Johnson Controls announces Platinum Sponsorship for the 2013 ControlTrends Awards: The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee extends it sincere thanks to Johnson Controls and Chris Eichmann for being Platinum Sponsors for the second year. The 2013 ControlTrends Awards will be held at the BB King Blues [Read more…]
The ControlTrends Awards Steering Committee thanks Pete Horton, Pete Baseleci, and WattStopper for their generous Sponsorship support for the 2013 CTA Awards in NY Times Square at the BB King Blues Club & Grille. Visit WattStopper’s Resource Center for the most efficient lighting solutions available for every market.
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The sponsor for this week’s ControlTalk NOW is Realcomm 2013. Be part of the REvolution — Redefining Real Estate Operations Through Technology, Automation, & Innovation, June 12-13, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Co-Locating with IBCON 2013. See RealcommEDGE here.
See The Power Of Haystack Connect Video and Haystack Connect 2013 Brings Together Companies, Technology and People who are Re-defining Smart Devices and Connected Systems: Press Release Summary: [Read more…]
The sponsors for this week’s ControlTalk NOW are Easy IO, featuring the FG-32 “Beast from the East Controller”, and DG Logik’s DG BOX,Visualizing the Internet of Things. The CTA Awards Committee thanks these two Platinum Sponsors for their continued support.
Are You Playing Russian Roulette in Your Boiler Room? FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards.FACT: Rebuilt controls rarely meet industry safety standards. “The use of rebuilt or remanufactured flame safeguard equipment shall not be allowed. All boiler controls [Read more…]
Dear OpenADR Stakeholder,
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., a member of the OpenADR Alliance, is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit product information from manufactures and technology providers for equipment and services. Hawaiian Electric is pursuing a Demand Response operational strategy that will expand the company’s existing Residential Direct Load Control (RDLC) and Small Business Direct Load Control (SBDLC) Programs. Hawaiian Electric is exploring two-way communicating technologies (Virtual End Node (VEN) and Virtual Top Node (VTN))1 for residential and small business sector end-uses such as; air conditioners, electric resistance water heaters, lighting and other plug loads.
If your company is interested in obtaining a copy of the RFI, [Read more…]
Haystack Connect 2013 is once again this week’s ControlTalk NOW sponsor. Congratulations to Haystack Connect for an outstanding networking extravaganza and industry first. Industry Evolution and the impact of nHaystack, Big Data, Network Security, Lighting Solutions, ADR, Powerful Controllers, and much more to follow.
Lighting your household represents about 10% of your monthly energy bill. Using energy saving incandescent bulbs, or light emitting diodes (LED), or compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) not only provide you the same level of light that you’re used to, but they will use 75% less energy. If you change 15 old-style bulbs in your house to these energy saving bulbs, you would save around $50.00 a year.
On the other hand, we are losing ground to LightLitter, the term used to cite the wanton waste of energy caused by lights left on when there is no need for them to be on, especially outside building lights, parking lot lights, and street and highway lights. [Read more…]
The Haystack Connect 2013 Day One’s General Session opened with two dynamic Keynote Speakers: DOE’s George Hernandez’s: Sensors and Controls — How Smart is Smart Enough, followed by eRupublic’s Marina Leight, GOVERNING’S Associate Publisher for Infrastructure’s presentation: There’s Something Happening Here: Creating Great Places to Live for the People Who Live There.
Hosted by the top experts and solution providers in their respective fields, the First Day Sessions focused on: Data Modeling, Light Control Technologies, Data Visualization, [Read more…]
We are really getting excited about the thermostat story again, but it’s not only about the thermostat. The goal is to get smart thermostats on the wall as fast as possible and save energy-grief and money. The utilities need the information from as many residential thermostats as possible, as quickly as possible, and the incentives being offered are real motivation. Both Honeywell and Nest, as well as a few others, are doing a great job enabling the process — and making some smart money while they’re at it. Now that the Department of Energy is ready to go door-to-door and give free energy audits, which will (or should) undoubtedly recommend a smart grid-talking thermostat (with rebate coupon), this thermostat race is just heating up!
But who will connect all the smarts dots the soonest? [Read more…]
As ControlTrends continues to track and connect the dots — of the hottest topics shaping the HVAC Industry: Big Data, Data Visualization, Demand Response, Automated Demand Response, and of course, one of the greatest linking pieces — the thermostat, it is important to get in synch with the other forces and programs of greatest impact, one of which, is certainly the Department of Energy.
The Home Energy Score Program will be available to household in the USA. To put it in perspective, most of you know what the mileage your car gets – or should get. And that the higher the MPG rating, the less you’re going to spend on gasoline. Watch a video about the Home Energy Score, which helps homeowners understand how home energy systems perform on a simple 10-point scale, handing the HVAC players implicit and significant market opportunities.