Check out this video from ACI. It is a great example of the quality work from the marketing teams that made the finals for the ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc…) of the Year. If you would like [Read more…]
As we are in the final phase of voting for the 2017 ControlTrends Awards, vendors are submitting media for ControlTtends to post to help promote their finalist. In this video, from J2 Innovations, meet Gerard Huff, Director of Technical Services and finalist for the 2017 ControlTrends Trainer of the Year. Gerard manages the development and delivery of technical training and documentation. He teachs HVAC, Building Automation, and IoT Solutions. He’s been all over the world this year training End Users and System Integrators, and also training J2 OEM trainers through their Train the Trainer program. If you like what you see click here and cast your vote for Gerard and all the other super stars of the HVAC and Smart Buildings Controls Industry.
If you would like to promote one of your finalists on ControlTrends reach out to either Ken or myself and we will get your media posted!
Congratulations to this year’s well-deserved finalists! Final voting ballots will be emailed in the very near future. ControlTrends is excited to celebrate our sixth annual ControlTrends Awards this year in Chicago, at the Hard Rock Café, [Read more…]
Check out this very informative post about Smart Building Controls Dashboards from our friend Steve Guzelimian, the president of Optergy. You can meet Steve at the 2017 ControlTrends Awards and stop by his booth at the AHR Show.
Most building owners and operators struggle to incentivize occupants to change their behavior when it comes to sustainability. How many times have you asked your son or daughter to turn the lights off at home when not in a room or take less time in the shower to save energy and water? Despite best efforts to install solar hot water, solar PV or water saving taps the kids just keep consuming and driving utility bills skyward. We all know it’s hard to drive change when the effects of an individual’s actions are not directly seen or felt by that individual.
In recent blog posts we discussed visualization of utilities data. Taking what was once invisible and representing in a way that is easy for individuals to understand and draw insight. [Read more…]
Data, Data everywhere! As the smart building controls world explodes, and systems become more robust, they consume and need a new type of fuel, DATA! But how do you make this data usable? It is kind of like the problem the United Nations had when they designed the UN. You have all these different participants coming together to work, but they all speak different languages. Nothing gets done until they can understand each other. Without some sort of translator nothing happens.
Take this analogy to Smart Buildings and you begin to understand the power and necessity of [Read more…]
Part of what Ken and I try to do, and the primary purpose of ControlTrends, is to cull the internet for things that can radically affect those of us who play in the Smart Buildings Controls space. Big Data and analytics is something we have been talking about for a while and we are either using it, providing it, or selling around it. At this stage of the game, it has created a business opportunity that many have embraced. Someone has to connect the data to some form of filtering or to an analytics platform to make the data useful. But what happens when data no longer needs a human interaction?
Check out this video, courteous of the Wall Street Journal. If you are like me, it will shock you, scare you, and intrigue you. Whatever you think about the video, you cannot ignore what these business leaders are telling you is happening. [Read more…]
I am a video nerd, I believe that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a well-done video gives you everything you need to know to make a good decision and is enjoyable to watch. Our friends at ACI have nailed it on two fronts: 1) the A/WPR is an amazingly easy to install and configure wet to wet differential pressure transmitter and 2) they have created a captivating and informative video to communicate all you need to know about the product without saying a word! I could say more, but just check out the video. [Read more…]
JJL is on the move, check out this press release:
Mike Carter brings specialized expertise in workplace technology and IoT solutions
CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2017 – JLL continues to strengthen its rapidly growing Smart Building Program with the appointment of Michael Carter as Senior Solutions Consultant. Based in Philadelphia, Carter joins JLL with more than 30 years of experience in building and workplace technologies. Throughout his career, he has led global deployments of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart building technologies in corporate, government, education, multifamily, retail and multi-use facilities.
In his new role at JLL, Carter will [Read more…]
SkySpark in the News
With deployments across a wide range of applications, SkySpark continues to be recognized as both a leading edge software platform for IoT applications, and a leading data analytics solution for fault detection & diagnostics and energy management. The articles, research papers and DoE reports highlighted below demonstrate the financial results attainable as organizations use SkySpark to transition to data-driven facilities management.
Harbor Research Report: SMART SYSTEMS and INTERNET OF THINGS PLATFORMS
Here is a quote from the research paper: “IoT PLATFORM INNOVATORS – After reviewing and analyzing over 200 so-called IoT and related data and analytics platforms, we have found that there is a distinct minority of true platform innovators in the marketplace. Leading and innovative examples of players working on next generation platforms include Skyfoundry…” [Read more…]
|Niagara Summit 2018
New Orleans Hyatt Regency
|Dear valued member of the Niagara Community,
Mark your calendar and plan to join us in historic New Orleans for Niagara Summit 2018!
Every two years the Niagara Community comes together at the Niagara Summit to learn about Niagara Framework® advancements, get the latest technology news and trends, and network and learn from peers.
Attendee registration is expected to open later in November, along with event sponsorships requiring tradeshow booth selections. More information will be coming soon.
We hope you’ll plan to join us this April in New Orleans, a city steeped in history and charm, for a Niagara Community event like no other.