HVACR manufacturers earn contractor-judged awards for dealer-friendly, innovative products
July 18, 2016
The Dealer Design Awards are judged by 20 contractors from across the U.S. who are active in the industry and have their collective fingers on the pulse of what’s happening. This year’s competition saw numerous themes across each category, as manufacturers shared the broad goals of making products smarter, more consistent, and innovative in new and unique ways.
The Intelligent Equipment® cloud-hosted technology platform from Daikin Applied received the gold award in the 2016 Dealer Design Awards’ Commercial Controls category. Intelligent Equipment is specifically designed for the small- to mid-sized building enterprise and operates independently or in parallel to a building automation system (BAS).
CogniPoint deep learning-based edge-analytics sensors provide building digitization
July 8, 2016
PointGrab announced that it has joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework as a partner in developing building automation solutions over one IP network. The Cisco Digital Ceiling is an Internet of Things (IoT)-based solution to connect building services in a single, converged IP network through leading-edge technologies.
Evaluated on customer impact and business impact, company earned highest rating
July 6, 2016
GridPoint announced that it has been named the winner of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Customer Value Leadership Award for building energy management solutions. This award is given to a company that consistently deepens customer relationships by offering superior products and services that deliver a clear, demonstrable ROI.
Will continue to serve as global supply chain officer
July 5, 2016
Schneider Electric announced it has appointed Annette Clayton as president and CEO, North America Operations. Clayton will be based in Schneider Electric’s North America headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, and is responsible for driving business strategy and execution for the region.
Acquisition complements Robertshaw’s gas products business
June 29, 2016
Robertshaw, a manufacturer of controls for applications including air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration, announced that it has acquired Burner Systems International (BSI), a provider of complete gas train systems and engineered burner solutions.
A newly published smart grid standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) aims to help transform the fundamental structure of the electrical grid by combining it with an intelligent infrastructure, which will enable the two-way flow of both information and electricity.