Announcing New Honeywell Brand Din-Mon™ Submeters

HW_SmartMeterHoneywell announces product updates that further extend the flexibility and versatility of the company’s advanced electric kWh / kW meters. In response to customer demand for more compact DIN-Rail mounting, Din-Mon D2 and D5 configurations are now available. Typical applications include energy-efficiency monitoring of HVAC equipment and other building electrical systems, transformers and more.

Two basic configurations are available:
•Din-Mon D2: ◦RS-485 Communication
◦BACnet MS/TP (BTL Testing Certified)
◦Modbus RTU
◦E-Mon Energy EZ7

•Din-Mon D5 ◦Dual-protocol functionality
◦RS-485/Ethernet or RS-485/LonWorks
◦MODBUS TCP/IP
◦BACNET IP
◦LonWorks TP/FT-10 Honeywell 180x120

Click here for complete product information.

August 22nd DOE’s Live Webinar on the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool.

DOE August 22: Live Webinar on the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool. Pre-registration required. Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program and Better Buildings Alliance.

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool” on Thursday, August 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will show how property owners, utilities, energy-efficiency organizations, cities and other government entities can use the tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.

ControlTalk Now For The Week Ending August 18, 2013

CTA_LOGO1ControlTalk NOW thanks this week’s sponsor: The ControlTrends Awards and the ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee.

BelimoWhat Make The New Belimo Actuator Retrofit Kit Special? When Belimo’s Joe Carcare stopped in a couple of weeks ago, he showed us, the easy way to replace a valve actuator using Belimo’s new universal actuator retrofit linkages for globe valves. Here is Belimo’s video showing just how useful this product is when replacing a valve actuator [Read more...]

ControlTalk Now For The Week Ending August 11, 2013

WEBs_AX_SecurityControlTalk NOW thanks Honeywell WEBs-AX Enterprise Security — this week’s Platinum sponsor! WEBs-AX™ Security works within the WEBs architecture or as a standalone system to provide security that’s easy to set up and manage. Best of all, everything can be controlled right from your keyboard, because WEBs-AX Security can be accessed through the Internet from anywhere in the world.

There are Still Training Spots In Atlanta and Orlando J2 Innovations Training Class: J2 Innovations FIN Builder! Call Nancy at 800.241.9471 to attend this week’s J2 class in Atlanta or next week’s class in Orlando. [Read more...]

ControlTalk Now For The Week Ending July 28, 2013

BelimoControlTalk NOW thanks Belimo — this week’s Platinum sponsor! Innovations in Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Safety Solutions. Belimo Americas, a world leader in the design and manufacture of damper actuators and control valves used in commercial HVAC systems. Known for its direct-coupled actuator and innovations in pressure independent control valve technology, Belimo has solutions to maintain an energy efficient building environmen

Make a Splash This Summer with the “Dive into FIN” Program: Throughout Summer 2013, J2 Innovations is running a special program designed to help System Integrators and Distributors quickly become experts in FIN by providing personalized one-on-one support. [Read more...]

ControlTalk Now For Week Ending July 14, 2013

Johnson-ControlsControlTalk NOW thanks Johnson Controls — this week’s Platinum sponsor!

Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers.

ControlTalk NOW referenced links: CGNA, CABA, DOE, LinkedIn ControlTrends Awards Group

ControlTrends Hangout: Episode Two – Using Social Media in The HVAC Industry: Ken Smyers and I continued our “hangout” discussion on how to use social media to [Read more...]

Honeywell Announces Smart Meter Certificat​ion

Arc_Buildings3 Honeywell is pleased to announce that several advanced energy meter products were certified by BACnet Testing Laboratory and LonWorks. These meters meet or exceed equipment interoperability guidelines for integration with popular building automation systems.Honeywell 180x120

Metering devices that were certified by these independent labs include Honeywell’s advanced Class 3200 and 5000 Meters, Green Class Net Meters and Interval Data Recorders. These products are designed for a variety of energy monitoring applications, including integrating facility electrical equipment with widely used building automation system protocols for seamless access to electrical measurement date including energy, voltage, power and current. [Read more...]

CRB Innovative Laboratory Design at the Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator Building

CRB: Design Innovation at its Finest. This is a great video presentation of how extensive collaboration and teamwork can take multiple system integration from conceptual stage to operational reality for maximum efficiency. The building systems include: solar water pre-heating, energy recovery inside the air handlers, efficient air quality design, daylight harvesting, and a heat pump system that uses the neighboring lake to heat and cool the entire building. The results at the Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator Building are just plain impressive: ROI in 3.2 years, Yearly Energy Savings of 45%, and Genuine Customer Satisfaction. Take a look!

ControlTalk Now for Week Ending June 9, 2013


Honeywell 180x120The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee gives big thanks to Honeywell and Amy Anderson for Honeywell’s second Platinum Sponsorship. “At Honeywell, we believe it is important to listen to our customers to understand their product and business needs. We call this process Voice of the Customer (VOC).” Honeywell will be at the 2013 ControlTrends Awards — BB King Blues Bar & Grille in NYC Times Square!

Entouch Controls is More Than a Thermostat: Thanks to James Walton, from Entouch controls, for showing the crowd at Stromquist & Company’s contractor day, what a great solution Entouch has for light commercial buildings. Do you want a low cost controls solution that also [Read more...]

ControlTrends Presents: The Haystack Connect 2013 — Hightlight Reel


ControlTrends is excited to present its Highlight Reel coverage of the Haystack Connect 2013 featuring Scott Muench, Jason Briggs, John Petze, Marc Petock, and Brian Frank who moderated a formidable assemblage of system integrators, inventors, innovators, industry experts, and leading edge customers — representing all viewpoints and technologies in one community-centric setting.

The “emerging atmosphere” of Haystack Connect and the powerful demonstrations of [Read more...]