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December 2021 Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

December 30, 2021

Cimetrics at AHR 2022 Las Vegas

At the AHR Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, Cimetrics will continue its mission to be the industry’s leading provider of cybersecurity technologies, products, and expertise for building automation systems and BACnet. Cimetrics focuses on being the cybersecurity problem-solvers for system installers, OEM vendors, and IT departments looking to secure BACnet networks.

Since the introduction of the Secured by Cimetrics consensus-building initiative at the last AHR Expo in 2020, Cimetrics has engaged with leading OEM vendors to define the future framework of interoperable and secure BACnet systems. This work coalesced into the Managed BACnet program and was subsequently adopted by BACnet International as a formal initiative to advance the adoption of interoperable cybersecurity in BACnet systems.

Cimetrics will unveil its new line of Secured by Cimetrics products, including the SbC Appliance, an intelligent management hub for Managed BACnet systems, and the SbC Routing Firewall, a secure way to migrate BACnet/IP and MS/TP networks into the secure system abiding by the principles of the Managed BACnet program.

Cimetrics CEO Jim Lee will continue to provide thought leadership at AHR as part of the BACnet International education session on Monday, January 31, where he will introduce the Managed BACnet program. He will also participate in a Monday session introducing the educational initiative for industry stakeholders known as the Coalition for Smarter Buildings.

Join the Cimetrics team at AHR Expo 2022 at Booth C1458

Analytika Users Forum

Registration is now open for the next Forum!
Thursday, January 20th @ 11am-noon ET

Focus Topic: Achieving Your Environmental Goals with ANALYTIKA

Analytika experts will review common GHG reduction goals and how Analytika can be used to meet them. Users will be invited to share experiences, approaches, successes and questions with other users and Analytika experts on hand.
As always, there will be Analytika Portal “Fun with Graphs!” and Q&A segments to answer any questions you have about Cimetrics Analytika.


Learn more, register, check out previous event recaps, and get notified of future events

Watch this recording of our last Analytika Users Forum to hear Cimetrics' James Lee, CEO, and Jim Butler, CTO break down cybersecurity vulnerabilities in building automation systems and explore the efforts underway within ASHRAE and other organizations to manage cybersecurity issues.


Conference & Event News
Utilizing Building Analytics & Monitoring-Based Commissioning for ISO50001 Energy Management

Association of Energy Engineers Member Webinar
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Julianne Rhoads
Senior Analyst, Cimetrics

ISO 50001 is an international energy management standard developed to support organizations across all sectors improve their energy use. Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) is a process that maintains and continuously improves building performance over time through ongoing data surveillance and automatic fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) of building systems and equipment. How are the two related, and how can facility owners and operators leverage MBCx to meet the goals of ISO 50001?

Join Cimetrics Senior Analyst Julianne Rhoads at this AEE webinar as she provide an overview of the ISO 50001 requirements, and then examine the relationship between MBCx and ISO 50001, including the benefits of early MBCx implementation, questions to ask when evaluating MBCx and AFDD options, and best practices to not only meet the goals of ISO 50001 certification, but also minimize commissioning time for contractors and change facility culture to encourage thoughtful prioritization and constant improvement.

Learn More and Register


Monday Live - Uncovering the New Normal in Smart Building
Mondays at 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Check out past shows for a live weekly open conversation with industry leaders to help us get through the pandemic and prepare for a new normal in commercial buildings post-COVID.

The Monday Live! theme for December was Smart Stack. Discussions included:

Converged networks and the future of the BAS industry channel and role of MSIs
How the team sees the world through the lens of the Smarter Stack
Reflections on 2021 and expectations for 2022

Watch all the latest talk, or register here for next Monday Live! #MondayLive

Cybersecurity December News

What To Expect in Cybersecurity in 2022, Cybersecurity spending trends for 2022, White House issues letter on holiday cybersecurity, Cybersecurity solutions roundup 2021 and more


In-office air quality monitors and the future of office work

Harvard professor Joseph Allen says there’s one safety measure offices can’t overlook. Healthy workspaces rely primarily on the air employees breathe, and research going back years before the pandemic shows that improvements in air ventilation and air quality lead to increased cognitive function and work productivity.

One study conducted by Allen’s Healthy Buildings program at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found there is no threshold for how greater air ventilation positively impacts cognitive function for workers. Read more 

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