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Articles - November 2007
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Getting a Handle on Energy Usage Successful energy retrofit programs take a comprehensive approach to building systems as well as operational and maintenance practices to improve energy efficiency, comfort and productivity. Spinwave Systems, Inc.
The role of video analytics in the automated buildings market There are now systems on the market that offer a plug-and-play solution that the average automation contractor, designer and security installer can successfully deploy and that don’t cost a tremendous amount of money. Roni Kass, Founder and CEO, ioimage
Truth About Megapixel This is the third in a series of three articles separating fact from fiction with regard to the fast-growing megapixel camera technology. - Megapixel Network Cameras, Can They Really Save Bandwidth and Storage? Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IQinVision
Integrated Design Associates, Inc. Design headquarters is among the first to achieve net-zero energy Johnson Controls, Case Study
Ferreira “31 Tannery Project” First Net Zero Electric commercial building in the U.S. A Post Occupancy Review, Observations & Lessons Learned Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E. – LEED AP, Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group
Demand Response and the Path to a Sustainable Energy Future How the future unfolds, and our ability to pass on a sustainable planet to future generations, is based in large part on our success with shifting to more sustainable energy practices today. Clement J. Palevich, Constellation Sustainable Energy Solutions
Two Critical Steps Toward Sustainability (That we need to take now!) Thomas Hartman, P E The Hartman Company
Standing Room Only at DR-Expo The requests from sponsors, speakers and attendees alike were for DR-Expo to be held at least twice a year in the U.S. Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.
Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Coverage in Buildings Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Found in Phoenix The conference focused on opportunities created by connections between topics that used to seem totally disparate: The national electricity distribution infrastructure and my building’s bottom line? My BAS and environmental responsibility? Enterprise management and national security? Huh? Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems.
Building the Intelligent Bridge to Sustainability Intelligence-based solutions can be used to deliver buildings which meet the requirements of the 21st Century, while optimising their environmental performance. Alison Nicholl, Programme Manager ibexcellence, Business Analyst i&i limited
Energy & Power We all have to be conscious of the fundamentals of energy and only we have the power to conserve. Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, LonMark International
Harnessing the 4 Cs Convergence, connectivity, controls and conservation can guide us towards a more profitable, vibrant industrial future. It's time for new thinking on energy management. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Stumbling Towards Sustainability It’s clear that in the last year our clients and society in general has moved much further in their expectations for sustainable buildings than our industry has moved in ability to effectively implement them. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Column - November 2007
Terms & Terminologies – Avoiding
A closer look at some of the words and phrases that we sometimes take for granted Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago
Articles - October 2007
The Killer App is Here A killer app is defined as being a product or service that is so useful that people will buy particular piece(s) of computer hardware and/or an operating system simply to gain access to the application, one that is so valuable that it transcends any concerns, risks or need to learn something new. Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.
9 Tips On How To Obtain The Best Value In System Cabling Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
Redefining Wireless for Building Systems ......is it rather “no-new-wires”? The Viconics Sales Team
Turning The Vision of Buildings 2.0 Into Reality The vision of the Buildings 2.0 white paper states, we "must define tangible tools for Buildings 2.0 to evolve" and it is with this in mind that he communicates this experience. Bradley Hemphill Pr.Eng B.Sc.Eng, Electrical Engineering Solutions
Connecting ARCNETÒ to Ethernet Infrastructures - Case Study Contemporary Controls’ AI-SRVR is the Solution for Distance Issues in Multi-Building Installations Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls
Pressure Independent Valves - Case Study Pressure Independent Valves Make Cost Effective Alternative to Reverse Return System for US Census Bureau Lisa Hickey, BELIMO Americas
Truth About Megapixel This is the second in a series of three articles separating fact from fiction with regard to the fast-growing megapixel camera technology. - Megapixel Network Cameras, Can They Really Save Bandwidth and Storage? Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IQinVision
Johnson Controls Metasys Enhancement Prevents Building Disasters Complete One Step Backup for a JCI Metasys Operator Workstation (OWS) and Network Control Module (NCM) using the new MetaBAK™ product insures reliability. David Hagemann, Custom Computer Systems
The Soft Side of Automation Integrating Window Shades into Automation Systems David Parrett, Electronic Solutions, Inc. a Hunter Douglas Company
Turning Buzz into Bucks Now is the time to get involved; learn what the buzz is all about and better understand the opportunities being presented to you with demand response. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com
Column - October 2007
Electric Duct Heaters – Application & Control
Avoid application errors and controllability issues when designing EDH control systems Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc The Killer App is Here
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
August: Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
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
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
Deke Smith, AIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART®
Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences Truly Brilliant Buildings
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!
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