Building Automation Systems

2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Commercial Controls

February 17, 2014

The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Here is a comprehensive list of all the commercial controls products we found on the show floor.


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Carrier Corp.: Web-Based Building Automation System

February 10, 2014

The latest release of the i-Vu® Web-based BACnet® building automation system (BAS) is available. 


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Dec. 26, 2013: Siemens, Lutron Announce Joint Commercial Building Efficiency Initiative

BACnet Allows Building Automation, Lighting Control to Work Together, Improve Energy Efficiency
December 26, 2013
The Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry Inc. and Lutron Electronics have announced a collaborative effort to help make commercial buildings more energy efficient. The Siemens APOGEE® Building Automation System and Lutron Quantum® Total Light Management System can be readily integrated via BACnet.


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NEWS Panel Highlights Smartest Products

Contractor Board Shares Insight into the Most Intelligent Products They Install
December 16, 2013

We asked the contractors on our editorial advisory board to share which products they believe truly deserve to be called smart — and why.


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System Integrators Value Choice

Integrators Find Ways to Stay Competitive in Building Automation Market
December 16, 2013

A new report from IHS Inc. indicates system integrators are placing increasing emphasis on product choice and adding value to traditional systems to better position themselves for enhancing customer satisfaction due to growing competition in the building automation market.


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Dec. 9, 2013: Building Automation Systems Market to Surpass $100 Billion Annually by 2021

BAS Are Evolving Toward Open, Integrated Systems Converged with Modern Information Technologies
December 9, 2013
Building automation systems (BAS) increasingly form the foundation for advanced energy management products and services in the buildings sector, states Navigant Research. The automation of HVAC, lighting, fire and life safety, and security and access controls, promises to improve energy efficiency and optimization, and more.


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Nov. 18, 2013: US Building Automation Market Is Primed for Growth

Can Help Commercial Buildings Cope with Rising Energy Costs
November 18, 2013
The United States market for building automation equipment is set to grow by more than 40 percent within the five-year period ending in 2017, spurred by the need in commercial buildings for more efficient energy consumption, according to a new report from IHS Inc.


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Nov. 12, 2013: Cyber Security Solution Protects Building, Energy Management Systems

IT Security Technology and Practices Combined with Real-Time Building Operating and Control
November 12, 2013
In response to the increasing rise of cyber threats, network compromises, and vulnerabilities directed at building systems, Lynxspring and Netop have announced the availability of LYNX CyberPRO™, a new cyber protection solution for building automation and energy management systems. 


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American Auto-Matrix: Building Automation and Energy Control

October 21, 2013
Web-enabled, the latest version of AspectFT, version 2.0, building automation and energy control was designed to make building automation simple for facility managers, integrating building control with everyday technology.


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Offering Homeowners Choice and Control

Intelligent HVAC Contractors Considering Smart Technology
August 26, 2013

Home automation is growing exponentially, and if your house does not feature some form of automation, it’s likely that a family member’s friend’s, or neighbor’s does. 


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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