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February 2007

GridWeek Takes Shape
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
To be discussed at GridWeek will be hot topics such as demand response, real time pricing, alternative energy and distributed generation. Many of the solutions to the shortfall in electricity will come down to reducing demand especially at peak load times, and much of this will happen in buildings through building automation.

Sixteen Isnít So Sweet
Ron Poskevich, General Manager, Lumisys
Until recently, integrated lighting control was specified in Division 16 because of tradition; not because it was efficient or effective. The result of this out of date specification method make integrated lighting control needlessly more expensive and troublesome to construct.

BuilConn Middle East
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
The focus of BuilConn ME is on communicating to owners and developers how they should be looking at smart buildings and how they should be thinking on designing and procuring the systems that make their buildings intelligent.

January 2007

oBIX is now an OASIS Committee Specification
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group

Toby Considine Ė Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina
Being approved as an OASIS committee standard means that oBIX has had a successful public review and that the committee has voted for approval.

The Integrator's View - The Four Points Project
Craig Arnott, NSW Controls Team Leader, Airmaster Australia Pty. Ltd.
I would have to say there were no real obstacles, however the challenge was to install new controls in 630 hotel rooms, 18 function rooms/areas, 42 office and public area air conditioning units, plus the chiller and boiler plants - in a 'live' building that consistently has hotel occupancy figures over 90%.

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