All devices installed in a building, such as boilers, chillers, generator sets, electric sub-meters, pumps, variable air volume (VAV) controllers, fire panels, etc. should be smart and have their own individual cloud points-of-presence and applications, just as consumer devices do.
Airtron is a leading provider of HVAC, building automation, and energy efficiency services
November 16, 2016
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary Ainsworth Inc. have entered into an agreement to acquire Direct Energy Business Services Limited, doing business as Airtron Canada, a subsidiary of Direct Energy Marketing Limited.
Will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent
November 10, 2016
To improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a leader in energy efficiency and building controls, announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
With this transfer, company will focus on operations technology and its controls expertise
October 19, 2016
Controlco, a building automation company, announced it is transferring its software business to Kodaro LLC, a startup company with operations in California’s Bay Area. Software hosting and development for Controlco products will be managed by Kodaro.
Vendors are introducing new versions of their core offerings as well as complementary solutions
October 17, 2016
The commercial building automation system (BAS) market is at a crossroads, notes Navigant Research. Large technology companies are benefitting from the moderate but consistent growth of a mature market, while technology innovation, new business models, and emerging competitors disrupt the market.
Automation and control technologies are directed by sophisticated software analytics and services
October 14, 2016
A new white paper from Navigant Research analyzes survey results from 202 respondents on the proliferation of energy efficient and intelligent building technologies in the commercial segment, providing insight into the customer point of view.
Company will develop software to improve comfort, increase operational efficiency, and reduce energy costs
October 6, 2016
Larry Andriunas has announced the launch of Kodaro LLC, a software development company that he will lead from California’s Bay Area. Operating in the building automation industry, Kodaro will create ways to connect building controls through software drivers, software applications, and enterprise solutions.
Drivers include emphasis on energy efficiency, government initiatives, rising adoption of IoT
September 12, 2016
The global smart building market is forecast to grow from $5.73 billion in 2016 to $24.73 billion by 2021, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.