Congratulations to Blue Ridge Technologies and Siemens Gamma for winning the 2015 ControlTrends Lighting Integration Solution of the Year Award. Blue Ridge Technologies’ Unified Lighting Control completes the BAS, incorporating lighting and HVAC controls on the same network, eliminating surplus hardware required for stand-alone and gateway lighting control, resulting in decreased installation and maintenance costs. Siemens Gamma Lighting provides precisely what your building’s occupants need – nothing more, nothing less. Gamma is a new, integrated control system that can achieve significant energy savings. Gamma’s distributed control architecture lets you easily manage all aspects of your facility’s lighting without worrying about single points of failure.
With its Onboard kWh Meter, Mulitpump/Fan Application. and Fire Mode features, the Siemens BT300 took their VFD portfolio to the next level of efficiency. The BT300 is well-suited for demanding HVAC environments and can deliver 20-50% of energy compared to equipment with little or no control. Built-in features – like a real-time clock, energy savings optimization programming, and a sleep function – help measure energy savings — and the BT300 VFDs are ready to communicate with Building Management Systems via embedded RS485 and Ethernet HVAC protocols: P1 protocol for APOGEE; BACnet MS/TP; Modbus RTU; Johnson Control – Metasys N2; and BACnet IP, Modbus TCP, Optional LON Interface. Well done Siemens!
Congratulations to Siemens. Their RDY2000 Thermostat was voted 2015 ControlTrends Commercial Thermostat of the Year by the ControlTrends Community. The feature rich RDY2000 is designed for light commercial HVAC systems that utilize 24 VAV control circuitry. It is compatible with forced air, hydronic, or steam systems fired by gas, oil or electricity. The thermostat can control up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling in a conventional system and heat pumps systems with up to two compressors and two stages of auxiliary heat. The RDY2000 can interface with remote sensors and devices to completely manage all aspects of room comfort, including temperature, humidity, and air quality. It’s no surprise the RDY2000 won the 2015 ControlTrends Award.
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Siemens is nominated for six ControlTrends Awards including: Best Lighting Control Solution, Commercial Thermostat of the Year, Variable Frequency Drive of The Year, Best Technical Support Large Manufacturer, Vendor of The Year, and Scott Hamilton for Executive of The Year Large Manufacturer.
Take a look at this video to see what the Siemens Gamma system is all about.
Be sure to vote, the voting ends January 19Th.
Global power house Siemens lit up the HVAC controls market with their roll out of the RDY 2000 thermostat. As you can see in this demo video, the Siemens RDY 2000 packs a lot of punch. Look for Siemens to build on this platform in 2016, but in the mean time, if you like what you see, consider giving the Siemens RDY 2000 a look when you vote for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards Thermostat of the Year.
Siemens’ RAA and RAB series of fan coil thermostats are now obsolete and being replaced by the RDG series room thermostats. They cover a wide range of commercial HVAC applications from roof top units and heat pumps to VAV/CAV control. Ideally suited for light commercial installations such as retail, hospitality, light healthcare and small commercial buildings, they are easy to install and commission. With available programmable scheduling and auxiliary inputs, advanced room control strategies can easily be implemented. Advanced control algorithms and precision control assure maximum comfort control while maximizing energy cost savings for the customers.
The RDG110U supports conventional, heat pump, fan coil and chilled ceiling applications. RDG160TU supports the same while adding flexible scheduling support along with ECM fan output. RDG400 features single duct VAV applications with aux heat and floating or modulating damper actuator and valve control.
Siemens introduces the RDY 2000, one of the most powerful and flexible thermostats money can buy, and one of the coolest promotions we have seen. This promotion won’t last forever so get on board now!
“Come Fly With US!” Siemens, CGNA and Control Trends have joined forces to promote the new Siemens RDY2000 Thermostat. It is a gift card promotion along with a contest for the best contractor RDY2000 installation/application video from your phone. The Grand Prize Winner for the best video will receive a $750 travel voucher.
Here’s how it works. Stop in to your local CGNA distributor and purchase a Siemens RDY2000 and receive a $25 gift card or purchase a RDY2000 Sensor Package and receive a $50 gift card. (Siemens will provide the gift cards within 30 days after the promotional period – there is a limit of $250 in gift cards per contractor company)
For the grand prize, simply create a 1-2 minute video of your RDY2000 installation and email it to ControlTrends@gmail.com before November 30th, 2015. The top 3 videos will be chosen and the entire Control Trends community will vote for the best video up until December 17th, 2015. We will announce the winner of the $750 airline voucher LIVE on Control Talk Now December 18th, 2015.
So check out the new Siemens RDY2000, get out your phone and start planning where you would like to travel as the grand prize winner, compliments of Siemens, CGNA and Control Trends. Have a fun trip!
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It use to be that if you had a Siemens Building Automation Control System you had to go to the Siemens branch to buy all your replacement parts, including sensors. Although you still have to go back to the Siemens branch or factory direct contractor to get your properitory Siemens Building Automation controllers, you now have the option of buying the communicating wall sensors from independent distributors like the ones in Controls Group North America.
Couple this with the fact that CGNA distributors have been stocking Siemens valves, actuators, non proprietary sensors, Siemens variable frequency drives and energy meters, and you can see that Siemens is empowering their customers with another buying choice for replacement building automation parts.
I like the direction Siemens is going.
We caught up with Siemens at the 2015 CGNA Vendor Showcase. They introduced us to several cool new products. One of the ones we like a lot is the RDY2000 light commercial thermostat.The RDY2000 thermostat that has big time features for small business solutions. The Siemens RDY2000 controls more than just temperature. With ventilation, economizer, and humidification interfaces, the RDY2000 can quickly and economically solve the needs of small business customers. From coffee shops to machine shops, the RDY2000 provides the flexibility to optimize room comfort while reducing energy consumption.
The RDY2000 can do the work of several thermostats. Proving its versatility, this thermostat can control conventional systems with up to three stages of heating and three stages of cooling, as well as heat pumps with up to two compressors and up to two stages of auxiliary heat. Perfect for commercial HVAC equipment, the RDY2000 features outputs that control humidification/dehumidification equipment, maintain indoor air quality with optional CO2 sensor, maximize energy savings with interface to economizer controls, and interface with lighting systems based on business day schedule to reduce operating costs. The unit puts advanced HVAC control strategies within reach of small businesses, without the cost of a Building Automation System. The “brains” behind its beauty allow businesses to use the onboard temperature and humidity sensors or optional external sensors (up to four) to create a customized, yet affordable solution.
The best place to get more information or to purchase a Siemens RDY2000 is from one of our friends at CGNA ( Controls Group North America). Click here to locate your closest CGNA distributor and tell them “Kenny and Eric sent you.”
Monday, January 26, 2015, between 6-8, the Prairie Ball Room at the Hyatt McCormick Place will be rocking as the Super Stars of the Building Automation and HVAC controls Industry walk the Red Carpet and celebrate the 2014 ControlTrends Awards.
ControlTrends Awards Platinum Sponsor Siemens is in the hunt for four Awards at this year’s show. The very talented, Joshua Felperin, stopped by to talk about Siemens entries and give us a run down on the new Siemens Variable Frequency Drive. You can see Josh and all the Super Stars from the Building Automation and HVAC Controls Industry at the 2014 Controltrends Awards.