April 2018
Welcome to the newest edition of the Cornerstones enewsletter. The BACnet International community benefits from information and education shared through Cornerstones, the organization's monthly electronic publication. This publication is disseminated to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end users.

Cornerstones is a unique publication because it speaks not only to the engineer and contractor communities, but also to facility professionals, building managers and owners, and other personnel.
This is where you come in. We need you to connect! If there is a best practice, company news, product news or BACnet Success Story you want to share, please send them to us. And don't leave out the photos!

All submissions should be sent to Kathleen Magee , BACnet International's Marketing Manager.
Opportunities
BTL Working Group Member Nominations
The BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL-WG) provides oversight and guidance to the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL). The BTL is responsible for the technical aspects of BACnet International's testing and listing activities, the central goal of which is to improve BACnet interoperability between building automation products. 
  
BACnet International is looking for one member of the association to serve a five-year term as a voting member on the BTL-WG

Qualification Requirements are as follows:
  • BACnet International Member
  • Substantial experience in the BTL-WG or substantial experience in BACnet product testing
  • Commitment to active participation in BTL-WG teleconferences and in-person meetings
  • Only one voting member per company allowed

All nominations received by Friday, May 4, 2018 will be considered.

The nominee will be announced by June 29, 2018.

Send nominations, including a brief biography on nominee, to Natalie Nardone at natalie@bacnetinternational.org.
International BACnet Testing Symposium:
Save the Date & Call for Speakers
BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) are hosting an International BACnet Testing Symposium, October 6 - 7, 2018 , at the UNH-IOL facility in Durham, NH.

The symposium will bring together thought leaders from around the world to discuss first hand experiences and best practices for BACnet testing and test tool development .

It will be a perfect opportunity to discuss, network and dig deeper into BACnet testing solutions and how they align with the growth of the industry. The symposium will include 1 1/2 days of presentations along with networking events.

We are currently conducting a Call for Speakers to enhance the presentation schedule at the symposium. Possible topics include:

  • Current BACnet test tools and methods
  • BACnet/WS testing requirements and tools
  • BACnet - IoT readiness testing
  • Future BACnet test system requirements and architectures
  • Test definitions and representations
  • BACnet system testing opportunities and challenges

The deadline for submissions, which can be up to 250 words and should include a short bio, is May 25th .
Registration and other details on the Testing Symposium will be announced shortly. We will send out notification once registration is live.

If you have any questions about the International BACnet Testing Symposium, p lease contact natalie@bacnetinternational.org.
Topics Needed for The BACnet Institute
As part of The BACnet Institute's role in providing educational resources and learning experiences for everyone involved with BACnet systems, we will be creating several white papers in the coming months to be housed on the site as well as used as the basis for presentations.
 
In order to provide the greatest value to our audience we are gathering input on topics from various stakeholders.
 
If you have an idea for a white paper that would provide education on some facet of BACnet or building automation, please contact Michelle Eriquez at education@thebacnetinstitute.org.
Call for Volunteers for Marketing & Education Committees
How would you like to gain more industry expertise? Get additional exposure for your company? Network with industry leaders? And help others and have fun while doing it?

The BACnet International Community is expanding again! We are looking for volunteers to join our marketing and education committees, contribute articles/white papers/resources and conduct presentations.
 
Being a part of BACnet International provides opportunities to guide and grow the association, as well as improve your skills and build your network.
If you have questions about becoming a volunteer in any of these areas, please send an email to natalie@bacnetinternational.org .  
Complimentary Access to LIGHTFAIR
On behalf of BACnet International, you are invited to LIGHTFAIR® International 2018 with complimentary trade show access May 8 – 10 in Chicago.

Light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at LIGHTFAIR, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

Your exclusive Exhibit Hall Pass code is:
V25796
Please type or paste this code in the "Promo Code" field when you register for LIGHTFAIR.

BACnet International will be exhibiting in Booth #116 in the IoT Pavilion so stop by and say hello. You should also check in with us to make sure you are taking advantage of all of the membership benefits available to you!
BACnet Community News
Research Study Indicates BACnet Global Market Share
over 60%
A new market research study indicates BACnet’s global market share has continued to rise over the last five years and now exceeds 60%. The study, titled “ Market Penetration of Communications Protocols ” was conducted by BSRIA , a well-known provider of market intelligence in HVAC and Building Automation and Control (BACS). The five-year outlook projects continued growth in BACnet adoption with continual improvements to the standard and its integration with IT technologies, such as IPv6 and web services. The BSRIA study draws on data from annual BACS market studies conducted by BSRIA since 2012 coupled with additional primary research.
BACnet Standard News
Three Addenda to the BACnet Standard Now Open for Public Review
Three addenda to the BACnet standard are now open for public review and commenting until Monday May 7, midnight EDT:
 
4th ISC Public Review of Independent Substantive Changes (ISC) to BSR/ASHRAE Addendum be to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016  
The changes fix and clarify some of the new Lighting BIBBS and Device Profiles introduced with this addendum.
 
2nd Public Review of Independent Substantive Changes (ISC) to BSR/ASHRAE Addendum bq to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016 
The changes remove the section for a new lockout authentication status from the addendum, and remove the section of the new requirement for setting the Authorization_Mode property of the Access Point object. The remaining two sections of the addendum, for fixing the Absentee_Limit property of the Access Credential object type, and the new mandate that when multiple events are generated within a single access transaction then the denied or granted event shall be generated last, remain both unchanged.
 
1st Public Review of new BSR/ASHRAE Addendum bs to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016 
This new addendum adds Elevator BIBBs and Device Profiles.
 
Please submit comments on these documents through ASHRAE's Online Comments Database  https://osr.ashrae.org/default.aspx  
Standards Actions - Interim Meeting
The SSPC 135 BACnet Committee will hold an in-person interim meeting April 16-19, 2018 at the Lutron Experience Center in Fort Lauder- dale, FL. For additional information contact Bernhard Isler, Chair of SSPC 135 at bernhard.isler@siemens.com .
Light + Building 2018 Recap
At the March Light + Building show in Frankfurt Germany, BACnet was at the center of a large building automation pavilion designed to show off the value of digital buildings .

The booth was organized by the BACnet Interest Group - Europe (BIG-EU) and was used to showcase products from a variety of BACnet suppliers as well as provide a meeting area and discussion forum for open automation. It also served as a focal point for celebrating the 20 th  anniversary of the founding of the BIG-EU.
 
A large presentation area was included in the BIG-EU floorplan where nearly
60 presentations relating to open automation and the digital buildings were offered. The presentations covered a wide range of topics including The BACnet Institute, BTL Certification, IoT, Security and interoperability beyond the scope of current standards. Traffic at the show was high and the presentations were well-attended.  
Success Story
Want to Share Your Success?
BACnet International Success Stories further knowledge and understanding of the implementation of the standard by highlighting successful BACnet installations. Success Stories are subject to an application and approval process prior to public posting.

Once a Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project. Further, Success Stories:

  • Are automatically eligible for additional public recognition via BACnet International's Success Story of the Year Award;
  • Are featured in Cornerstones, which is seen by thousands of individuals via email, and on the BACnet International website; and
  • Are candidates for articles in the BACnet International Journal, BACnet International's official magazine.

Consider pulling together a Success Story for your company, and take advantage of the power of free and meaningful press!

Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.
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Introduction to BACnet for Building Owners and Engineers
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