The Fall 2018 issue, which will be our fifth issue, of Haystack Connections is growing in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data [Read more…]
We had a chance to catch up with Honeywell’s Steve Hoffman at the 2018 Honeywell Momentum Event. Steve works with consulting engineers making sure they understand the value Honeywell brings to the Smart Buildings Controls market. In this video, Steve shares what we need to know about IP controllers and what makes Honeywell’s new IP controllers special.
Project Haystack is excited to announce that the next issue of Connections Magazine is in development and will be published in early January 2019. The Connections Magazine reports the news from the Project Haystack community from around the world and provides updates on the development of working groups, new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and use case stories from the community working together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.
Promoted via a variety of digital media outlets, the Connections Magazine is now subscribed to by over 8,000 known readers. Here is your opportunity to reach them with your knowledge and expertise about the use cases and implementation of the Project Haystack methodology.
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Thanks to the Haystack community contributions, the Spring 2018 issue of Connections is over 45 pages of articles, insight, product features, updates on Project Haystack Working Groups, and lots of re-tweets. You can download the Spring 2018 issue of Haystack Connections Magazine by clicking here.
We hope the Haystack community from around the world will take this opportunity to contribute an article, a use case, or news item to be included in the Fall 2018 Connections Magazine.
Please send a brief description of the content you want to propose to Robin Bestel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your continued support!
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Project Haystack Founding Members
ConserveIt, Intel(R), J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens, and SkyFoundry
Project Haystack Associate Members
AccuTemp, Altura Associates, ARUP, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC, Bueno Systems, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Connexx Energy, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoTWarez, KMC Controls, KNX, Kodaro, SensorFact, Tridium, VRT Systems, and Yorkland Controls
With over 200 education sessions and workshops, a trade show, and access to experts from all over the industry, the 2018 Summit is more packed than ever with advanced looks at the energy efficiency processes, technologies, and strategies that are changing the marketplace. Check out the full agenda here and we will see you in Cleveland!
BETTER BUILDINGS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22: 12:30 PM
Please join us Wednesday at lunch to hear from a great slate of speakers, including representatives from Cleveland-area Better Buildings partners and the Mayor of Cleveland himself!
* Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE
* Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland
* Jason Hartke, President, Alliance to Save Energy
* Bill Peacock, Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
* John Selldorf, Chief Executive Officer and President, Legrand
* Asim Haque, Chairman, Ohio Public Utilities Commission
BETTER BUILDINGS PARTNER RECOGNITION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23: 12:30 PM
On Thursday we will recognize this year’s Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers who have reached their energy, water, and/or financing commitments. Don’t miss it!
WHAT’S PLANNED FOR YOUR SECTOR
Check out the content that’s been tailored for your specific sector, from sessions and workshops to partner meet-ups.
See the sector list here.
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLES
Look Who’s Talking: Buildings and the Grid
Wednesday, August 22, 10:30 AM
Join a Roundtable discussion with leading retail, real estate, utility, and state executives exploring how buildings with advanced energy efficiency and load shaping capabilities will provide new benefits for building owners and tenants, help meet resilience needs, and better integrate renewables.
Wednesday, August 22, 2:00 PM
The Resilience Roundtable will focus on the federal, state, and city-level approaches to implementing resilience.
GET AN EXPERT’S OPINION AT THE ASK-AN-EXPERT LOUNGE
During breaks at this year’s event, attendees can meet with experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, FEMP, and more to get answers and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, and tools.
See the full schedule.
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ABOUT BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT AND ENERGY EXCHANGE
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is bringing together the Energy Exchange and Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest DOE training, trade show, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing event of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to discuss best practices in the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – June 5, 2018 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org), a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced they have published the fourth issue of their Connections Magazine.
