November 2016
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.

Call for Papers - Deadline Monday, November 28, 2016
Do you have a technical topic or application that would be of interest to our membership?

We are looking for quality articles for Foundations, BACnet International's  educational publication. This publication is more technical than the BACnet International Journal and covers more in-depth application and industry developments.
Click here to view the May 2016 issue, as well as other past issues.
Please feel free to pass this information on to any parties who may also be interested in contributing to this publication.

In addition to sending Foundations to all BACnet International members, this issue will be widely distributed at ASHRAE's AHR Expo in Las Vegas in January.   

Completed articles, along with corresponding graphics, must be received by Monday, November 28, 2016 and should be between 1,200 and 2,500 words.
If you are interested in submitting an article, please contact Kathleen Magee at

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

According to the show management, approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicate they will be displaying new or enhanced products, systems and technologies in Las Vegas.  

The AHR Expo will also feature a wide array of educational opportunities. Throughout the week, contractors, engineers and other show attendees will have the chance to participate in numerous free seminars and presentations, paid programming and professional certification exams.

A series of topics will be covered in free seminars and presentations, offered across several umbrella categories, during the first two days of the show. These include:
  • Industry Initiatives & Best Practices - Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about such issues as "Selling Profitable Hydronic Radiant Systems," "Global Trends in the HVAC Market," "Humidity and Occupants: What the Latest in Humidity Means for You," and others.
  • Building Automation - Addressing such topics as "Unifying a Building to Reduce Energy Consumption with BACnet," "The Future of Building Automation- The Self Learning Edge Revolution," and "Intelligent Buildings and Cybersecurity," these sessions will provide the latest information on building automation's evolving relationship to HVACR practices.
In excess of 100 presentations will be held in the Show's New Product & Technology Theaters, featuring the latest innovations being introduced by AHR Expo exhibitors in 2017.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 free seminars on a range of topics presented by endorsing associations and other HVACR industry groups. These industry expert-led one- and two-hour sessions have been designed to allow for easy integration of valuable education time into attendees' overall Show agendas.

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

Discover More About the 2017 AHR Expo
Success Story
Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Drill Hall Gallery
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Originally built in 1940 to train soldiers for World War II, today the Drill Hall Gallery is part of the Australian National University. In 1984, the interior was remodeled to create an art gallery and in 2004, a Heritage order was placed on the building. This heritage-listed building is now an exhibition space for the ANU art collection and temporary exhibitions.

A unique challenge that this project presented was its tight deadline for an upcoming exhibition. The engineering, installation, and commissioning of the project was critical to provide the conditions required for the gallery.

Mechanical equipment controlled includes a fan coil unit for both pre-conditioning and gallery control, a chilled water and heating water plant with variable speed drives, as well as exhaust fans.

Strict air quality, temperature, and humidity control were achieved with the Reliable Controls MACH-System. RC-Archive was installed to allow the gallery to have access to records of condition for ongoing monitoring.

Number of Buildings: 1 

Products / Equipment Installed:
Reliable Controls: 1 MACH-ProWebSys™, 2 MACH-ProSys™,
6 MACH-ProZone™ and RC-Archive®

Systems Integrated: Boiler, Chiller, HVAC

Number of Devices: 9  

BACnet Manufacturer:
Reliable Controls

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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!
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BACnet Community News
BACnet International Hosted Network Party and Educational Track

On November 1 - 2, 2016, BACnet International exhibited in Booth #707 at the Mirage Events Center, Las Vegas, as a Platinum Sponsor and host of the Networking Party at NFMT Vegas, The Premier West Coast Facilities Management Conference and Expo. All Corporate Member logos were proudly displayed, and six Corporate Members exhibited at the show as well.

BACnet International also hosted the Building Automation track of the educational sessions which included several members who presented topics including Internet of Things (IoT), reducing energy consumption with BACnet, BACnet to the cloud, tags as the future of building automation, the life cycle value proposition of building automation, and chiller/VFDs/BACnet. All of these sessions were well received and we thank our members for helping to make BACnet International's portion of the educational conference a success!

BACnet Community Products
Building Automation Network Visualization Tool on Renesas' Synergy platform

Renesas Electronics America, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and CS Lab GmbH, have announced the addition of a BACnet® Verified Software Add-on (VSA) to the Renesas Synergy™ Gallery. Currently available for the Synergy S7G2 Group Microcontrollers (MCUs), the new VSA gives the rapidly increasing Synergy Platform customer base plug-and-play access to the proven BACnet stack from CS-Lab GmbH.

The new BACnet VSA offers easy access to a certified and standards-compliant implementation via IP, Ethernet, and MS/TP data layers. The functional range of the stack is suitable for the development of BACnet servers according to the following profile B-SS, B-SA, B-ASC, and B-AAC.

To download the evaluation version of the BACnet stack Verified Software Add-on (VSA) and demo application, visit the page on Renesas Synergy™ Gallery at:
After successful evaluation of the BACnet VSA in a Renesas Synergy™ Platform project, a commercial license can be purchased directly from CS-Lab GmbH in Krefeld. For more information, email:

Reliable Controls Releases MACH-ProView LCD

Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of the MACH-ProView™ LCD controller, a powerful and elegant BACnet® building controller (B-BC) and BACnet operator display (B-OD), which provides a plenitude of attractive, high-resolution, graphical interfaces for your controlled environment.

Providing an attractive array of interfaces to engage occupants of smart andgreenbuildings, the MACH-ProView LCD features a fully customizable LCD touch screen. This freely programmablecontroller resides on Ethernet, Power Over Ethernet (POE), Wi-Fi, or EIA-485 networks. With the MACH-ProView LCD, users can access, configure, and control the comfort and energy performance of any space.

For More Information

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

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