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The latest news, articles and reviews for the Building Automation Industry.
February news releases now on line.
see our AHR EXPO 2001 Review - Atlanta
"State-of-the-Art Capabilities in Building Automation" AHR Expo Session
Head Retread - Update on the above AHR Expo Session in Atlanta
Special AHR Show Preview for Automation Exhibitors to show featured products and provide news releases. More information on the Sessions at AHR Expo.
contributing editors have provided excellent articles for our special show issue.
Hartman - Steps to a More Efficient Chiller Plant a follow up article to Improve Chiller Plant Efficiency! Mc Gowan - DDC's Future 1-01 Damiano - The REAL Costs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
In addition to the
above article, Tom Hartman is providing two presentations at the ASHRAE Winter
Meeting in Atlanta.
1. Symposium 2, at 8:00 AM on Sunday, January 28th Central Energy Plant kW per ton and Demand Controls
2. Seminar 29 at 10:15 AM on Tuesday, January 30th Adding New Life to Old Systems: Control Retrofit Case Studies
I am excited about my presentation with Dave Branson at the Expo. The Head Retread article provides insight into our direction. There is still time to share your thoughts with us on what you think the "State of the Art" is, email me your observations. All exhibitors and automation stakeholders are invited to provide input for these Expo sessions for 2002 and beyond. Come out Wednesday, January 31st 9:15am to An Open Forum for Automation and the Future.
Industry advertising/sponsorship is an important part of AutomatedBuildings.com overall content, as it allows us to provide our services free. To keep our Global Automation Portal or Vortal very focused and vertical we approach only industry building automation players as sponsors and advertisers. In this way we eliminate the amount of non related information presented to you. The Business to Business or B2B within the Building Automation Industry that occurs on our web site is becoming as important as our industry presence as "The Large Building Automation Online Resource". Please welcome our newest sponsors
Kele is the leader in DDC interface devices
Siemens Building Technologies Inc, an international industry leader in providing building management solutions
Cimetrics is a leading provider of embedded network control hardware, software and consulting services.
Paxton Paxton Corporation provides high quality valves and actuators
Computer Integrated Building Operations CIBO the next generation in building automation systems.
TAC Americas provides integrated command of lighting, HVAC, access, safety and other functions
Delta Controls Inc a leading manufacturer of high quality building automation systems (BAS).
Greystone Energy Systems Inc Canada's largest independent manufacturer of HVAC sensors and transducers f
Reliable Controls 100% Canadian-owned manufacturer of innovative, embedded micro-controller hardware and software
Are you having trouble keeping up with the evolving Network & Internet Standards? We have created a new section that has linkage to over 25 communication standards. Our Summary of New Industry Links allows you to quickly view who is new and happening. On Line Training and Information Resources is just the start of what I feel will grow to a useful part of our site providing access to training for the industry. Scheduled Industry Courses has also been added. Looking for a job? or help for your company to grow? Dealers? checkout our free Want Ad Section
Our March 2001 issue theme will be "Control Without Wires". We will explore the "Wonderful World of Wireless" and how close it really is. Please help me with your wireless articles and products.
AutomatedBuildings.com's purpose is to connect our readers with timely and new information on any Buildings Automation subject, so as always we are interested in any of your articles, news, new products.
We are running a Special AHR Show Preview January 2001 issue with an update January 15th. This presents an excellent opportunity to preview your products and concepts so our readers can visit your booth with some insight. If you are not able to be at the show this also offers an opportunity to reach that market virtually.
Check out the articles by our Contributing Editors Thomas Hartman, John J "Jack" Mc Gowan, Leonard A. Damiano and Me.
Be sure to check out this month's articles, new products and January's news releases. Our Reader Profile outlines who reads AutomatedBuildings.com.
Previous Favorites is where we add the article
most viewed in the previous issues.
November/December issue favorite was extremely close in reads
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc. Control Synthesis
Len Damiano, EBTRON, Inc. The Advantage of Direct Measurement for Ventilation Code Compliance with Energy Optimization
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company Designing Greener Buildings
September/October issue favorite was Jack McGowan, Hydroscope Inc, USA
DDC Networks:...is the question really: BACnet™ or LonWorks™?
- July/August issue favorite was Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company
The "COMFORT INDUSTRY" a 21st Century Opportunity
- May/June issue favorite was Earl Gray, Control Contractors, Inc
Achieving Control System Independence - Controls Computers and Standards
- March/April issue favorite was John Petze, Andover Controls Corporation
The Benefits of Ethernet to Building Automation
- January/February issue favorite was Tom Hartman's
HVAC Control: An Essay on Change
- November/December issue favorite was
Are Automated Buildings Converging or Colliding with the Internet?
- September/October issue favorite was Notifact Systems'
Combining Wireless Technology and Internet -- Seamlessly
- July/August issue favorite was Tom Hartman's great article prepared for our official launch.
Network Control: A New Paradigm For HVAC
This is not just a spectator sport, please send your articles, new releases and new product information to us. Click here to see article format.
Improve Chiller Plant Efficiency! My preferred solution is to design and implement a simple and economical chiller plant control network for the chillers, pumps and tower fans, that automatically operates and sequences all equipment to meet the load and optimize efficiency. Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company
DDC's Future 1-01 ...the Web may have more to do with defining DDC's future than any individual development in control theory, HVAC or building technology. John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc
Building Automation Capabilities Local monitoring does not suffice: the communications must go both ways, so every parameter that is monitored can also be controlled, instantly from anywhere. George Heath, eMation
Little or No Discussion Between Specifiers and Manufacturers will Dehydrate the Humidity Controls Market Humidifiers and dehumidifiers over the last five years have begun to receive more attention as issues with indoor air quality arise. Nelly Anderson, HVAC Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
"Getting Existing HVAC and Building Automation Control Systems to Work... Why learn pneumatic controls when everything seems to be run by computers? Luc Szklanecki / Kurt Booth, K L Controls
University of South Florida - Case Study "I still get to work at 6:00 a.m. but when I walk into my office and see a bunch of red lights, I know exactly where to send help," said Oakley. "It's a time-saving and cost- saving solution that we have adopted across the entire campus." Michael Troncale, Lantronix
One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA Anyone who's seen a Bruce Willis movie has seen One Liberty Place prominently featured in Philadelphia's skyline. Testimonial by Gil Schonour, P.E. EMS Engineering. Submitted by Melinda Bartee, Alerton
Head Retread - Update on "State-of-the-Art Capabilities in Building Automation" AHR Expo Session in Atlanta Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
January's Product, Software and Web Site Reviews
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