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Connected Building Roadmap - The intent of the session was to ask the attendees to look into the future, and tell BC Hydro what connected buildings would look like in ten years, and what technologies or other items of interest might appear in the meantime.  -  Graham Henderson P.Eng. Sr. Program Manager, Commercial Marketing Energy, Regulatory & Business Planning,  BC Hydro

Take the NIST Transactive Energy Challenge We are actively building up the teams and seeking to bring in new participants and form new teams. Potentially there could be a buildings-focused team to address the use of TE inside a building or campus. - David Holmberg, Researcher, Mechanical Systems and Controls Group, NIST Engineering Laboratory

Building Automation needs a Global Standard - not only a Data Communication Protocol - Dipl.-Ing. Hans R. Kranz VDI, Forst / Baden, (active) retirement

“Who is (the future of) BACnet?” You are the future of BACnet, and you have been preparing your child for this day to meet the new world. You now need to allow your creation to go and grow.  - Ken Sinclair, Founder, Owner, Publisher

The Best-Kept Industry Secret?  Engineers, both new and experienced, are unaware of the platform’s development over the past seven years into a world-class smart lighting control solution. - Mike Welch, Managing Director, CNS

Of Pitchforks and Haystacks  So now I’ve been an observer of this market long enough to see hype become reality — albeit with some changes to the who, when and how. - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

Enhancing Legacy Buildings with IoT  IoT technology has the potential to provide more granular data to BAS and EMS systems, to add intelligence at the edge. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc

Lighting Control is a Key Enabler for Enterprise IoT but needs Open Standards - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Data Centers Reach Toward Operational Excellence Guided by Predictive Analytics  Operational Data from Real-time Monitoring Makes the Difference between a Simulated Approximation and Reliable Decision Support - Therese Sullivan, Principal, BuildingContext Ltd

contemporary Columns - November 2015

IoT Needs ITF  Getting BAS to IoT means passing through IT-Friendly - Andy McMillan, Strategy Consultant & President,
BACnet International

Google Demands your Responsiveness  Is your own website driving customers to your competitor by being non-responsive? - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Central Energy Plant Control and Integration  Proper design of the controls and integration to key equipment is one of the best options to improve not only efficiency but also reliability and maintainability. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Satisfaction + Well Being = Productivity  There is a lot to absorb in this new way of thinking to make the needed transformational change in our industry but, if we can achieve and document satisfaction and wellbeing and their respective connection to productivity, we will create a new value proposition and a new industry based on our traditional skill set. - Ken Sinclair,

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