-conscience solutions and growing end-user benefits.

05:10 PM

Eagle Technology, Inc.'s ProTeus Now Available in Arabic

Mequon, WI - Nov 19, 2007 Eagle Technology, Inc. and distribution partner, Kharafi National, a world-class player in the Pan Arab market, is proud to announce that ProTeus V, a leading maintenance management software, is now available in the Arabic language.

05:09 PM

Mississippi School District Invests $1 Million To Improve Energy Efficiency

TAC Guarantees Project will Save Schools $94,000 Annually

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10:19 PM

LONMARK International Welcomes Peter Kelly-Detwiler to its Board of Directors

Senior Director of Energy Technology Services for Constellation Energy Brings Energy Management Expertise to Non-Profit Trade Association

10:18 PM

Hitting the O&M Notes to Achieve Net-Zero-Energy Buildings

The role of operation and maintenance in achieving net-zero-energy buildings is highlighted in a two-part seminar at ASHRAE's 2008 Winter Meeting, Net-Zero Energy Buildings: The Impact of O&M Practices?

10:16 PM

Johnson Controls Acquires Skymark International Acquisition serves as catalyst to HVAC/R product line expansion

Milwaukee, WI - November 15, 2007 - Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI), the global, multi-industrial leader in creating smart environments, today announced that it has acquired Skymark International, Inc. an indoor packaged HVAC products manufacturer headquartered in Ontario Canada.

10:16 PM

Beckhoff Automation Introduces BK1250 Compact I/O Coupler

Coupler acts as seamless gateway between ultra high speed EtherCAT I/O terminals and traditional Beckhoff I/O terminals

10:15 PM

Tridium Expands Vykon Partners in Asia to Increase Market Coverage and Access to Vykon Based Solutions

Tridium appoints four new Integrators; Fuels Rapid Growth and Expansion in Asia Pacific Markets

10:14 PM

Echelon Announces Winners of Green Technology Design Contest

The winners were chosen from over forty submissions, and the criteria included creativity and innovation; practicality (broad appeal, elegant design, ease of use); and relevance to energy efficiency.

10:13 PM

Wireless Sensing for Commercial Building Automation

FREE Web Seminar for Your Organization

10:12 PM

Reliable Controls wins 2008 Readers' Choice Award

Winning products represent those which building owners and facility executives most often sought further information about after they appeared in the pages of BOM or on the FacilitiesNet website over the past year.

10:11 PM

World's Most Diverse Interoperable Home Energy Management System Powered by ZigBee on Display at Centerpoint Energy Technology Center

Multiple Industry Leaders Showcase Interoperability and Benefits of Wireless Home Area Network

10:10 PM

GridWise Architecture Council recognizes Leaders in Interoperability

Systems integrators, business managers ,electric utilities, and policy makers work together to develop the smart electricity system of the future

10:09 PM

New ZigBee Module to Combine Record-Breaking Range with Ultra-Low Power

MeshNetics Introduces a New Family of Low-Power Amplified ZigBee Modules

05:25 PM

Prediction of Building Lifecycles via BIM Explored in ASHRAE Session

Building information modeling (BIM), which is the use of real-time, intelligent, multi-dimensional and dynamic models long used in the manufacturing and aerospace industries, provides you with that look into the future of a building.

05:24 PM

FIATECH CETI Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Did you, or your company, accomplish a significant technological research or deployment achievement in 2007 that you want the world to know about?

05:23 PM

FIATECH's 2008 Annual Technology Conference & Showcase to be in New Orleans, March 31 - April 2

The conference theme is Creating Sustainable Business Value the "Big Easy" Way: Deploying Innovative Technologies

05:22 PM

New Wonderware Support for Smart Networks Using Echelon Technology

Brings Together Industry Leading Control Automation Products

Reliable Controls
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09:10 PM

Innovative Constellation NewEnergy Risk Management Program Helps Leading Companies Stay Within Their Energy Budgets

Long-term Procurement Strategy Stabilizes Energy Spending for CB Richard Ellis and Solo Cup

09:09 PM

When Should I Use a Managed Switch?

Contemporary Controls New White Paper Discusses the Benefits of Using Managed Switches

09:07 PM

Tridium's Niagara Framework Selected by START-IT Magazine as Top 50 Technology

Richmond, Virginia -- Nov. 12, 2007 - Tridium's Niagara Framework has been selected by START-IT magazine as a winner of its first annual Top 50 Technologies Awards. The Top 50 Technologies Awards honor products that target the manufacturing space and help companies to improve their business practices.

09:06 PM

Johnson Controls Acquires Mechanical Services Company The Capital Group

Acquisition designed to expand mechanical services capabilities in Ottawa

09:05 PM

ZigBee Home Automation: The New Global Standard for Home Automation

Alliance's First Interoperable Public Application Profile Delivers Interoperability on a Global Scale

09:04 PM

Contemporary Controls Releases BAS Remote Demo

The Interactive Demo is Easy and Intuitive to Use

09:02 PM

Tridium Announces Record Attendance at 2007 European Niagara Forum

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 1, 2007 - Tridium Inc., the leading provider of device integration and Internet-based control applications announced today that its 2007 European Niagara Forum held on October 18th and 19th in Amsterdam was a tremendous success with attendance increasing by 60% over the previous conference.

09:00 PM

EmberZNet PRO 3.1 - first networking software to support new ZigBee PRO Feature Set

Enables larger, denser, sleepier, more mobile, secure and resilient ZigBee networks

08:59 PM

TAC Announces Leadership Change

Drees Named President of the Americas Region

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11:52 AM

Getting a Handle on Energy Usage

Successful energy retrofit programs take a comprehensive approach to building systems as well as operational and maintenance practices to improve energy efficiency, comfort and productivity. - Spinwave Systems, Inc.

