Project Haystack Organization Announces New Members and Haystack 4 Educational Session During AHR Expo 2020

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Project Haystack Organization Announces New Members and Haystack 4 Educational Session During AHR Expo 2020

Richmond, VA - January 21, 2020 - Project Haystack (, a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced the latest companies joining the growing list of Project Haystack Associate Members and Project Haystack will be presenting one of the free educational industry sessions sponsored by during AHR Expo 2020, Haystack 4 - What it is and Why it Matters, on Tuesday, February 4th.

Resolute Building Intelligence and KODE Labs are the latest companies to join the Project Haystack Organization. 

Resolute Building Intelligence provides a unique building-performance analytics package that leverages the Haystack tagging methodology and the Niagara open-source connectivity protocol to enable Tridium Niagara users to connect directly to the Resolute solution without the need for additional devices. This seamless integration, enabled by the data- and tagging-standardization efforts of Project Haystack, allows customers to quickly, reliably, and affordably use real-time building data and analytics-driven insights to better manage building performance and achieve quantifiable results. 

“The importance of Project Haystack’s efforts to standardize building equipment data and the impact these efforts are having on the future of building performance management cannot be overstated, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” said Chris Hallendy, Chief Product Officer, Resolute Building Intelligence. “By leveraging Project Haystack’s standardized data and tagging models, we’ve been able to develop an analytics solution that allows customers to connect and integrate a building in hours instead of the weeks or months it typically takes and to begin seeing analytic results by the end of the day. None of this would be possible without the work of the Project Haystack Organization and the forward-thinking Project Haystack Community.”  

More information about Resolute Building Intelligence is available at:

KODE Labs has developed a vendor agnostic platform which simplifies how people connect, visualize and control all the systems in their buildings.  With a full mobile application experience, activation of built-in modules and additional software integrations, a complete building platform is activated for all members of a real estate team and their tenants.

Using customized discovery and templating tools, KODE Labs has streamlined the integration of devices and data from buildings in order to provide a data-centric experience for engineers and occupants.  “Project Haystack provides us, and our clients, the ability to define their data using an open source industry standard,” said Tavis Kerr, CPO, KODE Labs. 

More information about KODE Labs is available at:

These new members join Project Haystack Founding Member and Board Member companies Conserve It, Intel®, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies Accu-Temp Systems, Altura Associates, BASSG, Bueno Systems, BuildingFit, CABA, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Kodaro, SmartGreen, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in the Project Haystack Forum and Working Groups. 

“Project Haystack has brought two important things to the industry - one is the technology - the semantic modeling methodology and standard tagging libraries. The other is a community-driven, open-source process that is engaging more and more companies, like ResoluteBI and KODE Labs that, even as they may compete in day-to-day business, realize that making data easier to work with will benefit everyone in the industry,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization.

With the introduction of the new Haystack 4 standard in 2019, Project Haystack will be participating in the educational industry sessions sponsored by Ken Sinclair of during AHR Expo 2020 in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, February 4th at 10:30 am in Meeting Room W311C. Presenters will be John Petze, Executive Director, and Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of Project Haystack. 

Understanding the need for semantic modeling of device and equipment data has matured significantly in the last decade, and the requirements and techniques for applying semantic modeling to equipment data are advancing rapidly. The session, titled Haystack 4 – The Continued Evolution of Semantic Tagging – What it is and Why it Matters, will provide attendees with a comprehensive understand of the new Haystack 4 standard.

While building systems have been the place where Haystack semantic tagging gained traction and adoption, the new Haystack 4 methodology goes beyond HVAC, temperature sensors, fans, meters, and building systems. The IoT, BIoT and the IIoT are bringing diverse smart devices into homes, high-rise commercial buildings, industrial facilities, factories and agriculture. As smart devices proliferate into solutions no one could have ever imagined even a few years ago, coming from different suppliers around the world, the opportunity for implementing a data management strategy that includes tagging has become even more critical.

Adoption of Project Haystack is at an all-time high. It is being utilized in a wide variety of applications and use cases, and being deployed in thousands of buildings incorporating millions of square feet globally. 

More information about the Project Haystack session during AHR Expo 2020 is available at:

More information about the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: For Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at:


About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization, a 501(c) non-profit trade association, provides the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community is streamlining the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. More information about the Project Haystack Organization is available at:


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Robin Bestel
Project Haystack, Marketing Manager
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John Petze
Project Haystack, Executive Director
Principal, SkyFoundry
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Marc Petock
Project Haystack, Executive Secretary 
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc. 
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