Articles & News on Building Automation

BACnet Testing Laboratories approves products

  • September 26, 2013
  • News

Products that completed testing and became BTL Listed products in the first and second quarter of 2013 can be found on the website.

Paradox Engineering and P3GM partnering for smart cities

  • September 18, 2013
  • News

Through their partnership, Paradox Engineering and P3GM will seek to design, implement and finance specific smart city solutions cities desire.

IEC 61131-3-based Building Automation System

  • September 6, 2013
  • Case Study

By Bill Lydon, Editor The BAS system was implemented using Beckhoff’s programmable controllers and software based on IEC 61131-3 and a standard library of building automation functions including lighting control, window shade control, climate control, and energy consumption monitoring.

Advanced DR: A Golden Opportunity Enabled by Advanced Automation

  • September 5, 2013
  • Feature

By Patty Solberg, Powerit Solutions Utilities are increasingly adopting advanced demand response (DR) programs—and that represents a growing opportunity for energy-intensive businesses to reduce their overall electricity costs while contributing to corporate sustainability efforts. To participate successfully in these programs, energy-intensive businesses must have DR-ready automation.

Yokogawa to supply WT310 Power Meter to University of Illinois

  • September 5, 2013
  • News

The Power Meter will be a key test tool for Undergraduate and Graduate testing laboratories in the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building under development.

QA Graphics helps college validate building data

  • September 5, 2013
  • Case Study

Bridge Data Manger is being used by the campus to verify that the utility meter data reporting, including the electrical, gas, steam, and chilled water use is performing as the building design intended.

Moxa Camera Receives UL Certification for Hazardous Locations

  • August 29, 2013
  • News

Moxa received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification of its VPort 36-1MP-IVA-T surveillance camera for Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous locations.

Investing in a mobile app? Some things to consider.

  • August 14, 2013
  • News

By QA Graphics If you’re considering developing an app for your organization, be clear on the difference between native mobile apps and a mobile website, and then identify which will best suit your needs.

Rockwell Automation Headquarters Earns LEED Certification

  • August 12, 2013
  • News

The 2.1 million square-foot building is the second-largest structure in Wisconsin to receive this certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Elutions obtains BACnet Certification for SCADA system

  • July 30, 2013
  • News

ControlMaestro has been recognized as BACnet Advanced operator WorkStation (B-AWS) according to the BACnet 09 version test procedure of the BTL/WSPCert accredited laboratory.