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- SkyFoundry's SkySpark analytics software automatically analyzes
building, energy and equipment data to identify issues, faults and
opportunities for energy and operational savings.
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BAS Services & Graphics LLC
BASSG is an OEM of EnerCase Niagara framework products, Solidyne and
SkySpark distributor. We are developer of PB+ & basMaker modules
that simplify Niagara and SkySpark projects.
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Environmental Balancing Bureau NEBB's Basic Building Systems Commissioning Certified
Professional Seminar and Exams - October 24-26, 2012
carbon dioxide concentration impacts human performance
A team of researchers from the
Environmental Energy Technologies Division (Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory) and State University of New York - Upstate Medical University has
found that increasing indoor carbon dioxide concentrations at the higher end of
the range typically measured in buildings, 1,000 parts per million, and 2,500
ppm, can reduce human decision-making performance.
Trends Awards Continues Momentum The Control Trends Awards recognizing leading companies,
products, technology and persons in the Building Automation and HVAC Controls
industry announced today that the Control Trends Academy, the global member
governing body overseeing the awards and official nominating committee, the
formation of a Steering Committee of industry leaders to help preside over the
Announces Wireless Temperature/Humidity Monitoring Kit
In just three easy steps, users
can monitor critical temperature and humidity conditions, log data for trend
analysis, and stay notified of alarm conditions via text or email â€“ all
without the hassles of wires or manual data offload.
Wireless Compliance Institute Announces New ISA100.11a Product
Certifications The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI) today announced
certifications for five additional ISA-100.11a conformant wireless
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3 Unleashed September 24, 2012 The new version of RC-Archive adds archiving support for the
following new objects: BACnet Single-point and Multipoint Trend Logs, and BACnet
and Reliable Controls Protocol Runtime Logs.
Catholic District School Board selects eSight from Yorkland Controls to help
identify areas of energy reduction across the board.
eSight will be implemented to
provide state of the art data analysis and management support and help identify
energy reduction opportunities across the York Catholic District School
International Conference Back in Vegas The 2012 BACnet International Conference and Product
Expo will be held at the National Facilities Management and Technology Show in
Las Vegas this October. (NFMT Vegas)
Trend Awards Established Awards to Recognize the Heroes and Superstars of the HVAC,
Controls, and Building Automation Industry
Wireless Compliance Institute to Exhibit at Upcoming ISA Automation Week
Automation 2012: Technology and Solutions Event, which will take place 24-27
September 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, in
Orlando, FL, USA.
Launches Industry's First Military-Grade Secure ISA100 Wireless Mesh Network
iMesh low-power wireless mesh products leverage IEEE 802.15.4 and
government-validated technologies to provide the enhanced security essential for
industrial sensor networks
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automation and control technical training you need - WHEN and WHERE you want
Launches 3rd Edition of Design Framework for Building Services
3rd edition of BSRIA's Design Framework for Building Services (BG6) includes new
material to help project teams agree and allocate design activities that are
related to Building Information Management (BIM) and the production of building
presents an exceptional central module CP-1000 at Home Automation
module CP-1000 of Tecomat Foxtrot system is a perfect tool for designers,
electro-installation and programming companies, who are able, based on Foxtrot
to create a tailor-made made solution for any customer, adapt the logic and
graphics of control according to his individual needs via wall switches,
portable controllers, TV screen, mobile phone or today very popular
I/O Processors from Opto 22 Upgrade Legacy Digital I/O Systems to
"brains" bring Ethernet networking and PAC-based control to legacy mistic and
Pamux G4 digital I/O systems.
the Official Launch of ConnectEx's BACnet Interface for i.LON
SmartServers ConnectEx's BACnet Interface for i.LON SmartServers was developed in
partnership with Echelon, Inc. to be the LonWorks/BACnet Gateway Application for
the i.LON SmartServer.
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Distech Appointment Marks New Phase in European Expansion
Fast-growing building services
controls innovator, Distech Controls has appointed Chris Irwin as business
development manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.
2.0 - New Features Make it Easier to Find What Matters
SkyFoundry Insider Sept
Electrical Helps to Bring Boston's Castle Square Apartments into the 21st
Century Lynnfield-based specialists install cutting edge energy efficient
technology to help lower energy consumption and operational costs for both the
property and its residents
Alliance Announces First Open Automated Demand Response 2.0a Certified
Products Certified products provide customers with standardized, interoperable
Automated Demand Response solutions
India 2013 to Propagate Smart Metering Technologies - IEEMA
Indian Electrical and
Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA), India's nodal agency
representing US$25 billion electrical equipment industry in India today
announced that it has received an overwhelming response from the metering
fraternity for presenting papers at the forthcoming 5th Seminar of Metering
India 2013. The event is scheduled to take place on 21st & 22nd February
2013 at New Delhi.
Greenprint Center for Building Performance Announces Five New Members -
Blackrock, Grosvenor, Silverstein Properties, Thomas Properties Group, and UDR,
Inc., and Three New Innovation Partners - Cisco, Johnson Controls and
Lutron The Urban
Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide
alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions
committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has
announced the addition of five new members and three innovation partners.
