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Success1Connect With Success
The Bullitt Center
Seattle, Washington, United States

 

null Earth Day 2013 served as a backdrop for the official opening of a new facility, billed as the world's "greenest" and most energy efficient office building. A property owned by the nonprofit Bullitt Foundation, The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, is a six-story, 50,000 square foot, $18.5 million office building located at the heart of the Central and Capitol Hill district intersection.

Nestled alongside commercial offices and apartments, The Bullitt Center is a chic commercial lease space unlike any other. The building incorporates so many state-of-the-art environmental and sustainability features that new city ordinances had to be drafted to accommodate them. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the possibility of a truly net-zero, self-sustaining design.

The facility was officially opened with all the pomp and circumstance one would expect for a project boasting many impressive "firsts" for a green site in the United States. The Bullitt Center is the first commercial office building in the U.S. to meet the requirements of the international Living Building Challenge (certification pending) and the first to collect rainwater and process it on-site for potable water use. Other notable features include an efficient, low-leakage shell, large windows, responsibly sourced FSC wood products, on-site rainwater collection, and on-site waste processing.

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BACnet Manufacturers: KMC Controls, Tridium

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November 19-21, 2013
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
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. Deadline to register is October 18, 2013. Please click here to register today. 
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 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

November 20-22, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

  

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious.  


Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.  

 

For free expo passes to Greenbuild please contact David Nardone, david@bacnetinternational.org. 
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Foundations December 2013 Call For Proposals
 
BACnet International is now accepting proposals for the December 2013 Foundations. All content must be BACnet related. The target audience for this publication is integrators/installers/appliers and specifiers/consultants. Authors are not restricted to only one article. Click here, to submit your proposal.  Proposals must be submitted by Friday, October 11, 2013.

 

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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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 Click here for more information on Carrier.

AquaSnap® 30MP Chiller Now Offers BACnet® Comm Option
 

null Great news! A factory-installed BACnet® communication option is now available on Carrier's AquaSnap® 30MP chiller. This option will allow the AquaSnap 30MP chiller to join the rest of the Carrier equipment lineup in having an "i-Vu® ready" controller that can be easily integrated into the i-Vu Building Automation System or another BACnet Building Automation System that utilizes English units.

 

For retrofit situations, a Carrier UPC Open controller can be field-installed on the 30MP chiller to achieve the same BACnet integration capabilities.

 

If you have any questions about the BACnet option for the 30MP chiller, then please contact your local Carrier office.
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For more information about Contemporary Controls, please click here.

BASrouterLX Gains More Diagnostic Features

Contemporary Controls' high-performance BACnet® router, the null BASrouterLX adds to its advanced features two new diagnostic features that include BBMD logging and Slave Proxy logging.
Often it can be difficult to debug BBMD systems and communications with slave devices. Using the BBMD logging feature permits the viewing of information captured from BBMD communications, through the BASrouterLX webpage.

This feature helps diagnose problems with the BBMD setup by viewing the addresses of all FDR or BBMD devices that send broadcast messages through the BASrouterLX and timestamps related to these messages. This new feature is helpful when diagnosing BBMD configurations on all FDR and BBMD devices.

Enabling the new Slave Proxy logging feature allows viewing of logging information for the BASrouterLX's communication with slave devices from its webpage. When auto-slave is enabled you can view the BASrouterLX attempts at communicating with slave devices on the network and any issues during the discovery process. You can also view any communication issues with manually entered slaves. Please click here for more information about the BASrouterLX.
 

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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.      
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