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Success1Connect With Success
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States

 

Nearly ten years ago, the first BACnet project was installed at The Ohio State University by Building Control Integrators (BCI). The project, known as Evans Laboratory, was "live" to the world via BACnet/IP in early September of 2000. Since then, BACnet has become the adopted control's standard for the university. The original project included three main BACnet panels, manufactured by Delta Controls, with only 128 total inputs and outputs. Today, there are approximately 150,000 physical points throughout 65 facilities. It sounds simple enough, but this is not a "conventional" collection of I/O. The OSU BACnet network is currently comprised of 19 different vendors with connectivity to multiple system types. For OSU, BACnet has become the catalyst for advancing controls beyond the traditional front. For instance, the university currently uses BACnet to monitor and/or control non HVAC/Lighting systems such as generator banks, laboratory rooms, critical patient rooms, fire alarms, air quality, power consumption, clock systems and so forth.

Click here to read the full Success Story

BACnet Manufacturers: Delta Controls, Siemens, Phoenix Controls

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BACnet International Seeks BTL Testing Process Coordinator (Part Time)

This primary objective of this position is to ensure smooth, consistent operation and administration of the BTL testing process. The scope of this position includes client interaction, technical documentation review, record keeping, project management, BTL Manager support and internal BACnet International communication. It does not include direct interaction with the BTL Lab contract organization (SoftDEL). Please click here for complete job description. 
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BACnet International Educational Sessions at AHR Expo 2014

Join BACnet International for a day of educational sessions at AHR Expo 2014. On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 industry leaders will be on hand to provide quality BACnet related information and to answer your questions. Sessions include:

10:00 a.m. 
BACnet Enables Unified Control of Lighting and HVAC
Speaker: Ron Poskevich, Blue Ridge Technologies 
11:00 a.m. 
Cutting Costs on BAS Projects with BACnet Application Specific Controllers (B-ASC)
Speaker: Luis Melgares, Neptronic 
1:00 p.m.
BACnet/IPv6 Addendum 135-2012aj
Speaker: Coleman Brumley, PolarSoft Inc. 
2:00 p.m.
Open System Conversions-Pneumatic to Digital
Speaker: Richard Fellows, KMC Controls 
3:00 p.m. 
Choosing the Right BACnet Control System
Speaker: Dominic Eorio, Carrier 
4:00 p.m. 
Integrated Room Control Solution - Personalized Comfort. Increased ROI
Speaker: David Gill, Distech Controls 
 
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The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) invites you to join the 8th BIG-EU BACnet Interoperability Workshop!

The BIG-EU Plugfest 2014 will take place from May 21st - 23rd 2014 and is open to developers and product managers. This year's host will be Siemens Switzerland AG, Building Technologies Division in Zug, Switzerland.

Information and registration: http://big-eu.org/plugfest_2014
Prior to the Plugfest, the 2014 spring BIG-EU Meetings will be held also in Zug on Monday and Tuesday, May 19 - May 20, 2014.
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Click here for more information about American Auto-Matrix. .

American Auto-Matrix® Receives Honorable Mention for AspectFT® 2.0 at 2014 AHR Innovation Awards

AspectFT v2.0 recently captured the attention of the judges for the 2014 AHR Innovation Awards, and received an Honorable Mention in the Building Automation category.

AspectFT was designed to integrate your building with your world by implementing the services we use in everyday life, like Twitter®, Google Calendar™, Microsoft® Outlook®*, Apple® iCal®, RSS feeds, and more.

We will be showcasing our robust line of HVAC Controls, Laboratory & Fume Hood Controls, and our web-enabled front-end system, AspectFT, as well as providing live demonstrations, Jan 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York City, for the 2014 AHR Expo.

If you are planning on attending the AHR Expo, stop by American Auto-Matrix at Booth #102. You can also visit www.aamatrix.com/aspectft for additional information on how our innovative and award-winning Building Automation and Energy Management System can help integrate your building with your world.
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For more information about Distech Controls, please click here.

