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November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

November 30, 2021


 

Learn about the features of BACnet/SC and the differences between BACnet/SC and BACnet/IP in this article written by Cimetrics CTO Jim Butler, "Introducing BACnet Secure Connect," featured in the November 2021 issue of the ASHRAE Journal. Cybersecurity-conscious building owners should consider using the new BACnet/Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) as an alternative to BACnet/IP to augment cybersecurity measures that protect their building automation systems (BAS). Read the full article here.



Analytika Users Forum
 
Our November event was focused on building network cybersecurity, and more specifically, BACnet security and the new ASHRAE BACnet S/C protocol. Our Cimetrics subject matter experts, James Lee, CEO and Jim Butler, CTO walked us through a breakdown of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in building automation systems and explored the efforts underway within ASHRAE and other organizations to manage cybersecurity issues. Check out some of the great audience questions here, or contact us to learn more about BACnet security.

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.

 

Conference & Event News

Green Building United
Retrocommissioning: The Lever to Building Tune-Up Success

As the City of Philadelphia’s Building Tune-Up requirements are approaching due, building owners will learn from a panel of building science and PECO engineering experts, including Cimetrics' Director of Analytics Hadas Webb, how ongoing and retro commissioning can help to provide both the energy and non-energy benefits they need to achieve these program goals.

Learn more about GBU
View the recording of this webinar
The AEE Regional Award nomination window is now open!

Help the Association of Energy Engineers spotlight success stories in energy efficiency or sustainable development by nominating your colleagues, companies, or projects for the 2022 AEE Awards! Categories include: Energy Engineer of the Year, Energy Manager of the Year, Corporate Energy Management, Institutional Energy Management, and Energy Project of the Year. Nominations are due Feb. 21, 2022.

Regional Award Nomination
International Award Nomination
Product Spotlight BACnet Broadcast Management Device BBMD (B3060)

Manage the flow of BACnet/IP broadcast messages within a BACnet/IP network that spans multiple IP subnets with the new and improved standalone BACnet BBMD on a high-performance platform with low power consumption! New features include:
  • Remote device administration following initial configuration
  • BACnet packet capture
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 November was Smart Stack. Discussions included:

  • Views on the future of smarter buildings. Do we have clarity yet?
  • Progress being made in Washington DC on the Infrastructure and Build Back Better legislation
  • Industry collaboration and Realcomm/IBcon in Scottsdale

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

ASHRAE GUIDE FOR HVAC IN HAZARDOUS SPACES

Ensure safety and health with the new ASHRAE Guide for HVAC in Hazardous Spaces. This guide is the first and only overview of its kind in the United States. It covers the proper design, engineering, installation, operation, and maintenance of safe and effective HVAC systems, pressurization, dilution and filtration for hazardous spaces. Also included are various techniques and methods developed and refined over time by countless experts. Read more.

Occupant health in buildings: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opinions of building professionals and implications on research


A recent paper in the Building and Environment journal investigated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opinions of building professionals and implications on research. The paper, written by by Mohamad Awada, Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Elizabeth White, Simi Hoque, Ph.D., P.E., LEED A.P.Zheng O'NeillGiulia PedrielliJin WenTeresa Wu), can be downloaded free before December 9th, 2021. Read more.


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