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September 2010
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BACnet International Survey 2010

Please click here to complete BACnet International's 2010 Survey. Need not be a member to participate.

Connect With BACnet International Volunteers


Steering Committee Chair

Steven Bushby, Leader, Mechanical Systems and Controls Group, Building and Fire Research Laboratory; Winner of the 2010 BACnet International Distinguished Service Award

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Connect With Members

Welcome to companies who have joined BACnet International in 2010!

Platinum Members



OEMCtrl

Schneider Electric

Gold Members

Airtek

Control Solutions

Ebtron

Silver Members


Blue Ridge Technologies

Duksan

Fujitsu

Greystone

Gridpoint

Grundfos

HRW
ITT

Mitsubishi

Neptronic

Opera

Veris

Corporate Affiliate Members


Deos

Kieback&peter

Priva

Sauter

Integrator Members


Building Technology Systems Ltd

SITE Members


ITRI
Cornerstones
BACnet International Monthly Publication


BACnet International followers now benefit from a new electronic monthly publication called Cornerstones.  This publication will go to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end-users (current distribution list over 1,800). Cornerstones is a unique publication in that we speak not only to engineering and contractor communities, but also to the facility professionals, managers, owners and beyond.

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If there is a best practice article, company news, product news or BACnet Success Stories you want to share, please send them to us.  And don't leave out the photos!  All submissions should be sent to info@bacnetinternational.org.

Connect With Success
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
Austin, TX, United States


Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the largest children's hospital in central Texas, with 480,000 square feet of space dedicated to the healing of children. The 32-acre campus opened in June 2007 as part of the Seton Family of Hospitals, and includes children focused facilities such as a healing garden, therapy pool, surgical operating rooms, diagnostic facilities, emergency treatment center, and outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

High Performance Facility
For the client, a high performance facility including state of the art energy efficiency was critical. Achieving LEED® certification was also an important goal for the hospital. In fact, Dell Children's Medical Center is the first health care facility to achieve LEED® platinum certification, the highest level of LEED building certification available.

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Connect Through Events

Facility Decisions 2010Visit the BACnet International education track at Facility Decisions, October 5-6, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Experts from across the industry will present 13 workshops during 7 time slots. This free educational offer is not to be missed!

"This event provides facility professionals with a chance to stay informed through free educational sessions including an entire track led by BACnet International (BI).  In addition, individual BI member companies will be available on the exhibit floor to discuss how we can bring our technology solutions to attendee facilities.  Who could ask for more?!" 
-Ben H. Dorsey III, VP of Marketing, KMC Controls, Inc.

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PlugFest 2010  LogoThe BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufactures of BACnet products to attend the 2010 Interoperability Workshop at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  This is the eleventh annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop and is hosted this year by BACnet International.  This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.  Last year more than 98 BACnet engineers representing 35 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementations and testing methods. Registration is now open. Both members and non-members of BACnet International are welcome.

Click here for more information and to register >>


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News Releases

LEED with Reliable Controls

VICTORIA, BC - Global warming is one of the top social, political, and commercial issues of our time.

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.

Let the Reliable ControlsMACH-System put you at the helm of sustainability and maximize the LEED-BD and C points on your next construction project.

Learn how the Reliable Controls® MACH-System™ can maximize the LEED points @ http://reliablecontrols.com/projects/profiles/pdfs/LEED-with-Reliable.pdf   

KMC FlexStat is Product of the Year Winner

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - Oak Brook, Illinois
 
Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine, published by CFE Media, announces this month winners of its annual Product of the Year award program. Among the winners, the FlexStat, an integrated BACnet controller and sensor from KMC Controls, has been awarded a Gold medal in the Networked/BAS category. 
 
Finalists in each category were selected by the editorial staff of the magazine based on manufacturer's product releases over the previous calendar year. These finalists were published in the June/July issue of CSE and on a voting page of the CSE web site. Through print and online communications, the CSE editorial staff encouraged its readers to go online and vote for their favorites. The most popular products, as determined by reader votes, received various levels of recognition.
 
All winners of the CSE Product of the Year competition will be published in the September issue of the magazine.

Award Winning Buildings Feature KMC Controls

Each year, BOMA, the Building Owners and Managers Association International, honors the best of the best in commercial buildings through awards known as TOBY® for The Outstanding Building of the Year. In submitting applications for these awards, the owner has the opportunity to identify products integral to the building's performance, including the energy management and control systems.

Four buildings, recognized as Regional award winners in the 2009-2010 TOBY awards, were noted as having BACnet control systems from KMC Controls:
  • BAC Colonnade;  Coral Gables Florida; A historical, 11-story, class A office building of 207,000 square feet
  • Bridgepoint Square One; Austin, Texas; First of 5 buildings built on 27 acres of natural land scape; 5 stories; 85,000 square feet
  • The Avallon; Austin, Texas; A suburban, Class A office park of 5, 3-story buildings and 2, 4-level parking garages; 318,217 square feet
  • William Kenzo Nakamura Courthouse; Seattle, Washington; First building in the West designed exclu sively as a Federal Court House; 13 stories; built 1940, renovated 2007-2009, rededicated June 2009
For this last building, Control Contractors, Inc., a KMC Authorized Installing Contractor, was responsible for the DDC system installation during this historic building's recent renovation. Nearly 200 KMC BACnet controllers were installed with the TotalControl operator workstation. This building was also recognized for excellence by the Northwest/Arctic Region of the GSA.

Connect Globally

BACnet Forum Shanghai

Don't miss your chance to highlight your company's building automation products and services by taking a leading role as a sponsor of the first BACnet Forum Shanghai.

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Connect to Enhance Learning

June 2010 Webinar
Click here to view the free 2010 BACnet webinar.

Have a resource to share? Submit to info@bacnetinternational.org, and be sure to list the target audience (i.e. end-user, integrator, etc.).


Connect to Recognize Achievement



Click here for more information on the 2010 awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 24.

Connect in Cornerstones

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