“Leaders of the Pack” Honored at Facilities Management Conference

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BACnet International Recognizes Leaders and Contributors in the BACnet Community

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Within the BACnet International community, there are members who go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard. This is the time we recognize them for enriching this organization in every way they know how.

The BACnet community now have another set of peers to honor. The “Leaders of the Pack” awards were given by BACnet International to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The award ceremony took place during the 2012 NFMT Vegas Conference & Expo on October 2-3, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.

The award winners, categories and explanations are listed below.

Bulldog Award    
Carl Neilson of Delta Controls    
The Bulldog Award serves to recognize an individual for always coming to the rescue and for unquestioning loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet standard. This year, he worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between certification handbook efforts and BTL lab recognition.

Doberman Pinscher Award    
Thomas Kurowski of WSPLab    
The Doberman Pinscher Award goes to an individual who keeps the group in line and upholds the BACnet standard. This year’s winner works for WSPLab to ensure the testing process is accurate and complete.

Howler Award    
Reliable Controls    
The Howler Award serves to recognize a company for making a lot of noise about BACnet International and BACnet Standards. For several years, Reliable Controls has maintained a steady investment in advertising, event participation and active involvement within the BACnet community. In doing so, they always promoting BACnet as well as their own solutions. This is especially noteworthy as a privately held company.

Fox Hound Award    
The S4 Group, Inc.    
The Fox Hound Award goes to a company who quickly and stealthily came up from behind in BACnet International. In their first year of membership, the S4 Group, Inc. migrated over 10,000 N2 devices to open BACnet interfaces.

Best in Show Award    
WPPI Energy Office & Operations Facility    
The Best in Show Award goes to a project posted in the BACnet Success Stories. This BACnet Success Story has every hallmark of a showcase project: it is a well composed, compelling narrative. It clearly identifies the customer's needs and how BACnet was used to address them. It is a multi-vendor BACnet project, has compelling photos, all firms were identified and as a bonus, it is a LEED gold facility. In short, this is BACnet Success Story is a benchmark for excellence.

Alpha Dog Award    
Brad Hill of Honeywell International    
The Alpha Dog Award is awarded internally to an individual who exhibits outstanding leadership within BACnet International. This person is a constant and dynamic voice of BACnet International through his leadership. It is awarded to Brad Hill of Honeywell International in recognition of his stepping up to lead the BACnet International test lab recognition initiative, which is a critical part of maintaining global consistency and collaboration in BACnet testing policies and execution.

Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and President of Philips Teletrol, shared his appreciation to the community. “Within the BACnet International community, there are members who go above and beyond to make BACnet an effective and successful building automation standard. This is the time when we award those individuals as, ‘Leaders of the Pack,’ and recognize them for enriching this organization in every way they know how.” McMillan continued, “Please join me in thanking the winners again for their unfailing loyalty to BACnet International and the BACnet standard.”

Companies interested in enjoying the benefits of BACnet International membership can get more information here.

About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.


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