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February 2, 2012

A Call for Truly Creative Building-Automation Systems
LonMark International Expands Interoperability Model Across Building Industry
Honeywell Teams With Merced College for Energy-Efficiency Upgrade, Sustainability Curriculum
Advanced Metering System
Long-Life Wireless Sensors
Building-Automation Submeters
Gen Y Guy to Kick Off Mechanical Systems Week 2012

Control Freaks

A Call for Truly Creative Building-Automation Systems

By J. Christopher Larry, PE, CEM, CEP, CIPE, LEED AP

When our industry discusses building-control systems, building-control devices, and building-control interfaces, we all imagine what those things should be. But those preconceptions limit our imagination, limit our creativity, and limit our industry. We also keep saying certain things cannot be done. We are creating systems and solutions that are expected, and we’re not being truly creative.

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Control Points

LonMark International Expands Interoperability Model Across Building Industry

LonMark International has announced its support of an expanded interoperability model to deliver increased value, improved energy efficiency, and advanced capabilities to building owners and operators. Under this model, LonMark International embraces the implementation of heterogeneous systems consisting of different industry protocols or standards linked together in a single, interoperable system.

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Honeywell Teams With Merced College for Energy-Efficiency Upgrade, Sustainability Curriculum

Honeywell and Merced College, Merced, Calif., have kicked off an energy-conservation initiative that aims to reduce the school’s annual operating costs by $180,000 through energy-efficient building upgrades. The program also includes the launch of an enhanced college curriculum focused on teaching conservation strategies that use the energy-efficient building upgrades as a real-world case study for classroom learning.

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Control Specs

Advanced Metering System

The Venergy Advanced Metering System is designed to provide net-zero-energy building developers a complete energy-monitoring solution for all electrical and non-electrical load types, including lighting, HVAC, plug loads, photovoltaic, and water and gas.

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Long-Life Wireless Sensors

The WSN-1101 Lifetime Power wirelesss sensor features a pre-installed, long-life, non-replaceable battery that allows the unit to transmit data once per minute for more than 25 years without maintenance.

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Building-Automation Submeters

A new series of high-density building-automation submeters is designed to provide comprehensive building-energy benchmarking.

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Gen Y Guy to Kick Off Mechanical Systems Week 2012

Sponsored by Trane, the opening keynote event for Mechanical Systems Week 2012 will feature “Crossing the Generational Divide: Leveraging the Power of Generations for Your Strategic Advantage,” presented by Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy.

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