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Making Sense of it All  Automatedbuildings.com has not only provided those ideas and contacts for potential partners, products and procedures to help us push our network based energy efficient strategies forward, but it has also played an important role in developing the community of industry professionals. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

The Next 10 Years  "Ken’s theme for the next 10 years is about change .... I would like to propose a way of thinking that may well help you make a decision as to how to proceed".  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

Intelligent Middleware for Intelligent Building Systems  Richards-Zeta and Frost & Sullivan Industry White Paper

Water Submetering: Wireless Systems  By providing managers with real-time, automatically generated data, wireless water submetering can make monitoring, billing, and reducing water usage far easier than with traditional, manual-read submetering systems. Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Enterprise Access to Building Automation Data Using BACnet and OPC Darek Kominek, MatrikonOPC

Using SCADA Systems in an HVAC Environment  Owners of larger facilities as well as multiple building owners will surely benefit from the SCADA Systems once thought of as only for industrial process control. Ronald D. Padilla, Vice President – Integration Services, Control Technologies, Inc.

Parking Garage Case Study: LonWorks® Delivers Savings On Sunset Blvd  Mike Schell, Air Test Technologies

Be The Change  This year’s ConnectivityWeek offered more than simply updates on building automation technology. It encouraged a new energy revolution.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - July 2008

Words of Wisdom  Prudent advice from the pages of Practical Controls  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Controlling Demand Response  A building that has been designed for demand response can readily drop electric loads with little impact on the occupants. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

The BACnet Puzzle  Why BACnet can be a puzzle to outsiders – and why it mattersAndy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Newton's Fall  Efforts to solve traditional building-grid interactions as command and control interactions will fail if they leave out the human and social factors. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Articles - June 2008

My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek in Santa Clara, California Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

ConnectivityWeek Show Daily  The following articles appeared in the ConnectivityWeek Show Daily newspaper, published the week of May 19, 2008.  Each article contains additional information that could not be included in the original publication due to space limitations. Frank Capuano,  Strata Resource Inc acted as manager, editor and photographer for the daily show newspaper for Clasma Events

We need a bigger boat!  Focusing just on building systems or even just controls is simply not going to cut it, the vision outlined at the first BuilConn in 2003 was too narrow.  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

oBIX is alive and kicking…  The people who know oBIX best have been going out and doing things with oBIX. Many of these projects are large. Toby Considine, Chairman oBIX

Wireless Energy Management: Transforming the Energy Costs of the Smaller Building Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Sharpening The Axe: Four Tips for your Controls Contracting Business  Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

Data Center Retrofit Now Able to Handle High-Density Server Applications  Contemporary Controls’ BAS Switch Handles the Traffic Without “Choking”  Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

Lambeau Field – A Success Story  Lambeau Field Benefits from Building Automation System Interface Erin Tudjan, Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Eagle Technology, Inc.

Open Automated Demand Response Communication Standards  Six years of research, development, and demonstration have led to these standards.Girish Ghatikar, Mary Ann Piette, & Sila Kiliccote, Demand Response Research Center (DRRC), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)

Controls + IT + Integrate Evolve  Integrating to the World of IT  David Oshoway, President, Energetic Concepts Ltd

Verizon Communications  Cogeneration System Monitoring and Energy Management - Case Study David Crump, Marketing Communications Opto 22

BACnet Change of Value (COV) The BACnet COV system is not a mandatory part of the protocol. Each vendor decides if they want to support it.  Peter Chipkin, Partner AGP Support Group.

Columns - June 2008

Unitary Controllers Primer  Typical applications utilizing unit (zone) level control  Part 2 of 3  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Stop throwing it away – Energy Recycling  Once you start thinking about waste heat as a resource, it will lead a long way from where you started.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Campus Automation Presents Unique Challenges  Multiple interfaces makes campus-wide optimization, data mining, and energy and operational analysis difficult.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

June:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
May: 
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
April:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com  The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
March:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters 
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Pushing Green into the Black 
February:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
January:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008
Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics  Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring
December: 
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? 
November:
Johnson Controls, Case Study  Integrated Design Associates, Inc.  Net-zero energy 
Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E – LEED AP,  Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems Ferreira “31 Tannery Project”  Net Zero Electric
October:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc  The Killer App is Here
September:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc Four steps to make money from DR
Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies  Weather On Demand
Peter M. Schwartz, Principal, Peter Schwartz & Associates, LLC Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics  Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
August:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company
Jared Malarsky, Research Analyst, ARC Advisory Group HVAC Control Systems Market
July:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems
Alper Uzmezler Systems Integrator Building Automation Systems Services BAS Graphics - Past, Now, and Future
Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance Wireless Control and Automation Made Practical -- Finally

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