ControlTalk Now: The Smart Building Podcast October 12, 2014

Contemporary ControlsControlTalk Now: The Smart Building Podcast October 12, 2014 is sponsored by Contemporary Controls, nominated for 6 ControlTrends Awards. Contemporary Controls is your ideal automation partner for applying ARCNET®, BACnet®, Controller Area Network, Ethernet, Modbus®, Niagara Framework®, and Sedona Framework™ technologies to your automation project.

PatFarewell and Happy Retirement to Pat Marley: Pat Marley recently ended his 24 year career with Stromquist Company and started on a new journey called retirement. Pat worked in our Orlando branch and was indeed a tremendous asset to our team. We will greatly miss having him as part of our Stromquist family, and we wish him much happiness and fulfillment in the future years. Cheers Pat! Enjoy the next phase!

GoogleWhere is Google Nest Going? Google Invests $145 Million in 82-MW SunEdison Project! Funds Over $1.5 Billion in Renewable Energy in Three Continents! SunEdison and TerraForm Power announced that Google will provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus photovoltaic (PV) power plant located in Kern County, California.

Mike WelchMike Welch and The Niagara Dali Lighting Solution: Mike Welch of Control Network Solutions is excited about DALI’s future, literally, and not just about DALI’s integration of low-hanging light-fruit, but the future-proof solutions DALI offers building owners. Mike’s article “How to Avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings” explains in great detail, that DALI is a converged solution and as changes are made within the building space, control over the DALI lighting remains absolute.

BelimoUpdateBELIMO Americas — Communication Update! BELIMO Americas’ headquarters has moved to its new facility located at 33 Turner Road, Danbury, Connecticut. The move has gone as planned and we are fully operational again. Contact Marialisa Aversano, Customer Service Manager, to expedite your orders and shipment(s). Belimo truly appreciates your continued business and support!

cybersecurity_imageOctober is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Excerpt from Automated Buildings, October, 2014 Edition. Article written by Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy. Go to LynxSpring CyberPro Newsroom for the latest cyber security information.

Dan FControlTrends People: Dan Flaherty from Johnson Controls, stopped by last week. Hear what Dan has to say about recent Johnson Controls acquisitions, the 2014 ControlTrends Awards, and the 2015 Johnson Controls ABCS Conference, to be held in Orlando, FL, where the country’s top JCI distributors and contractors will attend. Stay tuned for more information!

AlpertAlpert Üzmezler: What is New at BASSG Graphics? ControlTrends had a chance to catch up with Alpert Üzmezler, the Managing Partner at BAS Services and Graphics. The very talented Alpert gave us a demo of his new look and feel visualization software and showed us some very cool looking thermostats. Founded in 2004, BASSG has been an innovator in Building Automation Technology and BAS Analytics delivery that reduce implementation and facility management energy costs.

building_americaOffice of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: Building America Program. Dear Building America colleague: The October 2014 issue of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Update newsletter is now available! Read the full October issue for the latest news and information from Building America. Learn more about the Building America program and receive measure guidelines, case studies for new and existing homes and technologies, and more!. Please forward this notice to interested colleagues.

CiscoRealcomm’s Jim Young asks Cisco’s Rick Huijbregts, “Are You Back?” Cisco’s venture into the building space with the Mediator came and went — leaving a lot of unanswered questions behind. In response to Jim Young’s first question, “Is Cisco Back?” Rick Huijbregts, VP, Industry Transformation and General Manager, IoE Smart + Connected Communities at Cisco Canada, answers, “Yes,” and that “Cisco is here to stay,” as he reviewed Cisco’s past, present, and future positions — and reminded everybody that Cisco enters billion dollar opportunities quickly, as they did in the telephony, video, and data center markets.

Live Event: Johnson Controls VFD Training at Stromquist & Company

The Stromquist & Company christened their Atlanta facility’s state-of-the-art training center with a live training event streamed to internet viewers, who were able to participate directly in the training session and address their questions to the instructor, Johnson Controls’ Wayne Christy, a bona fide VFD expert. Wayne reviewed the Johnson Controls VSD product platform, many of the standard VFD applications, and highlighted the tremendous energy savings opportunities — available using Johnson Controls VFDs. Look for many more live training events from the Stromquist & Company in the near future.

Smart Building Story: Bank of America Plaza Atlanta — Atlanta’s Architectural Masterpiece

This ControlTrends’ Smart Building Story takes an in-depth look at the Bank of America Plaza Atlanta — Atlanta’s Architectural Masterpiece and the remarkable open systems success delivered by the Stromquist Company and John Smith, Honeywell WEBs-AX Systems Integrator with Mallory & Evans Service. Parkway Realty’s Alan Winfrey explains the course of action taken and the reason why they chose Honeywell when their existing controls system reached its end-of-life and needed the best open-systems upgrade available — one that offered the owners and tenants the greatest value and most flexible solution. The massive first phase, which integrated the base building functions: chiller plant, cooling towers, and occupied floor space with 400 VAV boxes, is complete, and now Alan’s department monitors and optimizes the building system performance — and anticipate problems using data-rich dashboards. Parkway Realty, who has recently won Atlanta’s E3 Award for water-saving initiatives, actively shares building energy and water consumption information with their tenants to modify behavior and help tenants understand how important they are in energy and water conservation.

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Some entrepreneurs gave no sign that one day they would be their own boss so how can you tell if you have picked the next BIG extension of yourself and business?  Based on Margaret Heffman a serial CEO out of Texas with businesses like InfoMation Corporation, Zinezone Corporation and iCAST Corporation.  The conditions she uses are easy, only four major core conditions she instills in her company culture that keep her cranking out some of the most productive talent.

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You Can’t Predict Talent; Foster It

Some entrepreneurs gave no sign that one day they would be their own boss so how can you tell if you have picked the next BIG extension of yourself and business?  Based on Margaret Heffman a serial CEO out of Texas with businesses like InfoMation Corporation, Zinezone Corporation and iCAST Corporation.  The conditions she uses are easy, only four major core conditions she instills in her company culture that keep her cranking out some of the most productive talent.

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Honeywell Pneumatic and Electronic Globe Style Control Valves

Read any Honeywell catalog on control valves and most likely you will end up with red eyes and possibly a bald spot on top of your head from scratching it in frustration.

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Happy Thanksgiving

One, if not the favorite of our Holidays, is Thanksgiving Day. This day more than any of the 365 days of the year allows us to think about how grateful and thankful we are. This Holiday asks no more from us than just to be Thankful.

We at Stromquist and Company are thankful in so many ways to YOU our clients, vendors, and viewers of this web site and our business.

 A moment in time is all we need to be thankful for the moments in time we spend together.

Stromquist and Company will be closed at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 24th and will reopen Friday November 26th until noon.

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Stromquist & Company launched its online ordering website over five years ago. Many of our customers have enjoyed the convenience of being able to order parts 24/7 and do confidential direct shipments to their customers.

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