Building Analytics Success Story - Sprint Headquarters

Posted by John Petze – Thu 20 Jul

We are excited to to highlight a new case study on the Sprint Headquarters project which was recognized by the Department of Energy for Best Practice in Use of Energy Management Information Systems under their "Smart Energy Analytics Campaign".

Implemented by SkyFoundry partner CBRE|ESI, Sprint received national recognition from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Smart Energy Analytics Campaign in 2017, acknowledging their exemplary work to save energy through the use of EMIS. SkySpark was the EMIS technology utilized on the project which encompasses 20 buildings of more than 4 million square feet. Congratulations to CBRE|ESI and Sprint on this great project and SkySpark success story.

You can find the new case study here

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SkyFoundry will be a Speaker and Exhibitor at Energy Exchange 2017

Posted by John Petze – Mon 3 Jul


SkyFoundry will be a Speaker and Exhibitor of Energy Exchange 2017

SkyFoundry is excited to announce they will be both a speaker and an exhibitor at the Energy Exchange 2017 event, August 15-17, Tampa FL. John Petze will be a speaker in the Advanced Software Technologies session on Wednesday Aug 16. Find the full agenda here

SkyFoundry will be exhibiting in booth #408. If you are planning to attend please stop by to visit with us to see the very latest new feature in SkySpark 3.0.

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Case Study: High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre by Control & Electric

Posted by John Petze – Wed 7 Jun

We are excited to announce a new Case Study provided to us by Control & Electric of Australia. The project - The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) Phytotron is a two story, 3120 research laboratory located at the CSIRO Black Mountain facility in Canberra, Australia. A phytotron is a building in which plants can be grown in controlled climatic conditions and combines glasshouses and controlled environment cabinets. The building was constructed in 1962 and has undergone several refurbishments since. Although the HVAC system was meeting occupant comfort and equipment environment requirements there was an opportunity to use a Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) tool to identify equipment inefficiencies and potential energy savings.

Control & Electric implement SkySpark® Analytics by SkyFoundry for the HRPPC in May 2016, as part of a 12 month FDD program. This case study provides an overview of the project and the results.

You can find the HRPCC Case Study here

We want to thank the team at Control & Electric for submitting this great Case Study.

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A New Deal for Buildings - Driving a Dialog to Advance Our Facilities

Posted by John Petze – Wed 31 May

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SkyFoundry is pleased to announce its support for a new industry initiative: A New Deal for Buildings

The objective of the New Deal is to facilitate a dialog between the building systems industry and commercial building professionals -- a dialog on how we collectively think about intelligent and smart systems in buildings.

Specifically, the focus of the New Deal is to address the challenges faced by both vendors and owners as they plan for, procure, manage and maintain building automation systems that lie at the heart of modern facilities.

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Haystack Connect 2017 Was A Huge Success -- All Presentations Now Available

Posted by John Petze – Fri 19 May


As founding members of Project-Haystack we have a strong interest in the success of the effort, and are admittedly a bit biased, but from everything we have heard both attendees, sponsors and speakers felt that the event was a huge success.

Here is a fantastic article written by Harbor Research presenting an independent view of Haystack and the Haystack Connect event

One of the most notable things about Haystack Connect 2017 was the dramatic advances and the sophistication of the work the Project Haystack Community is doing. The technical presentations, from speakers from around the world, demonstrated that the companies involved with Project Haystack are clearly on the leading-edge of applying data science to the Internet of Things for Buildings - the BIoT. The community is truly succeeding in our mission of making device data easy to work with across diverse applications with open, extensible and easy to use data markup standards.

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SkyFoundry will be exhibiting at the CxEnergy event in Orlando FL, April 24-27, 2017

Posted by Paul Bergquist – Mon 3 Apr

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SkyFoundry will be exhibiting at the CxEnergy event in Orlando FL, April 24-27, 2017.

CxEnergy serves key decision makers in the building commissioning and energy management fields. The event features a wealth of technical workshops featuring industry experts, in addition to Certification Seminars & Exams for CxA, EMP.

We are excited to participate in the event. You can find full details at the CxEnergy 2017 website

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SkyFoundry will be a Sponsor and Speaker at IBCon and the Smart Building Integrator Summit

Posted by John Petze – Mon 13 Mar

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SkyFoundry will again be a sponsor at the Realcomm/IBCon event, which will be held June 13-15 in San Diego California. The conference continues to be one of the premier events in the Intelligent Buildings industry, bringing together owners, operators and technology professionals focused on fostering the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings.

SkyFoundry will participate in IBCon technical sessions, the Intelligent Buildings Expo (Booth 319), and the Smart Building Integrator Summit which takes place on June 13.

Find full details on the IBCon conference here

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Read the Intel Blog on Haystack and its role in Breaking Language Barriers in Smart Buildings

Posted by John Petze – Wed 8 Mar

If you follow the Project-Haystack forum (we hope you all do!) you know that it was recently announced that Intel had joined as a Founding-level member. This blog post by Shuo Zhang, highlights Intel's views on the challenge being addressed by Project Haystack. It's a great read and a great credit to the work of the Project-Haystack community.

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Smart Buildings

Shuo Zhang leads ecosystem development and channel strategy for Intel's Smart Buildings segment within the Internet of Things Group (IOTG).

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BCIT Partners with SkyFoundry in Advanced Building Controls and Energy Management Program

Posted by John Petze – Tue 21 Feb

In September 2016 the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) launched its new Advanced Certificate in Building Controls and Energy Management (BCEM). This fully online distance education program has been designed to help supply industry with graduates who can use controls and building automation systems to improve energy efficiency. This program fills the need for education about controls, building automation, and energy management as a combined field. Graduates will integrate this knowledge in all phases of a building’s life: design, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operation.

BCIT has partnered with SkyFoundry to provide students with access to SkySpark analytics to help do project work on real world building data. The students use SkySpark to do assignments in their courses including their Building Systems Integration and Analytics course.

BCEM is comprised of nine courses that take a student approximately 1.5 years in part-time courses to complete with an option to complete in 2.5 years with a reduced course load.

BCEM will produce skilled practitioners who have expertise in the advanced design, use, and recommissioning of controls systems to manage energy at the building level. This industry is now growing as more high performance and “connected” buildings are being constructed.

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DOE Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is Recruiting Building Owners

Posted by John Petze – Fri 3 Feb

SkyFoundry joined the DOE's Smart Energy Analytics Campaign as a supporting partner in August of 2016. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign promotes the adoption of analytics software and ongoing monitoring. See the original press announcement here

The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is currently signing up commercial building owners and managers who are interested in taming their energy data and turning it into in actionable steps through the use of Energy Management and Information Systems. One popular feature the Campaign offers is membership in technical peer groups that discuss real world solutions to energy management issues. To learn more and join the campaign click here

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