January 2009

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Articles - January 2009

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Obama’s Energy Challenge  The building sector is described by incoming administration insiders as a core element of their new energy independence and global warming initiatives.  Thomas Hartman, P.E., The Hartman Company

2009, Not Business As Usual!   Big things need to happen to force a revolution; what we are witnessing right now with the economic woes, climate change, and the change that the new Obama administration will bring about will drive things forward. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009  “Never make predictions, especially about the future.” Casey Stengel American Baseball Player and Manager, 1891-1975  Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings

A New Year’s Resolution for PJM: Sign Up for Demand Response  Peter Kelly-Detwiler Constellation NewEnergy

An Aspect on Networked Area Control  As there are multiple philosophies associated with control through various manufacturers, it has been a challenging task for some manufacturers to relinquish some of their beliefs for the sake of interoperability. Rocky Moore, OEM Sales and Marketing Manager, American Auto-Matrix

OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid  To solve the daunting energy problems facing the nation federal and state institutions, building automation and smart grid integrators, utilities and ISOs need to support and accelerate development of sound open source initiatives focused on smart grid development, simulation and integration and building automation. Peter Michalek

Introduction to BACnet Routers  Each data link is treated as a separate network and the collection of data links is considered a single BACnet internetwork. George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls

New Year Resolutions for the Industry  How we will stop smoking, lose weight, start exercising and save money in 2009  Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings

Choosing the Right Integrator for Your Building Automation Project  There are many options: Automation Vendors, Distributors, Architectural engineering and construction firms, and Independent control system integrators. Norman O’Leary, Executive Director CSIA – Control System Integrators Association

Top 12 Issue Favourites - 2008  We thank you all as an industry for being our success in providing incredibly current content that is well read by our reinvented industry.  Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - January 2009

Working with the Wind in Chicago  Next week, there will be a lot of wind surrounding the AHR Expo, the largest conference anywhere dedicated to the efficient movement of air, and thereby the biggest energy-related conference of the year.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Standards and Opportunities when Smart Buildings meet the Smart Grid The goal of the new standards efforts is to support new markets that we do not today know or understand. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Discussion on Descriptors  Commanding and confirming the operation of two-state devices  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

BAS Use of Ethernet / IP Infrastructure II  Use of Virtual Local Area Networks Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - December 2008

Creatively Address Rising Costs and Environmental Concerns  Building owners can respond to both of these issues by incorporating smart choices into their designs that reduce energy use, lowering costs and lessening the building’s impact on the environment. Sarah Romero, Veris Industries

“31 Tannery Project” – Year 2+ Sustainable Operations maintaining our 2nd Year of Net Zero Electric Operations and Energy Star 100 scores… Moving on… Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, LEED AP Noveda Technologies

Protocol Blenders and Information Creators: Middleware Providers and Implementation Strategy Jim Sinopoli and Neil Gifford, Smart Buildings

Introduction to Modbus Serial and Modbus TCP    Modbus is popular for its simplicity. Because so many users with Modbus knowledge are in the field and because a Modbus-IDA association backs this open standard, it will continue to remain popular. George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls

Indoor Air Quality Basics  Part 1/2 - IAQ Audits: Are You Missing the Bigger Picture? Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

2008 Digital Signage Year in Review  Digital Signage “Turned the Corner,” maturing in 2008  Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co

The Front End  The chief reason for multiple systems under one Front End is to remove the perceived shackles of the control provider from the end user.  Darryl Trombley, Building Automation Consultant, Metro Environmental, Inc.

Maximizing Boiler Performance and Efficiency  Would you know what to adjust if you realized money and energy were being wasted on an hourly basis?  Sharam Pavri, Forbes Marshall

XML Integration Transforms Telephone Entry System to Web-programmable Appliance Jerry Graciano, Manager of Development Partnerships, Brivo Systems, LLC

Grid Interoperability  Demand response is an important tool in your energy management toolkit. But the future it anticipates could be of even greater benefit to your bottom line.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - December 2008

Cabling for DDC Systems  Specify the proper conductor sizes and cable types for your BAS project  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

The Lie in Demand—Response  We encourage only the crudest, least effective energy savings, while denying the market the energy signals that would cause better.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

BAS Use of Ethernet/IP Infrastructure Simply put, should a BAS use its own dedicated Ethernet/IP system, or should it use that provided for the building’s business-enterprise communications and managed by the IT department?  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

A Light at the end of the Wireless Tunnel  BACnet-Zigbee for Building Automation has a Bright Future  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

contemporary Past Favorites 

Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO,Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com  The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters 
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Pushing Green into the Black 
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008
Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics  Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring



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