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The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems  “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. “ - Michael Jordan, Six NBA Championships, Five Times NBA MVP   Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Sustainable Buildings  Are Industry Groups The Solution or the Problem? Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Wireless Control and Automation Made Practical -- Finally  While automobiles may get all the bad headlines, energy-guzzling buildings account for a whopping 39% of all energy consumption in the U.S., according to the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Transportation (DOT); far above the 27% used by transportation.  Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance

DR-Expo™  Delivering Demand Response Information & Solutions Today!  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc.

BAS Graphics - Past, Now, and Future  The BAS industry has changed rapidly in the last 5 years. The main improvements have been on connectivity between protocols and the information transfer to the internet Alper Uzmezler Systems Integrator Building Automation Systems Services

NRG Systems Energy Savings  The building is one of only a handful of manufacturing facilities to earn a LEED Gold certification. Joy Null, Director Of Public Relations, Watt Stopper/Legrand

Connectivity + Convergence + Confluence = Change  Connectivity concepts such as the smart grid, the greening of buildings with better connections to everything, coupled with connections to powerful web services plus the notion of Buildings 2.0 are all creating new directions and markets for our industry. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Column - July 2007

RTU Operation Via Conventional & Digital Controls
Control a packaged rooftop unit with a thermostat, or digitally via a building automation system  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Articles - June 2007

Making Energy Efficiency Accountable  Right now there is no off-the-shelf delivery process in place to develop truly effective energy efficiency improvements with long term performance assurance. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Smart Parking Garages?  “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” Winston Churchill Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Confluence, Convergence, Confusion….Kaboom  The need to create standards for delivering automated building systems information realtime to first responders en route to an incident.  Allan M. Olbur, Vice President, In-Store Merchandising Solutions, Inc.

Truly Brilliant Buildings  The primary principle is to ensure that you collect and store data once when it is generated and then re-use it throughout the lifecycle of the facility.  Deke Smith, AIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences

Energy Efficiency in the Power Grid  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that increasing energy efficiency could reduce national energy use by 10% or more in 2010, and as much as 20% in 2020, with net economic benefits for consumers and businesses as a result.  White Paper ABB Inc.

The Connectivity Daily  These contributions provided a balance of industry information that appealed to all conference attendees, whether their focus was BuilConn, M2M, GridWise Expo or the ZigBee Expo.  Frank Capuano, Strata Resource Inc

New Advances in Digital Display Technology  With all of the variation in system capabilities and in the potential for problems within the DDS marketplace, it’s not surprising to find some resistance to the installation of DDS from Building Managers. Wayne Moir, President, Adshift Inc.

Getting Grid Wise at GridWeek  A $900 billion market opportunity was identified for the industry to make the national grid smart and wise with interactive connectivity. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Column - June 2007

Interlocking of AHU Safety Devices  Design and fabricate a control panel specifically for the safety device interlocking. Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

June:  Deke Smith, AIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences  Truly Brilliant Buildings
May:
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
April:
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
March:
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
February:
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
January:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry
December:
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
November: 
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
October: Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company The HVAC Industry CAN Reinvent Itself! 
September:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT
August Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Can ASHRAE Reinvent Itself?
July:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com  John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
June
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center

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