Building Automation Systems

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

Provides Uniform Approach for Installation and Long-Term Support of Building Automation Networks
July 30, 2014

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
July 21, 2014

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
June 30, 2014

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
June 13, 2014

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
June 5, 2014

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
May 20, 2014

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
April 16, 2014

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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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
March 31, 2014

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

Building Automation Has Reached a Tipping Point
March 28, 2014

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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March 4, 2014: Shipments of Smart Building Networking Devices Expanding, Says Report

Building Owners and Operators Are Realizing the Cost Savings Offered by Automated, Real-Time Control
March 4, 2014

Building automation systems rely on networks of sensors, switches, and other devices, along with software tools, to provide a real-time view of the current state of a building. The market for networked building controls is expanding as building owners and operators realize the cost savings offered by automated, real-time control.


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