These Siemens videos will give you important insight into an effective energy savings idea, review easy-to-install procedures, and walk you through the setup of Siemens’ new economizer products. The second video will show you where the equipment is connected to the controller and how to set the shut-off temperature set points, minimum damper position, optional enthalpy [Read more…]
Episode 254: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 11, 2018 features two of our industry’s most prominent voices: Ken Sinclair, editor of Automated Buildings, who reviews his February edition, and Therese Sullivan, editor of Building Context, who provides detailed insight to KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit and several key AHR breakouts. Important update for the Niagara Summit 2018 in New Orleans; 2018 AHR Expo report — AHR posts [Read more…]
World’s largest HVACR event soars to new heights in visitor and total attendance, exhibitors, exhibit space and countries represented. WESTPORT, Conn., February 8, 2018 – By any measure, the 2018 AHR Expo, was an unparalleled success, setting six all-time highs including more than 72,000 in total attendance and 49,995 registered visitors, both records.
When the 70th edition of the world’s largest HVACR marketplace convened in Chicago in January, four additional records were set, including the number of exhibitors, square feet of exhibit space and countries represented.
2018 AHR Expo by the Numbers
Total Attendance (including exhibitor personnel) – 72,075, up from 68,615 (2017)
Total Visitor Attendance – 49,995, up from 48,568 (2017)
Exhibiting Companies – 2,155, up from 2,118 (2015)
Exhibit Space (SF) – 534,080, versus 500,159 (2017)
Countries Represented – 169, compared to 165 (2017)
Next year’s Show will be held in Atlanta from January 14-16, 2019. With exhibit space already sold out, and 90 percent of this year’s attendees forecasting excellent or good business conditions in the coming year according to ASHRAE Journal research, the 2019 AHR Expo is also poised for success.
“The excitement generated by this year’s record crowds of attendees and exhibitors was palpable from the show floor to the training sessions,” said Clay Stevens, manager of the AHR Expo. “Whether you are designing a building’s HVACR system from the ground up, or want to make your existing spaces warmer, cooler, quieter, smarter, safer or more comfortable and efficient, the AHR Expo is the only place where you can see and experience it all, learn from the industry’s top experts and stay at the forefront of innovation.”
Innovation was pervasive at the Show, and leading the field were the 10 winners of the coveted 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards, recognized in a ceremony honoring their achievements. Selected from this elite group and announced at the event as the 2018 Product of the Year was the green building category innovation winner Danfoss for its Turbocor TTH/TGH High Lift Compressor. Optimized for air-cooled chiller and heat recovery applications, Danfoss Turbocor models feature oil-free, variable speed, magnetic bearing operation for outstanding full- and part-load efficiency, low vibration and sound, a small footprint, and reduced maintenance.
Comments from AHR Expo 2018 Attendees
“The AHR Expo is the heartbeat of the industry. Everybody that’s anybody is here, either exhibiting or attending. We come to the Show to check the pulse of the industry and to get an opportunity to build relationships with new and existing customers in the U.S. This Show lets us see how people are thinking about the year ahead. Based on the Show so far, we’re seeing a lot of confidence, and in our product category, the industry is still growing and that’s a big opportunity for us in the U.S.,” said Kevin Bergin, director of Aspen Pumps Inc., UK.
“The AHR Expo is the only major trade show that our company attends because it is a complete Show. A lot of other conventions touch only on certain aspects, like sheet metal or plumbing, but at the AHR Expo we get everything we want all in one place,” said Elton Vega, vice president of JV Mechanical Contractors Inc. “This Show is a huge opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with suppliers and customers, and to make sales in the U.S. We get more sales leads at the AHR Expo than we do at any other show.”
“I come to AHR Expo for the education, looking for sessions that break it down to a fundamental level, so you understand it and can explain it to others without having to be an expert yourself. There’s a real need for education sessions to help us more effectively communicate with others and manage our building automation systems and networks,” said Steven Thunberg, senior facility manager of Allstate Insurance.
Comments from AHR Expo 2018 Exhibitors
“AHR has been pivotal for our company. It’s where we began when we launched, and we continue to exhibit here every year. We always walk away with valuable new relationships and we are very grateful for the opportunity because our products are really well-received here. The AHR Expo has been tremendous for our company’s growth,” said Tony Petrosian, marketing director for Rossi Hardware.
