ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Building Controls Podcast

On this Episode of ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Buildings Controls Podcast, Ken and I discuss the amazing demonstation of what is possible in Smart Building Controls today and in the future. There has been lot's of discussions about what be be accomplished when Smart Buildings maximize the integration of HVAC, IOT, Lighting, Access and Security, Tenant services, and business systems, until Friday, ken and I had never witnessed a fully funictional smart building integration that combined all of these systems. As you will hear on the show it was inspiring. Congratulations to Jones Lange Lasalle, Acuity Brands, Distech Controls and all the other players who made this happen.

Steve Shaw, from Sierra Monitoring joined us and gave us quite the education on networking routers and systems that connect smart buildings and smart building control systems.

Our other guest, Ken Sinclair, the owner of automated buildings, helped us do a deep dive and unpacking of all that we saw and learned at the REALComm/ IBcon show in Nashville. 

As you will hear, we have passed a significant tipping point in the evolution of Smart Buildings and Smart Building Controls.

How can you take advantage of this huge shift in the world of HVAC and Smart Building Controls?

Start by listening to and subscribing to this podcast, make sure to check out the website, and subscribe to the Controltrends Smart Buildings You Tube Channel. We are pumping out control news you can use every day.

As as my teacher always said, "Nothing is Obvious to the Uninformed"

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Don't be put off by the robot voice that introduces this weeks show.

Live from Realcomm?IBcon in Nashville, Marc Petock fills in for Ken and Eric. 

Listen as Marc and his very special guests:  Steven Anson, VP Marketing, Anixter; Kendall Anderson, Marketing and Public Relationship Manager, FSG; and Pook-Ping Yao, CEO, Optigo Networks  share their take-aways from this record setting event.

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What Makes KMC Controls Such a Great Building Automation Control System?

On Episode 319 of ControlTalk Now The HVAC and Smart Building Controls Video Cast we find out:

*What Makes KMC Controls a great Choice for the HVAC Control Pro

* What is new in HVAC and Smart Building Controls News this week

* The Right Ways to Use Social Media to promote Your HVAC Company and much more!

Our guest this week is Doug Miller. Doug is Vice President of Sales with KMC Controls.

Doug shares his 38 years of HVAC Controls experience with us. Great information for the Control Pro on the Go.

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Episode 318: Eight Women Who are Rocking HVAC and Smart Building Controls
Our Industry is growing and older control pros are retiring. It is hard to find good talent. Women are stepping up to the plate and helping fill this gap.
We discuss the problem of finding good people with Ken Sinclair. Ken is the owner-editor of
The June issue features Eight of the top women in HVAC and Smart Building Controls.
Our eight superstars are:
Dannah Hagerty (, Vice President of Sales, ENTEK; Buford, GA (
Casey Crown (, Project Engineer, Sunbelt Controls; Anaheim, CA (
Dianne Fretz (, Vice President and General Manager, Trinity Automated Solutions; Bridgeville, PA (
Irma Kemp (, Project Manager, Sunbelt Controls; Pleasanton, CA. (
Rhonda Statham (, Business Development Manager, Lynxspring; Lee’s Summit, MO (
Erin DeFrieze (, Application Engineer, Lynxspring; Lee’s Summit, MO (
Gina Elliott (, Vice President Americas, EasyIO; Singapore (
Shellie Perreault (, Foreman & BAS Commissioning Technician, Southwest Electrical Contracting Services; Converse, TX (
We discuss how they are helping change the HVAC and Smart Buildings Industry.
Other topics include:
Haystack Connect
EASYIO World conference
A critical product update
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