October 2019

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Across My Desk

snippets, blog bits, tweets, linkedIn posts, and url links that are about to fall off my desktop

Ken Sinclair
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Every month there is a blizzard of information contained in the emails and newsletters that cross my desk on their way to 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, Tweets, LinkedIn posts, and URL links that are about to fall off my desktop.

On a daily basis I tweet as @Ken_Sinclair 

I actually now have a few moments ;-)

Tweet links I think will be of interest and part of our rapid industry evolution. 

Also, maintains this LinkedIn online blog for the magazine, a great place to interact.

I also write a column twice a month for Contractor Mag

And a column once a month for facilitiesnet Home of Building Operating Management & Facility Maintenance Decisions Magazines

But I still have stuff falling off my desk I feel I should share.

My Top Tweets, posts, podcasts, and video interviews


CT Video Sept Issue join 29 mins

CT Video about August Issue
Recalibrate join at 27 mins
Discussion of June Issue
Your People Networks
Discussing our Cybersecurity Issue
How will AI Affect You?
Building Emotion at the AHR Expo
Collaboratory at AHR video
Open Hardware Software AHR
Digital Mindfulness in Smart Building
Mindful Machines
Digitally Mindful Buildings osts/

Desk Droppings

DIS-INTEGRATION THE RAPID RISE OF PLATFORM COMPANIES Consider the scale and impact of technology-enabled platform models like Google, Apple, Uber, Airbnb, and their ilk. These businesses creatively combine elements of dis-intermediation, new recurring services, new relationships, profit pool migration, customer transparency, and other maneuvers to disrupt existing operating models. Great read from Harbor Research as always.

The following are the 15 trends that were presented at the Realcomm | IBcon 2019 General Session on June 13th. This summary provides a glimpse into what we think will be the major issues, trends, ideas, concepts and technologies that will impact the built environment over the next 12-18 months.

Autonomous buildings will act as agents in energy networks, buying and selling energy futures using smart contracts, working with utilities and district systems, and ultimately building the backbone for future peer-to-peer grids.

Preparing for a City-Scale Building Energy Upgrade Analysis:A Case Study for New York City The purpose of this document is to offer an overview of the value of detailed building stock energy-efficiency analysis and to provide actionable steps New York City (NYC) can take to prepare for such a study. There are a variety of approaches to building stock energyefficiency analysis. This document focuses on the approach taken by the open-source ResStock™ and ComStock™ tools, because NYC is interestedin learning how it can leverage DOE investment in this area.

The solution: Digitalisation The rise of new capabilities in mobile platforms, IoT and CRM are providing innovative means to increase efficiency in service while also provide better staff training. Our brand new 2019 Innovation Briefing is the perfect start towards digitalisation in Field Service. We show you how to use service to generate new revenue, and how innovative platforms bridge the industry gap and achieve service excellence.

Good words for Automation industry - Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng.| ASHRAE President’s Luncheon Address  Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence I love this It aligns with our ASHRAE mission of “advancing human well-being.”  I bet most of you think that the “HR” in ASHRAE stands for Heating and Refrigeration. It really stands for people, the human resource – the “HR” at the center of ASHRAE It has been a long time since we first met on your first job as an HVAC Mechanical Systems Designer at the University of Alberta 4th floor General Services. Very impressed with your industry impact to date and look forward to your year as president.Please give his address a read.


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