June 2016
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: World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC)

WEEC is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It takes place September 21 - 23, 2016 in the Walter E. Washington County Convention Center in Washington, DC.

To obtain complimentary tickets for the show, contact David Nardone today.

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National Facilities Management & Technology Conference (NFMT): Vegas

BACnet International will be exhibiting in Booth 707 at the NFMT 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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Call for Content: Journal

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 natalie@bacnetinternational.org.  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
AMTC, Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Air Mobility Training Centre
CFB Trenton, Ontario, Canada

One of the most complex facilities of its kind, the Air Mobility Training Centre (AMTC), located at 8 Wing at CFB Trenton, was built to house the equipment and personnel required to train pilots and maintenance crews for the new CC-320J Hercules aircraft purchased by the Canadian Forces. It will also provide support to Canadian troops serving in combat, as well as for peace keeping and humanitarian missions around the world.

Equivalent to two football fields, the AMTC provides crews with a state-of-the-art environment in which to train. The LEED® Silver certified facility consists of a combination of 2- and 3-story educational and office spaces, designed and built to accommodate the latest in aircrew and technician simulation, making it one of the most advanced flight training facilities in the world.

Installed mechanical equipment includes chillers, boilers, lighting, power monitoring, fire alarm, emergency generator, DHW, chemical control, steam, and VFDs. The project required integration with several BACnet® vendors and had to comply with military standards.

The installation of highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment, including flight simulators, means that the tolerances for the concrete floor are much lower than usual. The facility now benefits from remote access, integration to a large WAN for multiple buildings, and creative programming encompassing energy saving modes within the building. The expertise and diligence of the DDC professionals involved with this complex project brought in the AMTC almost $20 million under budget.

Number of Buildings: 2

Total Area:  17,000 sq. m. (182,988 sq. ft.)
Products / Equipment Installed:

Reliable Controls 4 MACH-ProCom™, 21 MACH-ProSys™, 47 MACH-Zone™, 303 MACH-Air™ 

Systems Integrated: Boiler, CO2 Monitoring, Chiller, Lighting, Power Monitoring, VAV

Number of Devices: 669

System Points: 10,579  

BACnet Manufacturer:
Reliable Controls

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BACnet International Success Stories further knowledge and understanding of the implementation of the standard by highlighting successful BACnet installations. Success Stories are subject to an application and approval process prior to public posting.
Once a Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project. Further, Success Stories:
  • Are automatically eligible for additional public recognition via BACnet International's Leaders of the Pack Award program;
  • Are featured in Cornerstones, which is seen by thousands of individuals via email, and on the BACnet International website; and
  • Are candidates for articles in the BACnet International Journal, BACnet International's official magazine.
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BACnet Community News
Minimum Protocol Revision Requirements for BTL Testing

Back on January 1, 2014, the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) imp
lemented a minimum Protocol_Revision requirement for testing of products that were applying for BTL Listing. 

As the BACnet standard advanced, the BTL wanted the majority of products adorned by the BTL Mark to advance with it, so they required that products being tested for a listing claim not just any Protocol_Revision but a Protocol_Revision equal to or greater than a moving minimum. The
minimum Protocol_Revision is determined each January 1st and is the highest Protocol_Revision which has been available in a BTL Test Plan for at least four years. This past January, Protocol_Revision 9 became the minimum, and on January 1, 2017 Protocol_Revision 12 will become the minimum.

The table below indicates the past specifics and requirements through 2017.


For more information about the BTL
Have some company news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet International Association Manager Natalie Nardone today.
BACnet Community Products
KMC Controls Announces Release of Dual Ethernet Port Conquest™ Controllers

KMC Controls, a leader in building automation systems, announced the release ofits new KMC Conquest Ethernet-equipped BACnet® controllers. The newest models feature dual Ethernet ports for enhanced IP connectivity.
The release of the dual-port Ethernet models is a planned extension of the Conquest platform designed to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things.

KMC Conquest direct digital controllers (DDC) are fully programmable, native BACnet-protocol controllers with integrated alarming, trending, and scheduling that maintain logic and data at the network edge. KMC Conquest controllers are also equipped with near field communication (NFC) technology allowing field configuration via the KMC Connect Lite™mobile app. The addition of the Ethernet option allows them to be easily integrated directly onto a building's IT backbone.

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PcVue Announces Release of PcVue 11.2

PcVue, Inc., a global HMI/SCADA software provider, announces the release of PcVue 11.2, a platform for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Building Management Systems (BMS) and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) solutions.

PcVue 11.2 offers full integration to BACnet equipment with enhancements for developer efficiency and ease of use. Advancements in building equipment communications also include native KNX and COMMEND SA ICX driver (for Intercom monitoring and control) along with the established LonWorks and Modbus drivers. New BMS libraries include GEZE objects for door, window and safety technology.

PcVue 11.2 offers the consolidation and integration to support convergence of SMART Buildings, Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Infrastructure, Transportation, and Industrial Automation. The release includes built-in drivers for Energy Management and SMART Grid interoperability including IEC 61850, 61400-25, 60870-5-104 & DNP3.

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Carrier Announces i-Vu 6.5 Building Automation System Release

The latest Carrier i-Vu building automation system (version 6.5) is now available. This web-based, BACnet compatible version includes the following new features:

- Support for the Microsoft Edge browser
- Enhanced user experience when viewing the i-Vu system on tablets and mobile phones
- Optimized trend database for faster viewing of historical data
- Support for live logic to aid in troubleshooting control programs
- Support for the Carrier ChillerVu(TM) plant control system
- Support for multiple Carrier Comfort Networks (CCNs), which allow customers with large CCN installations to manage their system with the i-Vu user interface. In addition, they can expand their control systems with i-
Vu system BACnet controls moving forward.

Read More Here
Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Association Manager Natalie Nardone today.
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