[nycbug-talk] open source HVAC control software

Bob Ippolito bob
Fri Jun 3 11:47:58 EDT 2005

On Jun 3, 2005, at 8:09 AM, George Georgalis wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 09:13:56PM -0400, Freeman, Joshua wrote:
>> Our operations department has recently been talking to companies that
>> sell systems wherein you have a PC at a centralized location (i.e.  
>> NOT
>> one of the boiler rooms, but a quiet office somewhere) running  
>> software
>> which enables you to see and manage all of the different control
>> systems set up to manage your HVAC installations.
>> As I understand it, located near each boiler system is a box with a
>> board in it and some kind of onboard storage with an LCD interface
>> where you set the thermostat and other controls related to  
>> managing the
>> system.  This box has an RS485 serial interface.
> As far as monitoring goes, the WeatherDuck seems pretty cool, or
> possibly the Weathergoose from http://www.itwatchdogs.com/
> -- I love these names, anybody try them?

The Nagios <http://www.nagios.org/> guys are also pimping some HVAC  
monitoring hardware from ESensors <http://www.nagios.org/products/ 


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