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…]
Which manufacturer has taken a page out of legendary Green Bay Packers football coach Vine Lombardi’s playbook?
There is a new player in the sensor game, that wants to revolutionize the way sensors are done in smart buildings, do you know who it is?
“Making the turn” is not just a golf term, find out how it relates to John Donahue, Kele and the Smart Buildings Controls world.
As the man, the myth, the legend, Ken Smyers, and I complete our fall travel schedules, we will be getting back to the weekly ControlTalk Now Episodes starting next week. Until then, please enjoy this much shorter version of the show.
In this webinar you will learn how Belimo’s advancements in airside economizing address recent changes to the industry’s energy codes & regulations. The patented Belimo ZIP Economizer™ has been developed for easy use with ZIP Code setup, live display of operating conditions, and self-diagnostics making it the economizer of choice when selecting a code compliant solution for retrofitting your RTU. Join this discussion to ensure your economizer is up to date with the new codes & regulation changes.
Correcting Low ∆T in Buildings with District Cooling
Chilled water provided from a utility plant is commonly used in a building’s HVAC system in lieu of installing chillers. This results in lower return water temperatures which decreases the efficiency of the entire chilled water system resulting in the condition known as “Low ∆T Syndrome.” In this webinar we will review the design of a district chilled water system and discuss a study of a building where “Low ∆T Syndrome” was corrected at the point of water to air heat transfer.
Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, August 23 at 1:00 PM EDT
So many systems, so many cables, so many wires, it get’s so complicated so fast. Fear not, we had a chance to catch up with Bob Allen from Siemon the company that among other things has a Smart Building Cabling Solution. In this video Bob explains Siemon’s revolutionary approach to making cabling easier, faster, and more efficient.
Do you want to reduce capital expense, increase operational savings, and improve the tenant experience?
Siemon ConvergeIT is a unified intelligent building (IB) cabling solution that combines Siemon’s proven quality with advanced copper and fiber cabling technology to create a structured cabling system that converges critical data, voice, video and low-voltage building systems onto a single unified physical infrastructure, providing significant cost savings and sustainability over the life of the facility.
Tim Chamblee, Stromquist & Companies lead trainer, shows us a low cost, very effective way to use the Entouch Thermostat as a light commercial control system. Got a Church you need to provide a solution that controls and saves energy? Tim will show you how in this video.
In addition, gain rich analytics with the ENTOUCH.ONE platform, and control energy consumption for your entire facility environment including:
HVAC Control that allows users to create set points and schedules, monitor equipment, extend asset life and reduce maintenance spend
Lighting & Dimming Control with robust scheduling capability
Refrigeration Monitoring & Control that reduces labor and ensures food quality and safety
Wireless Energy Metering with utility grade monitoring
Remote Sensor Monitoring with data transmission to the cloud that can convert traditional sensors into wireless IoT devices.
Click here to see how to wire the GM8 energy module.
Stay tuned to ControlTrends for more of Tim’s Tech Tips.
The Belimo Energy valve was awarded the 2016 Energy Savings Solution of the Year the 2016 ControlTtends Awards. This is not the Belimo Energy valve’s first win in this category, having won in 2014 and 2015. This unique control valve combines the Belimo pressure independent flow strategy with a supply and return temperature sensor which allows the valve to control off of Delta T. Not only do you have BTU data but you can gain an additional 20-30% energy savings. Well done Belimo.
Looking to do a VVT Retrofit? Our friends at KMC Controls offer several easy, cost effective ways for the control pro to get the job done.
Dear SunShot Supporter: Have you heard about the Solar in Your Community Challenge yet? It’s a $5 million prize competition funded by the SunShot Initiative that aims to expand solar electricity access. Specifically, it focuses on low-and moderate-income (LMI) households and nonprofits that haven’t been able to take advantage of the booming solar market. Challenge participants are eligible to win cash prizes and technical assistance over the course of 18 months.
So how can you participate? Lead a team. Teams can include a wide array of organizations like local governments, businesses, nonprofits, community serving organizations, utilities, banks, and citizen associations. Teams work together to either create either a portfolio of solar projects or a new solar program.
Be part of a team. Do you want to be part of a team, but don’t know where to start? Signing up as a supporter is your best bet. Supporters can be recruited to join a larger team, or can band together to start a brand new team.
Lend your expertise. Experts provide technical assistance to teams throughout the challenge. These experts can either be a consultant or a coach—consultants provide hands-on assistance, whereas coaches help guide teams through the process. Both coaches and consultants will be compensated for their efforts. The early application deadline is January 6, 2017, so visit the Solar in Your Community Challenge webpage today to learn more about the structure of the Challenge, the prizes participants can win, and read the official rules.
The SunShot Team
Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) designed to improve the lives of the American people by driving leadership in energy innovation.
Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.
September’s Top-10 Solutions:
LINC Housing Implementation Model: Replicable and Scalable Near-Zero Net Energy Retrofits for Low-Income Housing
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Showcase Project: South Campus Energy Project
Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) Showcase Project: Omnivore Co-Digestion and Recuperative Thickener