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04:11 PM

Carmanah Solar Rooftop PV Grid-Tied System Ready for 500 Dr. David Suzuki Public School Students this Fall

Capable of delivering up to 10 per cent of the facility's total energy needs, the new solar PV system is expected to serve as both a sustainable, revenue-generating power source as well as a functional learning tool for up to 500 students returning to classes in the fall.

04:10 PM

Site Controls Enables Chain Operators to Provide Enterprise Visibility to Service Partners with Site-Command LiveView

New Solution Allows Customers to Provide Real-Time Equipment Performance and Store Condition Visibility to 'Extended Enterprise' without VPNs or Security Vulnerabilities

04:09 PM

Telkonet SmartEnergy Selected by Climatec Energy Services for Yuma School District One Project.

Climatec continues phase two of a three phase project with the installation of occupancy based lighting and HVAC controls to meet guaranteed energy savings goals.

04:08 PM

Berkeley Lab Researcher Leads Development of a Standard to Reduce Energy Use of Computers Connected to the Internet

"Most energy use in personal computers takes place when no one is there."

04:07 PM

QA Graphics Releases Licensed BAS Image Module for Tridium Niagara AX Platform

The Module allows building control integrators to easily create high-end system graphics within the Niagara AX platform.

04:06 PM

ISA Announces Wireless and Networking Track at ISA Automation Week 2010

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today the offerings of its Wireless and Networking Track at ISA Automation Week 2010, 4-7 October 2010, at the Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas.

04:05 PM

Schneider Electric to Implement $4.2 Million Campus-Wide Energy Efficiency Project for Los Angeles City College

Performance contract upgrades to save nearly $321,000 per year

04:05 PM

Ellis Unified School District Achieves Budget Savings Through Energy Efficiency Project

Schneider Electric helps school district achieve energy savings and improve its buildings with performance contract

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03:27 PM

2010 AHR Expo-Mexico To Set New Record For Mexico City

From October 26th to 28th, 2010 nearly 300 exhibitors will be using more than 46,000 square feet of exhibit space to showcase their newest products to the Mexican and Latin American marketplace.

03:25 PM

ISA Announces Energy Track Sessions at ISA Automation Week 2010

4-7 October 2010, at the Westin Galleria, Houston, Texas, US

03:25 PM

Eliminate Control Panels Using IP Switches!

Wednesday, September 1 at 2 pm ET Webinar

03:24 PM

Tridium's Niagara Framework Chosen for Portable Housing for Aging Relatives

Open development platform deployed in new state-of-the-art, modular medical home that encourages family-managed care as alternative to long-term care facilities

03:23 PM

Cooper Power Systems Advanced Metering Infrastructure Solution Selected by Consolidated Electric Cooperative in Ohio

System to provide two-way advanced metering capabilities utilizing power line carrier technology.

03:23 PM

150 Smart Grid Movers and Shakers to Speak at GridWeek

October 18-21, 2010 - Washington, DC

03:22 PM

Johnson Controls Congratulates Dallas Convention Center on LEED Certification

Adjustments to operations help secure Silver Certification and significant savings

03:21 PM

New Powerlink EM Lighting Control System from Schneider Electric Incorporates Smart Metering Technology

The Powerlink EM system combines individual branch circuit remote control and metering functions in a single lighting panelboard enclosure to ensure users are able to instantly verify the performance of the control system by energy savings by circuit, zone, space, panel or complete lighting system.

03:20 PM

Calico Energy Services Announces Partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR Program

Calico's Green Certification software a module in its Energy Intelligence Suite energy management platform is driving widespread commercial adoption of ENERGY STAR.

03:19 PM

Schneider Electric Selected by General Services Administration for $18.5 Million Building Efficiency Project

Performance contract to be implemented in 16 federal buildings in Texas will cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 13 percent

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11:03 AM

Kepware Developing WITS Support for DNP3 to Deliver Water Industry Telemetry Standards

Proven OPC and Native Interoperability Connectivity

11:02 AM

ASHRAE, NEMA Partner on Standard to Create Facility Smart Grid Model

Under a national Smart Grid effort, ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are jointly developing a standard that would provide a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage and communicate about electrical energy consumptions and forecasts.

