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September 2021 Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

September 30, 2021

Press Release: SbC BACstac 7.5 with BACnet/SC support
September 30, 2021 - Boston, MA
 Cimetrics today announces the release of the first product of the much anticipated Secured by Cimetrics™ line (SbC) to bring holistic cybersecurity to BACnet systems.
BACstac release 7.5 brings critical security features to enable OEM vendors to start implementing secure BACnet products today that adhere to the new BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) data link standard while preparing for Managed BACnet framework in the future. BACstac, the industry-leading BACnet protocol stack, is used by over 60% of OEM vendors globally. Learn more

Analytika Users Forum

We had a great launch to Year 2 of the Analytika Users Forum last week, which featured special guest Randy Haines, Director of Energy Management at Jefferson and former AEE president, discussing Jefferson's approach to engagement, implementation, and financing over the 7-year partnership between Cimetrics and Jefferson. 

Registration is now open for the next Forum!
Tuesday, November 9th @ 10-11am EST

Focus Topic: BACnet Security
Cimetrics' James Lee, CEO, and Jim Butler, CTO will break down cybersecurity vulnerabilities in building automation systems and explore the efforts underway within ASHRAE and other organizations to manage cybersecurity issues.

Upcoming Conferences

We invite you to join us at the events below!

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

November 3

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 Analytika Hadas Webb, how retrocommissioning can help to provide both the energy and non-energy benefits they need to achieve these program goals.

NECEC Green Tie Gala Awards

Nomination Deadline: October 5
Green Tie Gala: November 18
Westin Copley Hotel in Boston

The Green Tie Gala is the region's premier clean energy networking event of the year, featuring more than 400 attendees, an awards ceremony, dinner, drinks, and fun.
Cimetrics was honored to have been selected as a finalist for the NECEC Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Public Health Mitigation Award in 2020.



Enhancing Performance Contracts with Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)
The recent publication from DOE and NREL, “Enhancing Performance Contracts with Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx)”, outlines the benefits and procurement process of incorporating MBCx tools, like Cimetrics ANALYTIKA, into energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts.

Contact us to learn about Cimetrics ANALYTIKA for performance contracts. Learn more

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 August was Smart Stack. Discussions included:

  • Coalition for Smarter Buildings
  • More on a ‘Smarter Stack’ to reduce complexity in Smart Buildings
  • Creating a Div 25 specification for Smarter Buildings
  • Workforce development and the Coalition for Smarter Buildings

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

 Cybersecurity September News

 NIST Starts Consumer Labeling Program for IoT Cybersecurity, OWASP top 10: The most serious web application security risks, Rethink the current cybersecurity landscape, Trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cybersecurity, China is building of a cybersecurity safeguard system and more... and more.

The Plan to Stop Every Respiratory Virus at Once

The benefits of ventilation reach far beyond the coronavirus. What if we stop taking colds and flus for granted, too? What can we do to reduce the adverse effects of future airborne pathogens on our health? Improve ventilation in buildings! There is much work to be done, so let's get going. Read more.

Boston Requiring Zero Emissions for Large Buildings by 2050

The Boston City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance that addresses climate change by requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. Read more.

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