ControlTrends Around The World: Australia

The EASY IO world conference in Madrid, Spain, allowed us to connect with the very best smart building controls professionals from around the globe. In this video we catch up with Chris Schneider. Chris, along with his team at Open BMCS, created a programming software tool that allows savvy building automation controls integrators a powerful alternative to more expensive options. The Open BMCS software is a great way to program and configure your EASY IO controllers.

How easy is it to use the Open BMCS software? Click here to see Open BMCS training videos.

Be sure to check Chris out at the 2014 ControlTrends Awards and the 2014 AHR Show in Chicago.

DGLux5 Training at New Oakland, CA Headquarters! October 22nd-24th 2014

dgLogik5DGLogik, Inc. invites you to an enhanced DGLux5 Training at the new headquarters in Oakland, CA. This 3-day training course takes place from October 22-24, 2014. Our DGLux5 training provides new lectures, new exercises, and new hands-on labs designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux5. In addition, this new training will allow all users to walk-away with a functional application template for their future use. Register Now!

TRAINING SCHEDULE: LEARN THE LATEST WORKFLOWS, SHORTCUTS & TIPS OF THE NEW DGLux5. DGLux5 Introductory Training is a 3-day, instructor-led course that provides lectures, exercises and hands-on labs designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts and knowledge necessary to develop and support applications using DGLux5. The focus of this course is to illustrate how to use the new DGLux5 design tools and functionality so that you can begin building applications on your own. We ensure that you walk away with shortcuts, tips, best practices and advanced knowledge of DGLux. By the end of your training, you will be both creative and efficient in engineering cutting-edge user experiences. Register Now! LOCATION: DGLogik, Inc. – Oakland Training Center, 1830 Embarcadero, Suite 106, Oakland, CA 94606.

ControlTrends Around The World: Norway

We caught up with Hoist Energy’s Tommy Hagenes and Runar Solli at the 2014 EASY IO World Conference in Madrid, Spain. Hoist Energy is one of Norway’s most prolific building automation controls systems integrators. Thanks to Tommy and Runar for sharing their insights on smart buildings and controls integration in Norway, including the vital role EASY IO is playing in Norway.

Tonight is Canada Night at the ASIS 2014, Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center

ASIS_CAN_2 As a precursor to the show, iViewSYSTEMS invites you to drop by the ASIS CANADA NIGHT on Sunday, September 28th to kick off the show, or visit us at booth #2023 to see how we can help you better protect your people, business and assets with embedded technologies security management solutions for: Incident Reporting & Risk management, Visitor management, Identification Solutions and Compliance & Reporting.

ASIS_INT_CANJoin ASIS in Atlanta, Georgia, September 29–October 2, 2014 for our ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits– the world’s most influential security event.Your Free Invitation to the ASIS 2014 Show: See tomorrow’s technology innovations, gain new intelligence, and rub elbows with the industry’s best and brightest. This year’s event has so much to offer — what are you waiting for?

Security decision makers gather here to find: Thousands of solutions, Top notch education, Unsurpassed networking, and Connections that matter. Register in advance to get your complimentary Exhibit Hall pass to discover the hottest technologies, new products, and must-have services from leading suppliers. Your three-day exhibits pass includes: Welcome Reception, Opening Ceremony, Keynote Sessions, Career Pavilion, Poster Sessions, and Tech Talks.

Automated Diagnostics & Analytics for Buildings by Barney L. Capehart and Michael R. Brambley

AD&A Authors Barney L. Capehart, PhD, CEM Professor Emeritus University of Florida and Michael R. Brambley, Staff Scientist in Energy Technology Development at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have produced an HVAC Opus Magnus that will serve the entire spectrum of building and automation experts well — now, and for many years to come. Whether you’re a systems integrator, BAS or BMS Consultant, manufacturer or vendor, engineer, Director of Facilities or maintenance manager, this smart building tome (textbook) provides not only vital insight, methodologies, and options, but the compelling documentation that warrants immediate action.

Foreword: By Ken Sinclair Publisher/Owner, AutomatedBuildings. This book will help you explore the new world of Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings and provide insight and connection into the industry thought leaders that are taking big data into a new reality. “Dynamic Data Fuels Deep Analytics” speaks to the importance of the next level of deep analytics of almost everything will have and how we as an industry will provide a new level of deeper analytics connecting inquiring minds to almost everything with low cost real time data.

Introduction: The purpose of this book is to promote and document energy savings from the relatively new technology of Advanced Energy Information Systems called Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD) and Analytics for buildings and facilities. A number of studies have shown that commercial buildings in the United States (U.S.) waste as much as 15% to 30% of the energy they use (Katipamula and Brambley 2005). Analysis of HVAC and other building energy use data, along with whole-building utility data, sub-metered end-use data, and data from the building automation system (BAS) through the use of AFDD and building analytics can help identify opportunities to improve building operations and efficiency, and ultimately reduce energy and operating costs.

