Lynxspring Inc. announced the general availability of its new Onyxx™ BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. Haystack methodology utilizes tags and semantic data models to define and describe the meaning of data from smart devices of all types and enables software applications to automatically consume, analyze, and present data from devices and equipment systems.
EnTouch Controls released its new EnTouch Pro, a commercial thermostat tailored to restaurants, retail stores, and other small business and facility owners. With Wi-Fi networking and occupancy detection, the EnTouch Pro allows facility managers to adjust, monitor, and detect HVAC issues from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
The Thermox® WDG-V combustion analyzer can measure oxygen, combustibles, and methane levels in hot, wet flue gas. The company says its analyzer provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for monitoring combustion, reducing excess oxygen, lowering emissions of NOx, CO, and CO2 and improving operating efficiency.
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.