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WPPI Energy Office & Operations Facility 
Sun Prairie, WI, United States

WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 customer-owned utilities that provide electricity to more than 195,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, and Iowa. The company had outgrown their Office and Operations Facility in Sun Prairie, WI, and recently expanded to double the size of their original building from 25,000 to 50,000 square feet.

The newly expanded WPPI Energy headquarters facility provides additional conference rooms and work space, plus an employee fitness center and break room. The facility also incorporates many elements of sustainable design, including solar tubes and daylighting, high performance light fixtures, energy efficient plumbing, photovoltaic panels, and a geothermal heating and cooling system with heat recovery ventilation.

With sustainability on their minds, WPPI Energy consulted with Temperature Systems, Inc. (TSI), a Carrier Distributor in Madison, WI, to help design the control system for the newly expanded building. There were many challenges associated with the expansion, but based on a previously relationship with Shane Lyle, the Controls Manager for TSI, they knew that they could count on him to design an integrated control solution to meet all of their needs.
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BACnet Manufacturers: Carrier, Carel
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We would like to invite you to take part in our Global Roadshow. It will span 2014 and 2015 and celebrates the 10th DIN EN ISO anniversary and the 20th ANSI anniversary of the BACnet standard. The Roadshow focusses on the benefits of BACnet for sustainable buildings in terms of construction, retrofitting and the integration in smart grids. It includes a state-of-the-art exhibition and provides the latest information about: 
  • Open communication in building automation,
  • Development of standardization,
  • Interoperability of BACnet devices,
  • BTL Listing and European Certification,
  • BACnet vendors and suppliers.

Therefore the roadshow will be a decisive meeting point for BACnet users in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific - and a fantastic networking platform for planners, integrators, specifiers, facility managers, owners, investors and manufacturers of building automation devices and systems.

Our goal is to increase the global awareness for BACnet. We will introduce the newest capabilities of building management systems and demonstrate the benefits of BACnet applications. We will give an update on the standard and develop new fruitful partnerships with planners, specifiers, operators and investors in industry, services and public administration. And we will encourage the establishment and nurturing of local interest groups of users, developers, providers of smart grids and IT infrastructure and local distributors.

Seize the day and confirm your participation in the international market. The global roadshow is the first worldwide event which is commonly hosted by BACnet International and the BACnet Interest Group Europe.

We are looking forward to meet you in one of the roadshow locations. Please click here for more information about the BACnet Global Roadshow. 

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For more information about Accutrol LLC, please click here.

Accutrol, LLC Acquires Tek-Air Systems, Inc.

Accutrol, LLC today acquired Tek-Air Systems, Inc., a Danbury, Connecticut laboratory airflow control systems provider. "Tek-Air has long been a trusted strategic partner of ours," stated Fred George, President of Accutrol, LLC. "The synergies of products and staff will significantly enhance our opportunities to serve our customers." The two companies have shared a close relationship for many years and will combine their product lines to bring the best of each to the industry.

Accutrol will maintain headquarters in Monroe and operate manufacturing in both Monroe and Danbury. They will continue to provide innovative critical environment air flow solutions for spaces such as laboratories, life science and healthcare, and simultaneously modernize the Tek-Air product line. To read more, please click here.

Please click here for more information about Delta Controls.

ControlTrends Awards

Delta Controls won the 2014 Building Automation System of the Year at the ControlTrends Awards held at AHR in Chicago on January 26th, 2015!  We are proud of this award because it was given by the online community of controls professionals, 100s of installers and engineers who really know the products from in-field experience.

The ControlTrends Awards gala honored the "heroes and superstars of the HVAC and Building Automation industry". Thanks to everyone at ControlTrends for their hard work and a great evening. We'd also like to extend our congratulations to all the other winners and nominees - it is great to work in an industry with so many talented people keeping us on our A game!

