Ken’s TOP 5 Information Pivot Points of Week 36

OX 5 automatedbuildings 1. automatedbuildings.com is possibly the most comprehensive and consolidated source of HVAC Industry information in the world with a global network of over 5,200 members and over 2,100 LinkedIn members. September 2013’s issue features the following articles: The Global Market for Smart Building by Allan McHale, Memoori; Defining a Smart Building: Part Two by Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC; BBMD, Multistate Objects, & Smart Data Points by Steve Jones, S4 Group; Your Building Might Be Smarter Than You Think by Jason Reasor, CommScope; Top 10 Smart Building Myths—Busted by Leo O’Loughlin, Jones Lang LaSalle; and Temperature Measurement with Smart Controllers by Al Walker, Walker Technologies.

OpenADR2 2. Is your company ready to support the California automated demand response market in January 2014? California Title 24 energy code changes taking effect in January will require all new buildings and those undergoing retrofits over 10,000 square feet to have equipment capable of accepting automatic demand response signals. All three California investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E) are encouraging vendors to build OpenADR 2.0b certified products to support Title 24 and their commercial and industrial automated demand response programs (ADR) in 2014. Attend the OpenADR Member Meeting & Open House on Sept. 17th to learn more about Title 24 requirements and California utility OpenADR programs.

cyber-pro-200 3. CyberPro was designed with building operations in mind, LYNX CyberPro creates “shields of security” and pre-emptive threat protection for the devices and systems across a building network by securing, managing, controlling, tracking and monitoring all account access and activities. The solution supports leading building automation protocols with TCP/IP networks and can be accessed from anywhere without exposing building system devices to the public internet.

LYNX CyberPro is s simple and cost-effective way to create zones of security − tailored protection for groups of devices and systems minimizing cyber-threats internally and externally.

realcomm1 4. Read this advisory from 2003! Realcomm 2003 Trends – “Intelligent Buildings” Ten (10) years ago Jim Young and Howard Berger were way ahead of the integration curve leading the charge for intelligent buildings, and they still are. Realcomm is the intersection of technology, innovation, and real estate operations!

SGIP_PANEL 5. Register for the upcoming SGIP Webinar, Thursday, September 26, 2013, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT SGIP Stakeholder Focus: R&D Labs and Academia. Review the 22 Stakeholders Categories to see which category represents your business interests and use this link to apply for membership.

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