November 2011

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I attended Greenbuild in Toronto last month, a great event, see complete news release from which I clipped the following message which is great news for our industry.

The theme of "automation" was woven through this year's educational sessions and programming, foreshadowing what's in store for Greenbuild 2012. LEED Automation emerged as a critical theme for the future of the LEED green building process, and since 2010, USGBC has been working with multiple LEED Automation partners-companies that are streamlining and changing the way LEED projects are documented and certified.

"LEED Automation and the idea of automation itself is a critical piece in not only 'What's Next' for green building but also 'What's Next' for LEED," said Scot Horst, SVP, LEED, USGBC. "Next year, as we look to launch LEED 2012, the update to the LEED program, we're working with our stakeholders to get it right."

While at Greenbuild I got to tour Toronto’s Rogers Centre with Encelium Technologies and see deep lighting integration.  I am very pleased to have an article about what I saw. Very impressive, the ability to black out all lights in a complex that size for a lazer light show is truly amazing.

Reliable Controls A special thanks to all the BACnet folks who tagged me as this year's "Howler" in their BACnet International “Leaders of the Pack” Award Winners.  The Howler Award serves to recognize an individual for making a lot of noise about BACnet International and BACnet Standards. This year’s recipient is Ken Sinclair, who continues to keep BACnet in the forefront of industry media via his coverage on

Industry discussions on how to achieve an open control language countinue use this index of known articles and discussions to date.

Our free education session along with many more have being posted on AHR Expo site

Lots more green & open information in all our articles, columns, interviews and reviews

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As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

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