June 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.
Registrations Opening Soon for BACnet Testing Symposium &
PlugFest Interoperability Workshop

Registrations for the BACnet Testing Symposium and PlugFest Interoperability Event will be launching soon! Keep an eye on your in-box for the announcements.

The Testing Symposium will be taking place October 6 - 7, 2018 and PlugFest will be October 9 - 11, 2018. Both events will be held at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory in Durham, NH. The BACnet Working Group will be holding a meeting before PlugFest on October 8, 2018.

For questions about the events, please visit the PlugFest FAQ page or contact info@bacnetinternational.org.
Get your BACnet Success Story Created for FREE
Have a great BACnet Success Story but don't have the time to pull it all together?
BACnet International announces a new Success Story Creation Program in which we help our members generate content showcasing the successful use of the BACnet protocol.

This service is part of your BACnet International member benefits so is offered FREE for our members.

More details on the program, including the process, criteria, and application form, can be found here .

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Nardone, BACnet International Regional Operations, at david@bacnetinternational.org. When sending the email, please include " Success Story" and the name of your project in the subject line.

We look forward to showcasing your company and your clients, and showing the world the power of BACnet!

Call for Speakers
AHR Expo, Atlanta, GA, January 14 - 16, 2019
We invite you to submit a proposal to speak in the BACnet International Education Track at the 2019 AHR Expo. Suggested topics should provide some educational value in regards to the BACnet protocol.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please contact Michelle Eriquez, Education Manager at education@bacnetinternational.org .

Deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, July 5th

About AHR Expo:
  • Over 70,000 registered attendees were at the 2018 conference
  • The majority of the audience are distributors, contractors/dealers, and HVAC equipment manufacturers.
  • Check out the fact sheet https://ahrexpo.com/visitor-demographics/
BSRIA Industry Reports Available

Discount for BACnet International Members on World Report
BSRIA has recently completed a market research study on intelligent building controls in non-residential buildings. The research report, titled " World Market for Building Controls", covers 23–25 countries on a 1–4 year cycle, covering: France, Italy, Germany, UK, Poland, Mexico, USA and UAE with a benchmark view of the sector and the latest technology developments.

BACnet International members have access to a 10% discount. Please contact info@bacnetinternational.org to obtain this code.

Once you have the code you can purchase the report at: https://www.bsria.com/market-reports/category/building-controls/

World Penetration of Communications Protocols 2018

The “World Penetration of Communications Protocols 2018" market research report provides analysis of the key drivers and market trends for each specific product group, including comprehensive analysis of communication protocol market for 10 years. It highlights the growth of the BACnet protocol and acceptance of the standard as the global leader in building communication protocols, with a current global market share of 64% and projected continued growth through 2022.

This study is available from BSRIA, but please contact info@bacnetinternational.org for details on purchasing it.
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 natalie@bacnetinternational.org.
BACnet Community News
BACnet Standard News
2nd 45-Day Public Review of Addendum bj to ANSI/ ASHRAE Standard 135-2016
Constructive comments are invited and can be accessed on ASHRAE’s website at https://osr.ashrae.org/default.aspx

This addendum introduces a BACnet Secure Connect Data-link Layer Option and a BACnet/SC in the Network Layer Specifications, adds new Annex YY for the BACnet Se- cure Connect Datalink Layer Option, extends the Network Port Object Type for BACnet/SC, adds and extends ASN.1 Types for BACnet/SC; introduces new Error Codes for BACnet/SC; and defines Interoperability Specification Ex- tensions for BACnet/SC. 
BACnet Addenda Available for Download
The following addenda may now be downloaded for free on the ASHRAE website at: www.ashrae.org/standards-addenda

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Addendum p to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet
  • ANSI/ASHRAE Addendum r to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013, Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet 
AHR Expo 2019 Innovation Awards Call for Entries
AHR Expo announced they’re inviting entries for its 2019 Innovation Awards Competition.
The awards call attention to the products, systems and technologies that have set elevated standards for the industry’s responsible and effective use of its resources. Here’s some additional info:
  • Submissions are due by Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Entries should demonstrate innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact

  • Categories include: building automation; cooling; green building; heating;
indoor air quality; plumbing; refrigeration; software; tools and instruments;
and ventilation 

  • 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 15th at the Expo venue in Atlanta
Automated Logic Honors Top Performing Field Offices
Awards were presented to Automated Logic dealers that reached various milestones, such as service awards for length of time being a dealer with ALC, top sales and top growth awards, and various other achievements. The most prestigious awards were given for Project of the Year and Dealer of the Year. 

Wisch & Jackson of Jupiter, Florida was recognized for Project of the Year

Control Service Company (CSC) , of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was recognized as Dealer of the Year.
BACnet Products
Sierra Monitor Collaborated With Siemens to Create New FieldServer Software that Supports Life Safety Equipment

Sierra Monitor announced its latest release of FieldServer software which now supports an expanded range of Life Safety objects. The new software is certified by the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and it supports a new edge-compute functionality designed to simplify integration and improve operation of the Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) function. 

The Fire Safety Products group at Siemens Building Technologies is an existing FieldServer customer that worked with Sierra Monitor to create this enhanced functionality. 

Eaton's PowerXL DH1 HVAC/R Variable Frequency Drive

The DH1 HVAC/R drives are part of the Eaton next generation PowerXL series of variable frequency drives specifically engineered to exceed the demands of the HVAC/R market. With an industry-leading energy efficiency algorithm, high short-circuit current rating and robust design, the DH1 offers customers increased efficiency, safety and reliability.

The DH1 HVAC/R drives feature ease of use with a startup wizard, PC Tool software, three built-in applications, diagnostics, auto button, and removable keypad with copy/paste functionality. The product also features a space saving, compact size as well as onboard HVACR communications: BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus/TCP.

Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.
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