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Economic Downturn, Automation Identity Crisis and Energy Opportunity  …where does your business go from here  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Wireless Demand Response Bringing DR to a Broader Base of Customers Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Is IT God?  Does god exist? Yes, there is a god; her name is Communications!  Michael Kirrene, Founder and President, Optimal Energy

How Green IT is.  Efforts like the Green Grid Alliance are looking to help reduce the energy consumption of corporate data centers through education, establishing server power measurement standards and influencing product designs.  Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, MatrikonOPC

Staying in Touch with Touch Screen Controls  The actual touch screen devices vary, but three classes of devices have emerged. These include touch screen controls from companies traditionally focused on audio visual, touch screens on VOIP telephones and touch screens that are part of wall-mounted personal computers.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap! – a New Solution for HVAC Energy Conservation Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales

Object Modeling a Physical BACnet® Device This paper introduces object modeling, object properties, and services as they pertain to a physical BACnet/IP device. Part 1 of 2 George Thomas, President of Contemporary Controls

Achieving BACnet® Compliance To ease the process in determining BACnet compliance, the standard classifies devices into six categories: Part 2 of 2 George Thomas, President of Contemporary Controls

Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Solution Fortify your Business Continuity/Disaster Prevention readiness through a comprehensive Environmental Monitoring solution. Fred Kemp, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Invetex Corporation

Exploring the Deep End of Video Surveillance Management Design Considerations David Keidar, General Manager, EVT

Columns - August 2008

Open Systems Opens Doors The Secret Sauce in the BACnet Recipe for Success Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Anatomy of a Typical BAS Analysis of a hypothetical commercial office building DDC system Part 3 of 3  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Clouds and Rain  Cloud Computing is a name for putting computing services, whether traditional, such as CRM applications, or modern, such as SaaS, on computers up in the wider network. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

An Intelligently Green Building  The imagination of the building design team (along with the willingness to research and specify the technology and products involved in this integration) is the only limit to creating intelligently green buildings.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - July 2008

Making Sense of it All  Automatedbuildings.com has not only provided those ideas and contacts for potential partners, products and procedures to help us push our network based energy efficient strategies forward, but it has also played an important role in developing the community of industry professionals. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

The Next 10 Years  "Ken’s theme for the next 10 years is about change .... I would like to propose a way of thinking that may well help you make a decision as to how to proceed".  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

Intelligent Middleware for Intelligent Building Systems  Richards-Zeta and Frost & Sullivan Industry White Paper

Water Submetering: Wireless Systems  By providing managers with real-time, automatically generated data, wireless water submetering can make monitoring, billing, and reducing water usage far easier than with traditional, manual-read submetering systems. Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Enterprise Access to Building Automation Data Using BACnet and OPC Darek Kominek, MatrikonOPC

Using SCADA Systems in an HVAC Environment  Owners of larger facilities as well as multiple building owners will surely benefit from the SCADA Systems once thought of as only for industrial process control. Ronald D. Padilla, Vice President – Integration Services, Control Technologies, Inc.

Parking Garage Case Study: LonWorks® Delivers Savings On Sunset Blvd  Mike Schell, Air Test Technologies

Be The Change  This year’s ConnectivityWeek offered more than simply updates on building automation technology. It encouraged a new energy revolution.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - July 2008

Words of Wisdom  Prudent advice from the pages of Practical Controls  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Controlling Demand Response  A building that has been designed for demand response can readily drop electric loads with little impact on the occupants. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

The BACnet Puzzle  Why BACnet can be a puzzle to outsiders – and why it mattersAndy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Newton's Fall  Efforts to solve traditional building-grid interactions as command and control interactions will fail if they leave out the human and social factors. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

July:
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
June:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
May: 
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
April:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com  The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
March:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters 
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Pushing Green into the Black 
February:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
January:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008
Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics  Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring
December: 
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? 
November:
Johnson Controls, Case Study  Integrated Design Associates, Inc.  Net-zero energy 
Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E – LEED AP,  Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems Ferreira “31 Tannery Project”  Net Zero Electric
October:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc  The Killer App is Here
September:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc Four steps to make money from DR
Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies  Weather On Demand
Peter M. Schwartz, Principal, Peter Schwartz & Associates, LLC Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics  Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
August:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company
Jared Malarsky, Research Analyst, ARC Advisory Group HVAC Control Systems Market

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