May 2019 event

We had another great event on May 2nd, 2019. We are always looking for new speakers - please contact us on the forum if you would like to present.

Our main speakers were:

Senior Engineer at FMC Technologies Inc., Owner Building Systems LLC.

Alex Schoonveld

"A look at BACnet on the public internet."

- Alex had an ongoing project tracking the BACnet systems on the public internet since July 2018. He will talk about why this is a bad idea, who is currently scanning for these systems, how many are exposed and what he has seen on his own honeypot.

Alex started in the commercial controls industry as an installer in 1997. Over the years he moved to managing installations to project management. He has implemented all aspects of a project from beginning to end, including design, programming, startup and customer training. Currently, he has been overseeing a multi-year renovation of a large research facility while developing in-house standards and training programs for FMC Technologies Inc.

During his time in controls, he has designed and programmed systems for atriums to Zamboni surfaces across North America.

ASHRAE member, certified with multiple control systems and owner of Building Systems LLC.

Watch Alex's presentation you youtube

Dave Gallagher and George West from Albireo Energy

"Utilizing BACnet As The Integration Platform for Connecting HVAC Controls to a SCADA system"

Albireo Energy has been deeply focused on providing HVAC controls in validated manufacturing and research facilities. Customers in these environments like to use SCADA systems both for process automation and HVAC automation and monitoring. In order to help these customers achieve their goal of leveraging their SCADA system HMI, while managing the total system costs, Albireo Energy has developed deep expertise in using BACnet to seamlessly combine these two types of systems. Dave Gallagher and George West from Albireo Energy will share the obstacles that they had to overcome as well as the benefits that this approach presents.

Watch their presentation on youtube.

More information about the event


Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Donohue's Bar and Grill

87 Bigelow Ave

Watertown, MA 02472

The purpose of the BACnet User Group is to bring together the local BACnet user community twice a year to share tips, techniques and pains on the use of the BACnet products and technologies. Please forward this email to anyone who might benefit from our meetings.

Don't forget to register - here is the agenda. You are always welcome to come earlier and leave later:

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm - Dinner and networking. Dinner is provided by BACnet international. There is a cash bar for drinks

6.00 pm - 8.00 pm - BACnet presentations & discussions.

If you haven't discovered our website or subscribed to the User Group forum yet, please do so! You can also see the updates on our website.

Dinner will be served courtesy of BACnet International!