Articles & News on Building Automation

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures

  • September 18, 2014
  • Case Study

When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. Datapaq measured how long it takes.

ASHRAE softens rules for Existing Buildings in IAQ Standard

  • September 5, 2014
  • News

Recognizing that the ventilation rate procedure in its indoor air quality standard may be difficult to apply in existing buildings, ASHRAE is proposing an alternate compliance path.

NexRev delivers 25,000th DrivePak VFD retrofit

  • August 22, 2014
  • News

The 25,000th DrivePak installation took place at Toys“R”Us/Babies“R”Us in Iselin, NJ.

Continued Growth in Asia for Electronic Control Relays

  • August 6, 2014
  • News

More than 53.8 million electronic control relays were sold in 2013, with 13.1 million classified as measuring & monitoring relays. Most were for building automation applications.

NTU and Paradox Engineering Researching Building Efficiency

  • August 6, 2014
  • News

By Marcus Koh Leong Hai, Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Technological University is developing an intelligent eco-building management system at Clean Tech One at Clean Tech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park. Paradox Engineering’s technology will be used to research energy efficiency verification and intelligent control for buildings

Au2mation installs RTUs in Panama City

  • July 21, 2014
  • Case Study

The MMIM RTU has been deployed to control lighting on Line 1 of the metro system which currently links Los Andes County to the city centre.

Yaskawa Acquires Solectria Renewables

  • July 17, 2014
  • News

Solectria manufactures high performance photovoltaic (PV) inverters for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power systems.

ASHRAE and IAQA merge

  • July 15, 2014
  • News

ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) will merge and IAQA headquarters will relocate from Rockville, MD, to Atlanta.

Town in Austria installing smart metering

  • July 7, 2014
  • News

In the small town of Ybbs an der Donau, Kamstrup is installing the first complete smart metering project for the regional supplier of electric energy - E-Werk Wüster in Austria.

EnOcean Alliance defines commissioning of smart buildings

  • July 2, 2014
  • News

The EnOcean Alliance defined a unified specification for remote commissioning of energy harvesting wireless devices in building automation systems.