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Articles - December 2007
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GridWise, Demand Response and a Green AHR Those who want to learn more about these automation opportunities with the electric grid should be at the AHR ASHRAE conference in New York this January 2008. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.
How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? Smart buildings make green buildings greener, and green buildings make smart buildings smarter. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
B2G Summit January 21, 2008 – New York, NY Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.
Greenbuild is the Future Enlightened builders and engineers must prove that energy savings are not just another green building tool, but the "big hammer," both economically and environmentally. Denis Du Bois, Editor, Energy Priorities Magazine
Go Big, or Go Home! Using large format LCD’s allows the corporation to display entire building systems on one centralized monitor, and eliminates the need for multiple smaller monitors. Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics
Sydney Opera House Information Control for the Full Asset Lifecycle Aconex Online Document Management
Are you ready for 3D? When it comes to developing 3D graphics, most controls companies do not have the resources or software tools to design high level graphics. Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics
Grid-Interop Rocks Industry Silos Systems integrators, business managers, and policy-makers from electric, manufacturing, commercial building, and home automation industries discover common ground for advancing a smarter electricity system. Steve Widergren, Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council
Wiring and Air Handling Under Raised Floors A raised floor space is a plenum only if it was specifically fabricated to transport environmental air. Jim Landolina, Wiremold/Legrand
Integrating OPC into Building Automation The Latest Trend MatrikonOPC - White Paper
If These Walls Could Talk Communicating Building Information Across the Enterprise with OPC and BACnet MatrikonOPC - White Paper
Control Panel Upgrade Provides Dramatic Improvement Lighting Control Panel Upgrade Watt Stopper/LeGrand Case Study
What You Need to Know About GridWise GridWise improves electric power grid coordination and the refrigeration industry will benefit from it. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Last Building Automation Column This Building Automation column has provided me with an industry soapbox to rant on, scolding and generally cajoling the industry while plagiarizing the content of the bevy of authors from our online magazine AutomatedBuildings.com. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Column - December 2007
Wiring For Combustion Air Prove the presence of the combustion air source before allowing the boiler plant to operate Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago
Articles - November 2007
Getting a Handle on Energy Usage Successful energy retrofit programs take a comprehensive approach to building systems as well as operational and maintenance practices to improve energy efficiency, comfort and productivity. Spinwave Systems, Inc.
The role of video analytics in the automated buildings market There are now systems on the market that offer a plug-and-play solution that the average automation contractor, designer and security installer can successfully deploy and that don’t cost a tremendous amount of money. Roni Kass, Founder and CEO, ioimage
Truth About Megapixel This is the third in a series of three articles separating fact from fiction with regard to the fast-growing megapixel camera technology. - Megapixel Network Cameras, Can They Really Save Bandwidth and Storage? Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IQinVision
Integrated Design Associates, Inc. Design headquarters is among the first to achieve net-zero energy Johnson Controls, Case Study
Ferreira “31 Tannery Project” First Net Zero Electric commercial building in the U.S. A Post Occupancy Review, Observations & Lessons Learned Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E. – LEED AP, Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems
Demand Response and the Path to a Sustainable Energy Future How the future unfolds, and our ability to pass on a sustainable planet to future generations, is based in large part on our success with shifting to more sustainable energy practices today. Clement J. Palevich, Constellation Sustainable Energy Solutions
Two Critical Steps Toward Sustainability (That we need to take now!) Thomas Hartman, P E The Hartman Company
Standing Room Only at DR-Expo The requests from sponsors, speakers and attendees alike were for DR-Expo to be held at least twice a year in the U.S. Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.
Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Coverage in Buildings Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Found in Phoenix The conference focused on opportunities created by connections between topics that used to seem totally disparate: The national electricity distribution infrastructure and my building’s bottom line? My BAS and environmental responsibility? Enterprise management and national security? Huh? Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems.
Building the Intelligent Bridge to Sustainability Intelligence-based solutions can be used to deliver buildings which meet the requirements of the 21st Century, while optimising their environmental performance. Alison Nicholl, Programme Manager ibexcellence, Business Analyst i&i limited
Energy & Power We all have to be conscious of the fundamentals of energy and only we have the power to conserve. Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, LonMark International
Harnessing the 4 Cs Convergence, connectivity, controls and conservation can guide us towards a more profitable, vibrant industrial future. It's time for new thinking on energy management. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Stumbling Towards Sustainability It’s clear that in the last year our clients and society in general has moved much further in their expectations for sustainable buildings than our industry has moved in ability to effectively implement them. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Column - November 2007
Terms & Terminologies – Avoiding
A closer look at some of the words and phrases that we sometimes take for granted Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc The Killer App is Here
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
August: Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
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
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems
Alper Uzmezler Systems Integrator Building Automation Systems Services BAS Graphics - Past, Now, and Future
Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance Wireless Control and Automation Made Practical -- Finally
Deke Smith, AIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART®
Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences Truly Brilliant Buildings
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates Certification for Designers and Installers
ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135 BACnet Releases Access Control Standards
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia -
FourFor Points for the Industry
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
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