The Connections Magazine Spring 2018 issue reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world, since their previous Fall 2017 issue. The Spring 2018 issue documents how fast the evolution toward smarter buildings can happen once building operational data has been tag-enabled. Both IT and OT contingents are recognizing that metadata tagging is key to clearing hurdles related to ease-of-use, unified data flow, edge-to-cloud, data security and even adhering to new GDPR data privacy rules. Not to be missed is the fact that the storytellers in this issue, especially those that were interviewed in the Conversations section, are not solution vendors, but are from the ranks of design engineers, commissioning experts, smart building consultants and largeportfolio property managers.
“The theme of this issue of our Connections Magazine is “Tagging the World of Data”. Given the continued growth and adoption of Haystack tagging around the world, this theme seemed merited,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “But there is another aspect to the growing reach of Project Haystack that is equally important, and that is the increased use of the Haystack methodology across applications of all types. We are not just focusing on building systems anymore.”
Since the earliest days of our efforts, we have always viewed the challenge as bigger than simply building systems, and we have made design decisions that are enabling Haystack tagging to be used in all types of applications and with all types of device data,” added Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “No matter what the singular application or solution, the easier it is to connect, exchange and interpret device data, the better society can benefit from the value inherent in smart devices.”
The 46-page Connections Magazine Spring 2018 issue includes interviews with James McHale of Memoori Research, Energy Consultant Jim Meacham of Altura Associates, Design Engineer Ruairi Barnwell of the DLR Group, Property Manager Sarah Boll of the State of Utah, Division of Facilities Construction and Management and Project Haystack Member Scott Lanigan and Craig Payne of Intelligent Buildings. Articles were contributed by Patrick Coffey of VRT Systems on how Haystack Tagging is improving the occupant experience, and Ken Sinclair of automatedBuildings.com contributed “Tagging All Internet Things”. This issue also includes updates on their technical resources, Project Haystack Working Groups, as well as the Project Haystack Organization roster of members.
While building systems have been the place where Project Haystack gained traction and adoption, the Haystack methodology is not just about HVAC, temperature sensors, fans, meters, and building systems. The Internet of Things is bringing diverse smart devices into homes, high-rise commercial buildings, industrial facilities, factories and agriculture. As smart devices proliferate into solutions no one could have ever imagined even a few years ago, and come from different suppliers around the world, the need for Haystack’s data tagging methodology has become even more critical.
The Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue is available for download at https://project-haystack.org/forum/topic/616.
The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Conserve It, Intel® , J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, Associate Member companies Accu-Temp Systems, Altura Associates, Arup, BASSG, Bueno Systems, CABA, Connexx Energy, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Kodaro, sensorFact, Tridium, VRT Systems and Yorkland Controls, and numerous Haystack supporters involved in Working Groups.
More information about the Haystack methodology, the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: www.project-haystack.org. The Discussion Forums can be found at: www.projecthaystack.org/forum/topic. About Project Haystack Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization (a 501(c) non-profit trade association) has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging.
The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol.
More information about Project Haystack is available at: www.project-haystack.org. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
John Petze Project Haystack, Executive Director Principal, SkyFoundry email@example.com
Marc Petock Project Haystack, Executive Secretary Chief Communications Officer and Vice President, Marketing Lynxspring, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spring 2018 issue, which is our fourth issue, of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is published! It is growing in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data produced by smart, connected devices and equipment systems.
Project Haystack Connections Magazine SPRING 2018: The theme is ‘Tagging the World of Data’ and this issue contains interviews with a good sampling of Haystack Tagging end-users from the ranks of design engineers, commissioning experts, smart building consultants, and large-portfolio property managers. Their stories document how fast the evolution toward smarter buildings and connected systems can happen once building operational data has been tagged. You will also find an analyst interview and contributed articles about deployments and tagging concepts and activities from Australia to the Nordics. Around the DDC world, people are recognizing that metadata tagging is key to clearing hurdles related to ease-of-use, unified data flow, edge-to-cloud, data security and even adhering to the new GDPR data privacy rules. Read about it first in the Spring 2018 edition of Project Haystack Connections Magazine. We want to thank the whole Project Haystack Community for their contributions to our success.
Thank you to all of the advertisers and to all who contributed to the awesome content in this issue.
The Project Haystack Connections Magazine Spring 2018 Issue can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
Thank you again for your continued support!
