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Across My Desk
|Ken Sinclair, Publisher|
Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to AutomatedBuildings.com. Some of this information is not in the form of any type of content we can publish but I feel I should share with you these snippets, blog bits, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop.
ONUMA, Inc. revolutionizes architecture by using integrated solutions built on open standards.
•We use software that is interoperable
•We do not hold data hostage in proprietary formats
•We enable clients to take ownership and become better stewards of their own data
•When interoperable software does not exist, we build solutions to meet needs
Watch webinars, download white papers and case studies about BuildingAdvice, the industry proven energy services delivery platform.
Sorry you weren’t able to attend part 5 of our How-To Webinar Series. However, we wanted to make an archive recording available to you so you can review the material at your convenience.
This webinar explores the all-important first step in an energy services program: energy benchmarking. Developing an efficient process to deliver energy benchmark information to your customers is a critical piece of the overall energy services offering. Dubbed "the on-ramp to energy services," the energy benchmark starts the process by establishing the financial opportunity and qualifying the customer’s interest in pursuing an energy program. In this session, we explain the key elements of an energy benchmark, show why it makes sense for your business to develop this capability, how to get started in delivering benchmarks, and where it will lead.
Two killer grid simulation tools
Simulation and visualization are
essential to a modern grid. We must be able to test our systems in the
computer before we put them in the ground. And we must lean on
computers to help us make split-second decisions when things go wrong.
KNX – the Worldwide STANDARD for Home and Building Control
This standard is based upon more than 20 years of experience in the market, amongst others with predecessor systems to KNX: EIB, EHS and BatiBUS KNX Newsletter you will find at: http://www.knx.org/knx-association/newsletters/september2011/
ISA Launches New Standards Committee on Building Automation
Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina, USA (21 September 2011) – The International Society of
Automation (ISA) has extended its standards reach with the creation of
a committee on building automation. ISA111, Unified Automation for
Buildings, will development standards and guidelines to communicate the
necessary information to enable building subsystems to be managed and
to interact so that an individual building, a local collection of
buildings such as a campus, or a geographically diverse collection of
buildings appear to a user to be a single, coordinated, cohesive
building automation system.
Siemens Contributes to Toy Story Attraction's Magic
Toy Story Midway Mania! is one of
the most technologically sophisticated attractions yet developed by
Walt Disney Imagineering. It marks the company's first use of
industrial Ethernet for a ride's control system
Control Design Toolbox: The Lighting Controls Narrative
As demand for lighting controls continues to grow, advanced solutions are becoming increasingly specified while also becoming increasingly sophisticated. This increasing sophistication translates to greater owner benefit but can also pose greater risk of design and installation mistakes.
The Most Amazing Water Fountain You’ll See Today
Sit back, relax, and be amazed at the amazement of this amazing display – using water to create visual imagery.
Smart grid meets the iPad
An iPad app, a home communications
gateway, and perhaps a smart meter--these are all components of new
home-energy management systems being developed as part of the smart
4 Reasons Why The Smart Grid Has Failed To Take Off
Standards. To Fast Company readers,
this will sound like a familiar problem. Numerous technology providers
are offering a range of technology solutions ,from smart meters to grid
automation software--and many of them have a vested interest in using
proprietary, closed standards. The smart grid will only succeed on a
large scale if technology suppliers agree to work on an open standard.
LinkedIn Group: AutomatedBuildings.com Online Magazine Forum
Firas Obeido (CEM, CLP, ETP, BSc)
has started a discussion: Energy Efficiency Proving an Important
Influence in the Building Automation and Control Systems Market
DALI the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface compatible
Started by Mansi Gurav, Pammvi Group Of Companies - Lighting automation, specialized Energy Saving Devices
Discussion: How can we achieve an Open Programming Language for Building Automation Systems?
This is a great point to bring
out. Project Haystack is an open source initiative to develop naming
conventions and taxonomies for building equipment and operational data.
The effort defines standardized data models for sites, equipment, and
points related to energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental
systems. There are over 100 people from across industry working to
develop these standard conventions. Recent proposals under discussion
include chiller plant modeling and naming. The community is growing
weekly but more participants are always needed.
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