May 2016
In This Issue
Welcome to the newest edition of the 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 Natalie Nardone, BACnet International's Association Manager.
Next Stop: NFMT Vegas

BACnet International will be exhibiting in Booth 707 at the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference & Expo at the Mirage Event Center in Las Vegas, November 1 - 2, 2016

This NFMT show alternates east and west locations each year and so for 2016 will be west in Las Vegas.  To obtain complimentary tickets for the show, contact David Nardone today.

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BACnet International is currently looking for articles, success stories and product news for its next issue of the Journal.

Articles should be between 1,200 and 3,000 words. If you have an article or product news that would suit this publication we encourage you to submit it to  Success stories will be chosen from the collection in the BACnet International database so please submit your case studies through the website link.
Please feel free to pass this information on to parties who may be interested in contributing to this publication.

Plan to Attend: 2016 PlugFest

The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL WG) invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 17th annual PlugFest, an 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. 2015 saw nearly 90 BACnet engineers representing over 30 companies in attendance, working together to improve their BACnet implementation and testing methods.

The 2016 event will run from Sept. 26 through 29. Mark your calendars and keep a look out for additional information.

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Success Story
Preble High School, Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Public Schools
Green Bay, WI United States

Serving more than 20,000 students, the Green Bay Area Public School District includes four high schools, five middle schools, 26 elementary schools and one community school. Like all public entities faced with tighter operating budgets, it was under mandate to reduce its total energy consumption and expenses.

The District began with a number of objectives: reduced energy consumption, improved air quality, cost savings, system integration and expandability, etc. It chose Automated Logic for an elementary school and three high schools, all major renovation projects.

A number of conservation strategies were implemented, including building pre-cooling, setpoint optimization, boiler modulation and demand reduction. Hallway lighting is set to class schedules, and classroom lighting is controlled by occupancy sensors.

One star of the District's program has been Danz Elementary School. Ranked by Focus on Energy(SM), the state's public-private energy information and services partnership, to be in the lowest 20% in the state for heating and cooling efficiency (as determined by usage per square foot for building type), the school surged to the top 5% following its Automated Logic retrofit. Before, Danz operated at one of the highest cost-per-square-foot within the District; it now operates at the District's lowest.

Number of Buildings: 15

Total Area:  2,092,762 sq. ft. 
Products / Equipment Installed:
Automated Logic WebCTRL Building Automation System

Systems Integrated: Boiler, Chiller, HVAC, Lighting, Power Monitoring

Number of Devices: 1,000+

System Points: 10,000+ 

BACnet Manufacturer:
Automated Logic 

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Once a Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project. Further, Success Stories:
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BACnet Community News
Schneider Electric Announces Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Schneider Electric

This new program from Schneider Electric introduces partnership and investment strategy dedicated to Internet of Things solution development. Led by Paul Campbell, the newly appointed Vice President of Innovation, and based at the company's Silicon Valley Innovation Center, the program is designed to scout and develop start-ups focused on applications related to the intersection of energy and the Internet of Things. 

The program opens with the announcement of three partnerships with start-ups based in the Boston and Silicon Valley areas and will be a key resource for the company's innovation efforts around the world.
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Siemens Launches New Kuwait HQ to Drive Growth

Siemens has inaugurated its new headquarters in the Ariya area of Kuwait city following doubled business growth in the region over the last five years. 

In addition to continuing to bolster its local presence and expanding business, the new office will also continue to support growth of the company's workforce. Over the last five years, Siemen's Kuwait team has increased by 10% to around 300 employees.

The new headquarters comes equipped with a number of energy efficient technologies including LED lighting, as well as Siemens Office Concept. The latter is a concept design that focuses on a spacious and practical working environment.

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Automated Logic Honors Top Performing Field Offices

Automated Logic Corporation (ALC) honored its top performing field offices during their recent distribution meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The annual meeting is attended by management and sales personnel from ALC's branch offices and independent dealer network and includes educational sessions, networking opportunities and an awards banquet to recognize field offices for outstanding achievement.

At the meeting, more than 70 awards were given to dealers that reached various milestones - service awards for length of time being a dealer with ALC, top sales growth awards for small, medium and large segments, the Million Dollar Club for dealers that reach $1 million in sales for the year and Quota Busters for dealers that exceeded their set quota for the year. The most prestigious awards were given for Project of the Year, awarded to Logical Control Solutions (LCS), Victor, NY, and Dealer of the Year, awarded to Automatic Controls Equipment Systems (ACES), St. Louis, MO.
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BACnet Community Products
Air Filter Market to Grow at 5.6% CAGE - Driven by Indoor Air Quality Concerns to 2020

According to the 2016 air filters market report, air filter plays a significant role in maintaining the indoor air quality as it is one of the main components in HVAC systems. Indoor air quality has gained attention in recent years as poor air quality affects the productivity, health, and comfort of occupants. Estimates by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that people spend 90% of their time indoors, which justifies the reason for the growing concern over IAQ. Organizations such as WHO and those in various countries around the globe have set guidelines for IAQ standards; this has been a primary driver for the growth of the air filter market.

The analysts forecast the global air filter market to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the period 2016-2020. Poor IAQ has led to health issues such as sick building syndrome, building-related illnesses, and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or environmental illness these factors have resulted in the framing of new guidelines and regulations for commercial buildings, which has accelerated the demand for better air filters in the HVAC systems used in commercial buildings. Furthermore, the growth in construction activities in the US and the massive resurgence in urban infrastructure construction activities in APAC will fuel the growth of air filters

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