ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending May 1, 2016 highlights two of the most important and career-rejuvenating industry event dates that are coming fast: Niagara Summit 2016, May 15th-17th in New Orleans and 2016 Realcomm/IBcon, June 21st-24th in San Jose, CA., as well as coverage of Women in HVACR scholarship opportunities; 2016 CGNA Synergy Conference interviews with Mike Sackett and Honeywell’s Larry Weber; 3D Printed Heat Exchangers; DOE recognition of corporate leadership; Project Haystack announces three new members; Contemporary Controls and Siemens showcase new products; and Belimo offers May 11th steam valve sizing and selection webinar.
Ken and Eric continue discussing the Smart Buildings Controls Renaissance, the “race to the small space” and how to solve the global light litter epidemic.
Women in HVACR: 2016 WHVACR Scholarships DEADLINE is JUNE 1ST. Current industry estimates project a need for 86,000 employees over the next five years. One of WHVACR goals is to help the industry fill this demand now and going forward with deserving and qualified candidates. In 2016 Women in HVACR is delighted to be able to increase our scholarship award amount to: Two $2000.00 scholarships. Qualifications: Scholarship A) – Technical College or Trade School. Open to females, high school seniors or older preparing to enter into the HVACR industry either through a technical college or trade school with a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and completed application and essay (minimum of 500 words).
CGNA’s Mike Sackett: Together We Are Better. This is the first of several interviews from the 2016 CGNA Controls Conference. We caught up with Mike Sackett, the director of CGNA. Controls Group North America (CGNA) is an elite organization of the top distributors and manufacturers in the controls industry. The marketing, technology and networking opportunities provided through the group contribute to the undeniable pursuit of excellence for every member. Mike offers some valuable insights into what makes CGNA so special.
3D Printing Enables New Generation of Heat Exchangers — Modern Process Improves Performance, Reduces Waste. WASHINGTON — The University of Maryland, through a partnership with 3D Systems and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office, has used 3D printing to prototype a new heat exchanger. This next-generation heat exchanger weighs 20 percent less, is 20 percent more efficient, and can be manufactured much quicker, compared to current designs.
Energy Department Recognizes Organizations for Leadership in Rooftop Unit Efficiency. As part of the Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity and cut energy waste in our nation’s buildings, today the U.S. Department of Energy recognized six organizations for their leadership in replacing and upgrading rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC). Combined, these organizations in a single year have saved an estimated 1 trillion British thermal units (Btu) or more than $11 million on utility costs with efficient rooftop unit (RTU) replacements, retrofits, and quality management and operations.
Contemporary Controls Enhanced JACE Performance and a Truly Open Controller Showcased at Niagara Summit. We’re looking forward to Tridium’s Niagara Summit, May 15-17 in New Orleans. The Summit provides us with the opportunity to demonstrate how our BASautomation products can enhance Niagara performance by off-loading MS/TP traffic handling from JACE controllers, by providing pre-defined Modbus device profiles to speed up commissioning, and by providing seamless connectivity to Sedona BACnet/IP field controllers using Workbench or our Sedona Application Editor for programming.
Project Haystack Adds New Members Demonstrating Continued Acceptance of the Organization’s Standards. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) APRIL 28, 2016: Project Haystack Adds New Members Demonstrating Continued Acceptance of the Organization’s Standards for Semantic Modeling and Tagging of Device and Equipment Data. The Project Haystack Organization, a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications in order to lower the cost of intelligent building and IoT solutions, today announced three new Associate Member companies – Arup, Connexx Energy and Intellastar Technology.
Join Belimo’s 30 minute Steam Valve Sizing & Selection webinar and learn about steam applications including coil/heat exchangers and the proper technique on how to size a steam valve. In addition, we will demonstrate how easy it is to ensure the correct steam control valve is selected by using the Belimo SelectPro tool. Join Us on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 EDT. Click here to register.
Siemens’ New RDY2000BN with BACnet. Siemens Building Technologies has taken the already impressive RDY2000 commercial thermostat and added BACnet capability. This new thermostat is ideal for schools, medical offices, retail space, and restaurants and can now communicate with any BACnet system in the building. You can bring more buildings and zones under control, reduce energy costs and maximize comfort with this easy to install thermostat loaded with built-in features.
Honeywell’s Larry Weber on Light Commercial Smart Controls — Sustain and Maintain Small to Medium Size Buildings. At the 2016 CGNA Synergy Conference, ControlTrends caught up with Honeywell’s Larry Weber, General Manager Building Control Systems (BCS) Honeywell Environmental Control and Combustion. It is quite apparent that Larry and Honeywell have their hands directly on the pulse of the Smart Buildings controls renaissance. Hear how Honeywell has redoubled its efforts in the “race to the small space,” and learn about the new Light Commercial Smart Controls that Honeywell will be introducing later this year — that will reinvent how people will use data and provide service and maintain small to medium size buildings.