August 2015

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Metropolis at Metrotown
Vancouver, BC, Canada 

The Reliable Controls® MACH-System installed at Metrotown controls the HVAC in twin 30-storey office towers, exhaust systems for a one million square foot parkade, controls four boiler plants and six chiller plants, and dozens of rooftop units serving the mall, walkways, and administration areas. Each tenant retail space is heated and cooled with fan coils. 
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Hope this issue of Cornerstones finds you well. Welcome to the newest edition of Cornerstones enewsletter. The BACnet International community benefits from information and education shared through Cornerstones, the organization's monthly electronic publication. This publication is disseminated to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end users.

Cornerstones is a unique publication because it speaks not only to the engineer and contractor communities, but also to facility professionals, building managers and owners, and other personnel.

This is where you come in. We need you to connect! If there is a best practice, company news, product news or BACnet Success Stories you want to share, please send them to us. And don't leave out the photos! 

All submissions should be sent to Erin Hall, BACnet International's communications and community manager.

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October 6 - 8, 2015 
The University of New Hampshire 
Durham, NH

The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL WG) invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 16th annual Interoperability Workshop at The University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products with BACnet devices from other vendors in a neutral and friendly environment. Last year, nearly 90 BACnet engineers representing 30 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementation and testing methods.

Registration for Plug Fest is now open! To discover more event details and register, visit the event web page today!

Have questions? Contact BACnet International Membership and Trade Show Manager, David Nardone.


Top 4 Reasons To Attend NFMT Orlando  

The perfect blend of solutions, strategies, and sunshine, NFMT Orlando is a free conference and expo for facilities professionals wanting to better themselves and their buildings. The event takes place October 27-28, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

Join BACnet International in Booth 931

AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) to Orlando for 2015. Now in its 38th year, the WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field.

WEEC's featured Opening Session speaker for 2015 will be Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will focus her remarks on terrorism, energy, and economic security. She will also discuss challenges and opportunities we might face as a result of the ever changing geopolitical landscape.

The WEEC is the one truly comprehensive event where you can fully assess the "big picture" and see exactly how the economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trend all merge to shape your critical decisions, as well as define what specific steps are needed to achieve large scale energy efficiencies within your organization. Held annually, the WEEC features a large, multi-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, and a comprehensive exposition of the market's most promising new technologies.

To find out more, visit here. And don't forget to plan to visit
BACnet International in booth 931.


Share Your Ideas: The BACnet International Journal 

BACnet International is searching for ideas and suggestions for issue 11 of The BACnet International Journal. The Journal is a global magazine for building automation based on BACnet technology. Experts, practitioners and professionals show the way in applying and developing the BACnet standard, from building automation trends to devices and application projects; from qualification and training to testing and certification; from who's who in the BACnet community to useful information on events and publications. Special attention is given to members and activities of BACnet International.

For more information about The Journal or to submit an article for consideration, contact Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall


We would like to invite you to take part in our Global Roadshow. Occurring through the end of 2015, the Global Roadshow celebrates the 10th DIN EN ISO anniversary and the 20th ANSI anniversary of the BACnet standard. The event focuses 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
The Roadshow is a decisive meeting point for BACnet users in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. One Road Show goal is to increase the global awareness for BACnet. During Road Show events, the newest capabilities of building management systems will be introduced and the benefits of BACnet applications will be demonstrated. 

We are looking forward to meeting you at one of the Roadshow locations. Click here for more information about the BACnet Global Roadshow.
Remaining Stops   
Asia Pacific
Nov 5th, 2015 Pune India
Nov 12th, 2015 Singapore
Nov 19th, 2015 Beijing China
Nov 26th, 2015 Tokyo Japan 
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Plans for The BACnet Institute Unveiled

BACnet International is excited to announce its vision for The BACnet Institute (TBI), a new online center of BACnet education, connections and resources. The objective of The BACnet Institute is to provide an easy path to BACnet information and learning for everyone involved with BACnet systems. Designed around BACnet community needs revealed in an extensive 2014 member survey, TBI will curate existing information and resources, as well as commission the development of new resources. TBI will operate under the auspices of BACnet International in collaboration with other BACnet industry groups.

