More from Intelligent Buildings’ Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison

IB2Intelligent Building’s methodology is based on extensive experience working for both real estate owners and solution providers aligns internal and external stakeholders resulting in a strategy customized to the objectives of our clients. Throughout the process we consider the fundamental principles of People, Buildings, and Technology. These services apply to your specific project solution. Tom Shircliff – Intelligent Buildings / Rob Murchison – Intelligent Buildings

Strategy Development: Strategy is the foundation of smart real estate and should be concise and clear with a value proposition that has defined measurement and management criteria.
* Corporate Technology Roadmap
* Industry Research
* Educational Workshops
* Organizational Alignment
* Financial Analysis
* Risk Analysis

Solution Architecture:It’s critical to have industry knowledge of dozens of controls systems types, IT infrastructure and the latest cloud-based analytics providers to develop holistic architecture.
* Solution Architecture
* Building Standards & Specs
* Reference Architecture
* Vendor Recommendations
* Integrated System Design
* Risk Analysis
* Master System Integrator Services

Program Management: Program management bring the strategy and architecture to life and requires both experience in the trenches and the ability to link the executive perspective to the realities of the field.
* Project Management
* Program Technology Advisor
* Strategy & Standard Compliance
* Ongoing Education
* Progress Reporting
* Measurement

Belimo July 11, 2014 Webinar on Communicating with the Belimo Energy Valve

BelimoEnergyValve714Belimo July 11, 2014 Webinar on Communicating with the Belimo Energy Valve with WebView, Data Analysis Tool, and BACnet.

Learn how the Energy Valve standard analog signal and feedback wiring communicates its data to the Building Management System (BMS) via BACnet MS/TP or BACnet IP. The built-in web server collects up to 13 months of data that can be downloaded to external tools for further optimization. To register, click here!

Last Chance to Register For CABA OnLine Event Today!

The CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) and BSRIA would like to invite you to the Webinar on the “Market Sizing for North America: Intelligent and Integrated Buildings v2″ Research Project.

Come learn how your organization can become involved in helping to shape the focus and scope of this important and timely research. This will be a high level presentation on this upcoming research project, and there are still opportunities to sponsor this research.

This research will be an update to the CABA Research Report entitled “Intelligent and Integrated Buildings Technologies: Market Sizing in North America 2010″. The 2010 report provided an in-depth analysis of the growing North American market for integrated and converged intelligent building control systems including: environmental control technologies, fire detection, security, lighting systems and IT convergence. This updated research will also include a market review of the threats to the building automation and control systems (BACS) business, including: new DX AC entrants, increasing sophistication of AC and heating controls, VRF systems equipped with own controls and energy management functionality, new developments in smart homes and communicating room controllers.

All attendees will receive free the executive summary of CABA’s 2010 Landmark study, ‘”Market Sizing for North America: Intelligent and Integrated Buildings”, also completed by BRISA for CABA.

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Vivid Performance: Meet Viconics’ VT8000 Series Thermostat & Room Comfort Controller

ViconicsVT8Simon Leblond, Schneider Electric’s Director of Strategy & Marketing, Buildings Division, explains to the Niagara and ControlTrends Communities — why year in and year out — Viconics is the thermostat or room comfort controller of choice that offers the lowest installed cost. The new VT8000 series is available with wireless and all the communication protocols, along with a customizable display that allows color matching decor, branding emphasis, live language changes, other features that will help pull the sale of Viconics through the interior designer and architect channels.

Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

energy.govThe Energy Department yesterday recognized Atlanta for its progress and leadership in meeting a citywide goal to improve the energy performance of its buildings by 20% by 2020. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta is engaging local business leaders, building owners and operators, and other organizations to increase energy and water efficiency across more than 50 million square feet of building space, achieving over 9% energy savings since 2011.

“With building portfolios covering more than 3 billion square feet, Better Buildings Challenge Partners like the City of Atlanta are leading the way to greater energy efficiency,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Dr. David Danielson of the U.S. Department of Energy. “These Partners are demonstrating how to move toward a cleaner energy economy, while reducing energy bills, creating American jobs, and protecting the environment.”