“For designers and specifiers, talking with experts from our product design teams and the consulting engineers they will actually be working with while the products are right there in front of them is huge. They can open them up, look at our cutaways, and see the build quality, size and connections. It gives them confidence that when they actually build it, it will match exactly what they designed. You can’t get that anywhere else,” said Katie Steward, marketing coordinator of Fulton Management.
“We have a large booth so that we can show the breadth and depth of our product line. And with our product managers and engineering design teams here, we not only can answer questions, but we also get direct feedback from clients that helps to shape our next generation of products,” said Tim Stapula, director of marketing at Wilo.
About AHR Expo
The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) is the world’s largest HVACR event, consisting of more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting 70,000+ attendees each year. Since 1930, the Show has provided a unique forum for the entire HVACR industry, including OEMs; engineers; contractors; manufacturers; distributors; commercial, industrial and institutional facility operators; and educators to come together and discover the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships. The 2019 Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Jan. 14-16 in Atlanta, and will be held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
For more information, visit ahrexpo.com and follow @ahrexpo on Twitter.
Did you miss all the excitement of this year’s ControlTrends Awards?
We will be streaming the entire show tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 8th at 8:00 PM EST.
Just come to controltrends.com and click on the post.
Check out this preview video to get a feel for what happens when the superstars of Smart Building and HVAC Controls Industry come together to celebrate the best of the best!
Dear Lynxspring Business Partner, 30 Minutes with Lynxspring, our monthly Webinar series hosted by Lynxspring subject matter experts and special guests, returns Wednesday, February 21st at 12:00 CST.
Amanda Toomey, a member of our Training Team, will discuss creating Niagara 4 templates. She will provide an overview of creating templates in Niagara 4. Templating allows users to reuse pieces of logic in future projects without recreating links, graphics, and re-tagging objects. Templated logic can dynamically reach out and find existing points in the station based on tag patterns to allow for rapid connections to external logic. Further, templates can be set to prompt the user for default values and activation of extensions such as histories.
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Episode 253: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Feb 4, 2018 features our 2-minute teaser video of the 2017 ControlTrends Awards — and we have video coverage of KMC’s 2018 Genius Summit; Ken Sinclair’s February, Automated Buildings; Altura Associates wins the 2017 Project Haystack Award; Optergy’s Proton wins the 2017 Innovative Product of the Year; and Schneider Electric [Read more…]
Congratulations to a Summit well done! Richard Newberry, Tim Vogel, and team KMC Controls delivered another three-part agenda of product and technical training, motivation and industry insight, and networking and entertainment in a compressed and energized two days of Genius Summit at Chicago’s luxurious Langham Hotel. The best news yet, is that KMC Controls is ready to share the majority of the breakout sessions that were filmed. They will be available in the coming weeks… stay tuned!
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.
In the February edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Sinclair introduces us to his digital twin, Robo Ken, who foresees (in the very near future), buildings full of powerful, low-cost edge devices — armed with AI and Machine Learning capabilities, that will accelerate the digital transformation of our industry — at an alarming pace.
From Ken Sinclair: “In our February issue “Building Brains,” Building is used both as a verb and a noun, which makes you read each reference twice to get both meanings. This issue explores giving the face and the voice of digital tranformation a brain.”
Another excerpt from Ken’s editorial” “Machine learning or Artificial intelligence “AI” is poised to take our industry quickly, in directions never before conceived. “Building Brains” with its’ IoT body, face and voice is changing our world faster than we can imagine; actually, digitally transforming it.” Read more.
More great February Articles
What’s in Store this Year? Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
One Cohesive Solution? Troy Davis, EnOcean Inc.
Lighting Headaches Are Delaying IoT for BAS, Russ Sharer, Fulham Co., Inc.
The New Deal Initiative, Jim Lee, Cimetrics, Inc.
Building IoT: Implications for Consulting Engineers, Tyler Haak, Schneider Electric
Make Building Owners Better Understand, James McHale, Memoori
IoT for Smart Buildings Isn’t What You Think It Is, Matt Ernst, IoT for all
Systems Thinking is the Defining Feature, Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd
Occupancy Analytics & Location Based Services, James McHale, Memoori
Can Your Buildings Go from Bad to Great? Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd
MSI Compilation Interview Series – Updated, Kristina Reid, Cochrane Supply & Engineering