11:01 AM

The Hawkeye & the Newest Family of Differential Pressure Gauges Now Available from Kele

Kele is the leading supplier of building automation products, services, and solutions in the industry.

11:00 AM

Tridium's Niagara Framework Surpasses 200,000 Instances

Global leader in device-to enterprise integration software achieves new milestone

10:58 AM

Energy and Sustainability: Smart Building to Smart Grid Co-hosted with CB Richard Ellis

This seminar series will sort through the topic of energy and make it extremely relevant to the owners and operators of Commercial and Corporate Real Estate.

10:57 AM

QA Graphics Welcomes Jerica Hining

Jerica has joined QA Graphics' graphic outsourcing team as the newest Graphic Outsourcing Specialist to assist in the development of control system graphics for the company's Johnson Controls, Inc. customer base.

10:56 AM

Tridium Announces Commitment to Open ADR

Niagara Framework to support Simple DRAS Client Classification and Smart DRAS Client Classification

10:55 AM

Legrand/Wiremold Introduces Enclosures for Cisco 1250 Aironet Units

Legrand/Wiremold has introduced three new wireless access point (WAP) enclosures that are designed specifically for use with the Cisco 1250 Aironet wireless access point.

10:54 AM

FM:Systems Launches New BIM Integration and Sustainability Module

FM:Interact Version 8.0 helps customers drive sustainability efforts and share building information modeling (BIM) data throughout the building lifecycle

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12:31 PM

FieldServer Technologies Partners with AMX for Next-Generation Building Management Solutions

The strategic alliance allows AMX to offer fully networked, interactive control systems for building automation, audio-visual (AV) devices and indoor environmental quality from a single interface.

12:30 PM

Realcomm Seminars Approved by USGBC for Continuing Education Hours

Professionals seeking to maintain their credentials and to enrich their knowledge of green building theories, techniques, products and business trends through high-quality educational programming can now participate in this seminar and receive 4 GBCI CE Hours.

12:29 PM

Wireless Sensors from the Sensor Specialist

New Wireless Sensors for Humidity, Temperature and CO2

12:28 PM

EnergyConnect Transforms Demand Response with New GridConnect Integrated Platform

GridConnect enhances grid reliability and empowers customers with real-time energy information and market access

12:27 PM

LEED with Reliable Controls

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

12:25 PM

Building commissioning yields energy savings

A relatively new system, that of 'building commissioning', is proving to be an effective strategy in reducing long-term energy usage and costs, and decreasing global warming emissions from buildings.

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12:13 PM

Johnson Controls offers new IFA-1000 Intelligent Fire Annunciator

Designed with input from professional firefighters, the IFA-1000 helps first responders identify dangerous situations or hazards before encountering them, and make well-informed decisions that lead to safer, more effective response operations.

12:11 PM

QA Graphics Expands 3D Design Capabilities for Equipment Manufacturers

QA Graphics works with building product manufacturers to create custom design solutions that provide 3D visualization and accurately represent building equipment.

12:11 PM

EDSA Awarded Five Additional Patents for Power Analytics Software

Seven patents awarded in 2010

12:10 PM

Learn How To Eliminate Control Panels Using IP Switches!

Wednesday, September 1 at 2 pm ET - Webinar

12:09 PM

LonMark International Strengthens Leadership With New Board Members from the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific

New board members include John Huston from Teng & Associates, Jimmy Chua from Quantum Automation Pte Ltd., and Jan Spelsberg from Spelsberg Gebaudeautomation GmbH + Co. KG.

12:08 PM

Grid-Interop 2010 speaking opportunity

The GridWise Architecture Council in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology is introducing FACE TIME - a speaking opportunity designed to increase the number of topics and discussions included at Grid-Interop 2010 to be held in Chicago, IL on December 1-3, 2010.

12:07 PM

Bull's Eye Research Names Kepware's Partnership Program #1 Among Systems Integrators

Kepware's SI Program Gained the Highest Ratings in a Survey of 2,000 System Integrators

12:06 PM

ISA Security Compliance Institute ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance Certification Accepted as ANSI Pilot Accreditation Program

ISASecure recognizes and promotes cyber-secure products and practices for industrial automation suppliers and operational sites.

12:05 PM

Updated WAGO 758 Series IPC Line

A PC and PLC hybrid, the 758 Series IPCs offer a robust, scalable solution and network connectivity.

