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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

Articles - September 2007

An Open Letter to the Clinton Climate Initiative  It isn’t just a few who want this Initiative to succeed. All of society wants it to succeed and is watching us to see if we can work together well and hard enough to be certain it will!   Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Commissioning Forever   “The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.” E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Four steps to make money from DR  Understand - Internalize - Plan - Execute  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

Energy… how do you turn Buzz into Business? The simple answer to that question is that automation is the “enabling technology” for demand response.  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Weather On Demand  A New Way for Building Automation to Leverage Real-time Weather Information  Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies

Demand Response Case Study Trojan Battery invested over $500,000 for summer demand response and their utility reimbursed them. Now Trojan gets lower rates that are saving the company thousands on its electric bill every month. Denis DuBois, Editor, Energy Priorities

Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?  Energy resources will continue to become increasingly scarce, however, their scarcity and attendant price escalation drives technological improvements in building, operating and maintaining the facilities that use those resources. Peter M. Schwartz, Principal, Peter Schwartz & Associates, LLC

Why Building Automation Should Be More Like Football  Good players win games. Can your building “win” with the system that’s currently installed? If not, take advantage of every opportunity to upgrade outdated systems.  Tim Kensok, Director of Business Development, AirAdvice, Inc.

Designing a Daylight Harvesting System (Part 2 of 2)  It is a rule in lighting control that the higher the number of control zones in a space, the more flexibility and control accuracy will be gained, at the expense of cost and more sophisticated commissioning.  Craig DiLouie, Principal, ZING Communications, Inc. & Communications Director Lighting Controls Association

Truth About Megapixel This is the first in a series of three articles separating fact from fiction with regard to the fast-growing megapixel camera technology.  Paul Bodell, Officer, Vice President Sales & Marketing, IQinVision

Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee  The automation process requires placing ”smart” detection sensors next to the parking spaces throughout the parking lot.   Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics

Delivering Sustainability   Sustainability is a complex issue and Intelligent Building technologies are a large part of the solution.  Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC

Demand Response: Information Is Power  Patrick Mazza, Research Director, Climate Solutions

The "BUZZ" about ADR  So what’s all the BUZZ about Automated Demand Response (ADR)?  Ed Richards, President and CEO, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc

Rapidly Changing Fundamentals of Demand Response  Today’s demand response products are more finely honed instruments that give decision makers the tools to design and implement a proactive energy strategy that helps manage risk every hour of the day. Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Senior Director of Energy Technology Services, Constellation NewEnergy

NewEnergy AllianceSM   The Alliance will help empower and create immediate revenue opportunities for all who wish to directly participate in demand response with their products, services and technologies. Leighton Wolffe, Principal, Wolffe Technology Consultants

Multi-Site Demand Response Technology Moves Into the Retail Space  Using a multi-site demand response program to control utility costs will be particularly effective if the design of the buildings take into account the need to accommodate this strategy.  Bob Coppenhaver, Director Product Management and Marketing, NovarÒ

Automated Demand Response and BACnet® Buildings that have BACnet-based building control systems are particularly well positioned to participate in DR programs. Jim Butler, CTO, Cimetrics Inc.

Next Generation Demand Response  the Readily Available Green Energy Solution  Steve Schaefer, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, EnergyConnect Inc.

Graphical User Interfaces  When web design and building automation graphical user interfaces converge…Alper Uzmezler, Systems Integrator, Building Automation Systems Services

Opportunity Overload?  “The opportunities surrounding Demand Response (DR) cannot be underestimated. These opportunities are available today for building system contractors, integrators and owners.”  Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Column - September 2007

Pressure Transmitters – Selection & Placement
Understand the concepts behind sizing and locating static and differential pressure transmitters Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

September:
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
August:
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
July:
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
June:  
Deke Smith, AIA,
Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences  Truly Brilliant Buildings
May:
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
April:
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
March:
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
February:
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
January:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry
December:
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
November: 
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! 
September:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT

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