TBI is being designed to broadly address BACnet education and information needs. It will encompass on-demand, self-paced courses alongside an organized repository of white papers, presentations and recorded webinars. In addition, TBI will provide tools that allow participants to learn from each other as well as share their ideas, observations, challenges and accomplishments.

Work is already underway on TBI components.

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Building Automation and Sustainability: A Partnership for Measurable ROI  
By Nate Kehr, Marketing Manager & LEED Green Associate, KMC Controls 
Sustainability initiatives may be driven by a number of factors such as environmental stewardship, the desire for green building certification, or the financial benefits of lower operating costs. A properly installed and commissioned building automation and control system will contribute to success in each area.

An integrated building automation system can tie building access to the activation of HVAC and lighting for a particular space, benefitting individual comfort and facilitating efficient use of equipment and power. Schedules, trends, and historical data can be used to set, analyze, and improve a building's performance in real-time. Beyond comfort, a balanced control system can also have a positive effect upon occupant productivity.

Building automation systems improve the performance of your building in three primary ways:
  • Greater Energy Efficiency
  • Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Better Indoor Air Quality

Read Kehr's full advisory on Realcomm.  



Educational Resources

From publications to presentations, BACnet International has a variety of educational resources for your use. Click here to catch up on presentations you missed, read a recent publication or review a white paper.
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Sierra Monitor Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter

--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) - Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  
Financial Highlights
  • Achieved Q2 2015 net sales of approximately $5.02 million, compared to approximately $4.75 million in the prior year period, resulting in Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) sales of $20.42 million
  • Delivered Q2 2015 gross margin of 59.5%, compared to 57.8% in the prior year period, resulting in a TTM gross margin of 57.1%
  • Reported Q2 2015 GAAP net income per share of $0.02 (basic and diluted), compared to GAAP net income of $0.01 per share (basic and diluted) for the prior year period, resulting in a TTM GAAP net income of approximately $0.06 per share (basic and diluted)
  • Achieved Q2 2015 EBITDA of $448,710, compared to $288,903 for the prior year period, resulting in TTM EBITDA of approximately $1.7 million
  • Reported Q2 2015 Non-GAAP net income per share of $0.04 (basic and diluted), compared to $0.03 per share (basic and diluted) for the prior year period, resulting in a TTM Non-GAAP net income of $0.16 per share (basic and diluted)
  • Ended Q2 2015 with a cash balance of approximately $4.5 million and no bank debt compared to a cash balance of approximately $4.0 million at end of Q1 2015, and compared to a cash balance of approximately $3.1M at end of Q2 2014.
  • Declared twelfth consecutive quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share, to be paid on August 14, 2015.
Read full release here.  
Have some company news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet International Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall today.
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Automated Logic Announces Release of the System Touch User Interface
Automated Logic's System Touch is a touchscreen user interface that provides facility managers and building occupants with a powerful user interface to building equipment. System Touch can be used with a WebCTRL system to interact with specific zones, or it can be used instead of a WebCTRL system in small facilities. By connecting directly to a BACnet® MS/TP network of controllers, the System Touch can discover and control equipment on that network. It also serves as a temperature sensor, humidity sensor, technician interface, BACnet  browser and a diagnostic tool in one attractive, compact package.
Designed for wall mounting, System Touch features a 4.3" color touchscreen display.
Custom display screens are created with Automated Logic's ViewBuilder tool.

Key Features 
  • MS/TP communication
  •  BACnet browser
  • Supports custom graphics
  • Multiple se  curity levels
  • Temperature and humidity sensing
  • Supports trends / alarms / schedules
  • Attractive,  neutral color enclosure
  • USB Port for language or firmware upgrades
  • Configuration stored in non-volatile memory
  • 4.3" color LCD wide quarter VGA display
  • Schedule - view and edit a BACnet schedule
  • Alarm viewing - device's alarm history buffer
  • Controller status screen - present device data
  • Language selection - 13 built-in, selectable languages
  • Supports internal or external temperature sensor

Built-in Screens

Language selection - 13 built-in, selectable languages

Schedule Interface

Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet International Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall today.
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