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.
Trane Air-Fi wireless technology is available with carbon dioxide and occupancy sensing options. Customers can use one device to measure temperature, relative humidity, CO2, and occupancy status without the use of wires, resulting in lower installation costs, streamlined processes, and ease of operation. With Air-Fi wireless technology, installations can be
By Lyn Corum
Technology is creating a slow revolution in the utility industry. Demand management and demand response tools are at the forefront of these changes, allowing utility customers to take charge of their electricity usage. And data analytics is at the heart of these tools.
DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, announced the introduction of two all-new multi-circuit power submeters: PowerScout 12 HD & PowerScout 48 HD. These two new models, which replace all models of the PowerScout 24, monitor voltage, current, power, energy, and
By Lori Lovely
Buildings are getting smarter every day, says Don Kasper, vice president of operations at Ecorithm. With more connected devices and better building management system data, facility managers can analyze and diagnose building systems to optimize comfort, energy efficiency, and maintenance.
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
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
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
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