All sessions will be held at the Dallas Convention Center in Room D 163.
Session times may change.
Monday, January 28, 2013
9:00 – 9:50 a.m. The EASI Standard
This session will present a model referred to as the Enterprise Application Standard Interface (EASI) where apps are able to consume data from a variety of sub-systems, sub-protocols, in a more interoperable way; without without the need for knowing or caring about the data origin. This model is bringing together key organizations such as LonMark International, BACnet International, CABA, EnOcean Alliance, OpenADR Alliance, ZigBee Alliance, and others in a collaborative effort to solve one of the last fundamental interoperability issues left in smart buildings.
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. The Power of Profiles
This session will provide an overview of device-function profiling and discuss the importance of this concept in creating interoperable systems. The session will elaborate on the concept of tightly defined information sharing in a contextual framework that allows integrators to have full control over the customization of a system for their clients – using off-the-shelf devices from a variety of vendors. For the client—the end user—benefits of interoperability are combined with the standardization of profiled functions for thermostats, air handlers, lights, elevators, smoke alarms, and more. Attendees will be shown how strong data typing and profiling produce the building blocks for open controls systems.
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Optimize Energy Savings with the use of Variable Ventilation Systems
The ventilation system used in kitchens is one of the largest uses of energy in food service facilities. Whether a restaurant is a small free-standing site or a large institutional kitchen, managing and balancing airflow is a complex issue. In this session, hear from LonMark member Engenuity Systems on ways to achieve optimum performance and energy savings with ventilation systems.
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Bringing Together the Smart Grid and Smart Buildings for a Sustainable World
This presentation will examine market and technology trends, advancements involving interoperable systems, and their impact on the complete building envelop. Intelligent and integrated networks allow the freedom of vendor selection enabling customized control solutions that result in exceptional energy, time and money savings.
3:00 – 4:14 p.m. Status of the World Market for Intelligent Environmental Building Controls and Contrasts with North America. Presented by BSRIA.
Qualitative market overview including market growth, industry trends, and market activities involving home energy management, smart metering, smart grid and demand response.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Creating Secure Building Networks
The building industry continues to develop more intelligent and energy efficient buildings but many overlook the potential risk of security attacks on these highly networked control systems. Hear from the experts on how to integrate security procedures that will help secure your network.
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing addresses many of the issues that have been sore spots for the building automation industry including the cost to maintain, update and upgrade network systems, but there are still concerns regarding data ownership and security. This session will look at the use of cloud computing in the building automation industry and how many systems integrators are developing innovative solutions to help their customers obtain superior systems once available only through considerable capital investment. This discussion will cover the pros and cons of cloud computing, its adoption in the building automation industry, and the security risks.
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Case Studies
Get a feel for the power of integration and extensive applications during the case study session where attendees will hear highlights of the most successful LonWorks projects throughout the world. Each case study will be recapped in ten minute increments identifying the challenge, solution and final result of the solution.
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Energy, Efficiency, Sustainability – Best Practices
Three Keys to Successful Real World LonWorks Implementations
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Why We Need to be Part of Several Connection Communities: An Educational Overview
Hosted by Ken Sinclair of AutomatedBuildings.com, this session is NOT held in Room D 163; instead it is held in the New Product & Technology Theater “C” — Over the last several years organizations and groups have been extremely successful in connecting our industry with standards. The name ‘Connection Communities’ has been attached to the purpose and function these organizations provide. Ken Sinclair invites you to join him to learn about existing connection communities, and educate yourself to the advantage of being part of various communities.
He will open with an overview of his objectives to introduce, educate, and better define existing connection communities at the AHR show. Representatives from the traditional connection communities like BACnet International, LonMark International, EnOcean Alliance, Niagara community, etc., will each provide a 10-minute presentation with time for a few questions.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Buildings Industry Leadership Organizations Expert Panel Discuss the Future of the Industry, Thought Leadership Q&A Forum
The Building Automation and Controls Market is at a pivotal juncture – either we advance the open systems model or we step backwards 20 years to the proprietary, silo-world of the past. Communities must come together to embrace each other and work together to solve core issues. Systems today utilize a variety of protocols for the core building automation system. This approach allows system integrators and implementers to deliver customized, best-of-breed solutions. This forum will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from experts from key industry associations including LonMark International, ASHRAE SSPC 135, CABA, ClimateTalk Alliance, EnOcean Alliance, and OpenADR Alliance. This session will be a unique opportunity to learn about the challenges facing the building automation market today; how as an industry we are collectively addressing the latest trends, and learn what’s next for the future of open systems.
5:30 p.m. Industry Reception
Please join us for a FREE Industry Reception brought to you jointly by
Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA),
OpenADR Alliance, &