Tag: BACnet

BACnet is a communications protocol for building automation and control networks. It is an ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard protocol. BACnet was designed to allow communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control (HVAC), lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment. The BACnet protocol provides mechanisms for computerized building automation devices to exchange information, regardless of the particular building service they perform.

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AKSA POWER GENERATION USA
Aksa Power Generation becomes a new player in the US power generation market. Aksa began introducing its product in the US at the end of 2012. Investments in UL certification, seismic certification, and the expansion of their facility in Louisiana, shows that Aksa is committed to being

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

The common denominator among those employing energy management approaches is rising energy costs, points out Damian Smith, president/chief engineer for Total Energy Concepts. “It’s a hot topic as far as financials go, because it’s a direct expense that affects the bottom line,” he says. “When your costs go up on

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

New Metasys 8.1 Building Automation System From Johnson Controls

New Metasys 8.1 Building Automation System From Johnson Controls

The new Metasys 8.1 building automation system from Johnson Controls delivers new graphics, enhanced security and other features to mitigate risk, reduce cost and maximize investments.

Optimized for mobility, the system’s easy-to-use interface employs new photo-realistic graphics for better visualization and faster troubleshooting from customers’ mobile devices. These new graphics are

Beyond Connectivity

Beyond Connectivity

Connecting building systems and equipment through the Internet is not a new phenomenon. It is a capability that has been around for years. But, to reap the true benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept in commercial buildings, you must go beyond connectivity.

HVAC Innovations

HVAC Innovations

Efficiency is the buzzword for innovations in HVAC technologies. “Government mandates are requiring higher efficiencies overall from the building, which includes everything from the HVAC all the way to the glass in the door,” points out Steve Ulm, spokesperson for SEMCO. “Efficiency is driving the construction industry as a whole.”

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in Philadelphia, PA, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems

There’s a saying in energy efficiency circles: ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.’

“That’s the beginning, and it’s an eye-opener,” points out John Browne, applications engineer for Continental Control Systems. “People have no idea what’s going on. But, looking at the building energy consumption can tell you all sorts of things.

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YASKAWA AMERICA INC.
The HVAC Matrix drive (Z1000U) provides extremely low harmonic distortion in a space-saving design, along with the same HVAC-specific features as the standard Z1000. This single-component solution achieves excellent low distortion levels all by itself, completely without the need for additional countermeasures such as passive filters or multi-pulse

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