ControlTalk Now For Week Ending July 14, 2013

Johnson-ControlsControlTalk NOW thanks Johnson Controls — this week’s Platinum sponsor!

Johnson Controls delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers.

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ControlTrends Hangout: Episode Two – Using Social Media in The HVAC Industry: Ken Smyers and I continued our “hangout” discussion on how to use social media to grow and maintain your HVAC business. Anthony Bronzo from and Seãn Johnson from Stromquist & Company joined us on the Hangout. Do you want to know how to optimize your Google SEO ranking?

Eric’s Favorite Video of The Week: When was the last time you updated your learning strategy? If you are like me, you probably don’t think about how you learn.One of the key skills everyone needs to have to be successful in today’s world of constant change is the ability to learn and master new skills quickly.

Ken’s TOP 5 Information Pivot Points of the Week: 1. Intelligent Buildings and the Cloud by Casey Talon, IDC Energy Insights. As cloud computing becomes integrated into every area of business, new and better ways to utilize this technology abound. There are estimates that cloud computing reduces IT labor costs by as much as 50%, and reduces small business energy costs by as much as 90%.

Honeywell is pleased to announce that several advanced energy meter products were certified by BACnet Testing Laboratory and LonWorks. These meters meet or exceed equipment interoperability guidelines for integration with popular Certificat​ion.

Learn About Learn About OpenADR Alliance Releases 2.0b Profile Specification for Full Featured Demand Response ProgramsReleases 2.0b Profile Specification for Full Featured Demand Response Programs. Opening Government Data to Fuel Innovation and Problem-solving. President Obama highlights innovations taking place in our government that are already making a difference: Digitizing disaster recovery: FEMA use of data analytics and internet/mobile apps to deliver better results: In response to Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnered with the U.S.Geological Survey, Civil Air Patrol, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to utilize imagery and data that identified inaccessible and destroyed homes, which enabled

Great Interview with McKenney’s Inc.’s Leroy Walden at IBcon 2013: ControlTrend’s Eric Stromquist caught up with old friend Leroy Walden, vice president of McKenney’s, Inc. Automation & Control Solutions at IBcon 2013 to discuss trends in building management systems (BMS), big data, and cybersecurity.

See Activelogix’s Periscope at IBCON 2013: Activelogix, LLC is a leading provider of Internet-based enterprise automation solutions, including design services, consulting, custom applications and technologies to enable management and optimization of sustainable, energy-efficient, and secure facilities in a multi-vendor, cross platform environment.

Honeywell SmartLine Pressure Transmitters Take Communication to a New Level: Our industrial viewers know that an industrial transmitter is a whole different animal. Honeywell is changing the game with

Who Makes The Most Tasteful Thermostat For Your Home? According to Evelyn Grace Stromquist, my eight month old daughter, the New Honeywell Prestige Thermostat is not only colorful, it is also very tasty

Honeywell and Roger Rebennack Deliver Incredible Pocono Indy Car Race Customer Event: This one-of-a-kind, can’t miss, business networking opportunity brought Honeywell, WEBS-AX distributors, and WEBS-AX integration contractors all together in one amazing, unforgettable Indy 500 experience

DOE Challenge Home Program Webinar: Better Business for Builders. The DOE Challenge Home— an ambitious successor to the Builders Challenge program — represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability

The Easy Way To Calibrate Any Pneumatic Thermostat:

Ken’s TOP 5 Information Pivot Points of the Week: July is Big Data Month

American Boiler Manufacturers Association Celebrates 125 Year Anniversary! At the first convention of the American Boiler Manufacturers Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 16, 1889 American Boiler Manufacturers Association Celebrates 125th Year Anniversary!

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BAS Services and Graphics at IBCON 2013: Thanks to Alper Uzmezler for showing us his cool graphics and analytics software packages at IBCON 2013. Alper’s company, BASSG,is at the intersection of Building Automation Controls and Big Data.

Schneider Electric’s During the June 2013 Xperience Efficiency in Washington DC, Schneider Electric demonstrated delivering the future of energy management: This two-minute video provides an overview of the 2013 Xperience Efficiency event held June 4-6, 2013, in Washington DC, showcasing an extensive marketplace and Schneider Electric’s energy.

ControlTalk NOW will continue to provide a weekly episode featuring the people, products, and the News of the Week shaping our world of controls, building automation, and the HVAC industry.

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Some of the cool people mentioned on this weeks episode: Chris Eichmann, Chris Lane, CGNA, Rick Jones, Alpert Uzmezler , Anthony Bronzo, Sean Johnson, Terry Turner, Brian Turner, Mike Schwan, Nino DiCosmo, Roger Rebennack, Mike Keller, Tony Fadell, Stuart Lombard, Greg Fasaullo, EnTouch, Leroy Walden, John McKenny, David McKenny, Matt Rogers, Nest, Dave Smyers, Tom Smyers, Frank Wittmer, and Vince Kelly.

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