LONMARK International announced the release of LONMARK Open System Definition, which defines the five key characteristics of open device networks: system behaviors, devices, connectivity, device interfaces and network software and tools.
A thermal comfort strategy developed at Kansas State University, Manhattan, provides tools to specify the physical characteristics of a room and determine if the occupants will be thermally comfortable. The project will be presented on Feb. 8 at ASHRAE's 2005 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Assn.'s primary industrial control index improved by 14% in the third quarter of 2004 from the same period last year. The third quarter's level of 84.4 is the highest this statistic has been since 2001.
KJWW Engineering Consultants, Rock Island, Ill., has won a 2004 Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois for its work on the expansion of the Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. The project also won a 2004 ARC Award. See page 44 for more.