The Delta DLS also won Lighting Integration Solution of the Year, recognizing that we have integration covered - after all, we were the first manufacture to have a fully integrated, native BACnet, building solution encompassing HVAC, Lighting, and Access products. Most of all we are delighted to extend a very special congratulations to Greg Holloway, who won Best Technical Support Person of the Year - Large Manufacturer. Greg is a technical virtuoso and has worked tirelessly for Delta Controls since 1994, winning huge respect from our worldwide technical community. For complete press release, please click here.
For more information about Distech Controls,
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Distech Controls Marks Company Milestone

Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced the celebration of an important organizational milestone: the company's 20th anniversary.

The Montreal-based company, founded in 1995, originally provided system integrator services to the Canadian market. Etienne Veilleux, Distech Controls' founder, President and CEO, soon identified a need for user-oriented building automation products and for solutions that were based on open protocols. From this was born Distech Controls' first commercial mission: provide controllers, engineering, and software based on open control protocols and standards to offer user-friendly, feature-rich, and cost-efficient solutions.

Over the course of the past 20 years, the organization has experienced significant growth internationally. Distech Controls now includes business divisions and regional offices strategically located in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, and a global distribution network of over 500 Partners.  Click here to read the entire release.
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For more information about Distech Controls please click here.

Distech Controls Introduces ECLYPSE™ and ENVYSION

Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, announced the launch of both its ECLYPSE™ Connected IP and Wi-Fi Product Series, and ENVYSION responsive, web-based design and visualization interface. Providing powerful connectivity, and advanced control, monitoring and analysis, these new offerings prepare users for the Internet of Things building.

Distech Controls' ECLYPSE Connected System Controller is a modular and scalable platform providing BACnet/IP, wired and wireless IP connectivity, permitting integration with building management systems and convergence with IT networks. It consists of a control automation and connectivity serv­er, power supplies, and I/O modules, allowing users to select the type and number of modules to meet their exacting requirements, and easily add-on for future upgrades. For more information, please click here.

For more information about Sierra Monitor Corporation, please click here.

Sierra Monitor Corporation Announces BTL-Certification for BACnet Router Product

Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, today announced that its FieldServer BACnet Router has been certified by the BACnet Testing laboratory (BTL), having successfully passed the Protocol Revision 12 router tests. The product is the first one in its class to pass the new Protocol Revision 12 tests.

"Building owners and control systems designers rely on products that carry the BTL mark, to ensure interoperability when it comes to their field integration", said Duffy O'Craven, BTL Manager. "As the BACnet standard evolves to support new requirements, it's important that product vendors keep their implementations current. We are pleased to recognize that Sierra Monitor's FieldServer BACnet Router is the first product to be successfully tested as a Router at Protocol Revision 12."

The FieldServer BACnet router is a complete internetworking solution for BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, and BACnet/Ethernet. With its use of two RS-485 ports, the product reduces the cost of connecting each BACnet MS/TP device to a BACnet/IP backbone or doubles the responsiveness of each connected device relative to other options in the market. A simple one-page configuration screen along with a unique one-click discovery feature that allows the integrator to discover all connected BACnet devices minimizes the time required for successful commissioning. For entire release, please click here.

Please click here for more information about Viconics.

The Latest Addition to our VT8000 Series: The VT8600 Rooftop Unit and Indoor Air Quality Controller

Viconics Technologies is proud to announce the official release of the new Rooftop Unit and Indoor Air Quality Controller.

Smart energy management has never been easier than with the VT8600 Room Controllers for Rooftop Units and Indoor Air Quality applications. Designed for new construction and retrofit projects, the Room Controllers dramatically decrease project delivery costs by reducing installation, configuration and commissioning time. No complex software or tools are required to customize functionality in order to meet your applications requirements. The Room Controllers provide all the advanced features and monitoring functions required by modern building automation systems in a simple compact enclosure.

The VT8600 controllers are both application-specific AND programmable. This enables the modification of pre-configured control sequences, or the creation of entirely new control sequences for HVAC, lighting and other applications. The VT8600 room controllers provide exceptional control of staged heating and cooling equipment such as packaged roof-top units. Their configurable control sequences, economizer, and scheduler functionalities deliver all the flexibility necessary for optimal indoor air quality applications. Please click here for more information.
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