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Grand Traverse Pavilions
Grand Traverse County, Michigan, United States


In 1999, Grand Traverse County in northern Michigan added a key component to its historic Grand Traverse Commons campus: the Grand Traverse Pavilions. The campus is unique in and of itself; it is home to several historic buildings on the former grounds of the Traverse City State Hospital, Northern Michigan Asylum, and Grand Traverse Medical Care. The latest addition provides state-of-the-art housing and rehabilitation facilities built around 19th-century architectural themes to compliment the surrounding scenery.

Home to more than 300 residents, the Pavilions is owned by Grand Traverse County and operated by the Grand Traverse County Department of Human Services Board. The organization provides a continuum of community-based senior and intergenerational residential care offering a variety of adult respite services and supported and assisted-living areas. The facility employs a highly-skilled long-term nursing team specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care.

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BACnet Manufacturers: KMC Controls, Tridium, Delta Controls

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BACnet International Seeks Managing Director


The Board of BACnet International is seeking an experienced senior executive to provide operational leadership and oversight for the organization.  The position specification and candidate requirements are outlined here.  




Booths at NFMT Vegas Are Still Available 


Booths in the BACnet International pavilion at NFMT Vegas are still available. The deadline to register is Monday, June 17, 2013. Click here to view prospectus.


November 19-21, 2013
Atlanta, GA

The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 2013 Interoperability Workshop at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, GA. This is the 14th annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop and is hosted 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.

The event will begin on Tuesday afternoon to allow for arrival on Monday and setup Tuesday morning. The testing starts at 12:30 pm and continues through Thursday afternoon.

To register for this event, please click here.


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.
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News Releases

Click here for more information on Distech Controls

Distech Controls continues its development by welcoming new investors, including Samsung Ventures

Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation, Seoul, Korea (Samsung Ventures), and Distech Controls Inc, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, jointly announced that Samsung Ventures has become a shareholder of Distech Controls.

Samsung Ventures with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Export Development Canada (EDC), EnerTech Capital, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, W2 Investments, announced a total investment of $38-million (CAD) in Distech Controls. They join Distech Controls' existing group of investors and founder, President and CEO of Distech Controls Inc, Étienne Veilleux, as shareholders.

The investment will expand Distech Controls' capital base and the proceeds of this financing will be used to accelerate the company's growth plan and development roadmap worldwide, including acquisitions.

"As a company in the energy management solutions and green technology space, we feel that it is critical to bring together the right team internally as well as the right financial partners to help us best serve the needs of our customers and partners.  We have definitely accomplished this goal, bringing together both the capital required to fuel our growth strategies as well as a fantastic group of investors that support mission-driven companies" said Étienne Veilleux, President and CEO of Distech Controls Inc.  "This positions us to accelerate our development globally and our continued investment in our unique products and solutions, as well as support our strategic plan, including acquisitions of complementary businesses, to take advantage of significant opportunities for Distech Controls in the marketplace."

"Our investment in Distech Controls is consistent with our strategy to work closely with established market leaders." said Michael Pachos, Senior Investment Manager at Samsung Ventures. "Distech Controls is a technology leader and has built a significant business in energy management solutions and building controls. The company has demonstrated both a technical and business vision in driving the adoption of advanced controls and energy management solutions, and we look forward to contributing to the progress of Distech Controls."

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Blue Ridge Technologies
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Blue Ridge Technologies® Expands Unified Lighting Control

Most advanced lighting control systems available in the market today are proprietary and require gateways which inherently limit the Building Automation Systems (BAS) capabilities. Blue Ridge Technologies, the leading manufacturer of unified lighting control, announced the expansion of open and unified lighting control with the release of the Aperio® platform. The Aperio® platform enables more advanced lighting control applications (daylight harvesting, occupancy / vacancy detection, dimming, and presets) to become an integral part of the BAS without gateways.

"We know that building owners benefit from non-proprietary control systems, and we continue to advocate for open lighting control systems and tighter integration with the BAS," said Steve Pachal, Director of Technology at Blue Ridge Technologies. "We design and develop open lighting control solutions that are easily unified with existing building infrastructure to lower costs and maximize energy savings and comfort."

The Aperio® platform is the company's seventh generation lighting controller, and it will be rolled out over the next several months to a nationwide network of over 100 dealers. The Aperio® platform will be featured in selected Blue Ridge Technologies products including; Relay Panels (RP), Retrofit Interiors (RI), Retrofit Kits (RK), and Zone Controllers (ZC).

Click here for more information on Carrier

AQUAZONE™ W2W WSHPs Now Offer i-Vu® Controls


Carrier's Aquazone™ water-to-water water source heat pumps with Puron® refrigerant (R-410A), now support i-Vu controls as a factory installed option.


The new native BACnet® controller is designed to heat or cool the load water as required, and will maintain the leaving water or entering water at the control setpoint. Each controller will support up to 4 stages of capacity and up to 3 compressor stages (with compressor status feedback). For larger installations, a total of up to 8 stages may be controlled as a single heating or cooling source. One controller will operate as the master, coordinating others in the system.


Innovative features will include outside air temperature monitoring, space temperature sensing, and network communications for heating and cooling mode control. Demand limiting will also be included to support energy savings. And, as always, the integrated controller will feature plug-and-play connectivity to the i-Vu System.


For added flexibility, the i-Vu controller will also support stand-alone operation. Or, it can be integrated with any Building Automation System using the BACnet®, Modbus®, LonWorks®, or N2 protocols. 


Click here for more information on Cimetrics


Cimetrics is excited to announce our same reliable ARCNET router in a modern updated hardware.The BR2 router provides routing between BACnet networks such as BACnet/IP, BACnet ARCNET, BACnet Ethernet, and virtual or tunneled BACnet networks. This allows integrators to mix and match BACnet network datalink technologies within a single BACnet Internetwork. The BR2 router has two communications ports in all cases. One is always a 10/100 Ethernet port and the other is a RG62 Coaxial cable or RS485 twisted pair. Click here for more information about BR2-A BACnet/IP to TRANE BCUs.  



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