We will discuss the latest technologies available for fault detection, diagnostics, and building analytics, and operational experience with stand alone and web based systems for fault detection, diagnostics and analytics in currently operating buildings and facilities, and in varied applications, and to show how new opportunities have developed for energy and facility managers to quickly and effectively control and manage their operations more efficiently, with less energy use and cost, and experience improved energy system performance. You’ll find information on what is actually available using this technology, what products and services are available at this time, and how they are being used at other buildings and facilities, and see what is involved for current and future installations of internet-based technologies. The material in this book on automated fault detection, diagnostics and analytics should greatly assist energy, facility and maintenance managers, as well as consultants and control systems development engineers. Chapters on methodology and future technological features should also assist those involved in research and development of these new technologies in AFDD and analytics for buildings.

Table of Contents

The Case for Automated Tools for Facility Management and Operation

Introduction

Energy-Smart Buildings Demonstrating How Information Technology Can Cut Energy Use and Costs of Real Estate Portfolios

Perspective on Building Analytics Adoption

Delivering Successful Results from Automated Diagnostics Solutions

Intelligent Efficiency: Opportunities, Barriers, and Solutions

Current Technology, Tools, Products, Services, and Applications

Automated Diagnostics

Enabling Efficient Building Energy Management through Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics

A Practical, Proven Approach to Energy Intelligence, Measurement, and Management

Di-BOSS: Research, Development & Deployment of the World’s First Digital Building Operating System

Analytics, Alarms, Analysis, Fault Detection and Diagnostics

Using Custom Programs to Enhance Building Diagnostics and Energy Savings

88 Acres-How Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future

Improving Airport Energy Efficiency through Continuous Commissioning® Process Implementation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

ECAM+ A Tool for Analyzing Building Data to Improve and Track Performance

Outside The Box: Integrating People & Controls To Create a Unique Energy Management Program-A Caltech Case Study
Value Proposition of FDD Solutions

FDD: How High Are the Market Barriers to Entry?

Diagnostics for Monitoring-based Commissioning

Methodology and Future Technology

Model-based Real-time Whole Building Energy Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Advanced Methods for Whole Building Energy Analysis

Identification of Energy Efficiency Opportunities Through Building Data Analysis and Achieving Energy Savings through Improved Controls

High-resolution Data Collection for Automated Fault Diagnostics Motivation

Localized Uncertainty Quantification for Baseline Building Energy Modeling.

Pushing the Envelope Building Analytics beyond HVAC

Data to Information for Intelligent Buildings

The 12 Things You Need to Know about Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)

Application of Automated Price and Demand Response for Large Customers in New York

Understanding Microgrids as the Essential Architecture of Smart Energy

Power Monitoring Solutions through Contextual Data

Current Technology, Tools, Products, Services, and Applications

Battling Entropy In Commercial Rooftop HVAC Systems with Advanced Fault Detection and Diagnostics

C1ockworks™ Automated HVAC Diagnostics and the Evolution of AFDD Tools

Automated Diagnostics—To Pick the Low Hanging Fruits In Energy Efficiency In Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems

Implementing Advanced Diagnostics In Fleets of Commercial HVAC Equipment

Energy Savings Benefits of FDD Systems for Light Commercial Unitary HVAC Equipment

AFDD for HVAC Systems and Equipment—Methodology and Future Technology

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for HVAC&R Equipment

Automatically Detecting Faulty Regulation in HVAC Controls

AHU AFDD

Methodology for Evaluating FDD Protocols Applied to Unitary Systems

Self-correcting HVAC Controls: They May be in Your Future Sooner than You Think

A Framework to Apply a Structural Pattern Recognition Technique in Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics of
HVAC System and Component Faults

Fault Detection and Diagnostics for Rooftop Units: Standards are Key to Making it in the Market

Building Automation System Embedded HVAC System Energy Performance Degradation Detector

Predictive Maintenance

What’s Going on in the Trenches with Smart Buildings, Monitoring Based Commissioning, Automated Fault Detection and
Diagnostics and Energy Regulatory Policy? What Does the Future Hold, When Does it Arrive?

Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Distribution Facilities

Conclusion and Author Bios

From the web sites that you can order the book from:

http://www.fairmontpress.com/store/cbrandindex.cfm?ID=1

http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781498706117

Johnson Controls Sees Smart Buildings as the Future for Smart Cities in India

Johnson-Controls JCI Media Center: Building Technology & Services expert shares insights on smart buildings at the 12th India Green Building Congress. INDIA – September 05, 2014 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, will present the importance of smart buildings in helping India achieve its goal of creating smart cities – cities that are highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, integrated communications and technology, energy management and governance – at the 12th India Green Building Congress 2014 (IGBC). Dennis Kelsey, director, Building Technology & Services, Asia, Johnson Controls, will share how smart buildings are vital to supporting the government’s ‘100 smart cities’ project announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in July.

