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Business Intelligence and Building Automation Analytics   Every intelligent management decision will pay back quickly. The question is, are we able to distinguish information from terabytes of data?  Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

Dashboards for Buildings  Dashboards are meant to convey essential information quickly and clearly on one screen.  Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Interoperability. So, what’s in it for me? 
In terms of actual benefits, interoperability enables more devices to communicate, improved operational efficiency, and of course, a more level playing field for entrepreneurial minds to innovate and create a much larger potential market.  Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events

DeKalb Technical College Starts Building Automation Program  This new program offers a diploma as well as an Associate in Applied Science degree.  The program can also be done online.  Stephanie Brown, Student, DeKalb Technical College

Revolutionizing Building Physical Security  Having a physical security system that easily integrates with your tenants’ identity management system, means that you can now transfer some of the liability to your tenant for creating, modifying, removing and archiving identities from the physical access system. Guy Huntington

Cloud-to-Cloud Software Integration
Utilizing Physical Security Data to Improve Corporate Risk and Compliance Management 
Steve Van Till, President and CEO, Brivo Systems & Brian McIlravey, CPP, Co-CEO PPM 2000

Benefits of lighting control integrating DALI and BACnet.  From theory to real application. Josep Ceron, Business Development Manager, Intesis Software

Columns - December 2010

Systems & Sequences
  Airside systems Part 1 of 2 Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

The 6 –Steps Guide to Success with OPC UA  Six Defined Steps to maximize your investment in OPC UA  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Making Commercial Controls Work  Nearly everything about a controls system—the points, architecture, integration, etc.—comes from the requirements defined in the sequence of operation.  Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

Articles - November 2010

Green Buildings and EZ Electricity  Enterprising minds are creating better opportunities for buildings to interact with the Smart Grid. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc.

Wireless Meters The Real Hotspot  Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Connecting Building Automation to Everything In an ideal world, we will be able to be vendor and protocol independent. Everything will talk to everything. Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

The Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PIC) & BACnet Interoperability Building Blocks  (BIBB)  Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General

BACnet in Public Administration Buildings
Lowering Energy Consumption While Maximizing Comfort Salvatore Cataldi,  ESAC
GridWeek
A Summary of Discussions Shaping the BAS Industry  Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events

Collaboration Fuels Smart Grid Progress  Major Industry Players Get Behind ADR Alliance  Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events

Social Networking
  Can help you find a job in the Building Automation Industry Teny E. Varghese,  Building Automation Jobs

Glenborough Takes Energy Efficiency Strategy to the Next Level with the Niagara Framework  It’s not always about the ‘money’ one commits into an operation; it’s how you bring other important stakeholders, such as your tenants and vendors, into energy conservation.  Carlos Santamaria, LEED AP Glenborough’s Director of Engineering

Columns - November 2010

Control System Upgrades 
Determine your best path to a total system overhaul
Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

OPC UA Adoption Update 
No one is certain where technology trends in BAS will take us in 2011 but one thing is certain: OPC UA will be the protocol of choice in taking data from the field and making it useful information in the cloud.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Energy EffectivenessGetting Beyond Energy Efficiency  Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol

Internal Sharing of Energy Information to Support Smart Grids  Every building, and every group of buildings, must become a microgrid. A microgrid is responsible for managing its energy use, generation, storage, and market operations. Toby Considine, T9

Networked Building Automation System (BAS)
  It is amazing how little we know about what really goes on in most buildings. 
Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

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Past Favorites 
November:
Teny E. Varghese,  Building Automation Jobs  Social Networking
Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd Connecting Building Automation to Everything
October: 
David Lamarche, Director of Communications, CAN2GO™  The Embedded BACnet IP Server
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  Too Many Choices For Wireless Building Systems?
September:
Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd  From the Silo to Open Collaborative Facility Internetworks 
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics
 Seeing is Believing
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com Does Owning the Meters Make You Smarter?
August:
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  A Window into Shading and Electrically Switchable Glass
Peter Sharer, Founder, Agilewaves, Inc  Monitoring-based Commissioning for Proactive Energy Management
July:
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics  Energy Dashboards and Energy EDUCATION Dashboard
Michael Colicchio, Canadian Regional Development, Viconics Electronics Inc. Wireless Communicating Controls

June:
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems Kaiser Permanente Qualifies Old Building for Energy Incentives 
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com  Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek 2010

Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General The Future of Cloud Connectivity for BAS
May:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Preview of May 24-27 ConnectivityWeek 2010 Santa Clara
Michael R. Lavelle P.E., Lavelle Energy LLC & Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. Virtual Building Energy Management
Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General  What is a Web Enabled Building  Management System? & Data Integration Levels
April:

Dave Krinkel, Founder EnergyAI  What Secrets Lurk In the 98% of Energy Data that’s Never Looked At? 
March:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  The Next Big Things
February:
Andy Stadheim CEO, Barix Technology U.S.  Building Automation Considerations
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Twenty Ten to be a BAD-ASS Year
January:
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2010
Rawlson O’Neil King,  Communications Director, CABA  Research Viewpoints
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Energy Harvesting, Wireless and Next Generation Building Energy Management 
December:
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC How Buildings Will Communicate With The Smart Grid
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems  Retrofitting Existing Commercial Buildings for the Smart Grid

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