July 2017
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.
Opportunity
Opportunities
PlugFest 2017 Registration NOW OPEN! 

REGISTER TODAY! Join approximately 90 of your peers at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab for PlugFest 2017. You don't want to miss the opportunity to attend the workshops and improve your BACnet implementation and testing methods in a neutral, friendly environment. Plus the networking rocks!  

PlugFest 2017 will begin on Tuesday, September 26 and conclude on Thursday, September 28. Testing starts at 10:15 a.m. on the 26th to allow for arrival on Monday and setup on Tuesday morning. For the full agenda, click here

The BACnet Working Group will be meeting on Monday, September 25 prior to the start of PlugFest.

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR PLUGFEST 2017 IS SEPTEMBER 15so   
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, Association Assistant, at kelsey@bacnetinternational.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to PlugFest in September!
BACnet International Exhibiting at WEEC 2017

BACnet International is exhibiting at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users .

The WEEC is being held in Atlanta, GA, September 27 - 29, 2017, and BACnet International will be in Booth 224. Please come by and say hello!
 
For free expo passes, visit the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) website.

For BACnet International members: if you are exhibiting at WEEC, and would like us to display some of your literature in our booth, please contact Kelsey Battle.

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Community
BACnet Community News
Call for Innovation Awards Entries  
Exhibitors Encouraged to Submit New or Upgraded Products
 
The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) announced its Call for Entries for the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The 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 23, at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, the winner of the Product of the Year Award will be announced at that time. The Show will begin the preceding day, Monday, January 22 and run through Wednesday, January 24.

All 2018 AHR Expo exhibitors are eligible to submit a product for the Innovation Awards. Exhibitors may submit one product in each category, as long as that product has not previously won an award. To be considered, products must be exhibited at the show and available for sale by the end of January 2018. Completed entry forms and a $100 entry fee must be submitted online at  ahrexpo.com  by Wednesday, August 16, 2017. 

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Johnson Controls Teams with Clemson University to Adopt Technology for a New Building
Building will run smartly and efficiently while saving on energy costs      
   
 
Johnson Controls' Distributed Energy Storage System is mak ing it easy for Clemson University to operate its world class graduate engineering building more efficiently by integrating next-generation energy storage with the building management systems and at the same time providing students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate on measuring
the energy savings.


The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center can draw power as needed from Johnson Controls  L2000 Distributed Energy Storage System  to reduce expense during times of peak cost. The system includes batteries and inverter in a single, compact package able to deliver 160kWh capacity and 50 kW power. Combining the storage and inverter into a turnkey energy storage system provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install package.
 
The BACnet Institute - A Central Location for BACnet-Focused Learning and Knowledge Sharing 

Have you visited The BACnet Institute yet? If not, you  should!
 
The BACnet Institute (TBI) is an e-learning environment developed to serve as a central resource for BACnet-related education as well as deeper collaboration and knowledge exchange, and to assert BACnet's essential role in building automation as well as ensure its successful integration. The BACnet community, spanning development, integration, engineering and facility management professionals, can now conveniently share innovative strategies, research, and best practices from anywhere around the world, at any time of the day.
   
TBI includes on-demand, self-paced courses, community forums and a resource library As a first-time user, you will need to create an account. Visit The BACnet Institute and click on the "Sign up now" link. Once logged in, select "Resources" from the top navigation to view the library. 
  
We encourage your input to ensure The BACnet Institute e-learning platform continues to provide current and beneficial learning opportunities. Please email your ideas and comments to education@bacnetinternational.org.
 
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Products
BACnet Product News
Carrier® Releases ChillerVu™ Chilled Water System Optimizer
 

Carrier has released the new ChillerVu™ chilled water system optimizer,
a sophisticated, scalable, native BACnet optimization solution for chilled water plants.

This new product functions as an overlay to Carrier's existing ChillerV u plant control system, and can also be applied to other BACnet based plant control sy s tems. It works to minimize the energy use of the entire chilled water system, including air handling units and other water side chilled water consumers.

 
Reliable Controls Releases RC-Reporter 3.4

 
Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of RC-Reporter 3.4. Extract intelligence from your archived building data and make informed operational decisions with RC-Reporter® from Reliable Controls.

This fully customizable, server-based application allows you to analyze the trend and runtime data from any BACnet
® Internet-connected building, and generate professional performance reports, quickly and accurately.
 

New features include:
  • Custom Gridline Increments
  • Test Email Server Connection
  • New TIME Function in RC-Reporter Queries
  • External Link to Integrate Components in RC-Studio®
  • Zoom and Pin Functionality in Line Chart Components
Danfoss Introduces Two New Products

The Danfoss digital actuator NovoCon S is a true revolutionin hydronic balancingand control. The actuator is tailor made to fit the AB-QM valves
 
creating a perfectconnection between superior hydronic performance and building automation. The smart, digitally connected actuator uses a BACnet or Modbus,creating a perfect connection between superior hydronic performance  

Also released was the new VLT BACnet/IP MCA 125 option which enhances the VLT HVAC drive FC 102. The option allows quick and easy integration of the VLT HVAC drive into building management systems using the BACnet/IP protocol or by running BACnet on Ethernet. It can read and share data points and transfer actual and requested values to and from the systems.
 
 
Success
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!
 
Submit Your Company's Success Story
Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.
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Corporate Members: 
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Introduction to BACnet for Building Owners and Engineers
 
The purpose of this document--click on document for access--is to provide an overview of BACnet history, terminology and philosophy for building owners, managers and others involved with BACnet projects. The document provides an introduction to the topic of BACnet but it is not a comprehensive description of BACnet and it is not a product or system implementation guide.
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