The Project Haystack Organization, 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 the publication of their fifth issue of Haystack Connections Magazine with 62 pages of interviews, articles and tools, from companies around the world including Bedrock Detroit, Nube iO, BTIB, Lynxspring, BuildingFit and Tridium, [Read more…]
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (March 02, 2018) — The ASHRAE BACnet committee (www.bacnet.org), Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org) and Brick Schema (www.brickschema.org) announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.
ASHRAE Standard 223P: “Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data” provides a dictionary of semantic tags for descriptive tagging of building data including building automation and control data along with associated systems.
By integrating Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts with the upcoming ASHRAE Standard 223P, the result will enable interoperability on semantic information across the building industry, particularly in building automation.
This unified effort is aiming at a formally standardized application data modeling solution which can be implemented in various ways. For example, it will be able to be used for exchanging data over established communication protocols like the Haystack web services or BACnet, or being applied on data stored in databases and cloud applications. The first public review of the initial draft of 223P is envisioned for late 2018. Ultimately, ASHRAE Standard 223P is intended to be adopted as an ISO standard.
Aside from the engineering and automation efficiency improvements machine-readable semantic descriptions of data will provide, a single and widely used global standard will enable broader interoperability among applications — creating a competitive market place to the benefit of building owners.
About Project Haystack
Project Haystack is a 501(c) tax-exempt non-stock corporation formed May 28, 2014. The corporation functions as a trade association with the purpose of fostering the common association and interests of software and technology companies focused on developing semantic modeling solutions for data related to smart devices including: building equipment systems, automation and control devices, sensors and sensing devices, promotion and education with respect to the semantic data modeling industry for building automation systems, and to engage in educational activities directed towards the improvement of business conditions of the semantic data modeling industry for smart device data, all on a not-for-profit basis. All work developed by the project-haystack.org community is provided for use as open source software under the Academic Free License 3.0. For more information, please visit www.project-haystack.org.
About ASHRAE’s BACnet Committee
The BACnet Committee is the Standing Standard Project Committee 135 within ASHRAE and is charged with the maintenance and enhancement of the ANSI/ASHRAE Standards 135 and 135.1, which are the BACnet protocol and accompanying conformance test standard. The committee is also in charge of drafting the initial version of the proposed new ASHRAE Standard 223P. Under the auspices of ASHRAE authorities, ANSI approved review and approval processes are applied that enable the standards to be adopted as national, regional, but also global standards. BACnet® is a registered trademark of ASHRAE Inc., Atlanta, Ga. For more information, please visit www.bacnet.org.
About the Brick Schema Initiative
Brick is an open-source, BSD-licensed schema for metadata in buildings. Brick defines (1) a class hierarchy describing the families of sensors, equipment, subsystems and other building assets, and (2) a minimal, well-defined set of relationships for describing the associations and connections between those entities. These concepts are captured in an extensible RDF ontology. Applications for the built environment (such as analytics, alarms, controllers and schedulers) use the standard SPARQL query language to access the Brick representation of a building and determine the set of resources and relationships that they require to operate. This declarative approach improves portability across buildings. For more information, please visit www.brickschema.org.
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Altura Associates is this year’s honoree for the work that they have done to apply Haystack across numerous projects that deliver improved performance for building owners and operators. Accepting the award on their behalf at the 2017 ControlTrends Awards is another leading member of the Haystack community, Alper Uzmezler of BASSG.
Project Haystack is an open source community driven effort to define a standard markup language for equipment system data. With this award we recognize community members that have helped advance the effort and utilize haystack to provide solutions to building owners and operators.
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…]