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05/24/2013

Haystack Connect 2013 Brings Together Companies, Technology and People

 
Re-defining Smart Devices and Connected Systems

Close to 200 technology providers, systems integrators and forward looking end users redefining smart and connected systems gathered at Haystack Connect 2013 to exchange knowledge and share experiences about smart building technologies, energy management and operational efficiency solutions.

Technology continues to drive rapid change in smart building and device technologies with significant advances being driven by a community of companies creating open, best of breed solutions that work together through a range of open protocols and software interfaces.

During the four day conference attendees participated in interactive sessions and technical programs with recognized industry authorities leading discussions on a wide range of technology topics that are relevant for operating in today’s smart building and connected system environments including cyber protection and prevention, wireless, analytics, lighting, data modeling, visualization, energy and the Cloud. Keynote addresses were given by Marina Leight, Associate Publisher of GOVERNING Magazine, George Hernandez, Technical Advisor with the Department of Energy and Caesar Ruest of Autodesk.

 In addition Jason Briggs and Scott Muench of J2 Innovation delighted the crowd with an exciting demonstration that brought together a variety of community technologies, applications and connected systems for the first time. This was the inspiration behind Haystack Connect, an open, community-based effort to find the best solutions to advance the state of the art in intelligent buildings and smart devices and bring them together.

Haystack Connect was also supported by a number of sponsoring and exhibiting companies who shared their latest technologies and solutions that are driving smart buildings and connected devices.

“Haystack Connect is about fostering a culture of innovation; and ecosystems of nontraditional partnerships and allies that lead to radical ways to work together, commented John Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry and community volunteer.  “We are extremely pleased at the number of highly regarded and knowledgeable industry experts who participated in this truly open, independent conference”.

“Haystack Connect showed the importance of how a connected community and connected ecosystem is moving the industry forward in ways in which significant advances are being driven not by a single company, but rather by a community of companies creating open, best of breed solutions and working together through a variety of open protocols and software interfaces”, said Marc Petock, Vice President, Lynxspring and conference community volunteer.

 

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04/24/2014

Explore real-time green building data through the newly launched data visualization resource from the USGBC.

04/23/2014

A key part to curbing emissions is working with local and city officials, tenants, and other groups to help make entire communities more sustainable. BOMA International shares the following strategies for greening your facility and community.

04/21/2014

Lighting fixes target the bottom line.

04/16/2014

The U.S. Army plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25% of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

04/15/2014

The EPA's annual greenhouse gas emissions report is now available.

04/14/2014

Are you what some would call a “climate-change denier”? If so, you'll want to read this.

04/10/2014
Los Angeles has remained the top city for ENERGY STAR certified building since 2008, while Washington, D.C. continues to hold onto second place for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new list released by the EPA.
04/09/2014
Green construction has grown massively over a short period of time.
04/07/2014
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy-efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals.
04/03/2014
Building owners in Chicago now have more options when it comes to getting their building energy data verified.
04/01/2014
According to a new report from Eaton, such outages are up 15% in 2013 over 2012 and over half of those surveyed believe that downtime could have been prevented.
03/31/2014
The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, aims to provide a consistent method of measuring, expressing, and comparing the energy performance of buildings.
03/27/2014
Facility managers face an every expanding array of sustainability choices and challenges, but for the next generation of FMs, green practices could be second nature as sustainability literacy enters the K-12 school system.
03/25/2014
While the economic recession explains the decline in sales in 2008 and 2009, it is much less clear why sales have continued to fall.
03/24/2014
University of Washington (UW) scientists have built the thinnest known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.
03/21/2014
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2378 into law, effectively enacting the state’s first building code.
03/19/2014
In an attempt to improve building energy performance, the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a web-based tool called the Technology Performance Exchange, or TPEx.
03/18/2014
Could green building practices pose unanticipated life-safety hazards?
03/13/2014
Worried about workplace violence in your facility? Researchers have discovered that “mindfully observing” high-risk employees can avert danger and workplace violence.
03/11/2014
Through the DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program, every dollar the DOE has spent on building energy codes over the past two decades has resulted in $400 in energy cost savings.
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