The CP3 3-Series Control System provides a platform that simplifies the design, integration, and control of lighting, HVAC, energy management, building-management, and other connected systems in commercial buildings, hotels, universities, casinos, schools, and multi-campus environments.
A new version of a patented demand-limiting controller (DLC) from Save Energy America incorporates a number of features to serve small- to mid-sized commercial buildings that have three or more HVAC units.
The need to increase energy efficiency and savings while implementing green and sustainable measures, coupled with legislation such as the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that imposes certain energy-efficiency standards on buildings is driving strong growth in the building-automation systems (BAS) market.
By focusing on increasing service and maintenance revenue, building-automation system (BAS) integrators can remain profitable despite the tough economic conditions, according to "Integrating Smart Building Systems—A Quantitative Market Analysis," a report by IMS Research.
EnOcean Alliance reports it is experiencing its fastest growth rate since its founding in 2008. With 50-percent growth in membership between July 2011 and July 2012, the independent non-profit organization now has a membership base of 300 companies worldwide.
eDesign Suite software tools help building designers rapidly compare annual energy costs for HVAC designs. Supporting the design of high-performance buildings that consume less energy, the eDesign Suite assists engineers in the early design phase of a project, when rapid evaluation of design alternatives is critical. The Building System Optimizer, a major offering under the eDesign Suite, uses a streamlined user interface and automatic model generation to allow a full model of the building and its HVAC systems to be configured in just minutes.
The vast majority of public and private commercial buildings in the United States have a long way to go on the path to sustainable and energy-efficient operations. That conclusion is included in the study, “A Path to Achieving Higher Building Performance,” which was conducted by Siemens Building Technologies Division and McGraw-Hill Construction.
The U.S. market for sensors and controls for building-energy-management systems (BEMS) will rise at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate to $2.14 billion in 2020, while the European market will reach $1.93 billion in 2020, a 19% compound annual growth rate, according to a Lux Research report.