July & August 2005  
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Editorial Comments by Ken Sinclair

Letters to the editor

August 2005As you can see with our August Logo Going Green is this month’s theme. We were pleased to put together this month’s supplement with our team of contributing editors and with Engineered Systems to help change the color of our industry. Please take time to read these articles and discover how you do can have significant environmental impact on Growing Greener Buildings with Automation

We were extremely pleased to receive Tom Lohner’s counterpoint Why are our Buildings so Dumb?  Who is in Charge of the Technology?

.....it is clear that IP-based technologies (XML, Web services, etc.) will dominate upper levels of building systems architecture.  Want to know more? Read Anto's and my interview IP + XML + Wireless = Amsterdam

 We are also very excited to be media sponsor and to be endorsing BACnet.  Be sure to catch my interview with Jon for more information on this exciting event.  BACnet Conference & Expo / Nashville Oct 23-25, 2005 – More freedom than Ever  Jon Williamson, BACnet Conference & Expo, Chairman

August is a very thick issue as you can see. J With lots of information linking to even more information. 

What Next - Part III Organizing Our Industry  Part 3 will explore what needs to change in the route to market of building system solutions  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

 Lots of other articles this month

As I always say, it is a great time to be in the news business for our industry

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Our large building automation industry seems to have a strong focus on Europe at the moment. Here are some examples; I have just confirmed my presentation of a paper LATEST TRENDS IN NETWORKED BUILDINGS at the 8th REHVA World Congress in Switzerland. The Clima2005 Congress will take place from 9 - 12 of October 2005 in Lausanne http://www.clima2005.ch/.  AutomatedBuildings.com is a media sponsor of this event. While in Europe it is our intention to drop in at LonWorld in Paris http://www.lonworldexpo.com/, which we are also a media sponsor of.

LonWorld

In my review of BACnet  Interest Group Russia I unveil plans to form a BACnet Interest Group - Russia (BIG-RU) under the auspices of ABOK, the Russian sister society to ASHRAE, this is followed by our newest contributing editor Paul Ehrlich who provides us an Event Report ZigBee Open HouseOslo, Norway.

Jack Mc Gowan provides a strong European connection to BuilConn Europe in Amsterdam, NL in his interview GridWise™ ...input is needed

Be sure to read them all. As you can see lots of excitement brewing across the pond while globalization of our industry continues.

Back in North America Tom Hartman explains in an interview the power of Equal Marginal Performance Principle.

Anto provides part 2 of his four part article on the future of Building-IT Convergence

As usually lots of other great articles.

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