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Haystack Connect 2013 Wrapup

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A couple weeks ago, Enerliance got to attend the first annual Haystack Connect conference. We went because we support the goals of Project Haystack – and because we saw it as an opportunity to connect with other companies who are moving the building controls and intelligence industry forward.

The conference was great on a number of levels, but the most exciting part for us was getting to spend time with the community of innovators. The people who are helping to build the intelligent buildings of tomorrow.

System integrators we met at the conference, with companies like Engenuity  and Long Building Intelligence, are doing a great job of staying on top of a rapidly evolving industry and integrating software like LOBOS into the complex systems that run large buildings.

We also met a couple controls at distributors who are going above and beyond. Eric Stromquist, the CEO and Co Owner of Stromquist & Co. and Ken Smyers, a Sales Engineer at Smyers Co., provided excellent coverage of Haystack on their blog, In fact, their ControlTrends is quickly becoming one of the industry’s best sources of news and information.

We’d also like to take a minute to thank the conference’s organizers. Marc Petock from Lynxspring and John Petze from SkyFoundry are both longtime friends of Enerliance, and thought leaders in the industry. Thanks to both of you for being the driving force behind Haystack Connect 2013. We’re excited to see where the industry goes between now and Haystack Connect 2014.

Enerliance Is Going to Haystack Connect

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 29th through May 2nd, we’ll be attending and speaking at the Haystack Connect Conference in Chattanooga Tennessee. Haystack Connect, named after Project Haystack, brings together system integrators, technology suppliers and customers interested in more efficient and sustainable buildings. The conference promises to offer the opportunity for these communities to network, share, learn and create new business.

Without getting into too many technical details, Project Haystack is an open source project that makes it easier for building equipment from multiple vendors to talk to each other.  Since better communication allows for more control and optimization, it’s a project we’re definitely excited about.

We’ll be participating in two speaking engagements during the conference.

On Tuesday April 30th from 3:30 to 5:00pm, Enerliance CEO Scot Duncan will be part of a panel titled “Focus on Energy.” Scot and three other experts will examine and discuss real world examples that show the energy saving impact of smart building technologies.

On Thursday May 2nd from 1:30pm to 4:00pm, Scot and Enerliance President Ray Pustinger will host an interactive presentation about LOBOS technology and building optimization.

Ray and Scot will be talking about how technology enabled by Dynamic Commissioning creates new business opportunities for systems integrators and energy solutions providers. The session breaks down optimization into three key concepts:

 1 – Address the whole system

Each component of a large-scale comfort system is interconnected (chillers, compressors, condensers, pumps, air handlers, fans, coils and valves) and each of those components is driven by the need to provide occupant comfort. It is vital to address the system as a whole, with occupant comfort and energy efficiency as the simultaneous goal.

 2 – Apply new levels of intelligence

DDC (Direct Digital Controls) systems do an important job; however, the routines they execute are limited by technology and operating principles that are generations old.  Today’s IP based communication, open protocols and hyper-fast data processing speeds provide the ability to add sophisticated intelligence to your DDC, enabling dynamic operating strategies that were never before possible.

 3 – Challenge the norm

The laws of thermodynamics are constant, but today’s technology makes it possible to align all the technologies that used to compete; this results in improved occupant comfort and reduced energy waste.

Both the lecture and the panel will be full of great information, so if you’re going to be at the Haystack Connect Conference be sure to catch them.

See you there!



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