Episode 257: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for Week Ending Mar 4, 2018

Episode 257: ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings Videocast and PodCast for week ending Mar 4, 2018, prefaces Ken Sinclair’s March edition of Automated Buildings, and features an Optergy update interview with Steve Guzelimian, President — followed by an informative round table discussion with CABA President & CEO, Ron Zimmer and HGA’s Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS. Much more follows: EasyIO’s February Newsletter; Roger Fradin’s appointed as Honeywell’s new Chairman of the Board for Homes and Global Distribution; and ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack, and Brick Schema announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling.

2018 Nordic Smart Building Convention — HELSINKI, FINLAND, June 6th & 7th, 2018. BE PART OF THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE JUNE 6-7. 2018 HELSINKI, FINLAND. “This is more than an event! It’s an ecosystem that brings leading tech pioneers and industry influencers in Real Estate and Construction together.” Nordic Smart Building Convention is supported by an advisory board of highly regarded industry professionals. Click here for more information.

Ken Sinclair’s Automated Buildings March, 2018 Theme: “Transparency Transformation.” n his March edition of Automated Buildings, owner and editor Ken Sinclair examines the dichotomy of yesteryear’s intentionally proprietary self, contrasted against the open and transparent self, which is becoming the default building mindset. There are still many more minds to go, but the IoT-fueled digitalization of our industry is advancing the transparency transformation at a barely discernible warp speed.

ASHRAE’s BACnet Committee, Project Haystack and Brick Schema Collaborating to Provide Unified Data Semantic Modeling Solution. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack, and Brick Schema announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.

Honeywell To Appoint Roger Fradin As Chairman Of The Board Of Homes Spinoff. Honeywell announced that it will appoint former long-time company executive Roger Fradin as the Chairman of the Board for the Homes and Global Distribution business spinoff announced last year. Fradin will start immediately to help Homes transition into a separate, stand-alone business. “In Roger Fradin, we are appointing a terrific leader to act as Chairman of our Homes and Global Distribution business once it separates from Honeywell,” said Honeywell president and CEO Darius Adamczyk.

EasyIO February Newsletter: Our New European Office, Meet Our Newest Employee — and New Training Opportunities! Highlights and Topics of our February newsletter: A new Europe office and address change; Introducing Brian Cline, U.S. Support Engineer; FW-series is perfect for FCU applications; EasyIO on the road to the UK, Italy, and Sweden; and the New CPT Tools & EasyStack training courses.

Optergy Enterprise + Proton — Tenancy Application Datasheet. Optergy tenancy provides building automation contractors a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves from other contractors by bundling more project scope. Optergy tenancy enables building owners to recover utility costs through billing of tenants for electricity, gas, water, thermal energy (chilled & hot) and after hours air-conditioning override. Optergy produces consumption reports in CSV and PDF or can automatically issue a formal invoice to building tenants.

ControlTalk NOW’s interview with Optergy’s President, Steven Guzelimian, s.guzelimian@optergy.com. Steve tells us about some of the outside the box BMS the Optergy Apps have to offer. Optergy is giving service providers more scope and more service opportunities within the building space. New Application Data Sheets; New Case Studies (2 for now, more coming each week); and Optergy News (Blog).

ControlTalk NOW’s Round Table Discussion with Ron Zimmer, CABA President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), zimmer@caba.org; and Brad Kult, P.E. (MN), CTS, Associate Vice President and Director of Technology Services, HGA Architects and Engineers, bkult@hga.com. Great discussion on several industry initiatives, disruption, collaboration, and the greatest headwind of them all: FEAR.

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