12:04 PM

Honeywell Web Controller Provides Automaton Control For Large-Scale Facilities

Support for Building Automation and Energy Management on the Same Platform

12:03 PM

American Auto-Matrix, MAMAC Systems and IP Controls Center bring world class IP-based HVAC and Energy Control Solutions to the BAS marketplace

Through the use of the AspectFT Control Engine, users obtain the ability to collect massive amounts of data produced by a virtually limitless number of Maverick devices in a safe, secure, and centralized location that requires nothing more than the Mavericks as local hardware at each location and Aspect Facilitating Technology (AspectFT) in a location of the customer's choice.

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10:45 AM

Monitoring-based Commissioning for Proactive Energy Management

MBCx can provide new opportunities for commissioning providers. - Peter Sharer, Founder, Agilewaves, Inc

10:42 AM

A Window into Shading and Electrically Switchable Glass

There are three systems that need to act in tandem: lighting control systems, the HVAC system and the shading system. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

10:41 AM

Integrating the BMS on Campuses 150 miles apart

Johnson Controls installed a multi-vendor head-end workstation to integrate a number of legacy building automation systems which controlled 28,000 physical points on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. - Becky Wacker, Systems Sales Engineer, Johnson Controls

10:40 AM

Improving the Construction Process with BIM

The models and intelligent information that BIM can provide offer better visualization of a project as a whole, and allow more information to be included early on in the design stages, ultimately improving the communication among everyone involved in the construction process. - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics

10:39 AM

Common Problems of our Industry

As an industry we must address this issue with greater care than what we have done over the last decade. There needs to standards developed to govern a far greater synergy between original specification and commissioned results. - Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb), Product Development Manager, Open General

10:37 AM

Occupying Yourself with Energy and Occupancy

The most popular technology for counting people at the doorway appears to be thermal sensors or imaging, infrared and video analytics. - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

10:36 AM

Smart Grid Consolidates to Meet the Challenge

As major electrical giants begin to emerge from the recession, the number of acquisitions in the smart grid space is on the up, according to an executive brief from business intelligence provider - Memoori. Jim McHale, Memoori

10:35 AM

OPC Xi Overview

White Paper This article briefly compares OPC Xi with Classic OPC and OPC UA, and provides an overview of OPC Xi. - Randy Kondor - OPC Training Institute; Lee Neitzel - Emerson Process Management; Thomas J. Burke - OPC Foundation

10:34 AM

VFD Retrofit Opportunities

Variable frequency drive opportunities abound! - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp

10:32 AM

When Does Building Automation Become Industrial Automation?

However tempting or logical it might seem to use industrial automation in complex building projects, it usually leads to problems (generally due to the technical and business practices "gaps") that are greater than the benefits. - Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

10:31 AM

Smart Buildings & Smart Energy

the Integration Challenge - Toby Considine, T9

10:30 AM

Energy - How much do we have, how much do we need, and where do we find it?

How will PROFIenergy be used to balance the energy equation? - Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

10:29 AM

Looking In On BACnet

Paths Through the BACnet Maze Andy McMillan, President and GM, Philips Teletrol

10:27 AM

Integrated connected (IC) virtualization

Through integrated connected virtualization, the world of large buildings will soon view everything connected differently. - Ken Sinclair,

10:27 AM

Another modulating thermostat?

With some clever engineering solutions each product is ready to be shipped to any country in the world and is complete with a mounting plate that will mount on all Asian, European or North American standard electric boxes. - Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices

10:25 AM

Energy Efficiency in Private Sector Buildings

Retrofitting of these facilities has the potential to create both environmental and economic impact for building owners, tenants and communities. Given the scope of improvements needed, there is potential to create more than 360,000 jobs to service these facilities over the next 10 years. - Leland Smith, East Coast Director, Private Sector, Johnson Controls

10:25 AM

Cisco in the News

Lots of news about Cisco's entry into the smart grid and building automation industry.

10:24 AM

The Power of One Screen Full

Check out this month's screen full's that may be of interest to you.

10:23 AM

HTML5 and Building Automation System Interfaces

HTML5 promises to simplify the interface to multiple platforms with a uniform look, feel and performance.

10:21 AM

New Products for August

A brief description of some new products for the industry.

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