building control News

  • Setting, controlling and monitoring building functions

    Siemens Building Technologies (BT) is expanding its Gamma instabus range with the following three new devices for setting and controlling electrical installation systems: the Gamma N 305 scenic lighting/event module, the modular N 512/11 switch actuator and the N 151 IP viewer.  With the N 305 module, the user can recall up to eight different scenes or eight event programs such as 'Presentation' ...

  • New publications from ESTA on BEMS, building controls and lighting controls

    Making the right choices on energy efficiency ID06 Understanding the Choices for Building Controls ID07 Operating BEMS: a practical guide to operating building energy management systems ID08 BRE: Selecting Lighting Controls Digest 498 - 2014 edition. While the importance of improved energy efficiency in buildings is widely ...

  • ENER-G building controls innovation shortlisted for industry award

    ENER-G Controls' E-MAGINE Building Energy Management System (BEMS) has been shortlisted for a Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Award. E-MAGINE is a finalist in the Technical Innovation of the Year (product) category, sponsored by Modern Building Services. The award winner will be announced on Thursday 9 May 2013 following assessment by an ...


    By ENER-G

  • Portsmouth to build higher level of treatment and control sewer overflows

    Under a recent settlement, the City of Portsmouth, N.H. will build better wastewater treatment and control sewer overflows. The agreement is filed as a consent decree in federal court because the City does not currently have the treatment facilities necessary to meet stringent limits in its waste water discharge permit. Also, much of the City’s sewer system is made up of a single set of pipes ...

  • ENER-G celebrates success in prestigious building controls awards

    ENER-G Controls is celebrating success in the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards. The company's E-MAGINE Building Energy Management System (BEMS) was a finalist in the Technical Innovation of the Year (product) category, sponsored by Modern Building Services. Steve ...


    By ENER-G

  • Highlighting Building Safety

    This May, ASTM International is among the sponsors of Building Safety Month, as proclaimed by the International Code Council. According to the ICC website, “Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for ...


    By ASTM International

  • GSS and Schneider Electric co-exhibit Building Controls Carbon Dioxide Sensor module

    GSS joined with Schneider Electric at the recent Sensor + Test Fair in Nurnberg and Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL to co-exhibit a unique wireless temperature, humidity and CO2 sensing module implementing their co-developed CO2 sensor and an ultra low power wireless interface board developed by Schneider Electric. The battery operated CO2, temperature and humidity wireless sensor prototype is the ...

  • FLSmidth to hold a quality control seminar for building material producers – from the Mine to the Product

    The seminar provides an opportunity for professionals working in the building materials and minerals industries to discover how to improve the quality of their processes – all the way from the mine to the product. The seminar in Halle, Germany, is organised by the Mineralogical/Geochemical Group at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in cooperation with FLSmidth. It will run ...


    By FLSmidth

  • UTC Climate, Controls & Security President & CEO Recognized for Leadership in Green Building Industry

     Geraud Darnis, president & CEO, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, was honored by Urban Green Council for his leadership in the green building movement and commitment to sustainability. Urban Green, the New York Cityaffiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC), recognized Darnis for his ...

  • Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings are Expected to Reach $434 Million in Annual Revenue by 2023

    A recent report from Navigant Research examines the state of the global wireless building controls industry, including global market forecasts for wireless node unit shipments and revenue through 2023. Wireless controls can be used to link devices found in a variety of building systems, including heating, ...

  • Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings Will Reach 57.4 Million in Annual Node Shipments by 2023

    As building automation and information technology converge, wireless technology is providing a range of potential benefits for commercial building owners and managers. While building automation and controls have been used for decades, wireless communication systems are becoming the catalyst for enabling more granular control over building systems, without many of the design and labor challenges ...

  • India: green building equipment

    India’s construction sector is poised to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent annually for the next two years. There was an estimated investment of USD 100 billion in the sector during 2004-2005 (March-April), with private sector contributing to over 32.7 per cent of this investment. The sector is likely to record higher growth in the coming years, due to the Government of India’s (GOI) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • France green building market

    Over the past few years there has been an increased interest for sustainable development and green building programs. Every year since 2001, a full week has been dedicated to promoting sustainable development and educating the public on environmental issues and solutions. Consensus around a need for change has steadily been growing culminating in a strong public opinion favoring government ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Worldwide Shipments of Wireless Controls for Smart Buildings Will Exceed 36 Million Units by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

    Wireless technology is finally entering the mainstream of the commercial buildings controls market. While building automation and controls have been used for decades, wireless networks are enabling more granular control over building systems without many of the design and labor challenges involved with running traditional cabling to support communications and/or power. According to a new report ...

  • Pest Control & the Law

    Judging by the amount of recent news stories across the country it is evident that people are starting to take the law in to their own hands when dealing with our pesky winged neighbours. Unfortunately these people were not consciously aware of the protective laws encompassing birds and harm caused to them or their territories. It is illegal to cause harm to gulls ...

  • Build Your Plant`s Sustainability

    Reduce Your Plant’s Operating Fuel Costs by watching your P’s & Q’s: A plant tracked the products of combustion and the oxygen quotient (percent oxygen) in those POC’s to determine that lowering the oxygen (excess air rate) would result in reduced operating costs. Nacah Tech LLC completed a project to improve the fuel efficiency of the existing thermal ...


    By Nacah Tech LLC

  • Seagulls - Autumn Property & Building Maintenance

    As autumn begins to draw closer you will have noticed that Seagull Breeding Season is over for this year. Strong anti-gull sentiment intensified over the summer when the gulls were associated with attacks on humans, including pensioners and young children. "Killer gulls" were blamed for the death of a Chihuahua dog in May, and a tortoise in August. All that remains ...

  • Can you be comfortable in a green building?

    Building performance and its evaluation have earned increased attention in recent years, particularly relating to green buildings. Much of the emphasis has been on optimizing energy and resource efficiency. Despite the recent media buzz around the actual performance of LEED-certified buildings, surprisingly little attention is being paid to the human resource within buildings. Green buildings, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • USGBC tackles building performance head on

    The U.S. Green Building Council has stepped up its commitment to improved building performance with the launch of the Building Performance Initiative. The Initiative will put in place a comprehensive data collection effort from all buildings that have achieved LEED certification; implement an appropriate analysis methodology of that data; and provide feedback to building owners so they have ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • As Green Construction Moves to the Mainstream, Automation and Energy Management Systems Also Boosted by Need to Control Building Energy Costs

    Green construction is moving from a niche to the mainstream. Interest in joining the green construction market is growing. Regulatory instruments, governmental initiatives and financial support mechanisms, together with growing consumer awareness and expectations, all put pressure on construction market participants to adopt more ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you