May 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.
International BACnet Testing Symposium
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
1st European BACnet Airport Conference
On September 27 and 28, 2018, the facility managers and operators of the European airport operators will meet at Frankfurt Airport for the first European BACnet Airport Conference. BACnet is playing an increasingly key role in successful airport management and the participants will exchange strategic and technical experiences for an independent building automation with the protocol.

The BACnet Airport Conference will take place at Frankfurt Airport in Gateway Gardens,
one of the largest expanding airport cities in Europe. The conference will be accompanied
by an exhibition showing new solutions for technical building equipment and new services.

The Airport Conference is hosted by the open and independent BACnet Interest Group
Europe (BIG-EU). The website provides information about
the program and the opportunities for participation and sponsorship.
Save the Date: 19th Annual PlugFest Event
PlugFest is scheduled for October 9 - 11, 2018 at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab.

Attendees will have the opportunity to test their products with other BACnet vendors, and work together to improve their BACnet implementation and testing methods.

Please mark your calendars and assemble your teams to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Registration will be open soon so stay tuned for more announcements!
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 apart 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
BACnet Community News
Latest Issue of BACnet International Journal Released
The  Spring 2018  issue of the BACnet International Journal  is now available and can be viewed here .
The BACnet International Journal is a global magazine for building automation based on BACnet technology. Experts, practitioners and professionals show the way in applying and developing the BACnet standard - from building automation trends to devices and application projects; from qualification and training to testing and certification; from who's who in the BACnet community to useful information on events and publications. 

If you are interested in submitting an article for an upcoming issue of the Journal, please contact Kathleen Magee at .

To view past issues of the BACnet International Journal, visit:
BACnet Standard News
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016, BACnet® - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks
New official interpretations to the standard are now available on the ASHRAE website at:

  • Interpretation 135-2016-10 – April 17, 2018 (Refers to the requirements presented in AN- SI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016, Clause L.7 Mis- cellaneous Profiles, regarding B-BBMD, B-RTR, DS-WP-B, and WriteProperty Execution.)
  • Interpretation 135-2016-11 – April 17, 2018 (Refers to the requirements presented in AN- SI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016 regarding BIBBs and Device Profiles.) 
BACnet Products
Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform
As buildings become increasingly more connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), owners and operators require an intuitive platform for their building intelligence solutions. To meet this need, Cree is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform  to include connected wireless capabilities that enable smart building solutions, such as building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting control, and building analytics.

In addition, Cree is announcing a new collaboration with Synapse Wireless, Inc. to deliver intuitive, intelligent lighting control designed specifically for outdoor area and high-bay applications. Together, these platform enhancements deliver connected solutions to more customers and applications, such as complete campus and industrial settings, while making it easier than ever to upgrade existing buildings to intelligent lighting systems

WebCTRL® 7 Unlocks More Insights with New Features 
Building operators will better visualize the key performance indicators (KPIs) that matter most to them when they upgrade to the latest WebCTRL® building automation system , available this summer. The robust web-based building automation platform has been enhanced with several new features to provide even more insights to help improve comfort, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs.

New features of the WebCTRL 7 system include: Robust Custom Reporting Tools, Color Data Mapping, Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD) Reports and Dashboards, Building Performance Indicator, and Support for high definition (HD), 1080p building graphics.

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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