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ASHRAE's BACnet Committee, Project Haystack and Brick Schema Collaborating to Provide Unified Data Semantic Modeling Solution

Richmond, VA – March 2, 2018 – The ASHRAE BACnet committee (www.bacnet.org), Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org) and Brick Schema (www.brickschema.org) announced they are actively collaborating to integrate Haystack tagging and Brick data modeling concepts into the new proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P for semantic tagging of building data.

ASHRAE Standard 223P: "Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data” provides a dictionary of semantic tags for descriptive tagging of building data including building automation and control data along with associated systems.

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Project Haystack Organization Publishes Fall 2017 Issue of Connections Magazine

Richmond, VA – October 9, 2017 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org),  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 they have published the third issue of their Connections Magazine.

The Haystack Connections Magazine Fall 2017 issue reports on the latest news from the Project Haystack community from around the world, since their previous Spring 2017 issue. It includes updates on the progress of working groups, establishment of new tagging models, reference implementations, complimentary applications, and success stories from the community as they work together to make device data easier to use across applications of all types.

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Project Haystack Organization Announces Creation of New Working Groups to Extend Haystack Semantic Modeling and Tagging Standards

Richmond, VA - July 13, 2017 - Project Haystack (www.project-haystack.org), 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 formation of new Working Groups to address additional equipment systems and applications for the built environment.

“The formation of new Working Groups came about during the ‘Community Working Group’ session we held during our Haystack Connect 2017 Conference this past May,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “Working Groups focus on specific application areas to add more tagging libraries to model equipment systems, and numerous volunteers have stepped up to address new application areas. Also, Project Haystack just completed major changes to the community website and Discussion Forum to streamline collaboration among Working Group members.”

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Haystack Connect 2017 Conference Brought Together Real Scientists, Top Data Gurus and Leading Building IoT Professionals

Richmond, VA – May 23, 2017 – The Project Haystack Organization (www.project-haystack.org),  a non-profit, 501(c) organization focused on developing common standards to streamline the interchange of data among today’s smart devices, systems and equipment, is pleased to announce that the 3rd biennial Haystack Connect 2017 Conference held at the Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida from May 8 – 10, 2017 was a great success. The conference offered over 30 Technical Sessions, intimate networking opportunities including a Vendor Showcase of exhibitors, live demonstrations, numerous keynote speakers and panelists, and a working meeting of the Project Haystack Organization. This year’s conference brought together over 300 industry leaders, end-users and corporate representatives involved in automation, control and Internet of Things applications from 14 countries, to share the latest techniques for managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data generated by today’s smart devices and equipment systems in applications including intelligent buildings, energy, HVAC, lighting, remote monitoring, and other smart-device applications.

“One of the most notable things about the Haystack Connect 2017 Conference, was the dramatic advances in the sophistication of the work the Project Haystack community is doing. The presentations by community members from around the world demonstrated that they are clearly on the leading-edge of applying data science to the Building IoT,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “The Technical sessions conducted by industry experts got down to the real issues of connecting smart devices and their data and to deliver real solutions to owners and operators.”

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