ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for Week Ending November 1, 2015

ControlTalk NOW — Smart Buildings VideoCast and Podcast for week ending November 1, 2015 thanks Scott Cross from Temperature Controls Systems, Dallas, TX, for that amazing jet pack introduction! This week features highlights from the Lynxspring Exchange 2015 event; DOE Funding Opportunities; a great introductory video from Contemporary Controls — Understanding BACnet Part I; and an in-depth interview and discussion with Ken Sinclair, owner and editor of Don’t miss the November edition of Automated Buildings!

LYNX_2015Lynxspring Exchange 2015: How Lynxspring is Making a Difference and Building for Tomorrow — Today! The Lynxspring Exchange and Partner Conference being held October 26th-28th at the Argosy Hotel and Casino, Riverside, Missouri, began with a quaint evening reception and hosted exhibit networking, really kicks into high gear today. Lynxspring Exchange 2015 brings together Lynxspring’s ecosystem and community of business partners, integrators, contractors, OEMs, technology partners, industry professionals and practitioners.

Bacnet1What is BACnet and Why is it Important to Smart Buildings? What is BACnet? Why is it important to controlling Smart Buildings? To get a simple to understand answer we turned to George Thomas and his team at Contemporary Controls. Contemporary Controls designs and manufactures the system building blocks for networking, integrating and controlling automation processes.

BetterBuildings1$9.5 Million Small and Medium Commercial Buildings Funding Opportunity. The Building Technologies Office (BTO) Commercial Buildings Integration Program has announced the availability of up to $9.5 million for Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001385, “Solutions to Improve the Energy Efficiency of U.S. Small and Medium Commercial Buildings.”

breaking-news-2-300x171ControlTrends introduces a new Q&A format: Ask a Controls Expert. In response to a question emailed to ControlTrends from Bill from Montana, we were able to contact Rick Jones, a well known HVAC industry expert from Relevant Solutions, to answer Bill’s question with an in-depth explanation of why the Belimo Energy Valve is such a smart specification for engineers. We invite you to record your HVAC question as an attachment and email it to, where we’ll get an industry expert to answer your question on ControlTalk NOW.


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