The IGBC event, held in Hyderabad from 4 to 6 September 2014, focuses on advancing India’s green building movement. According to a UN forecast, 66 per cent of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050, and India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers. Approximately 500 new cities will need to be built across the country to accommodate the influx of new urban migrants.

Down Under Case Study: BuildingIQ — at the Australian Technology Park

BUILDINGIQ At BuildingIQ we always like a good challenge. That’s why we did not hesitate when the opportunity arose to deploy our Predictive Energy Optimization™ solution at one of ATP’s buildings. The implementation was done in the building occupied by NICTA (National Information and Technology Communications Center of Australia), which is highly energy efficient and has an impressive NABERS score of 5.5.

Learn more about this implementation by reading the complete Case Study.

2014 ControlTrends Awards Nominee — Vykon’s Ed Merwin, at IBCON 2014

This ControlTrends interview with Ed Merwin, Director, Vykon Automation Energy Security, keeps the IBCON 2014 feature reel running. Ed Merwin, nominated for Executive of the Year and the PID Award, is one of the most recognized experts in the Building Automation and Integration industry, having introduced the Niagara Platform and the concept of system integration to many of North America’s earliest integration adopters. Ed was co-winner of the prestigious 2013 ControlTrends’ PID Award.

Seven Things Every Director Should Know About IT Security: Lynxspring’s Connect & Protect

cyber-pro-200Author: Bob Mealey, Chief Business Development Officer, Lynxspring, Inc.

Given the fallout from recent high profile cyber security incidents, which have resulted in losses of billions of dollars, countless numbers of lawsuits, brand erosion and loyalty, the loss of customer trust, the resignation of key executives and even the call for the ouster of most of the company’s board members, it should come as no surprise that cyber security is now top of mind for most corporate executives. Cyber security is now the number one concern in the corporate boardroom.

If cyber security is not front and center on your radar, it better get there quick. Cyber risk’s pervasive nature presents threats to the operation, reputation and bottom line of virtually every company, regardless of industry. The priority that directors and board members have on cyber security and protection reflect this new real world reality. Learn more from this article entitled “Seven things every director should know about IT security”.

For more information visit, www.lynxcyberpro.com.

Plug-IT — Real Savings & Control from Energy Systems Technologies! NS 2014 New Product Award Winner

Plug-IT delivers a remarkable solution to maximize your energy savings and is an award-winning product that leverages existing Niagara installations! Easily meets the latest ASHRAE 90.1 standards for controlling 50% of wall receptacle plug loads.

PLUGIT1Plug-IT is a wireless smart plug load device that provides control and power measurement of your facilities equipment “on” when needed and “off” when not needed via a programmed schedule or on command from your Energy Management System. Great for Utility Curtailments Programs.

Maximize the value of Plug-IT by integrating your selected plug load control into your BAS/EMS network using the Tridium Plug-IT communication driver. Rapid Paybacks; vending machines (6-months), water fountains (9-months), coffee makers (15-months). Eligible for many utility company rebates.

Plug-IT works with the Niagara Framework software to allow connection of an unlimited number of smaller electrical devices, such as coffee makers, vending machines, photocopiers, computer displays, televisions, and computers. Previously, it may not have made sense for a company to connect many small loads to an energy management system due to expense. With Plug-IT, however, companies can now automatically control these small loads cost-effectively. The system also provides robust analytics based on a building’s plug load energy usage, which can help building engineers and end-users understand their energy consumption.

“We at EST are proud and excited to be the recipient of such a distinguished award,” said Paul Czerwin, president of Energy Systems Technologies. “Over the past fifteen years we have witnessed tremendous growth in the Niagara products and services, and feel honored to contribute back into the community. It was our intent to open up new opportunities for those utilizing the Niagara platform.”

By using Plug-IT, companies may become eligible for utility rebates and easily meet the latest ASHRAE 90.1 standards for controlling 50% of wall receptacle plug loads.

EST received the inaugural “Top New Product” award at the closing reception for the 2014 Niagara Summit, held April 27–29 in Las Vegas, the biannual conference hosted by Tridium, Inc. The award recognizes excellence in developing a new product that interfaces with or is built on the Niagara Framework. An advisory panel of Niagara community members and industry experts selected the finalists and chose the winning entry via a text-message-based voting system.

WHO WE ARE: Energy Systems Technologies (EST) is a smart-building-system distributor specializing in energy efficiency controls and systems. We provide solutions for lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and metering systems for commercial buildings.

Our partners in mechanical, electrical, and energy-design share our goals of reducing energy consumption and maximizing a facility’s energy management. With our knowledge and reach in the industry, we can offer a complete suite of state-of-the-art products and services that helps businesses reduce energy consumption and maximize energy management in their buildings.