11:51 AM

The role of video analytics in the automated buildings market

There are now systems on the market that offer a plug-and-play solution that the average automation contractor, designer and security installer can successfully deploy and that don't cost a tremendous amount of money. - Roni Kass, Founder and CEO, ioimage

11:50 AM

Truth About Megapixel

This is the third in a series of three articles separating fact from fiction with regard to the fast-growing megapixel camera technology. Megapixel Network Cameras, Can They Really Save Bandwidth and Storage? - Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IQinVision

11:49 AM

Integrated Design Associates, Inc.

Design headquarters is among the first to achieve net-zero energy - Johnson Controls, Case Study

11:47 AM

Ferreira "31 Tannery Project"

First Net Zero Electric commercial building in the U.S. A Post Occupancy Review, Observations & Lessons Learned - Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E. LEED AP, Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems

11:46 AM

Demand Response and the Path to a Sustainable Energy Future

How the future unfolds, and our ability to pass on a sustainable planet to future generations, is based in large part on our success with shifting to more sustainable energy practices today. - Clement J. Palevich, Constellation Sustainable Energy Solutions

11:45 AM

Two Critical Steps Toward Sustainability

(That we need to take now!) - Thomas Hartman, P E The Hartman Company

11:45 AM

Standing Room Only at DR-Expo

The requests from sponsors, speakers and attendees alike were for DR-Expo to be held at least twice a year in the U.S. - Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

11:44 AM

Can You Hear Me Now?

Cell Coverage in Buildings - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

11:43 AM

Found in Phoenix

The conference focused on opportunities created by connections between topics that used to seem totally disparate: The national electricity distribution infrastructure and my building's bottom line? My BAS and environmental responsibility? Enterprise management and national security? Huh? - Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems.

11:42 AM

Building the Intelligent Bridge to Sustainability

Intelligence-based solutions can be used to deliver buildings which meet the requirements of the 21st Century, while optimising their environmental performance. - Alison Nicholl, Programme Manager ibexcellence, Business Analyst i&i limited

11:40 AM

Energy & Power

We all have to be conscious of the fundamentals of energy and only we have the power to conserve. - Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, LonMark International

11:39 AM

Harnessing the 4 Cs

Convergence, connectivity, controls and conservation can guide us towards a more profitable, vibrant industrial future. It's time for new thinking on energy management. - Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner

11:38 AM

Stumbling Towards Sustainability

It's clear that in the last year our clients and society in general has moved much further in their expectations for sustainable buildings than our industry has moved in ability to effectively implement them. - Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner

11:37 AM

Terms & Terminologies - Avoiding Confusion

A closer look at some of the words and phrases that we sometimes take for granted - Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

11:35 AM

The difference between GridWise and Demand Response

Jack Mc Gowan CEM Energy Control Inc., GridWise Architecture Council Chairman - I like to think of Demand Response as the first business model that is getting traction in the larger world of GridWise. GridWise is about interoperability on a broad scale including the full spectrum of electricity infrastructure and technology from generation through end use of.

11:34 AM


David Katz, BA, MBA, Sustainable Resources Management Consultant, and Project Manager for the Building Intelligence Quotient Consortium - The fact that the North American GRID system operators have finally created DR programs that are funded to the same degree as new generation capacity and are accepted by the reliability councils is a positive step in the right direction.

11:34 AM

The NewEnergy Alliance

Leighton Wolffe, Principal, Wolffe Technology Consultants - The NewEnergy Alliance is a group committed to driving innovation in the building automation industry that will create smarter, more energy responsive buildings. The NewEnergy Alliance has been formed in response to a growing commitment to sustainability and to reducing the carbon footprint of the established building environment.

11:32 AM

Lynxspring University

Terry Swope, President & Sean Jones, Training Manager, Lynxspring, Inc. - Unique training programs targeted to the building automation, energy services, power/utility, and industrial sectors.

11:31 AM

1st Buildings under ControlTM Symposium

LOYTEC as the host together with its cooperation partners Newron System (France) und Cimetrics (USA) took positive stock of the 1st Buildings under ControlTM Symposium.

11:30 AM

ZEB - Zero Energy Buildings explained

Some of the so-called "Zero Energy" initiatives envision each building supported by multiple on-site energy collection and generation systems. Based upon the building's operating posture, and the mix of energy sources available, such a building would pull 35% or less of its total energy budget from the grid. If the facility includes local buffering and storage of electrical energy, whether this buffering is in the form of souped-up traditional batteries or new-fangled hydrogen storage, this become viable.

11:28 AM

Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia's Future

"It is heartening to find that the Asia Business Council has focused on the energy efficiency of buildings in Asia. This report is extremely valuable, particularly since the Asian region is experiencing a building boom, and correct designs and building practices at this stage can ensure energy efficiency and limitations on emissions of greenhouse gases for decades to come."

11:27 AM

How SOA could change the way you buy electricity

A demonstration network called GridWise showed how an event-driven service-oriented architecture can be used to build a power marketplace that lets residential and commercial customers change their electricity consumption nearly in real time, based on price and other factors.

11:25 AM

Extreme Real Estate: Pacific Controls HQ in Dubai!

Take a look at this Digie Award-winning Pacific Controls Headquarters in Dubai, which is the first-of-its-kind, LEED Platinum rated, Green Building to also use solar energy for lighting and fresh air cooling. In addition, PCS headquarters has an integrated building automation system that uses both wired and wireless sensors, controls, and M2M communications.

11:23 AM

New Products for November

A brief description of some new products for the industry.


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