As the city makes improvements across its building portfolio including offices, hospitals, and sports arenas, it is sharing these achievements more broadly with others and fostering competition and collaboration among businesses and organizations looking for innovative and cost-effective ways to make energy efficiency improvements of their own. To further encourage collaboration, Atlanta hosts spotlight events for participants to tour top-performing facilities and share best practices each month and also organizes local events to feature progress of participants. This included last night’s first “State of the Challenge” event where Mayor Kasim Reed congratulated all participants on their progress and success.

The Better Buildings Challenge is a national leadership initiative launched by President Obama in 2011 with the goal of making American commercial, multifamily, and industrial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020. A cornerstone of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Better Buildings Challenge supports the goal of doubling American energy productivity by 2030 while motivating corporate and public sector partners across the country to save energy through commitments and investments. More than 190 participating organizations are on-track to achieve their 20% goals, demonstrating, on average, 2.5% energy savings each year, saving a total of $300 million since the program launched.

Learn more about Atlanta and the Better Buildings Challenge on the Better Buildings Challenge website.

2014 Realcomm/IBcon Day 2: Next Gen Smart Building Showcase

Realcomm_buildingDay 2 of the 2014 Realcomm/IBcon began with the Smart Building Best Practice Showcase, featuring some of the world’s most progressive and successful implementations of smart buildings, portfolios, and campuses. Each of the 30 plus instances told its own challenging and compelling journey towards becoming an Open, Interoperable, Integrated, and IP-centric building, with the kind of tangible results that drive adoption. The knowledge and experience gained from this session alone covered the cost of attendance and will pay handsome implementation dividends. Eight comprehensive session tracks ranging from Energy Efficiency to Headwinds and Opportunities began immediately afterwards, which virtually covered every conceivable aspect of the corporate world of innovation, automated processes, and real estate investment management. Video coverage of 2014 Realcom/IBcon will continue tomorrow!

2014 IBcon PreConference Day 1 Recap — Intel Announces E2E Solutions, Enters Building Business

Day 1 featured an incredible number of sessions and speakers: CIO Roundtable, COO Innovation Summit, Intelligent Building Boot Camp, the New Sustainability Executive Smart Building Symposium, and the New Smart Building Integrator Summit, which I moderated along with Automated Buildings’ Ken Sinclair. Jim Young prophesied that 2014 would be a game-changer and was proved right with Intel’s announcement of their world-wide deployment of their E2E Embedded Solutions Group’s faster, simpler, easier and secure (McAffee) solutions for the Building Business. IT Security expert, Billy Rios, Director of Threat Intelligence at Qualys, offered prescriptive measures for Systems Integrators, and much, much more! Stay tuned for more updates and coverage.

Just Moments Before the 2014 IBcon PreConference Start with Ken Sinclair and Therese Sullivan

real_ibcon1Jim Young and Howard Berger forewarned that 2014 Realcomm/IBcom will be a year of paradigm change within our industry, and that our personal abilities to embrace change, rethink, innovate, and transform, will be vital to our organization’s and our own personal successes. The smart and connecting technologies are already here — dynamically shaping our futures; and it’s the people — us, and our capacity to seize these new opportunities that will tell the story. The New Smart Building Integrator Summit was sold out, and Ken Sinclair,, and Therese Sullivan,, were on-hand with ControlTrends just moments before 2014 IBcon PreCon, to share their excitement and expectations of what was to come.

Belimo’s Free Webinar June 18th at 11:00 EST on How to Save Energy with Economizing

zipecon1Belimo invites you join them on June 18th for a Free Webinar on How to Save Energy with Economizing at 11:00 EST.

In this 30 minute webinar, you will learn how to get efficiency strategies back on track with easy setup, automatic code change over temperatures, and superior troubleshooting capability. You will understand how you can instantly know when failures occur and how to quickly pinpoint and address any problems.

Click on this link to join us on June 18th at 11:00 am EST. Belimo