Articles & News on Building Automation

BuildingIQ goes to Vegas, baby!

  • October 30, 2013
  • Case Study

BuildingIQ’s cloud-based energy efficiency and automated demand response software has been installed in casinos, government and commercial buildings in Las Vegas. One casino gambled and saved 12% on HVAC costs.

Thomas & Betts publishes brochure on Electrical Systems

  • October 17, 2013
  • News

“Electrical Solutions for Commercial and Institutional Facilities” provides product solutions for challenges typically encountered in commercial and institutional buildings.

Wireless Pneumatic Thermostats help UCSD reach sustainability goals

  • October 16, 2013
  • Case Study

UCSD installed wireless pneumatic thermostats in McGill-Mandler Hall to allow for centralized control of temperature set points through the existing building automation system. This project will reduce electricity use in the building by an estimated 27% annually and reduce natural gas use by approximately 51% annually.

Paradox Engineering signs NEC Europe as reseller

  • October 15, 2013
  • News

NEC Europe will resell Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI Smart City solution. The two Companies will work together on joint promotion activities, trade shows, end user and customers’ seminars.

QA Graphics Hires Ben Hansen as graphics specialist

  • October 4, 2013
  • News

Prior to joining QA Graphics, Ben worked as a test and balance engineer for Precision Test and Balance for over two years, responsible for ensuring new HVAC systems were working as designed.

E-Mon to resell Echelon metering devices

  • September 30, 2013
  • News

Devices include the Class 3200, 3400, 5000, Green Class Net Meter, Din-Mon and Interval Data Recorders.

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.