Control Systems and Energy Resource Products Bring Affordable Wireless Energy
Monitoring to Commercial and Industrial Markets
Sentry Online Monitoring System
Utilizes Advanced Pulse WattNode Energy Meter and Accu-CT Current Transformer
for Accurate, Easy-to-Deploy Energy Measurement
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Update: NiagaraAX 3.7 and Danfoss AK255 Driver Are Now Available
Tridium is pleased to announce
that the latest version of NiagaraAX Release 3.7 and a new Danfoss AK255 Driver
are ready and available for immediate shipment.
- Industrial controller with GPRS/EDGE/3GS Modem
iMod is an innovative
hardware-software platform for telemetry and automation.
Releases New Industrial Computer NPE-X1000
The NPE-X1000 device is
characterized by high efficiency and low energy consumption.
Infometrics Building Analytics and Energy Information System Dashboard to be
deployed at Fraunhofer CSE'S Building Technology Showcase
The Showcase is a
first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable
technologies in the City of Boston's Innovation District.
International Accepting Nominations for The "Best of the Year"
Awards The annual
LonMark award program gives us an opportunity to recognize the products,
companies and individuals that continue to demonstrate superior levels of
expertise and innovation with open control networking technology based upon the
ISO/IEC 14908 suite of standards.
Market-Leading EMS Just Keeps Getting Better
eSight Energy, Inc. is dedicated
to growing the eSight energy management suite into a truly dynamic product, and
is set to release the latest version at the end of October.
22's Opto aPAC App for Android Wins First Place Award for "New Innovations" at
ISA ExpoControl 2012 ISA judges recognize first zero-configuration Android app for automation
and control systems.
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Asset Management and Analytics Delivers Smarter Buildings
A smart building is a high
functioning building where technology and human interface combine data and
actions to keep occupants and building owners comfortable and productive. - John
Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry & Harshad Shah, President, Eagle Technology,
Make Smart Buildings Smart Grid Compatible
Virtual power plant technology
provides the opportunity to aggregate their supply and demand and EMSCO's and
other third parties. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori
2.0 and Your Next Project In terms of a business model focusing on implementation of
efficiency, renewable energy resources, and financing vehicles for capital
upgrade projects, the Energy Service Company (ESCo) model is seeing a resurgence
among building owners. - Jack Mc Gowan, President, Energy Control Inc. (ECI)
& Leighton Wolffe, Principal, Wolffe Technology Group LLC
Building System Integration Tips Collectively the industry has many "lessons learned", and by
acknowledging and sharing these lessons, the industry benefits. - Jim Sinopoli
PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, & Andres Szmulewicz, Smart Buildings
Efficiency Cleantech Solutions What Happened? - Part 1 - Chip Pieper, VP Business Development,
Locks to Provide Greater Security Through Next Generation
Technologies Today's travelers are looking to hotels to provide unparalleled security
with unprecedented ease of access. - George Winker, Vice President Sales North
America, VingCard Elsafe
Your Building The
Impact of Wireless Building Automation - Zach Denning, Controlco
going on in the trenches with Monitoring Based Commissioning and Automated Fault
Detection and Diagnostics? Or, what's on your "Dashboard"? Part I - Glenn T.
BIM and FM forecast: Cloudy with a chance of models - Marty Chobot, VP of BIM Initiatives,
going on at Tridium? The security patch we recently issued addresses some vulnerabilities in the
Niagara Framework software. - John Sublett, Chief Technology Officer,
the Capabilities of an Open Platform without the Security Risk
The recent move toward Smart
Grid and the Internet of Energy makes buildings and public utilities more
vulnerable to attack, increasing the need for more sophisticated security in
these facilities. - John Suzuki, VP of Sales, 3eTI, an Ultra Electronics
Grid Dictionary 4th Edition The Smart Grid Dictionary explains concepts in terms that are
comprehensible for the general population and relevant for industry veterans. -
Christine Hertzog, Managing Director, Smart Grid Library
Ladder Diagrams vs. Point-to-point Wiring Diagrams
The basics of electrical design
and construction - Steven R. Calabrese Control Engineering Corp.
Five Tips for Taking Your Social Media "Back to School"
Make this fall the time to truly
grow your Social Media network - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant,
4 Bravo Marketing
Worse is Better For the internet of things, it is essential to keep your systems'
interfaces, small enough that they can be truly understood. - Toby Considine,
Current on Building Automation and Controls Systems
There are so many areas that BAS
impacts from security to integrating renewable energy sources that are
invaluable for us to understand. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela
Lewis, Building Intelligence Group
for the Future It
is hard for us to imagine what a future building might look like and how its
automation will be configured, it is easier for us as an industry to get on with
the task of future building all our services and products. - Ken Sinclair,
Note: Alper has provided a review and insight into his just released product
Project Builder + which is designed to work with SkySpark. This is a great
example of how folks in connection communities work together to make their
community stronger and better.
my Desk Every
month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters
that cross my desk on their way to AutomatedBuildings.com. Some of this
information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel
I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about
to fall off my desktop.
Products for September A brief description of some new products for the industry.
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