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May 26, 2014: Shipments of Advanced HVAC Controls to More Than Double by 2023

Market Growth Will Be Limited by Global Economic Recovery
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The consumption of energy for HVAC in commercial buildings is a key contributor to total global energy use, notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the research firm, shipments of advanced controls devices for HVAC in commercial buildings will grow from 33.8 million units in 2014 to 70.4 million in 2023.


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Telkonet Inc.: Occupancy-Based HVAC Controller

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The EcoWave™ occupancy-based wireless unitary HVAC controller can be installed as a stand-alone controller or networked with the ZigBee®-based EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System for cloud-based total facility management. 


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Knowledge is Power in HVAC Zoning

Education is Paving the Path to Zoning Prosperity
By Matt Bishop
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Zoning manufacturers are taking the initiative to make zoning an attractive option for contractors.


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Jackson Systems LLC: BACnet Thermostats

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The JS Series BACnet thermostats have the power of a space-mounted equipment controller while measuring temperature and humidity, the company said. 


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April 16, 2014: ABB and Philips Join Forces in Commercial Building Automation

ABB Building Automation Will Connect Seamlessly with Philips Lighting Systems
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ABB and Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of building automation and connected lighting systems for commercial buildings. 


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April 11, 2014: Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings to Reach Nearly $3.7 Billion by 2020

New Sensors Are Deploying on Smaller Platforms That Connect Wirelessly
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A new class of advanced sensors has emerged, allowing building systems to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions, saving significant amounts of energy as a result. According to a report by Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from advanced sensors for smart buildings will reach $3.65 billion by 2020.


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April 7, 2014: Smart Building Technology Market to Reach $21.9 Billion in 2018

Forecast Projects a 28.4 Percent Compound Annual Growth Rate
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A new report, Global Smart Buildings Forecast 2013-2018, which presents the state of the market, drivers for technology adoption, and the business value generated by developing smart buildings, has been released by IDC Energy Insights.


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March 31, 2014: Building Automation Projects Moving Toward Convergence onto a Common Platform

Almost Half of Today’s Projects Involve Multiple Legacy Control Protocols That Don’t Interoperate
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Echelon Corp. has released findings from an online survey that shed light on plans for building automation systems of the future. Survey results indicate that a majority of planners intend to integrate HVAC, lighting, and security systems onto a common platform.


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Venstar Inc.: Residential-Commercial Thermostat

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Residential and commercial programmable thermostat ColorTouch’s firmware has been updated. 


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March 28, 2014: Building Automation Systems Are Being Transformed by Digital Technology

Building Automation Has Reached a Tipping Point
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The automation of various building systems — including HVAC — promises to improve energy efficiency, as well as enhance the comfort and health of occupants. Building automation systems have reached a tipping point, says Navigant Research, where embedded computing and digital communications are driving accelerating adoption.


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