Building Automation Systems

Sept. 1, 2014: Energy Efficiency, Advanced Features to Transform Building Automation Market

Intelligent Controls, Fault Detection, and Remote Correction on the Cloud Encourage Building Owners to Invest
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Building owners across the globe are increasingly adopting building automation systems to tackle rising energy costs, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan. Opportunities for manufacturers will be particularly promising in the stabilizing economies of Brazil, China, Germany, India, Russia, and the United States due to high infrastructure spending.


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Aug. 11, 2014: Wireless Controls for Smart Buildings to Reach 57.4 Million in Shipments by 2023

Intelligent Lighting Is a Key Driver for Wireless Control, Which Can Also Be Used for HVAC and Security
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As building automation and information technology converge, wireless technology is offering a range of benefits for commercial buildings, notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the firm, shipments of wireless control nodes for commercial buildings will grow from 12.9 million in 2014 to 57.4 million by 2023.


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Honeywell Intl. Inc.: Energy Meter

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Honeywell has announced Din-Mon energy meters — communicating submeters that easily integrate with the Building Automation Systems and help building owners and managers monitor, measure, and reduce energy costs. 


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July 30, 2014: EnOcean Alliance Defines Specification for Remote Commissioning

Provides Uniform Approach for Installation and Long-Term Support of Building Automation Networks
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The EnOcean Alliance announced that it has defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems to optimize and ease the control and configuration of building automation networks. 


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Commercial Controls: Shifting Controls Trends Spawn New Ideas

Jackson Systems LLC’s Web Comfort Energy Management System Grabs Gold
By Angela D. Harris
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The NEWS honors the 2014 Dealer Design Award winners in the Commercial Controls category.


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June 30, 2014: ASHRAE Guideline on Specifying Building Automation Systems Published

ASHRAE Is Already Looking Ahead to Changes to the 2017 Version of the Guideline
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ASHRAE has announced the availability of its newly published Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, which provide designers of building automation systems (BAS) with background information, recommendations for good practice, project considerations, and detailed discussion of design options.


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June 13, 2014: Lynxspring Earns Building Automation Customer Value Leadership Award

Award Given for Company’s Keen Focus on Enhancing Customer Value
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Lynxspring announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company with its 2014 North American Building Automation Systems Customer Value Leadership Award. Lynxspring said that it earned the award for its focus on client experience by providing a powerful, yet easy to use building automation system (BAS).


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June 5, 2014: Automated Logic Honors Its Dealer of the Year

Project of the Year Also Recognized
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Automated Logic Corp. (ALC), a provider of building automation solutions, honored its top dealers during the company’s Annual Distribution Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Environmental Control Solutions Inc. (ECSI), Springfield, Illinois, earned Dealer of the Year.


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May 20, 2014: New Wireless Sensors for Home, Business Automation Connect via Wi-Fi

ConnectSense Is a Platform of Sensors That Monitor Changes in the User’s Environment
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Grid Connect, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, announced that it is entering the Internet of Things industry with the launch of ConnectSense, a line of wireless sensors to automate homes and businesses.


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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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