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Ashburton Court has been home to Hampshire County Council (HCC) since the 1960's. The concrete building was not exactly pleasing on the eye and it was also very inefficient, with a carbon footprint of 100Kg of C02/m2 per annum. Rather than knocking the building down, HCC decided that it would be more cost effective to refurbish the existing building as it was estimated that a complete new build would have been double the cost of the refurbishment. Turning the inefficient Ashburton Court into energy efficient 'Elizabeth II Court', as the building has been renamed, would be a challenge for all involved and the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) would play a crucial role in fulfilling this challenge. The end product is one of the best performing buildings in the country, expecting to secure a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) EXCELLENT rating which recognises low environmental impact buildings.
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BTL Test Package 9.0 Released
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American Auto Matrix®, manufacturer of Building Integration, HVAC, and Lab and Fume Hood controls for commercial and industrial applications, announced today the release of the AspectFT Nexus™ area controller. This device is designed to integrate and manage a wide array of HVAC, energy, and critical building systems while giving the user the power and convenience of modern web technologies. With the AspectFT-Nexus, users get the horsepower of a server with additional ports for building automation applications.
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Kick off your New Year with Factory-Installed BACnet Controls!
Did you know that Carrier offers factory installed BACnet control options on all Carrier equipment? There are numerous benefits associated with factory installed controls, including:
- Designed by equipment experts
- Standardized control sequences
- Peace of mind knowing that equipment will operate as designed
- Factory tested & documented
- Reduced installation costs vs. field installation
- Energy efficient operation
- Proven reliability
- Built-in system strategies
- Built-in graphics, trends, and alarms for our i-Vu® web user interface
The following Carrier equipment offers factory-installed BACnet control options:
- VVT Dampers & VVT Bypass Terminal Units
- VAV Boxes
- Rooftop Units
- Air Handling Units
- Water Source Heat Pumps
- Fan Coil Units
- Unit Ventilators
- Energy Recovery Ventilators
- Dedicated Outdoor Air Units
- Vertical Package Units
BTL Listed Advanced Application Controller Sets New Standard
OEMCtrl's most powerful controller has the flexibility to handle the most demanding control applications in the industry. This robust multi-protocol native controller can support complex control strategies with plenty of memory for schedules, alarms and trends.
Easily customized to meet any sequence of operation needs and fully capable of operating in stand-alone or integrated control mode. The I/O Pro 812u connects to a Building Automation Systems (BAS) using any of today's four leading protocols. Point mapping to all protocols can be pre-set, so that the protocol and baud rates desired can be easily field-selected without the need for any additional downloads or technician assistance. The I/O Pro 812u provides ample input/output capacity on the base controller, plus support for multiple expansion boards if additional I/O capacity is needed.
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Reliable Controls® is pleased to announce the MACH-ProWeb™ series has now earned multiple listings from the BACnet® Testing Laboratory (BTL).
The new listings for the MACH-ProWeb™ are a notable achievement in recognizing the first BACnet® product to obtain both the B-BC and B-OWS listings for a single device that fits into the footprint of a typical building controller. Moreover, the Reliable Controls® MACH-ProWeb™ series is the first BTL listed product that has been tested to meet or exceed the latest BACnet® protocol revision - Revision 9.
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Introducing the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router.
Enabling effective transitions for legacy automation systems.
Modern building automation systems use advanced computer-based monitoring to coordinate, organize and optimize various building automation systems such as energy management, security, fire/life safety, elevators, occupancy status and more.Over the past few decades, several proprietary building automation fieldbus networking standards have evolved, and have seen wide adoption, in the facilities marketplace. These proprietary systems are, or have been, sold under various brand names such as Siemens' APOGEE®, Johnson Controls' Metasys®, and Barber-Colman's Network 8000. Proprietary solutions have generally permeated the non-residential HVAC market, limiting the upgrading of and expansion of infrastructure to either off the shelf vendor-specific compatible products or costly custom solutions.
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Visit us in booth 3532 and be sure to check out the FREE BACnet International education sessions in S103a
Monday, January 23
9:00 a.m.: Specifying BACnet Based Network Controls
Speaker: Grant Wichenko, Appin Assoc.
10:30 a.m.: BACnet Goes Mobile
Speaker: Chris Hollinger, Siemens
2 p.m.: BACnet and the Cloud
Speaker: Terry Hoffmann, Milwaukee School of Engineering
3:30 p.m.: BACnet Operator Workstations
Speaker: Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Automated Logic Corp.
Tuesday, January 24
9:00 a.m.: Factory Mounting BACnet Controls
Speaker: Michael Facente, OEMCtrl
10:30 a.m.: BACnet Lighting Integration 101
Speaker: Ron Poskevich, Blue Ridge Technologies
1:00 p.m.: Building Sustainability through Building Automation
Speaker: Ben Dorsey, KMC Controls
2:30 p.m.: Guide Specifications
Speaker: Scott Ziegenfus, Lutron
4:00 p.m.: Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
Speaker: Donald Galman, Honeywell
Thank you to member companies with a kiosk in the BACnet International booth:
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BTL WG Meeting
January 19, 2012
S401D, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Click here to register - visitors welcome!
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SAVE THE DATE: BIG-EU PLUGFEST: MAY 02 - 04, 2012
After a very successful Plugfest in 2011 (21 companies) the BIG-EU has decided to have an annually Plugfest in Europe every spring!
BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) invites you to join the 6th BACnet Interoperability Workshop of the BIG-EU, to be held from 02 until 04 May, 2012, at the well equipped Fachhochschule Dortmund (University of Applied Sciences & Arts) in Dortmund, Germany.
The workshop is open to manufacturers and vendors of BACnet devices. It provides an opportunity for all participants to improve the interoperability of their products with those from other attending companies. Manufacturers are also able to test functionality of their BACnet implementation within a large BACnet network. The tests will not be conformance tests and may only be used to improve the BACnet implementations.
All detailed information, registration forms and the special requirements of this Plugfest will follow. To already signalize your interest you can send an informal mail to the BIG-EU Office
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BACnet International Success Stories
BACnet International Success Stories is a free resource that provides a place to promote your successful projects that use BACnet in order to further knowledge and understanding of the BACnet protocol - essentially, mini case studies. Posters utilize a web form to upload the content, (narratives, photos, etc...) which is then reviewed by editors from BACnet International (primarily for errors) prior to public posting.
Once the BACnet Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project.
Further, Success Stories:
- Are automatically eligible for additional public recognition via BACnet International's Leader of the Pack Awards
- Are promoted by BACnet International via social media
- Are featured in Cornerstones - BACnet International's monthly eNewsletter that goes out to 15,000+ members / subscribers
- Are candidates for articles in the BACnet International Journal - BACnet International's printed / digital periodical
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|BACnet International followers 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 15,000). 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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