Distech Controls Honored at 2014 AHR Expo
Product of the Year Awards


Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced that the company is to receive an honorable mention at the upcoming AHR Expo. Selected by a panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members, Distech Controls' Programmable VAV Controllers with the Integrated Room Control (IRC) Solution has been recognized in the Building Automation category.

The IRC Solution is an end-to-end offering for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment, Lighting, and Shades. This unique, modular solution simplifies design, installation and integration of multi-application systems. The IRC Solution is designed to deliver optimal energy savings, at the lowest total install cost, with occupancy-based control strategies, daylight harvesting based on light level sensing and natural light optimization. The energy savings are such that a study by the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany demonstrated energy savings in excess of 30% on HVAC and up to 60% on lighting with control products like the IRC Solution. Please click here to read entire news release.
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For more information about Continental Control Systems, please click here.

Continental Control Systems Products at AHR Expo®

At AHR Expo® 2014, Continental Control Systems will showcase its entire line of WattNode® electric power meters, including the revenue-grade WattNode Revenue line. The WattNode Revenue meters meet the accuracy requirements of ANSI C12.1, and support Modbus®, BACnet®, or LonTalk® communications protocols or pulse output.

Premiering at AHR Expo, the WattNode Revenue Modbus® is the first meter in the Revenue line to be independently certified to the requirements of the American National Standard for Electric Meters Code for Electricity Metering: ANSI C12.1-2008. The ANSI C12.1 standard establishes acceptable performance criteria and in-service performance levels for meters used in revenue metering, and is often referenced by government and regulatory bodies when approving meters for use within their jurisdiction. The WattNode Revenue Modbus has also been listed by the California Energy Commission as PBI eligible. Please click here to read entire news release.
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Please click here for more information about Distech Controls

Distech Controls Introduces Integrated Room Control Solution

Distech Controls is pleased to announce that its Integrated Room Control (IRC) Solution for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment (BACnet® or LONWORKS®), Lighting, and Shades is now available. This easy to configure, modular solution achieves the highest level of comfort for occupants while increasing operating cost savings for local or room applications, such as offices, patient rooms, dorms, military housing, and more.

 "The Integrated Room Control Solution is the most optimal and cost-efficient way of implementing energy efficiency while ensuring comfort for room occupants," said Etienne Veilleux, President and CEO. "Distech Controls is proud to empower its global network of Authorized Partners with this unique solution by adding lighting and shade control modules to our already strong HVAC offering. Furthermore, we are proud to offer the highest return on energy efficient systems to our Customers and End Users worldwide".

The Integrated Room Control Solution, a first in North America, allows occupants to adjust temperature, lighting and shade settings in the room to achieve a level of personalized comfort. In addition, the automation of lighting and shade levels based on indoor and outdoor light levels allows occupants to benefit from increased natural light. For entire press release, please click here.

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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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Registration is now open for the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT).  The free show will be held March 4-6, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Online registration is available at www.nfmt.com/baltimore.
 
NFMT is the largest facilities management show in America, attracting more than 5,300 building owners, facilities managers and maintenance/operations managers and 500 exhibiting companies.  The show has been held annually in Baltimore every March since 2001.
 
"Excitement and buzz are already building for the big event," said Bob Wisniewski, president of Trade Press Media Group, a co-owner of NFMT. "We've got a lot of exceptional new opportunities planned, and we're thrilled to bring back popular offerings like the Solutions Exchange speed learning session and Women in FM panel discussion. Once again, the schedule and exhibit hall will be jam packed and full of value."
 
With more than 120 free educational sessions, NFMT is the country's most robust event for professionals responsible for the management, operations, maintenance, design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings. Facility experts present best practices, cost-cutting ideas and new solutions in the free educational sessions.  The sessions are organized into eleven tracks giving facilities professionals the opportunity to customize their training experience to fit their exact needs.
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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.
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