March / April 2004
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Articles - April 2004
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Getting Honest About Comfort Comfort and environmental quality complaints top nearly every survey made of building occupants' concerns about their workspaces. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company
Productivity and Health vs. Energy Penalties - the Outdoor Air Riddle Len Damiano EBTRON, Inc.
Cost Comparison Model - Open vs Proprietary Introductory Article - 9 part series Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc
Successful Contracting: It all starts with an Estimate Al De Wachter, President Independent Control Specialists Inc
Object Oriented Programming in Control System Software Engineering Sean Leonard, OPC R&D Manager, Matrikon
4-way mixing valve? or a pump with variable speed? When to choose and when to combine? Christer Johansson, M.Sc, Development Engineer, ESBE AB. Submitted by Leif Paxton, Paxton Corporation
Entering the Enterprise Through the Office As we re-examine and better understand the interactive power and mesh-ability of the office backbone of most company enterprises we see evolving standards with simplified presentation. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Articles - March 2004
Perfect We Ain't But Becoming Better is Surprisingly Easy Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
Selling real-time energy metering up the management chain Jefferson may have one of the few systems in the country that is able to actually develop reports separating metered energy use for a classroom and a research lab in the same building. Case Study Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.
"Do-it-yourself" energy information systems in a Web-based world Manufacturers of metering products have introduced new metering and data collection products that allow any electrical contractor or building owner to provide Web-based energy information to customers and tenants cost-effectively. Jim Lewis, CEO, Obvius LLC
Mission Critical Building Monitoring & Control - The Missing Piece of the Puzzle Advances in BMCS capabilities are now enabling these separate systems to integrate critical system information into one common protocol displayed at one operator workstation. Travis Short, Lead Controls System Engineer, SYS-TEK Companies USA, Inc.
Autonomic Wireless Building Networks The key to reliable ad hoc wireless networking for building automation applications and protocols is an Autonomic mesh network: an Autonomic network is one that self-configures, self-heals, self-regulates, and understands when to apply these parameters. Weilin Wang, Michael Nova, and John Edler Kiyon, Inc.
Filtration Monitoring Lags Behind Advances in HVAC Technology for Automated Buildings Ken Bloom, President Precision Air Technology, Inc.
Water Purification System Connects to Building Automation System using OPC - Case Study The integration allows plant maintenance personnel to monitor the water purification system from any BAS workstation in the plant. Brian Neufeld MatrikonOPC Marketing Manager, Matrikon Inc.
Embarrassed to be European? It would be good to be wrong as the EC aims are to be commended. But their process is doomed to fail. An opinion piece by Madeleine Bath, securityXML Ltd
Building the Connected Home Key Trends in the Industry - and a preview of the Connected Home event. Ian Johnson, Director, Junction Ltd
Building Automation: Reaching for the Sky The multi-billion dollar building automation industry is moving on and up as control systems integrate with the latest IT and internet technologies to create powerful networked intelligence. Ken Sinclair writes for Industrial Automation Asia
A feeling of cooperation and objectivity in the industry All of us are very excited about where BuilConn 2004 April 13-16 in Dallas may lead us and what new vibrations and feelings will be transferred to the industry. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Weilin Wang, Michael Nova, and John Edler, Kiyon, Inc. Autonomic Wireless Building Networks
Deepak Wanner, Founder, Precidia Technologies Reaping the Benefits of IP
Jason Sprayberry, Digi International Ethernet: The Common Thread to Total Building Systems Integration
Randy Kondor, Matrikon Inc. Integrating OPC into Building Automation - The Latest Trend
Engineered Systems November Supplement Marketing Convergence
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company Ending the Blackout Blues
Peter Manolescue, securityXML Ltd. Protocol war yields to productive peace
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc. Internet-based Energy and Security
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com XML Spells Connection to the Future
Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company "IT" Could be the Start of Something Big
Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc Ventilation Codes
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company Controlling Convergence
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com It is Time to Upgrade your DDC System
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