July 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.
Registration NOW OPEN for Both BACnet Testing Symposium & PlugFest Interoperability Workshop
The BACnet Testing Symposium & PlugFest are both being held in October at The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory. You will need to register separately for each event.

Registered attendees of both PlugFest Interoperability Event and the BACnet Testing Symposium are eligible to receive a $100.00 discount off of their Symposium fee. The discount code to use when registering for the Symposium will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering for PlugFest. 

More details can be found below.
BACnet Testing Symposium

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 is a unique opportunity to  learn about tools and technologies  for BACnet testing while networking with experts from around the world. Thought leaders, technical experts, quality assurance engineers and highly experienced BACnet testing organizations will come together to review the state of the art and explore the future of BACnet testing. 

The symposium will include a day and half of educational sessions, discussions and networking opportunities.

It will be a perfect opportunity to  enhance  your knowledge, further  develop  your skills,  discover  the latest methodologies and methods, and bring back to your team information to  improve  your testing processes and garner greater results.

Don't delay!  Register by August 15th  to take advantage of the  early bird discount  rate for BACnet Testing Symposium. After this date the registration fee will go up by $300.00 (USD), so register TODAY!

If you have any questions about the International BACnet Testing Symposium, please contact Natalie Nardone at  natalie@bacnetinternational.org .
PlugFest Interoperability Event

Join approximately 90 of your peers at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab for PlugFest 2018. You don't want to miss the opportunity to improve your BACnet implementation and testing methods by connecting with other vendors' BACnet products in a neutral, friendly environment. 

PlugFest 2018 will be held  October 9 - 11, 2018.  Testing starts at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9 to allow for arrival on Monday and setup Tuesday morning. For the full agenda, click  here .  

The  BACnet Working Group  will be meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 prior to the start of PlugFest.
Don't delay! Register by September 14th  to take advantage of the early bird discount rate for PlugFest. After this date the registration fee will go up by $50.00 (USD), so register TODAY!
If you need your member login, have any questions, or need help with registration for you or your team, please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Battle, Event Coordinator, at  kelsey@bacnetinternational.org.

Third Party Manufacturer BTL Opportunity
As a Manufacturer of a BTL Listed or Certificated Product, you understand the importance of the BTL Mark in providing assurance to customers and end-users. Did you know that customers who brand your product/s as their own  can also use the BTL Mark?  

BACnet International Membership is not required for them, although it does offer substantial discounts and more informative Product Listings (ability to post a Product Image and Product Description). All they have to do to use the Mark is  apply for BTL Certification .

For more information and details on what is needed, please email info@bacnetinternational.org Please use ‘Third Party Manufacturer’ in the subject line.
Get your BACnet Success Story Created for FREE
Have a great BACnet Success Story but don't have the time to pull it all together?
BACnet International announces a new Success Story Creation Program in which we help our members generate content showcasing the successful use of the BACnet protocol.

This service is part of your BACnet International member benefits so is offered FREE for our members.

More details on the program, including the process, criteria, and application form, can be found here .

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Nardone, BACnet International Regional Operations, at david@bacnetinternational.org. When sending the email, please include " Success Story" and the name of your project in the subject line.

We look forward to showcasing your company and your clients, and showing the world the power of BACnet!

1st European BACnet Airport Conference
On September 27 & 28, 2018, the facility managers and operators of the European airport operators will meet at Frankfurt Airport in Germany for the First European BACnet Airport Conference.

The conference is focused on reliable building operation for airport buildings, and will include an exhibition showing new solutions for technical building equipment and new services as well as educational sessions.

BACnet Community News
Nine New Addenda Added to the BACnet Standard
Nine new addenda to the BACnet Standard 135-2016 have been published. All addenda together makeup BACnet protocol revision 20. 

The published addenda are:
135-2016 bd Staging Object Type
135-2016 be Lighting BIBBs and Device Profiles
135-2016 bi Audit Reporting
135-2016 b Property Identifier Reserved Range Expansion
135-2016 bl Miscellaneous Clarifications
135-2016 bm MS/TP Enhancements
135-2016 bn Various BIBB Clarifications
135-2016 bp Tweaks to BACnet/WS
135-2016 bq Access control amendments
At ASHRAE, the addendum documents are available in PDF here.
AHR Expo 2019 Innovation Awards Call for Entries
AHR Expo announced it's now inviting entries for the 2019 Innovation Awards Competition.
The awards call attention to the products, systems and technologies that have set elevated standards for the industry’s responsible and effective use of its resources.
  • Submissions are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Entries should demonstrate innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact

  • Categories include: building automation; cooling; green building; heating;
indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments;
and ventilation 

  • Winners in each of the 10 product categories will receive special recognition
prior to the show, and will be given their awards during a ceremony on
Tuesday, January 15th at the Expo venue in Atlanta.
Automated Logic Expands Global WebCTRL® Training Program
New international locations have now been added to the WebCTRL® training program by Automated Logic.

Building Automation Systems University, the training arm for Automated Logic, offers hands-on, task-based learning opportunities for building owners, operators and field office technicians globally. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, Automated Logic is an International Association for Continuing Education and Training-accredited provider. In addition to many U.S.-based training locations like New York, Illinois and California, Automated Logic now offers WebCTRL training classes in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Canada, Latin America, and India.
BACnet Products

Carrier Introduces New Touchscreen Displays for the i-Vu® Building Automation System

To help building operators better manage their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, Carrier has introduced the next generation of touchscreen displays for the i-Vu® building automation system . The new   TruVu™ Equipment Touch (ET) displays   provide facility managers and technicians with an intuitive user interface for managing HVAC equipment in buildings.

The larger, higher-resolution TruVu ET displays are designed for indoor equipment and panel mounting applications. The display enclosures are IP65 rated, making them dust, water and vibration resistant.

Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.
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