ATLANTA — BACnet International announced that its “Leaders of the Pack” awards have been presented to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in furthering BACnet International and the BACnet open standard for building automation.

The award winners and categories are:

Bulldog Award
Carl Neilson of Delta Controls
The Bulldog Award serves to recognize an individual for always coming to the rescue and for unquestioning loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet standard. This year, he worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between certification handbook efforts and BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) recognition.

Doberman Pinscher Award
Thomas Kurowski of WSPLab
The Doberman Pinscher Award goes to an individual who keeps the group in line and upholds the BACnet standard. This year’s winner works for WSPLab to ensure the testing process is accurate and complete.

Howler Award
Reliable Controls
The Howler Award serves to recognize a company for making a lot of noise about BACnet International and BACnet Standards. For several years, Reliable Controls has maintained a steady investment in advertising, event participation, and active involvement within the BACnet community. In doing so, the company always promotes BACnet as well as its own solutions.

Fox Hound Award
The S4 Group Inc.
The Fox Hound Award goes to a company who quickly and stealthily came up from behind in BACnet International. In its first year of membership, the S4 Group migrated over 10,000 N2 devices to open BACnet interfaces.

Best in Show Award
WPPI Energy Office & Operations Facility
The Best in Show Award goes to a project posted in BACnet Success Stories. BACnet International said this success story has every hallmark of a showcase project: it is a well composed, compelling narrative. It clearly identifies the customer’s needs and how BACnet was used to address them. It is a multi-vendor BACnet project, has compelling photos, all firms were identified, and as a bonus, it is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold facility.

Alpha Dog Award
Brad Hill of Honeywell International
The Alpha Dog Award is awarded internally to an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership within BACnet International. This person is a constant and dynamic voice of BACnet International through his leadership. It is awarded to Hill in recognition of his stepping up to lead the BACnet International test lab recognition initiative, which is a critical part of maintaining global consistency and collaboration in BACnet testing policies and execution.

Andy McMillan, president of BACnet International and president of Philips Teletrol, said, “Within the BACnet International community, there are members who go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard. This is the time when we award those individuals as ‘Leaders of the Pack’ and recognize them for enriching this organization in every way they know how.”

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Publication date: 10/29/2012