Trane is now offering its Air-Fi™ wireless technology for building controls. The company reports that Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly with less disruption to occupants in existing buildings, while also providing greater reliability, simplified installation, and more flexibility as building spaces change.
KMC Controls has announced the upcoming release of its new KMC Conquest™ BACnet® Router. The router is a key component of KMC's new Conquest line of BACnet direct digital controllers and appliances designed to connect building automation systems to the Internet of Things (IoT). The new suite of products provide system integrators and building owners with open, scalable, secure building automation solutions from a single building to enterprise-level installations.
The Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Sydney is a business and technology center intended to serve as an incubator for high-tech startups with the desire to bring research and commercial interests together in a symbiotic environment.
The new JS Series BACnet thermostat from Jackson Systems combines the power of a space-mounted equipment controller with built-in temperature and humidity. The thermostats include a wide range of factory supplied programs for the following applications: two-pipe and four-pipe fan coil units, roof top units, heat pump units and packaged and split unitary systems.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.