New Case Study: From Crisis to Savings – SkySpark and Energy Twin Enhance ECMs

Posted by Debbie Bretches – Tue 19 Sep

A new Case Study, provided by Energy Twin, has been published. The case study shows how Energy Twin's ETi and SkySpark were used to achieve significant cost savings and reduction of energy consumption.

You can find the Case Study here

SkyFoundry would like to thank Energy Twin for this case study and for sharing their insights on machine learning in the built environment.

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SkyFoundry Insider August 2023: The Data – Decarbonization Connection

Posted by Debbie Bretches – Tue 8 Aug


The August 2023 issue of the Insider newsletter is now available! Leading off this issue is the article The Data – Decarbonization Connection. Data has a fundamental role in supporting society’s decarbonization challenge. It starts with the simple concept that you cannot control what you do not measure.

Also in this issue, 1) A preview of our annual SkyPosium event October 10-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana; 2) Xeto – A New Foundational Technology for Haystack Data Comes to SkySpark; 3) Features and capabilities updates for SkySpark; and 4) Proven Results from Applying Data Analytics to Building Systems – MBCx.

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SkyPosium 2023 – October 10-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Posted by Debbie Bretches – Mon 31 Jul



We are very excited to hold this year’s SkyPosium from October 10-11, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SkyPosium website is up and you can now register for the conference, make your hotel reservations, submit to become a speaker, and sign up for sponsorships.

SkyPosium provides the opportunity to bring together the entire community of SkySpark users—our reseller partners, end users, engineering consultants, and SaaS providers—everyone that uses or applies SkySpark for shared learning and networking.

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SkyFoundry’s Cloud Native Infrastructure Wins IoT Evolution Award

Posted by Roger Quesnel – Tue 3 Jan


SkyFoundry is excited to announce that SkySpark’s Cloud Native Infrastructure (CNI) has received a 2022 IoT Platforms Leadership Award from IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies. The award honors organizations delivering software or hardware solutions which enable the advancement of the smart home and building industry.

SkySpark CNI addresses key requirements to simplify and reduce the cost and complexity of cloud deployment and enterprise-scale implementations. The technology was previewed at SkyFoundry’s recent SkyPosium 2022 event where the company demonstrated a SkySpark cloud native system with 5 million points (sensor feeds) and 5000 projects. The latest issue of the SkyFoundry Insider newsletter includes an article focusing on SkySpark CNI and can be found at this link

Read the SkyFoundry IoT Evolution Award Press Release here

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SkyFoundry Insider Dec 22: SkySpark CNI – The Easy Button for Cloud Deployment

Posted by Roger Quesnel – Mon 12 Dec 2022


We are excited to announce the December 22 issue of the Insider newsletter. The lead story is the announcement of SkySpark Cloud Native Infrastructure (CNI), which we describe as the “easy button for cloud deployment”. SkySpark CNI was a focal point of the recent SkyPosium event where we demonstrated a live system with 5000 projects and 5,000,000 points providing a smooth, fast, seamless user experience!

Other articles include a focus on the use of SkySpark to improve the efficiency and accuracy of Commissioning and M&V and a quick Wrap Up of the SkyPosium 2022 event.

Find the December 22 Insider at this link

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Simplifying Cloud Deployment - Introducing SkySpark® Cloud Native Infrastructure

Posted by John Petze – Tue 18 Oct 2022

We are excited to introduce SkySpark® Cloud Native Infrastructure (CNI), a comprehensive suite of applications and tools to dramatically simplify and reduce the cost of enterprise-scale cloud deployment. SkySpark CNI provides unprecedented scalability for IoT solution providers to seamlessly manage the data from billions of sensors.

SkySpark CNI enables systems integrators to easily stand up and run SkySpark at enterprise-scale, without needing specialized DevOps skills and reduces cloud operating costs by optimizing the use of cloud provider services.

We highlighted this important new technology at our annual SkyPosium Worldwide User Community event with a live demonstration of a SkySpark system with 5 million sensor-data feeds and 5000 facility sites running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Learn more by reading the full CNI press release here

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Project Haystack Publishes September 2022 Issue of Connections Magazine!

Posted by Sharon Lo – Tue 6 Sep 2022


We are excited to announce the September 2022 edition of Project Haystack’s Connections magazine is now available! The theme of this issue, “Data. The Foundation of Smarter Buildings.”, emphasizes the fundamental and essential role data now plays in building operations and management.

This 11th issue of the magazine features 89 pages of pertinent content exploring the vital work of the worldwide Project Haystack Community including articles on the new Haystack Essentials eLearning Course, Virtual Metering, Accelerating Integration and Collaboration with Domain Modeler Tools, Making Technology More Accessible for Developers, the Role of Semantic Modeling in Implementing Digital Twins, and much more!

Click here to read the September 2022 Connections magazine.

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Case Study: Driving Energy Efficiency and Process Optimization in Heat-Treating

Posted by John Petze – Mon 22 Aug 2022

We are excited to share a new case study demonstrating the use of SkySpark in an industrial application. The Karbosan case study shows how SkySpark drove energy efficiency and process optimization in heat-treating ovens. The project resulted in clear energy savings and an increase in product yield from the heat-treating process.

We want to thank BASSG for this unique case study showing the wide range of applications served by SkySpark. Find the Karbosan case study at this link

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SkyFoundry Insider August 22: SkySpark Adds Comprehensive Map-based Navigation

Posted by John Petze – Wed 17 Aug 2022

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We are excited to announce the addition of map-based navigation to SkySpark. The new feature allows you to display Sites and their associated KPI’s directly on dynamic maps with bubble charts, bar charts and gauge widgets. You can now easily navigate to any and all site related information with a simple click on the dropdown menu. You will want to see the sample screen shots in this issue of the Insider to get a sense for the power of this new addition to SkySpark.

AND – the new Map feature is included as a standard part of SkySpark – at no additional cost! The Map Navigation feature will be available in the upcoming 3.1.5 release. Also in this issue :

Clarifying the Role and Functionality of an Independent Data Layer (IDL)

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New Case Study - Sliding Track Optimization Project: Achieving the Fastest Ice on Earth

Posted by Sharon Lo – Wed 6 Jul 2022

SkyFoundry is excited to share a new case study - Sliding Track Optimization Project: Achieving the Fastest Ice on Earth.

The Utah Olympic Park Slide Track was built for the bobsled, skeleton, and luge events at the 2002 Winter Olympics and since then has served as an Olympic training center, among other uses. However, in 2019 mechanical issues at the track caused the World Cup bobsled and skeleton event to be canceled.

This case study describes how SkyFoundry Partners ETC Group (now Bernhard) applied analytics as part of a project to improve Slide Track operating systems, bringing the facility back to “world-class levels” suitable for hosting its second Winter Olympics in 2030.

Read the case study here.

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