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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.


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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.

Building Automation

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.


Facility App Trends: Pocket Sized Productivity

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.

Building Automation Trends: Beyond The Building

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.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: Across The Board

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.

Thirty-Four Years, 128 Patents

Trane engineers' accomplishments have been recognized with a new wall display.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: EnOceanParts.com From AlpsControls.com

Project specifiers can purchase EnOcean enabled self powered wireless technology products all in one spot with this new website.

Services & Maintenance: What Energy Where?

Submetering reveals electricity consumption patterns throughout a facility.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Facility Prime App From Siemens

This app enables two-way interaction between facility managers and their APOGEE building automation systems.

Services & Maintenance: Together As One

Integrating security systems and building management offers a multitude of benefits, but steps need to be taken before implementation.

Industry Remembers William Swan, BACnet Pioneer

Solely focused on BACnet since 2000, Swan was an active member of ASHRAE’s BACnet committee and other related committees and organizations.

FREE DOWNLOAD: LonMark International Product & Services Guide

The 2011 Guide lists 500 products, 400 industry professionals certified by LonMark International, and 17 worldwide training and testing centers.

Siemens' "Smartest Building in America Challenge" Open

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Honeywell Wireless Mesh Thermostats

The three models can be integrated with the company's WEBs-AX building automation systems.

Services & Maintenance: Energy Improvements

Managing staff behavior is a key to maintaining benefits over time.

Smarter Kitchens For McDonald’s

The company's Smart Restaurant initiative involves creating interoperability standards for its networked kitchen equipment and building automation systems.

November 16-18, 2010: BACnet Interoperability Workshop

This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.

LonMark International Announces New Board Members

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.

Siemens Smartest Buildings Announced

Grand prize winners are the Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, NC, and the Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA.

Finalists In Smartest Building Challenge

A panel of five industry experts are determining which facilities will win the Siemens Smartest Building in America Challenge.

BACnet Adds Language Options

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.

Building Automation Trends: Integration Revolution

The next wave of building automation systems may help simplify operations while saving energy.

Web Exclusive Article: Building Automation With BACnet

Effectively integrating building automation systems results in lower costs and gained efficiencies.

LonMark Collaborating With GreenLink Alliance

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.

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