June 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.
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 David Nardone.

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Save the Date - PlugFest 2017

The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL WG) invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 18th annual PlugFest, an interoperability workshop at The University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products with BACnet devices from other vendors in a neutral and friendly environment. 2016 saw 80 BACnet engineers representing 37 teams in attendance, working together to improve their BACnet implementation and testing methods.
The 2017 event will run from Tuesday, September 26 through Thursday, September 28. 
The BACnet Working Group will be meeting on Monday, September 25 prior to the start of PlugFest.

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BACnet Community News
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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Member Company Automated Logic Participating in Daylight Hour 2017
Daylight Hour is an annual social media campaign organized by the Building Energy Exchange to raise awareness about using natural daylight in lieu of electric lighting in offices. Launched in 2014, this simple and engaging campaign asks participating offices to turn off their lights in day-lit spaces for one hour on the Friday before the summer solstice (June 16th, 2017, from 12-1pm, EDT).
Leading up to and during this hour, offices around the world share their involvement on social media, engaging their communities and showcasing their environmental commitment.

Automated Logic has chosen to participate in Daylight Hour 2017 to reinforce their commitment to the environment, energy savings, and sustainable building operations.  

To join them on Friday, June 16th from 12 - 1pm (EDT), register as an individual or an office here.
BACnet Product News
Reliable Controls MACH-ProView LCD is BTL Listed
Reliable Controls announced the MACH-ProViewLCD (MPV-L) controll
er i s officially listed with the BACnet® Testing Laboratorie s.

The MPV-L is the first dual-listed BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) and BACnet Operator Display (B-OD) listed product, following in the steps of the MACH-ProWebCom/Sys, which was the first dual-listed B-BC and BACnet Operator Workstation (B-OWS) product.

The MPV-L is also the first product to receive a BACnet Conformance Certificate for a B-OD device tested to revision 14.

The MPV-L fully integrates with all BACnet products, allowing an elegant interface to your controlled environment. With a selection of configurable views and multiple color themes, the MPV-L fits virtually any décor.
Metasys 8.1 BAS Delivers New Graphics and Enhanced Security

The new Metasys 8.1 building automation system from Johnson Controls delivers new graphics, enhanced security and other features to mitigate risk, reduce cost and maximize investments.

Optimized for mobility, the system's interface employs new photo-realistic graphics for better visualization and faster troubleshooting from customers' mobile devices. These new graphics are easily created within Metasys without requiring any additional software or tools, significantly reducing time on task.

This latest release also prevents unauthorized access with HTTPS. Metasys 8.1 uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol, the current standard for communications privacy on the Internet, to ensure secure, encrypted communications between two communicating applications or between client and server.
Automated Logic Honors Radius Systems and Sunbelt Controls as Top Performing Field Offices
Automated Logic recognized Radius Systems LLC as Field Office of the Year and Sunbelt Controls for Project of the Year at its annual distribution meeting.

Over 300 dealers from across the globe were represented at the 29th annual meeting, held this year in San Diego. Events included educational sessions, networking opportunities and an awards banquet to recognize field offices for outstanding achievement. More than 70 awards were given to dealers for milestones including service, sales growth and Quota Busters.

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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