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Articles - June 2007
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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.
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®
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
Articles - May 2007
The Consensus Conundrum To be successful in your contribution to this industry at this critical time, more than anything else these good ideas you develop need an effective champion – you! Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company
BAS University Establishes Industry Education Resource From the interested novice to the hardened professional, BAS University offers information field professionals and engineers can rely on for reference on a daily basis. David G. Evans, Computrols
CMMS - Managing Facilities as a Business If your job hasn’t changed in the last two years, be prepared to change or be replaced. It’s lead or get out of the way. Harry Kohal, Director of Sales and Marketing, Eagle Technology, Inc.
The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America Once completed, Simon will have the ability to understand and manage thousands of control points from an energy potential perspective as well as integrate real time results of any point to match the business strategy of maximizing comfort and performance while minimizing energy costs. Case Study Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc.
Demand Response, an Urgent and Significant Opportunity Demand Response (DR) is without doubt the golden opportunity for building systems integrators and contractors. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Implementation Issues of Open Networks One can specify and procure an open system, but the system needs to be properly installed, configured and documented to produce the “open” benefits. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
Integration of Dynamic Facades with other Building Systems Recent studies have shown that appropriate fenestration/shading design and control, linked with simultaneous control of electric lighting and HVAC components, could significantly reduce peak cooling load and energy consumption for lighting and cooling, while maintaining good thermal and lighting indoor conditions. Thanos Tzempelikos, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Solar Buildings Research Network, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University
BAS – What do customers want? Customers for BAS… who they are? How can we determine customers basing on their interests in building automation systems? Andrey Golovin, Executive Director, Russian BACnet Group
News Maker of the Year Jack McGowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc, GridWise Architecutre Council Chairman Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Beyond BACnet Grid integrators will work with BACnet data to make it a seamless part of their grid and or enterprise management products. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Thinking Out Loud in an Industry of Change We all need to think out loud to quickly guide our industry to the next level and set plans for the future. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
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
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia -
FourFor Points for the Industry
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
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!
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?
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center
Aaron Hansen, Tridium, Inc Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX)
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Why your next project should be an Intelligent Building
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