Interlinked

To automate a commercial building to be energy efficient involves being knowledgeable about current standards for efficiency, regulations for indoor environments and currently available technology. Also important is to keep sight of the fact that there is real urgency to make every commercial building as energy efficient as possible as soon as possible.

Octant binds an interlinked ecosystem of expertise that informs both experts and casual observers about technology and trends and why we at Octant have such a sense of urgency:

For information about green buildings and LEED standards: http://www.usgbc.org/

For knowledge about climate change facts, popular myths and misconceptions: http://www.newscientist.com/topic/climate-change

For statistics about commercial building energy usage and efficiency: http://buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov/ChapterIntro3.aspx

For the recognized authority on indoor environment requirements: https://www.ashrae.org/

For information about the BACnet (ASHRAE SSPC 135) communications protocol: http://www.bacnet.org/

For information about the LonMark International Lon protocol: http://www.lonmark.org/

For information about the Modbus communications protocol: http://modbus.org/

For information about the OPIX Consortium: http://www.opixsys.com