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Turning Your Buildings into a Battery to Reduce Energy Costs  Commercial and institutional buildings have inherent thermal capacity to store energy.  The trick is how to integrate building operations with electric grid operations to leverage a buildings thermal mass and drastically reduce energy expense. - Phil C. Bomrad, President, & Beth Cushing, Director Marketing Communications, Clean Urban Energy, Inc.

Critical Mass  The unstoppable momentum for open and integrated building systems. -  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Controls Spring   What if the controls contractor had a standard open programming language?  When they are building DDC code they are actually generating the O&M manual and graphics by definition and the code is vendor independent. When the new controls contractor walks into the building, they see all the data digitally about the building. They can actually query the system. - Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC

Hit Efficiency Out of the Park with Advanced Lighting Control  Toronto’s Rogers Centre Achieves 56 to 79 Percent Energy Savings - Tony Marano, President & CEO, Encelium Technologies

Educating and Engaging Occupants on Energy Efficiency  Get Your Occupants on Board  - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics

The Perfect Storm  Cloud Services for the Built Environment Ecosystem - Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, LEED AP

Building Analytics from a Different View  Why Video Cameras are the Swiss Army Knife of Building Sensors Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Energy/Jobs/GDP/Surplus/Deficit  What has all that to do with building automation? - Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

Submetering for Improved Building Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Performance  Whether designed in or retrofitted, submeters are installed on the “building side” of the main utility meter to measure energy usage from the enterprise level all the way down to a single device or circuit.  Don Millstein, E-Mon

Merging Thermal Storage with Load Shifting for Efficient Cooling  The theory behind load shifting is to use more power when it’s cheap and less power when it’s expensive. -  Adam VanOort, President, DataNab

Avoid the Crisis  Achieve Zero Downtime - Roy Kok, AutomationSMX

Turning a Metasys Supervisory Controller into a BACnet Client  The supervisory controller as a BACnet client enhancement moves the BACnet-N2 Router beyond its original N2 gateway functionality, encapsulating the entire Metasys system. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc.

What You Should Know About Protocols While Selecting a Building Management System (BMS)  Dr. Abtar Singh, Founder & CEO, Singh360 Inc

Columns - November 2011

BAS Interface Methods to Packaged Equipment  Can We Talk? - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

5 Tips to Maximize Your 2012 Marketing Dollar  Use the 5 W’s to ensure a maximum return on advertising dollars. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Planning for Abundance  So what if things did change? What if distribution and electricity were not the be-all of commercial and domestic energy?  Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Where Is the BAS Industry Going?  Further, without new manufacturers entering the market (which bring new, fresh ideas to BAS products) what will lead the industry to product improvements and innovations?  - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis Building Intelligence Group

What "Open" might mean  One piece of the larger open puzzle is the present restrictions around proprietary control languages. - Ken Sinclair,

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