January 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.
International Air-Conditioning, Heating,  Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) 2017
AHR Expo 2017

BACnet International will once again be exhibiting at the world's largest HVAC marketplace in Booth C1588 at the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 30 - February 1, 2017

BACnet International Educational Sessions:  We are sponsoring educational sessions as well so please plan on attending to support our member speakers and learn about BACnet!

To view the full schedule please visit the AHR Expo website here, and to find the BACnet sessions look for "Presented by BACnet International."

For more information about BACnet International's participation and how we can help our member exhibitors, contact David Nardone.

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Success Story
Fordham University 
Fordham University
New York, NY

A true urban college, Fordham University consists of multiple buildings in the heart of Lincoln Center. The school is renowned for its law, business, education and social service programs.

There were several unique prolems to solve: historical performance was difficult to track, required maintenance was sporadic, machines operated inefficiently, and the school failed to capture energy savings.

Building control equipment from four different manufacturers needed to be integrated into a single control system without disturbing Fordham's existing computer network.

System solution: A BACnet® solution using Delta Controls merged effortlessly with the school's existing network to seamlessly integrate and monitor control equipment from four different manufacturers. The project incorporates air handlers, VAVs, boilers, fan coil units and more. IBC provided Fordham with a custom-designed Web browser which features animated graphics, including floor plans that change color due to temperature variations.

Results: According to Doug Mitchell, former facilities manager, plant equipment will be easier to maintain regularly due to accurate load monitoring. This will result in longer equipment life. The open system allows Fordham's own IT department to maintain and program it. The Delta System has helped the school realize substantial energy savings. As Doug says, "The entire system has been marvelous."

Products / Equipment Installed: 4 Electrical Chillers, 2 Steam Chillers, 47 Air handling units, Steam converters, miscellaneous pump stations, BACnet/IP over WAN/Internet, VAVs, FCUs

Server 1
Historian Server 1
Command Center 1
iPad Mobile Workstation 2
System Controllers 75
Application Controllers 465

Systems Integrated:  Boiler, Chiller, CO2 Monitoring, HVAC, Lighting, Power Monitoring, Smoke, VAV, VFD, Water Monitoring

Number of Devices: 700  

BACnet Manufacturer: Delta Controls

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Feature Article
The BACnet communications protocol for controls and building-management systems is increasing its dominance in the progress towards open communications protocols, according to BSRIA's Manager for Intelligent Buildings and Homes Zoltan Karpathy, driven by the demand for increased integration. The trend is revealed in the recently published BSRIA market-intelligence study 'World building automation and control systems 2016.'
Zoltan Karpathy, BSRIA
Manager for Intelligent Buildings & Homes

The study shows that the global BACS (building automation and controls) market was worth US$21 billion in 2016, but the value in US has been affected by the effect on the US$-Euro and US$-GBP exchange rates triggered by Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election

The main market drivers continue to be the ongoing implementation of energy-efficiency standard supported by legislation. This is helping suppliers address the enormous latent potential in the retrofit and refurbishment markets.
Demand for measurement and control of air quality in buildings is showing growth.
The lucrative BACS market is continually attracting new entrants. New technologies, innovations and novel business models are threatening to disrupt traditional business.

For More Information on the Report

BACnet Community News

Constructive comments are invited for this Public Review Draft up to  February 7, 2017 .  The Public Review Draft can be accessed on the ASHRAE website  here,  while comments can be submitted  here .
The accompanying white paper can be viewed on the BACnet International website here.

1st Advisory Public Review of BSR/ASHRAE Addendum bj to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2016, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

This addendum extends the BACnet Architecture for Use of Internet Application Protocols; adds BACnet Virtual Router Link Half-Router; adds new Annex YY for the BACnet Virtual Router Link; adds new Annex ZZ, BACnet IT; adds and extends Object Types for BACnet/IT; adds and extends ASN.1 Types for BACnet/IT; introduces new Error Codes for BACnet/IT; and defines PICS, BIBB, and Device Profile modifications for BACnet/IT.

BACnet Community Products
Wattstopper® Architectural Dimming Platform Offers Robust Capabilities for BACnet® Integration

Legrand, North America announced BACnet support for its Wattstopper architectural dimming platform, extending BACnet integration capabilities to its award-winning Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) series. This allows building automation and management systems to control all LCAP dimmer loads, buttons, and occupancy sensors. Now, all projects requiring BACnet/IP can have LCAP panels specified on the job.

For More Information 

Contemporary Controls to Introduce Additional Open Sedona Controllers at AHR Expo 2017

During AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Contemporary Controls will be featuring their expanded BAScontrol Series of BACnet controllers that can be freely programmed using a Sedona Tool like Niagara Workbench or Sedona Applications Editor (SAE).  

The new BAScontrol22S is a BACnet MS/TP Sedona Unitary controller and the new BAScontrolZ is a BACnet client controller used to drive remote I/O systems from third-party vendors such as Metz Connect and Functional Devices.  

For More Information 

Reliable Controls Releases RC-Studio 3

Reliable Controls Corporation is pleased to announce the release of RC-Studio ® 3. Recognized as the ultimate all-in-one advanced workstation, RC-Studio provides building operators with unprecedented BACnet programming functionality and ease of use.

A totally redesigned, modern user interface shows that RC-Studio has at long last joined the growing suite of version 3 products offered by Reliable Controls. The software responds well to the touch and gestures of mobile devices, and finally supports fluid copying and pasting between worksheets and 3rd party applications.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security Announces Agreement to Acquire EcoEnergy

UTC Climate, Controls & Security has announced that its India affiliate has entered into an agreement with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to acquire EcoEnergy, Wipro's energy services business division. EcoEnergy, based in Bengaluru, India, is a leading provider of energy management services for commercial customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

UTC's industry-leading brands, including Carrier, Riello, Chubb, Edwards, Onity, Automated Logic, Lenel, Interlogix, and Kidde, along with their channel businesses, will be able to offer EcoEnergy service options to their customers.
Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.

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