Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Building Automation articles below.
Myriad levels of interaction characterize the next generation of facility controls. From the June 2013 issue.
Here are 10 concepts to watch now and in the coming years. From the May 2013 issue.
This latest release is part of the company's continued efforts to provide the most advanced electronic controlled wall heater, with elevated design and technology. Applications for this wall heater include hotels, conference rooms, restaurants, atriums, residential spaces, and more.
GE's LightSweep can now be integrated into the Trane Tracer building automation system, providing facility managers increased control strategies across lighting and HVAC systems.
Even when HVAC/R systems are operated efficiently, there is always room for improvement. The following 10 suggestions may help.
A close eye on operations costs propels this year’s TFM Facility Executive of the Year, J.B. Messer, director of facilities management for Oklahoma City Community College.
Technology makes it possible for facility systems to work together and increase productivity. An ICT approach can help give facility managers additional oversight and control.
This new feature, contained within the latest version of the company's WebCTRL building automation system, allows facility managers to review and play back hours of real-time data in minutes.
The convergence of lighting, networking, and sensors can deliver a broad building management solution. Outfitting the building's lighting system to interact with others—such as HVAC and security—streamlines performance and energy use.
A new report from IMS Research forecasts the increasing integration of building automation and lighting control systems.
This suite of services combines cloud based tools and analytics to provide actionable information for facilities.
From handheld devices to sophisticated field equipment, the latest technologies can help improve operations efficiency. New mobile apps and remote connectivity are reshaping the mindset of today.
There are many ways managers can facilitate a smarter physical infrastructure. By collecting and analyzing data, managers can discover opportunities for efficiency within and around their facilities.
A global headquarters campus in Glendale, WI undergoes a major overhaul including an expansion that employed technology and sustainability to move operations to the next level.
Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.
Project specifiers can purchase EnOcean enabled self powered wireless technology products all in one spot with this new website.
Submetering reveals electricity consumption patterns throughout a facility.
This app enables two-way interaction between facility managers and their APOGEE building automation systems.
Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.
Solely focused on BACnet since 2000, Swan was an active member of ASHRAE’s BACnet committee and other related committees and organizations.
The 2011 Guide lists 500 products, 400 industry professionals certified by LonMark International, and 17 worldwide training and testing centers.
Launched May 1, the Siemens contest is seeking buildings that use its building automation systems in the "smartest" way. The deadline to enter is August 1, 2011.
The three models can be integrated with the company's WEBs-AX building automation systems.
Managing staff behavior is a key to maintaining benefits over time.
The company's Smart Restaurant initiative involves creating interoperability standards for its networked kitchen equipment and building automation systems.
This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.
LonMark International, a non-profit association recognized for the certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards for the benefit of manufacturers, integrators, and end users, has announced new representatives to its Board of Directors.
Grand prize winners are the Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, NC, and the Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA.
A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.
BACnet approved final publication of eight addenda to the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135, A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. BACnet has also embraced UTF-8, which will fully takes advantage of its compatibility with the existing ANSI/ASCII character set.
The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.
Effectively integrating building automation systems results in lower costs and gained efficiencies.
The partnership provides a platform for LonMark’s work in with open and interoperable standards and GreenLink’s mission to expand tax incentives for the use of intelligent control technology in existing buildings.