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Articles - June 2009
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into our rapidly evolving industry.
Please take the time to read their valuable articles.
Don’t Shoot The Messenger! Let’s spread the word that achieving and maintaining ultra-efficient building energy system operation is possible, but to do so requires change. Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
Building Information Modeling Continues to Grow in Green Building
Adding Ease to Displaying Building Energy Efficiencies Sarah Erdman,
Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics
Are New Real Estate Risks Creating The "Tipping Point"? Now the risks of doing nothing different may be even greater than rewards of being progressive. Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, IntelligentBuildings®
Thermal Imaging a key to locating HVAC system leakage Colin Plastow, Industrial Product Manager, Fluke
Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Web Based CMMS Systems Efficient, Mobile, and Environmentally Friendly David Knight, Sales/Marketing Rep, Web Work by Tero
240 And Counting…. The number of speakers at ConnectivityWeek has now surpassed the total number of attendees at the first BuilConn Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Building Automation Networks This article provides insight to the evolution to date of Building Automation Networks to Enterprise and Web based networks and on into cloud computing. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - June 2009
OPC EXPO comes to Connectivity Week! Join us at the OPC EXPO in Santa Clara, CA, June 8-11 Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation
Selecting Sensors for BAS A tutorial on choosing the right temperature sensor for the right job Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” A Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
The State of the Building Automation Market “who makes the best building automation system?” Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Conversation between Intelligent Buildings and Smart Energy As I write this, the Interim Roadmap for the Smart Grid has not been published. What follows is my view of how this area will develop. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
On June 9, 2009, I will be in Santa Clara,
California over seeing the presentation
of several sessions on “The Reinvention of Building Automation”. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Articles - May 2009
The California Smart Building Association The California Smart Building Association is dedicated to establishing and strengthening public policies that promote the development of smart buildings in California for commercial, residential and public projects. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Once in a Lifetime We really have to seriously go back to the invention of electricity and the internal combustion engine, and combine that with the changes that we have seen in the birth of the Internet that has changed our lives. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Smart Grids Start With Smart Ideas Developing smart electric grids requires smart ideas and our industry can be a valuable contributor in developing them! Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
Green Intelligent Buildings… what next? Energy Business Intelligence will be to buildings what the iPod was to music. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc.
Pain, Tipping, and Leverage The “new” Energy Services Game Terrence Reynolds, PE Control Technologies
Green Building Control Solutions….Sure to keep you in the Black! Trevor Palmer, Marketing Manager, Viconics
The Reinvention of Energy Services To actually turn the tide and reduce the total amount of energy used in commercial buildings will require reinvention. Tim Kensok, Vice President, Market Development, Air Advice
Smart Grid - Taking Our Cue from Nature Roman Kulyk, Chief Technology Officer, REGEN Energy Inc.
Automation for the environmentally challenged Electronic and electromechanical thermostats have in the past provided low initial capital cost, device simplicity, but have lacked in the ability to centralize information for energy and maintenance monitoring. Trevor Palmer, Marketing Manager, Viconics
Opening the Door to IP POE-Powered Access Control Systems The transformation leverages the existing IT infrastructure, eliminates the need for local power, consolidates and saves labor costs for cable installation, reduces the time to install system devices, is more scalable and provides a large base of management tools and support. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Upgrading Prison’s Temperature Control HVAC System Yields Overall Efficiency Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls
BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning Award-winning Building Information Model web software invigorates Smart Grid planning and design processes. Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op
The Reinvention of Building Automation The complexities of our industry reside with us, but the reinvention and representation of our future resides with the new teams we build. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - May 2009
SGIX – Smart Grid Information Exchange Some feel that direct control of tomorrow’s smart buildings must be in the hands of the utilities. I feel that that building owners must be in control. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
BACnet by the Numbers A twelve step program for kicking the proprietary systems habit Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
Points List Primer A “pointed” view of hardwired I/O Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
The Application my iPhone should have complete smart home synchronized with my handheld Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation
of the era of the Intelligent Building? The simple answer is that
a convergence that has been building for years is now occurring. Paul Ehrlich & Ira
Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems
George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls Connecting BACnet Devices to an IP Infrastructure
Patrick Winkelman, Vice President Sales Americas, Distech Controls, Inc. Sustainable Design of Building Automation Systems
Greg Barnes, VP of Business Development, co-founder & Paul Ogle, VP Marketing, Product Management, Activelogix, LLC A Facility Dashboard for the Rest of Us
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. The Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls…
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President, Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
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