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September 1, 2011

Be Willing to Control for Comfort
Creating a True Culture of Conservation and Energy Efficiency
Anatomy of a Facility-Management Integration
Siemens Acquires Advanced Telemetry
Tridium and 3eTI Announce Strategic Alliance
Bomard Joins Clean Urban Energy as President
Call for content: HPAC Engineering's Networked Controls Issue
Advanced Controls for Data-Center Cooling
Energy-Management Software Includes Dashboard Options

Control Freaks

Be Willing to Control for Comfort

By TOM HARTMAN, PE

Despite enormous advances in building-control technologies over recent years, the greatest number of complaints from building occupants still relate to poor comfort. The good news is that this is not a difficult problem to solve. It does, however, require a fundamental change in thinking about how building comfort systems are controlled—and it takes some real effort. For those ready for the challenge, huge improvements in comfort and building operating efficiency are waiting.

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Control Points

Creating a True Culture of Conservation and Energy Efficiency

By ALBERTO CAYUELA, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP

In response to the global challenge of creating a more sustainable society and the need to accelerate the adoption of urban sustainability practices, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is opening Sept. 6 the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS). The CIRS will serve as a “living laboratory” for sustainable building systems and technologies.

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Anatomy of a Facility-Management Integration

Edited by RON RAJECKI, Senior Editor, HPAC Engineering, ron.rajecki@penton.com

Thanks to its integrated facility-management system, the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario, Canada, functions much like a healthy human body, with an interoperable network of pieces and parts functioning in sync. The hospital’s facility-management system connects the hospital’s core building functions, including HVAC, security, life safety, and critical-point monitoring to enhance patient care and operational efficiencies across all of its facilities.

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Siemens Acquires Advanced Telemetry

Siemens Industry Inc. recently announced the acquisition of Advanced Telemetry LLC, a San Diego-based company offering end-to-end wireless and cloud-based energy-management solutions for retail and commercial businesses.

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Tridium and 3eTI Announce Strategic Alliance

Tridium and 3e Technologies International (3eTI) have entered into a strategic alliance that includes 3eTI incorporating Tridium’s Niagara framework into its EnergyGuard solution for military, government, industrial, and utility markets.

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Bomard Joins Clean Urban Energy as President

Phil Bomard has joined energy storage and smart-grid technology provider Clean Urban Energy (CUE) as president and chief operating officer. According to CUE, Bomard will focus on building out the sales and marketing organization, expanding the sales channel, and advancing the product roadmap.

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Call for content: HPAC Engineering's Networked Controls Issue

HPAC Engineering is accepting proposals for articles for its Networked Controls special section in its upcoming November issue. Please contact Executive Editor Scott Arnold (216/931-9980 or scott.arnold@penton.com) or Senior Editor Ron Rajecki (216/931-9752 or ron.rajecki@penton.com) by Sept. 12 with your article ideas or submissions.

Control Specs

Advanced Controls for Data-Center Cooling

XDC refrigerant chillers are now available with iCOM controls to improve monitoring and allow better management of cooling in data centers. The advanced controls are designed to allow data-center managers to optimize cooling capacity at the rack level and make informed choices concerning the data-center operating environment.

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Energy-Management Software Includes Dashboard Options

Building Suite 3 is designed to provide building owners with a solution that creates energy awareness of their green initiatives. This front-end software for building automation systems and energy management combines Envision for BACtalk and WEBtalk software, as well as the engineering tools VisualLogic and BACtalk Builder.

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