ATLANTA — Each year BACnet International hands out annual awards honoring members whose contributions to the BACnet community set them apart. This year, as the main sponsor, BACnet International will be bestowing awards upon its members as part of the ControlTrends awards ceremony. This event will be held on Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada, just before the opening of The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo).
The BACnet International Annual Awards are intended to allow members to recognize and celebrate the hard work, commitment, and accomplishments of fellow members. There are five award categories: Volunteer of the Year, Member of the Year, BACnet Hall of Fame, Project of the Year and, Rising Star. The Rising Star Award, which is new this year, is designed to honor someone fairly new to the industry who has already contributed to the betterment of the BACnet International association and showed a commitment to the BACnet community.
“The BACnet International association includes a strong base of individual and company members, and it is important to recognize individuals who, through their hard work and dedication, continually enrich the BACnet community," stated Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “We’re excited this year to be part of the ControlTrends awards ceremony, which is recognized throughout the industry as a pivotal event.”
The Project of the Year Award was already conferred upon The Chinese University of Hong Kong during BACnet Interest Group China’s BACnet Golden Week in Beijing, China, in November 2016. This project was honored due to the complexity of centralizing various building systems installed by 20 different vendors over the years.
The ControlTrends Awards were established to recognize the superstars and heroes of the HVAC and Building Automation Industries.