January 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 
  Opportunities
 
Join Us for Free Educational Sessions and a Chance to Win a Set of Bose ® Headphones!

BACnet International will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo in January 2018 in Booth 3852 in the South Hall. We welcome all of our corporate members, including the 50 exhibiting member companies, as well as their clients and anyone else interested in learning about BACnet, to stop by our booth and say hello.

We'll also be sponsoring several free educational sessions at the AHR Expo on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Room S103BC of McCormick Place.  
 
Whether you are new to BACnet or a seasoned veteran, there's something you can learn at these sessions.

TIME
PRESENTATION
8:00am - 9:00am 
Top 5 Benefits of Leveraging the Cloud with BACnet 
9:30am - 10:30am 
Addressing IP Security Concerns when Deploying a BACnet System 
11:00am - 12:00pm 
VFD + BACnet = Increased Energy Savings 

1:00pm - 2:00m 

BACnet and Total Environmental Control 

2:30pm - 3:30pm

BACnet - a Deeper Look 
4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Best Practices for Implementing BACnet in your Facility or Construction Project 

Exhibiting Members:
Please bring literature and other promotional materials to our booth so we can help promote your products. 

If you, or your clients, need exhibit hall tickets, please send your names, email and mailing addresses to david@bacnetinternational.org as soon as possible as there are limited tickets left.

CHANCE TO WIN
 
Find the Gold Stars for a Chance to Win a Set of Bose Headphones

We are conducting a contest during the AHR Expo for a chance to win a pair of headphones. The contest includes a scavenger hunt on The BACnet Institute e-learning site.*

Postcards were mailed out to a group of show attendees over the past week with the entry form included. If you did not receive a postcard in the mail, and will be attending the AHR Expo, fear not! We will have blank entry cards at the BACnet International booth for you to complete.

In order to be eligible, you must find the three gold stars hidden on The BACnet Institute website and note the names of each image in the star on the postcard. We will have monitors at the booth for those wanting to enter the drawing but unable to complete this ahead of time.

Contest rules can be found here: bacnetinternational.org/AHR_drawing.

* Although registration is required, it is free.
Community 
  BACnet Community News
New Course - Coming Soon! 
 
Following the positive feedback of its BACnet Basics course, as well as the resounding request for more courses, The BACnet Institute is proud to announce the coming release of its new course: The Facility Manager's Guide to Building Automation Systems (BAS). 
 
This new course provides insight on how Facility Managers can effectively participate in and contribute to a BACnet-based BAS integration. While the course is positioned from a Facility Manager's perspective, it is still a valuable resource for the other key professionals in the BAS integration process, including Building Owners, Contractors, Project Consultants, and even IT professionals. 
 
By taking the course, you will get a stronger understanding of the key principles of BAS design and procurement, ensuring integration achieves required results. In addition, the course discusses the importance of collaboration between Facility Management and IT with a focus on how the relationship can be leveraged effectively in order to maintain long-term success. Lastly, the course explains how a BAS design model enables streamlined facilities, thereby ensuring adaptability to future opportunities. 
 
Like the current BACnet Basics course, this new course will be on-demand and self-paced so you can access it at anytime, anywhere. And it is free! 
 
Keep an eye out for announcements once this course is launched.
 
We invite you to sign up for a free account today to access all of the site's great resources! Simply visit The BACnet Institute, and select the option 'Sign Up'.
 
BACnet Standard News

45-Day Public Review Period of independent substantive changes (ISC) to BSR/ASHRAE Addendum bd to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks , started on January 5, 2018. 
 
This addendum adds a Staging Object Type, which provides a way for BACnet devices to map analog values onto multiple Binary Value, Binary Output, or Binary Lighting Output objects.
 
Constructive comments are invited for this Public Review up to February 19, 2018.
 
The Public Review Draft can be accessed on the ASHRAE website here, while comments can be submitted here
 
 

Products 
  BACnet Products
New Metasys® Enterprise Management platform turns building system data into actionable insights

Johnson Controls recently introduced Metasys® Enterprise Management, a comprehensive, analytical, cloud-based optimization platform that proactively analyzes building energy and equipment data across an enterprise to identify issues, faults and opportunities for improved performance and operational savings.

Metasys Enterprise Management works with the Metasys building automation system, other building automation systems and energy meters that support BACnet IP communications to extract otherwise overwhelming amounts of data and transmit it securely to the cloud where it is turned into actionable information.
 
 
New Carrier High-Speed BACnet Link Offered for i-Vu ® Building Automation System 
 

Carrier announced another new addition to its next-generation BACnet router portfolio, the i-Vu® XT BACnet link. The i-Vu XT BACnet link supports seamless connectivity to other BACnet devices, allowing facilities staff to manage all of the BACnet equipment in their building through a single i-Vu user interface. 

The new i-Vu XT BACnet link follows the recent release of the i-Vu XT BACnet router. Both devices are part of the next generation of i-Vu controls, featuring high-speed communications, increased processing horsepower, integrated diagnostics, flexible mounting options and a reduced footprint.
 
 
DENT Instruments Launches All-New PowerScout HD Series Power Meters 
 
DENT Instruments announced the introduction of two all-new multi-circuit power submeters: PowerScout 12 HD & PowerScout 48 HD. These two new models, which replace all models of the PowerScout 24, monitor voltage, current, power, energy, and many other electrical parameters on multiple single and/or three-phase systems.
 
The PowerScout 12 HD and PowerScout 48 HD are equipped with several key features including a USB port for quick setup, and an optional local display for diagnostics and reading real-time values.
 
 
Success 
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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