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Our September theme "Open Information Connections" starts with Nirosha's pull quote from his article "Open"   ĎOpení is the most fundamental key word that has driven the BAS industry over the last decade and will continue to drive it in the future. But does not end there, as this word "open" which was originally used to refer to open protocols has become the way that all information must be shared and connected.

Nino's article From the Silo to Open Collaborative Facility Internetworks makes this comment - Today we have to anticipate a new kind of network in the facility - The Facility Network. That particular network has to be developed before the building automation subsystems.

Anto joins in with A Rose and this comment - The truth is that IT is changing many other things, and itís this combination of changes that will ultimately dramatically change the BAS industry. The driver is not IT, the driver is energy, and the way forward is enabled by IT.

You can sense my frustration when the open information connection chain is broken in my rant about when politics prevent open in this article; Does Owning the Meters Make You Smarter?

These are just a few examples - please read all our articles.

September Columns
Why is it that control systems donít work?  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt;  Power to Control from your handheld device  Manny Mandrusiak;  Smart Buildings share schedules with Business and Smart Grids Toby Considine

September Interviews
Implementing Intelligent Building Solutions  Marc Petock;
 eu.bac association of Europe  Jean-Yves Blanc;  Smart Grid Dictionary, 2nd Edition Christine Hertzog;  Video Analytics Increase Building Intelligence  Lyrtech, Inc. & ObjectVideo, Inc.

September Reviews
Across My Desk CABA Research and Information

Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors.

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Send comments and suggestions to news@automatedbuildings.com

August 2010Improving Industry Information Integration We have recycled the logo on the cover from an Article - January 2002. The pull quote from this article states;  There has been much attention paid to the relative merits of various protocols in the Building Automation industry. The key to successful integration lies not in the protocol, but in the information model that it represents.....Great insight from over 8 years ago from Eric Craton, Product Development and Dave Robin, Software Development at the time with Automated Logic Corporation.

I love when our articles from the past become the subject of our future. This month's content points to how by using information models we can greatly improve our industry.

In Sarah's article Improving the Construction Process with BIM  The models and intelligent information that BIM can provide offer better visualization of a project as a whole, and allow more information to be included early on in the design stages, ultimately improving the communication among everyone involved in the construction process.

Molding the raw data into client-specific performance reports is the ultimate goal in this article Commissioning for Proactive Energy Management

Our newest contributing editor Nirosha Munasinghe states in this month's article Common Problems of our Industry  "There needs to be standards developed to govern a far greater synergy between original specification and commissioned results."

These are just a few examples please read all our articles.

August Interviews
Another modulating thermostat?  Paul Balazovjech;  Energy Efficiency in Private Sector Buildings  Leland Smith

August Columns
VFD Retrofit Opportunities Steven R. Calabrese;  When Does Building Automation Become Industrial Automation?
Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt; 
Smart Buildings & Smart Energy Toby Considine;
 Energy Ė How much do we have, how much do we need, and where do we find it? Manny Mandrusiak;  Looking In On BACnet Andy McMillan;  Integrated connected (IC) virtualization Ken Sinclair

August Reviews
Cisco in the News The Power of One Screen Full HTML5 and Building Automation System Interfaces

Tell all our sponsors you saw their ads on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors.

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Send comments and suggestions to news@automatedbuildings.com

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