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Building Environmental Systems Technology Overview  - NEW FOR THE YEAR 2000! NAIT is offering a new programming model for individuals who desire training in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industries (hereafter referred to as HVAC&R).

This new program initiative combines offerings of a one year HVAC Specialist Certificate program with the traditional two year Air Conditioning Technology program. This offering is intended to afford greater flexibility and opportunities for candidates to focus their training to particular facets of a vast HVAC&R job market place.

The two step staged training model allows students to receive short term entry level job readiness training in the one year program, or continue studies in the higher level engineering based two year technology program.

The training is designed around four concentrated eight week training periods per year with a work practicum opportunity for job skills awareness.

ABB ACQUIRES ENERGY INTERACTIVE, INC., Leading Provider of Energy Information

Norwalk, Conn., August 17, 2000 -- ABB has acquired Energy Interactive Inc. (EI), a leading provider of energy information software and services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The new business will be called ABB Energy Interactive and will be headquartered in Oakland, CA, in EI's existing offices. The company will be a subsidiary of ABB Power T&D Company, within ABB's Energy Information Systems business. John Powers, who has been president of EI, will continue to head the operation under ABB control

For more information about Energy Interactive visit the website

CABA--Your Information Source for Home & Building Automation

Over 600 top level home networking executives came together at CONNECTIONS 2000 to share best practice stories and to collaborate on the exploding growth in the home networking industry.  Need to know what they know?

Proceedings are available at

Sigma Forum 2000 Conference/Exhibition

Control Solutions, Inc Sigma Consultants, the leading European provider of market studies and consultancy services in the field of home networks, connected appliances, residential gateways and Internet services is pleased to announce its Sigma Forum 2000 Conference / Exhibition to be held at the Brussels Sheraton Hotel, October 9 and 10, 2000.

Sigma Forum 2000 Brussels in a few words:
- The largest European gathering of companies active in the field of home networks, connected appliances, residential gateways and Internet services, - A key event which will bring together 300 attendees from R&D, marketing and project managers of major European or international companies to CEOs of SMEs and start-ups, - Contributions from top level speakers (Prosyst, Ademe, Invensys, Ericsson, Phonex Broadband, Coactive Networks, Polytrax, Domosys, Lantronix, Cisco, KNX, Intel, Nokia, IBM, Microsoft, Ascom, Echelon, BT, etc.), - An event offering ideal marketing opportunities and positive business environment for all attendees, - An excellent opportunity to expand your network of international contacts and reach key companies from all over the world in one location, - A valuable market exposure provided to all supporting organizations, - An ideal way to stay up-to-date in your domain.

Sign up now and take part in this very exciting event! To register please visit 

For detailed information on the event (agenda, speakers, sponsors, etc.), please visit  

United Illuminating Company uses Energy Interactive's Energy Profiler Online(TM) to Deliver Energy Usage Information to Key Customers

Oakland, California - Energy Interactive (EI) announced today that The United Illuminating Company (UI), a regulated business unit of UIL Holdings headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, has deployed EI's Web-based energy analysis tool, Energy Profiler Online (EPO), to deliver energy usage information and analysis to major energy customers. EPO delivers graphical representations of interval metered load data for multiple facilities as well as summary statistics and usage history for larger commercial and industrial energy customers.

Invensys Swings into Action at Baan

Invensys plc yesterday assumed full management control of Baan with approximately 72% of the company's outstanding shares.

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Siemens' New Specialized Web Site

The Products Group from Siemens Building Technologies sells valves and actuators to control contractors and distributors. This site provides access to product data sheets and previews the product line. Visit for more information.

Facilities America 2000

The Association for Facilities Engineering ( ) will conduct Facilities America 2000, its national conference and exposition, October 14-18 at the Hyatt Regency Union Station and the America's Center in St. Louis. Non-members are welcome; members get special discounts. AFE (formerly known as the American Institute of Plant Engineers or AIPE), is a 45-year-old organization of thousands of facilities professionals in over a hundred chapters across the U.S. Its members work in all areas of business, health care and academia. For information write to 

JUST PUBLISHED by The Fairmont Press

Electricity Retail Wheeling Handbook, Second Edition by John M. Studebaker. Now in its fully updated second edition, this best-selling reference offers the most complete and straightforward information resource available for the electricity purchaser on how to successfully utilize retail wheeling.

Fiber Optic Lighting: A Guide For Specifiers, Second Edition by Russell L. DeVeau  Fiber optic lighting is a dynamic emerging technology that offers a broad range of aesthetic and problem-solving options to the lighting designer. This practical desk reference is written to serve the needs of professional lighting designers, engineers, facility managers, energy managers, architects and interior designers in applying and specifying these innovative products.

For more information contact Beth Pearce at

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