An increasing number of EETD people and projects involve defining (and using) standard communications protocols and data formats that allow people, energy-related devices, and electronic controls to seamlessly interact for monitoring and controlling a wide variety of building and other services. Some examples are lighting, HVAC systems, real time pricing, and electronics. This seminar will consist of a series of short talks about the various projects that include these standards. We will not delve into any particular project in detail, but rather to give a sense of the scope of each effort, the institutions and companies involved, and where it could lead. EETD is probably involved in a wider variety of these efforts than any other institution and so best positioned to understand the correspondences, synergies, and conflicts among them. This could improve our work and help in marketing efforts.