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Automated Continuous Commissioning  The Path to Optimized Operations & Energy Efficiency  David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI)

Drilling for Dollars: IT Companies Find Energy Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Track LEED v3 Credits in Project Management Software LEED Requires Strong Document Control  Houston Neal, Software Advice

How Powerful Are Your Graphics?  Powerful graphics catch the viewers’ eye and leave a lasting impression.  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

After The Keynote? Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 29-30 Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems

Embedded Flexible Module Solutions  End-to-End Connectivity for Build Out of Intelligent Buildings, OEM Edge Assets and Connected Infrastructure  Daniel A. Drolet, Sr., VP, Business Development, PCN Technology, Inc.

LONMARK® International/ LONMARK® Americas Update August 2009 Heather Deal, Marketing Communications Liaison, LONMARK Americas

My Clouded Thinking Clears  The clouds are open and scalable and are my new tool set. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Columns - August 2009

Airflow Monitoring Techniques and technologies: the basics for beginners  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Opening the OPC Mailbag  Supplying answers to some OPC email questions.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings – Part II Water Side Last month’s column focused on the control of the air side with the use of strategies including demand controlled ventilation and static pressure reset. This month we would like to explore the control of the water side.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Distributed Energy Resources and Storage  With the big smart grid standards roadmap conference coming up in Washington on the third and fourth, I am going to stick with writing about what this means for buildings. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Articles - July 2009

My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek  After each year's event I try to list my takeaways of the things that significantly impacted, impressed me and are likely to change my future.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

BIMStorm® brings Cloud Computing to ConnectivityWeek  Real-time visualization of sensor data in Excel-generated BIM on Google Earth is a world premier.    Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. and Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op

Cisco's Mediator  Helps Buildings Reduce Energy Use with Internet Intelligence Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op

Reflections on record breaking ConnectivityWeek and BuilConn  The perfect storm produced a perfect event; a combination of rich subjects discussed, enormous business opportunities for vendors and integrators alike, on a backdrop of solving climate change problems and interestingly an awareness of social changes permeating our world.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Open Automation Object Model  Object Automation Model will enable us to have programming and documentation done in one standard format and location.  Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.

Maintaining Your Control Valve Investment  Replaceable control valve cartridges allow the preservation of your original labor and embodied energy investment while reducing the total generated waste in facilitating upgrades and maintenance.  Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices   

6 Useful Tips for Smart Meters and Plug Loads  As buildings move to incorporate more sensors and metering to generate data about usage and performance, metering and monitoring the electrical distribution and plug load will be integral.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings

Can OPC Bridge the Engineering-IT Divide?  Regular dust-ups between Engineering and IT on the shop floor reveal characteristics and approaches that are strikingly dissimilar on both career and personal levels.  Randy Kondor, President, OPC Training Institute

Park It Here: Smart and Green Parking Garages  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings

Your Automation System on Red Bull®… Prophet™ Gives You Wings!  Andy McMahon, CSI3

Bright Green Buildings  Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Rawlson O'Neil King Communications Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

It’s 2pm… Do you know how much energy your building is using? David Helliwell, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulse Energy

The Power of the People  The power of the people lies not just in how we innovate, but also how we are able to share knowledge with others through that innovation.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Columns - July 2009

BAS Graphics  Take a virtual tour of your building’s mechanical systems  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings  Strategies that should be considered to optimize the operations of these systems using the control system to dramatically reduce energy usage.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Making Friends wherever I go!  Companies that are successful in this day and age (of this global economy) are successful because they partner and collaborate with other companies that also are successful. No one company, or consortium, can truly afford to stand alone. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

“The Dawn of Convergence …. Or the Eve of Collision?”  Another Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International  

Intelligent Buildings talk to the Smart Grid  Last month, the National Institute for standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled the Interim Smart Grid Interoperability Roadmap. ( The roadmap defines the smart grid and how it interacts with is smart end nodes. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

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Past Favorites 

Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op  BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems 
George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls Connecting BACnet Devices to an IP Infrastructure 
Patrick Winkelman, Vice President Sales Americas, Distech Controls, Inc. Sustainable Design of Building Automation Systems
Greg Barnes, VP of Business Development, co-founder & Paul Ogle, VP Marketing, Product Management, Activelogix, LLC  A Facility Dashboard for the Rest of Us
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc.  The Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!




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