January 2011

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Across my Desk

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.

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Digital signage goes to the bathroom  Sooner or later, everybody has to go to the bathroom.

Ads over the toilets have already been done, but where can you put an ad in the bathroom that doesn't carry negative associations?

Apparently, the answer's staring you right in the face: Look in the mirror.

Huntersville, N.C.-based Mirrus is in the final leg of the analysis of its mirror-based digital advertising platform in restrooms in Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, following successful installs in sporting venues around the country.

the Panic Status Board. Take a secret, sneek peek: The idea quickly grew beyond “Project Status”, and has become a hub of all sorts of internal Panic information.

A recent study by the International Facility Management Association showed that for every $1.00 spent on facility management training, organizations reported receiving an average of $3.95 in return. The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act will require the General Services Administration (GSA) to identify core competencies necessary for Federal personnel to maintain Federal buildings in a manner consistent with industry best practices. GSA will then work with private industry and institutions of higher learning to make sure that personnel meet those.

Earning ASHRAE’s BEAP certification:Establishes you and your firm in this emerging market, Attracts clients looking to understand the energy usage of each building component Sets you apart by adding to your credentials in energy assessment.

If you have not read the Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings research report....take advantage of this great CABA study. There are many case studies and anyone can download a complimentary copy at: www.CABA.org/brightgreen

January 2011, our website at www.aboutlightingcontrols.org will be reborn as a blog at www.lightingcontrolsassociation.org. (Visitors to aboutlightingcontrols.org will automatically be forwarded to the new site.)

SYSPRO USA President Joey Benadretti made some creative predictions based on his recent business experience, his service on various organizational boards, and his ongoing, interactive communications with SYSPRO’s customer base of manufacturers and distributors.

NATURAL VENTILATION CONTROL EVOLVES WITH WINDOWMASTER MOTORLINK... LON, Bacnet and Modbus. “The MotorControllers can operate four or eight motorlines and work in conjunction with WindowMaster's range of actuators.



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