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January 5, 2012

Management Metrics Get ‘Speedier’ With Dashboards
Future Smart Grid Requires Education, Collaboration Between Manufacturers and Utilities
Carrier Named Best in Show by BACnet
HPAC Engineering Named Media Co-Sponsor of Global Engineering Conference
Join HPAC Engineering at Mechanical Systems Week in September
Building-Systems Integration
Remote Controller for Commercial Systems
Integrated Heat-Pump Controller

Control Freaks

Management Metrics Get ‘Speedier’ With Dashboards

By Richard A. "Dick" Starr, LEED AP

Dashboards aren’t just in your car anymore. Graphic displays gleaned from building automation and monitoring systems provide an intuitive tool that allows engineers, facility managers, and building owners to easily assess their building’s performance, and compare multiple buildings. Whether it’s a college campus, Fortune 500 facility being measured in a “shared portfolio,” or a third-party measuring energy performance dashboards provide critical metrics to manage a facility. And as more information is accessed, savvy managers are requesting more dynamically configurable ways to view facility information within their enterprise.

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Control Points

Future Smart Grid Requires Education, Collaboration Between Manufacturers and Utilities

Senior executives from HVAC, government, and industry associations explored the broad potential of the smart grid and the smart grid’s impact on U.S. buildings and building systems during the 16th Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium, held Nov. 11 in Bonita Springs, Fla. Titled “The Grid, Systems & Buildings: A Glimpse Over the Horizon,” the roundtable discussion examined standards, smart buildings, existing and emerging technologies, energy storage, and policy.

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Carrier Named Best in Show by BACnet

Carrier has been honored by BACnet International with a “Best in Show” award at the 2011 Facilities Decisions Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Carrier received the award as part of BACnet International’s “Leaders of the Pack” program, which recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies who successfully utilize the BACnet protocol in building automation through interoperability testing, educational programs, and promotional activities.

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HPAC Engineering Named Media Co-Sponsor of Global Engineering Conference

HPAC Engineering will serve as media co-sponsor of Carrier’s 2012 Global Engineering Conference, to be held March 18-20 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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Join HPAC Engineering at Mechanical Systems Week in September

Mechanical Systems Week 2012—the national HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing seminar and product showcase—will provide the knowledge and information owners and managers of contracting firms, as well as building owners/operators, need to run their businesses more efficiently, effectively, and economically.

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Control Specs

Building-Systems Integration

Tracer ES, a Web-based systems-integration solution that provides an online enterprisewide view of buildings and systems from any personal computer, can now be easily and quickly integrated with Tracer SC to manage individual HVAC solutions.

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Remote Controller for Commercial Systems

The PAR-30 remote controller can control up to 16 indoor units in commercial applications.

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Integrated Heat-Pump Controller

The ORB heat-pump controller is a fully integrated equipment-intelligence system offering complete operating, monitoring, control, and diagnostic capabilities.

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