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O2 World Arena

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Berlin - Anschutz Entertainment GroupAt the O2 World Arena in Berlin, BACnet based building automation and facility management ensure that the location can be quickly configured to meet the demands of a broad spectrum of events. ABB standard drives for HVAC ensure high flexibility of its facilities.

World Arena from a concert venue to a sporting arena in only a few hours ensures that it can be used with maximum efficiency. The facts and figures are impressive: 17,000 seats, 59 entertainment lounges, more than 100 shops, and a total indoor air volume of 230,000 m³ to be controlled. The building automation and building management systems were designed and implemented by GFR Gesellschaft für Regelungstechnik und Energieeinsparung mbH.


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Connect With Excellence


 Nominations for the 2012 Leaders of the Pack Awards Now Open  


Join BACnet International in recognizing outstanding achievements of individuals and companies in the BACnet International community. These awards are intended to allow BACnet International members to recognize and celebrate the hard work, commitment and accomplishments of its members.  

Click here for more information, including details on award categories, timeline and the link to submit your nomination.


All nominations are due by 5 PM on September 7. 


Connect With Education

Final Call for Proposals 
Deadline Extended to Friday, September 7 

BACnet International's newest educational (no ads, no product features) publication is looking for quality articles to educate about the latest BACnet trends and emerging best practices.
Authors will have a brief biography included with their article, including company logo.
Please click here to submit author and topic information.  
Click here to view the June 2012 issue.
Full text of articles due Friday, September 28

BACnet International will again have a dedicated education track at AHR Expo 2013, January 28-20 in Dallas, TX, and is now accepting proposals for sessions. 

All content must be BACnet related. Please note that BACnet International does not provide funding for speakers to attend this event.
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Final presentations (full PPT) are due Thursday, December 13
Connect With Events

Register Now (for free!) for NFMT Vegas to Attend the BACnet International Education Sessions 


Tuesday, October 2 
  • Building Sustainability through Building Automation
    Ben Dorsey, KMC Controls
  • When to use a Gateway
    Steven Jones, The S4 Group, Inc.
  • What BACnet Means To Me
    Dominic Eorio, Carrier
  • BACnet - The Best Choice for Designing and Specifying Building Automation Systems Successfully
    Grant Wichenko, Appin Associates 

Tuesday, October 3 

  • Distributed BACnet Lighting Controls
    Ron Poskevich, Blue Ridge Technologies
  • Free LEED Credits with every BACnet connected VFD
    Mike Olson, ABB
  • When Interoperability Isn't
    Ben Dorsey, KMC Controls
  • BACnet Success Stories
    Michael R Wilson, OEMCtrl
    Steve Tom, Automated Logic Corporation 
  • Which Points Should I Use and Why?
    Mike Olson, ABB 
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Connect With BACnet Community News

News Releases

Click here for more information on American Auto-Matrix


American Auto-Matrix® Puts Building Automation in the Palm of Your Hand  


American Auto-Matrix introduces vSTAT-Virtual Zone Control for iOS® and Android™ devices. vSTAT, in conjunction with the award winning AspectFT® Building Automation and Energy Control System, allows users to control lighting, fan speed, temperature setpoints and more right from their mobile devices, literally putting Building Automation in the palm of your hand.


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Click here for more information on Distech Controls  


Distech Controls and Samsung Techwin Enter Strategic Partnership
Samsung Techwin strengthens its offering in Building Management Solutions and Energy Efficiency Consulting 


Montreal, Canada and Seongnam, South Korea - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in building automation and energy management solutions, and Samsung Techwin, a global leader in energy and safety solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to enhance Samsung Techwin's Smart Building Management Solution offering. 

Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung Techwin will leverage Distech Controls' leading-edge technology - based on open standards - to provide a complete, fully integrated building management solution to its customers. Distech Controls' HVAC control products are based on a robust common hardware platform and share the same programming toolset, providing increased efficiency and options for system design, installation, service, and maintenance.

"Distech Controls' line of feature-rich HVAC control products was selected based on our stringent requirements for quality and performance" said HS Park, General Manager of Quality Assurance Team, Samsung Techwin "This partnership contributes to the differentiation of our total building solutions and to our commitment to technologies that promote energy efficiency."


"We are very pleased to enter this agreement with Samsung Techwin, and to have been selected as a partner in their delivery of building energy efficiency consulting and solutions" added Etienne Veilleux, President and CEO of Distech Controls "We look forward to continued collaboration with a company that shares our vision of performance, innovation and sustainability." 


For further information, please contact: 

Caroline Cadieux
Director of Marketing and Communications, Distech Controls

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Connect With Volunteers

Brad Hill, Global Technical Manager, Honeywell International
BACnet International Board of Directors

Brad Hill is a Global Technical Manager for Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions business group, where he presides over software development projects. He joined Honeywell in 1990 where he was involved in the design and programming of complex integrated control solutions for large projects. He began involvement with BACnet in 1996 through the need to integrate BACnet devices into BMS systems. In 1999, he progressed onto product development activities which included the development of a BACnet Operator Workstation, where he acquired a deep knowledge of the BACnet standard, after which time he then continued on to lead Building Management product developments. He holds an MBA, BCompSc (Hons), DipElecEng, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional®.

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Connect With Opportunity

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
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  • 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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Connect in Cornerstones
BACnet International followers benefit from an 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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