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Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw
Warsaw, Indiana, United States


Ivy Tech Community College is the largest community college in the United States. In Indiana alone, it serves more than 130,000 enrolled students and 240,000 individuals each year. Ivy Tech's North-Central region in Indiana has experienced significant growth in recent years and has undertaken expansion initiatives in the South Bend, Elkhart, and Warsaw markets. While Ivy Tech has had a presence in Warsaw since 1978, the college has relied on lease agreements to house its services until recently.

Freshly commissioned on August 18, 2011, Ivy Tech's newest building in Warsaw is a visually appealing site. Resting on 33 acres of gently sloping native grass fields and 7 acres of wooded property, the 46,000 square foot facility's proximity to several high-tech medical device manufacturers makes Ivy Tech Warsaw a hot property in a rapidly-developing locale. The $11,000,000 project building, located at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Silveus Crossing, is in the final stages of obtaining LEED certification; an Indiana requirement for all new Ivy Tech locations in the state.

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Join BACnet International in recognizing outstanding achievements of individuals and companies in the BACnet International community. The 'Leaders of the Pack' awards are intended to allow BACnet International members to recognize and celebrate the hard work, commitment and accomplishments of its members. Please click here for more information and to nominate someone for an award.


 BACnet International Journal


The BACnet International Journal is the American magazine for building automation based on BACnet Technology and is now accepting article proposals for the September 2013 issue. Any articles related to how building automation contributes to the success of readers is welcome. Proposals must be received by Friday, July 12, 2013 and articles must be received by Wednesday, July 24, 2013. For more information email   



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 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.  The closing date for applications is July 12, 2013. 

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Click here for more information on Continental Control Systems, LLC

Continental Control Systems' WattNode® BACnet® Meter Receives BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL Certification)

Continental Control Systems announced that its WattNode® BACnet® meter has received BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) certification. The meter has passed a series of rigorous tests conducted by an official BTL facility, earning the right to display the BTL Mark.


BACnet, a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks, is an American national standard, a European standard, a national standard in more than 30 countries, and an ISO global standard. For automation and control system designers, the BTL Mark on a product signifies that it is fully compliant with BTL's demanding performance standards and that it correctly implements the BACnet features claimed in its BTL listing.


"As part of the BACnet community, we're very excited for what this means for our customers," said Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales for Continental Control Systems. "When utilizing our WattNode meter, they can be confident that it has been held up to the very highest standard and will deliver exceptional performance for their automation and control systems."  

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American Auto Matrix
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HTML5 Enhances Building Automation and Energy Control for Facility Managers


Facility Managers face several challenges, including finding a Building Automation System that is not only easy to implement and use, but one that also cuts down on energy consumption. A technological innovator in the BAS marketplace, American Auto-Matrix releases the latest installment of their web-enabled Building Automation and Energy Control Solution, AspectFT today. AspectFT v2.0 was designed to make Building Automation simple for Facility Managers, integrating building control with everyday technology such as Twitter®, RSS, email, Google Calendar™, Microsoft® Outlook® and Apple® iCAL®. With version 2.0, American Auto-Matrix has again raised the technological bar, incorporating HTML5 into their already robust system.


HTML5 allows users to access and alter information from the most popular web-enabled devices, with no additional plug-ins or engineering time. Tablets and smart phones from Apple® and Android™ can be used to view and add information such as trends and setpoints on the fly. This advanced engineering allows Facility Managers even more flexibility when it comes to energy control and monitoring. "When we look at developing a product, we take several factors into consideration, including how we can make the product more efficient for the customer. Implementing HTML5 was an obvious choice with the flexibility it gave the end users." states Rocky Moore, Director of Business Development. "HTML5 allows Facility Managers to access and alter their BAS from the most popular web-enabled devices and get trending on the fly, making energy control easier than ever." For more information about HTML5, please click here.  

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Delta Controls Introduces the enteliBUS Manager with Increased Networking and BBMD Capabilities


Any BACnet network being currently installed faces the issue of growing throughput requirements. Increased integration of our BAS and EMS worlds places more stress on information management infrastructure. Owners expect more data from their buildings, starting with the requirements of fault detection and failure tracking to the heavy data requirements of up to the date energy usage statistics. RS-485, a network standard established in 1983 has evolved into EIA-485 and TIA-485. The evolution of a two wire network has failed to keep up entirely with growing BACnet system requirements from building owners and operators. The logging requirements of yesterday's building specs drove the need for an Ethernet backbone to facilitate the majority of data throughput.


Only a few manufacturers are paying attention to the necessity of affordable application level controllers that exist in a flat architecture on an Ethernet network, even fewer manufacturers are paying attention to the growing need of system engines to manage the throughput of all that new data potential.    


Delta Controls has produced the enteliBUS Manager, an addition to the enteliBUS lineup of controllers. We've also taken Ethernet and Power over Ethernet to the application level with our DAC-E and DVC-E lineup of controllers. This has drastically increased potential data aggregation at the system level. With a processer many times faster than our previous controllers we have responded to the growing needs of building network infrastructure. In North America, system level controllers and Ethernet networks are commonly expected to handle the aggregated data of the network coming from finer RS-485 networks distributed out in the field. The needs of larger networks are actually what started the design behind enteliBUS and its flexible lineup of I/O modules. Please click here for more information about the enteliBUS Manager. 


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Distech Controls' 50 Series Controllers Now Available

Distech Controls is pleased to announce that its new ECB and ECL 50 Series BACnet® and LONWORKS® controllers with live graphics color display are now available.

Featuring a full color, integrated LCD display, Distech Controls' ECB and ECL 50 Series controllers provide users with the ability to quickly view, edit, and configure a HVAC system's operating parameters, while color-coded icons and highlights provide at-a-glance indication of alarms and override conditions.

The ECB and ECL 50 Series controllers are a powerful, user-friendly, and time-saving solution for control technicians, building managers, building technicians, and service technicians. The local HMI facilitates system troubleshooting and diagnostics without the need for a laptop, offering maximum convenience and efficiency. For added flexibility, the 50 Series offers a multilingual interface, including English, French, German, and Spanish. For more information on Distech Controls' 50 Series Controllers, please click here.
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There's An AppStat for That

For those who need to easily and efficiently control fan coil units, rooftop units, or heat pump units, there's an AppStat for that. "AppStat" refers to a new series of BACnet communicating thermostats from KMC Controls.  Each model in the series combines a BACnet applications specific controller and sensor options into an attractive, space-mounted device.


"We designed AppStat" says KMC Product Manager, Erich Kreuter, "as a cost-effective alternative for unitary control in commercial or institutional applications.  AppStat is equally suited to standalone environmental control or as part of an integrated BACnet control system."

The visual appeal of AppStat is accented by the overall design, a color LCD screen, and soft-touch buttons.  Through the screen and buttons, installers and users can completely configure the devices and access various menu options. Click here for more information about AppStat. 
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1,900+ exhibitors. 55,000 attendees from all 50 states and 130 countries. They will all be at the 66th edition of the world's largest HVACR industry event.
Returning to New York City for the first time in six years, AHR Expo 2014 is the go-to place to see, learn and get inspired by the latest HVACR technology and more sustainable solutions for the built environment. Please click here for more information about AHR Expo 2014
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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:
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