Automated Buildings Ken Sinclair, SES Consulting’s Brad White, and Navigant Research’s Casey Talon bring us up to speed on what is really happening with the Global Climate Change. They also discuss the business case for solving these problems. A must watch for the HVAC and Smart Building Controls pro.
Why Scott Cochrane and Brad White might be finding better people than you....
Every industry is feeling the pinch of not being able to find, attract, and keep young talent. So in today’s competitive market how can you make your company stand out and be a place young people want to work? We found some profound answers at this 2020 AHR Breakout session! Moderated by automatedbuildings Ken Sinclair, two of the most successful business owners in HVAC and Smart Building Controls share their secrets.
Contemporary Controls has you covered with a two day hands on class April 7 & 8!
"It’s an understanding that’s completely changed my life, about how our thinking is separate from who we truly are. We are not our thoughts. Nope, quite the opposite. We have a constant stream of thoughts meandering through our minds. That’s part of being human. However, we get to choose which of those to engage with." Ken Sinclair
The 8th Annual Connection Community Collaboratory offers useful insights into the future of HVAC and Smart Building Controls.
Hosted and moderated by automatedbuildings.com Ken Sinclair, this panel of Industry Experts including Lynxspring’s Marc Petock, Sky Foundry’s John Petze, Contemporary Control’s George Thomas, Distech’s Martin Villeneuve, and EnOcean’s Troy Davis offer invaluable insights into the future of HVAC IOT and Smart Building Controls.
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In this episode of ControlTalk NOW, we review the winners of the 2019 ControlTrends Awards, and recognize the people that make our HVAC and Building Automation industry so great. Thanks again to all of our sponsors and the special people that helped to make the 8th annual ControlTrends Awards such an amazing success:
Opening Welcome Entertainment provided by Roger Rebennack
Marc Petock and Kim Brown, Co-Commissioners
Aaron Gorka and Brent Burrows, Officials
Stacie McCammon and Rita Smyers, Scorekeepers and Grounds Keepers
Vlad Chaloupka, Videographer
Keith Schoenfeld, Photographer
"Open" Your Mind, Get Out of Your Head
In his February edition of Automated Buildings, Ken Aristotle Sinclair introduces (possibly, for the first time) metaphysics into the world of Building Automation: “I struggle daily with how old would I be if I did not know the day I was born? Perception of our reality is everything we need, a method to disconnect from all that we perceive and imagine ourselves “Born Again Connected.” Great stuff! Read all of it!
We all are struggling with what the word “Open” truly means. We keep approaching the problem with a history of biases of what it has not been in the past. Step away from your hectic life. Strive to diversify, step out of your comfort zone. open your mind, unhinge your biases, get out of your head.
What is the future of HVAC and Smart Building Controls?
We don’t have a crystal ball, but we have the next best thing. Thanks to Ken Sinclair, automatedbuilings.com, for putting together a group of innovative HVAC and smart building controls experts to discuss the next gereration of HVAC and smart building controls.
ControlTrends was fortunate to film this discussion at the 2020 AHR education sessions.
Our panelist include:
Nicholes Waern, CEO and digital Transformation Expert.
Zach Netson, product specialist, Contemporary Controls,
Brad White, President, SES Consulting
Calvin Slater, engineer, Climatic.
Special insights from Alper Uzmezler, the managing partner at BASSG
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Petock Award Recipient: Chris Lane, Johnson Controls, Hall of Fame Inductees: Marc Petock, Mike Marston, Lim Hoon Chat, and Mike Schwann in Memoriam
2019 Young Gun Award Recipients
* Brooke Penny, Nitro Construction
* Riley Norman, Honeywell
* Riley Casteel, Jackson Control
* Seth Wald, Siemens
* Travis Criner, Casto Technical Service
* James Dice, Engineer and Entrepreneur
The 2019 ControlTrends Award Winners
Building Automation VAV Controller
Co-Winners: Honeywell Stryker and KMC SimplyVAV
Building Automation Plant/Equipment Controller of the Year: Honeywell CIPer 50
HVAC Control Valve Solution of the Year: Belimo Energy Valve
Peripheral Vendor of the Year Co-Winners: Contemporary Controls and ACI
Innovative Wireless Product or Solution of the Year: Distech Controls
Impact Solution of the Year: Distech Controls
Race to the Small Space Solution of the Year
Co-Winners: Johnson Controls Verasys and KMC Commander
IoT Product or Solution of the Year Co-Winners: Niagara Edge 10 and Global Control 5 – Hybrid IoT Controller, iSMA-B-MAC36NL
Smart Building Automation Control System of the Year: Tridium Niagara 4
Smart Thermostat or Smart Room Controller of the Year Co-Winners: LOYTEC L-STAT Room Control Unit and KMC FlexStat
ControlTrends Distributor of the Year: Kele
ControlTrends Impact Person of the Year: Therese Sullivan, Tridium
Best Technical Support Person — Large Manufacturer Co-Winners: Paula Fales, Honeywell and Mike Eddinger, Siemens
Best Technical Support Person — Small Manufacturer: Brian Cline, EasyIO
Best Technical Support Company — Large Manufacturer: Belimo
Best Technical Support Company — Small Manufacturer: Lynxspring
The PID Award Co-Winners: Martin Villeneuve, Distech Controls and Johan Schakenraad, EasyIO
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Small Manufacturer: Gina Elliott, EasyIO
ControlTrends Executive of the Year — Large Manufacturer Co-Winners: Scott Hamilton, Distech Controls and Chris Eichmann, Johnson Controls
Master Systems Integrator or Distributor Executive of the Year: Scott Cochrane, Cochrane Supply & Engineering
ControlTrends Vendor of the Year — Large Manufacturer Co-Winners: Johnson Controls and Siemens
ControlTrends Vendor of Year — Small Manufacturer Co-Winners: Functional Devices and Contemporary Controls
ControlTrends Systems Integrator of the Year Co-Winners: Albireo Energy, NJ and Chesapeake Controls, VA
ControlTrends Woman of the Year Winners: Lisa Hickey, Belimo, Donna Hamilton, Siemens. and Nicole Conklin, Cochrane Supply
Progressive Consulting Engineer of the Year (Demonstrated Industry Leadership in Advancing the Smart Building) Co-Winners: Craig Payne, Intelligent Buildings and Arkadiusz Jez, J.Control Poland