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  • 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' ...

  • Integrating boiler/burner controls into building management systems

    Bryan steam llc introduces its new universal communication gateway, an external, high performance, low cost building automation multi-protocol gateway for integrating boiler/burner controls into building management systems.  this gateway is preprogrammed to support bacnet®, metasys®, lonworks® and modbus protocols.  no additional software, downloads or programming required ...

  • Building for the future

    The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should generate energy in the future. However, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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 ...

  • Johnson controls issues statement on President Obama`s better buildings initiative

    Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, issued the following statement today from C. David Myers, vice president and president, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls, on President Obama's proposed Better Buildings Initiative: "We are very encouraged to see that the White House is focused on ...

  • 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 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

  • New opportunity for electrical contractors to enter building energy controls market

    Electrical contractors who have previously been excluded from the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) market – leaving it to more specialised contractors - have a new opportunity to break into this fast growing sector.  International energy controls business ENER-G Solutions is recruiting contractors who might have no previous experience of building energy controls as ...


    By ENER-G

  • Johnson Controls Announces Panoptix™ — A New Approach to Building Efficiency

    Johnson Controls, the global leader in building efficiency, announces the Panoptix solution, a new approach to building efficiency that makes it easier and more affordable for owners and operators of any size facility to achieve better building ...


    By Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • ‘Quietest’ building in the world opened

    The University of Bristol has opened its Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information. This highly distinctive, £11 million building provides state-of-the-art specialised laboratories where vibration and acoustic noise levels are among the lowest ever achieved, despite being located in the centre of Bristol. High-quality materials have been used throughout this unique structure, which also ...


  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • New building for Endress+Hauser Italy

    To offer even better customer service, Endress+Hauser Italy has invested 14 million euros in a trend-setting office building. The move underscores the significance of the Italian market for the global measurement and automation engineering specialist. “The modern architecture reflects our quest for transparency, quality, sustainability and customer proximity,” explained Ivano ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

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