Mike Sackett, Executive Director, Jim Hayman, Director, Business Development, and Sandie Minguez, led the CGNA Group as it reviewed and celebrated 35 years of continuous success, development, and innovation. Representatives from 46 of North America’s top distributors met at the luxuriant Paséa Hotel & Spa on the Water in Huntington Beach, California, to set CGNA’s strategic direction for the future in motion.
CGNA has charted a new course for its future, and to emphasize its initiative, presented Keynote speaker, Jim Young, CEO and Co-Founder of RealComm|IBCON, who delivered a unique and appropriate state of the union address for the Smart Building industry. More ControlTrends video coverage to follow.
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The Spring 2018 issue which will be our fourth issue of Haystack Connections and it is growing in readership as the industry comes to understand the mission of the Project Haystack Organization and the importance of making it easy to work with the data produced by smart, connected devices and equipment systems.
Promoted via a variety of digital media outlets, the Connections Magazine is now subscribed to by over 8,000 known readers. Here is your opportunity to reach them with your message and inform those who are flooding our Forum with the question “Who sells Haystack-compatible products and provides Haystack-related services?”
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Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., Shakopee, Minn. – Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., a leader in power protection and management products, today introduced an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system designed to protect building and industrial controls and devices from power failure, interruptions, over-voltages and surges. The CyberPower BAS34U24V protects controller and server platforms, networking devices, data loggers, remote facility monitors, and other equipment from power disruptions to avoid loss of vital data and service failures. The UPS system is the first in a series of automation power-protection products to safeguard equipment within building automation systems (BAS), energy management systems (EMS) and other production-related systems which run smart buildings and factories.
CyberPower is launching the product at the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo for the HVAC and controls industries, January 22-24, at McCormick Place in Chicago. During the AHR Expo, CyberPower will feature product briefings at booth #4058 in the Building Automation and Control Showcase at McCormick Place. The product is compliant to the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Division 25 standard for integrated building automation regarding facility controller backup.
The CyberPower BAS34U24V serves the growing shift from siloed building systems to an interconnected system of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors that collect and share data within and across portfolios. According to research by IHS Markit, there are more than 4.3 million IoT devices in use in the commercial and industrial electronics sector which includes smart buildings and factories, contributing to more than 27 billion connected IoT devices worldwide in 2017.
A UPS system engineered for control panels and edge networks
Designed for IoT technologies, the BAS34U24V is a UPS system featuring line-interactive topology to regulate voltage without having to switch to the battery.
“Today’s smart buildings and industrial systems rely on computing and analytics placed close to the network edge. The CyberPower BAS34U24V protects connected edgedevices on the plant or building floor, such as controllers and sensors, from damaging power events like surges, spikes and black-outs. The unit provides a continuous flow of clean power to ensure efficient building and equipment operation that, in turn, will flow clean data and analytics to maintain accurate building management,” said Tim Derochie, director of product management at CyberPower.
The UPS system provides DC power supply, surge protection and an internal, space-saving backup battery for long-lasting protection. Features of the CyberPower BAS34U24V include:
Compact form factor and DIN rail mount allows for secure installations inside controller cabinets.
A high density lithium-ion battery and an innovative electronic design with DC output yields an extended battery runtime of up to four hours at 80 percent rated capacity. SNMP internet-standard protocol provides critical information and alerts, such as remaining battery runtime and power conditions. Regulatory and safety certifications for the UPS system include UL 60950-1 and FCC Class B.
About Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc.
CyberPower designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply systems, power distribution units, surge protectors, remote management hardware, power management software, mobile chargers and connectivity products. The company serves customers in enterprise, corporate, industrial, government, education, healthcare and small office/home office environments. CyberPower products are available through authorized distributors and sold by value-added resellers, system integrators, managed service providers, select retailers and online resellers.
For more information, visit: www.cyberpowersystems.com.
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Hello, this is an invitation to the Sandstar projects working group. Sandstar is a project that we are open sourcing which merges Haystack with Sedona. [Read more…]