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My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek After each year's event I try to list my takeaways of the things that significantly impacted, impressed me and are likely to change my future. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
BIMStorm® brings Cloud Computing to ConnectivityWeek Real-time visualization of sensor data in Excel-generated BIM on Google Earth is a world premier. Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. and Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op
Cisco's Mediator Helps Buildings Reduce Energy Use with Internet Intelligence Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op
Reflections on record breaking ConnectivityWeek and BuilConn The perfect storm produced a perfect event; a combination of rich subjects discussed, enormous business opportunities for vendors and integrators alike, on a backdrop of solving climate change problems and interestingly an awareness of social changes permeating our world. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Open Automation Object Model Object Automation Model will enable us to have programming and documentation done in one standard format and location. Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Maintaining Your Control Valve Investment Replaceable control valve cartridges allow the preservation of your original labor and embodied energy investment while reducing the total generated waste in facilitating upgrades and maintenance. Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices
6 Useful Tips for Smart Meters and Plug Loads As buildings move to incorporate more sensors and metering to generate data about usage and performance, metering and monitoring the electrical distribution and plug load will be integral. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings
Can OPC Bridge the Engineering-IT Divide? Regular dust-ups between Engineering and IT on the shop floor reveal characteristics and approaches that are strikingly dissimilar on both career and personal levels. Randy Kondor, President, OPC Training Institute
Park It Here: Smart and Green Parking Garages Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings
Your Automation System on Red Bull®… Prophet™ Gives You Wings! Andy McMahon, CSI3
Bright Green Buildings Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Rawlson O'Neil King Communications Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
It’s 2pm… Do
you know how much energy your building is using? David
Helliwell, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulse Energy
The Power of the People The power of the people lies not just in how we innovate, but also how we are able to share knowledge with others through that innovation. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - July 2009
BAS Graphics Take a virtual tour of your building’s mechanical systems Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings Strategies that should be considered to optimize the operations of these systems using the control system to dramatically reduce energy usage. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Making Friends wherever I go! Companies that are successful in this day and age (of this global economy) are successful because they partner and collaborate with other companies that also are successful. No one company, or consortium, can truly afford to stand alone. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation
“The Dawn of Convergence …. Or the
Eve of Collision?” Another Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence Andy McMillan,
President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet
Intelligent Buildings talk to the Smart Grid Last month, the National Institute for standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled the Interim Smart Grid Interoperability Roadmap. (http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/) The roadmap defines the smart grid and how it interacts with is smart end nodes. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Articles - June 2009
Don’t Shoot The Messenger! Let’s spread the word that achieving and maintaining ultra-efficient building energy system operation is possible, but to do so requires change. Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
Building Information Modeling Continues to Grow in Green Building
Adding Ease to Displaying Building Energy Efficiencies Sarah Erdman,
Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics
Are New Real Estate Risks Creating The "Tipping Point"? Now the risks of doing nothing different may be even greater than rewards of being progressive. Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, IntelligentBuildings®
Thermal Imaging a key to locating HVAC system leakage Colin Plastow, Industrial Product Manager, Fluke
Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Web Based CMMS Systems Efficient, Mobile, and Environmentally Friendly David Knight, Sales/Marketing Rep, Web Work by Tero
240 And Counting…. The number of speakers at ConnectivityWeek has now surpassed the total number of attendees at the first BuilConn Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Building Automation Networks This article provides insight to the evolution to date of Building Automation Networks to Enterprise and Web based networks and on into cloud computing. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - June 2009
OPC EXPO comes to Connectivity Week! Join us at the OPC EXPO in Santa Clara, CA, June 8-11 Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation
Selecting Sensors for BAS A tutorial on choosing the right temperature sensor for the right job Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” A Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
The State of the Building Automation Market “who makes the best building automation system?” Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Conversation between Intelligent Buildings and Smart Energy As I write this, the Interim Roadmap for the Smart Grid has not been published. What follows is my view of how this area will develop. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
On June 9, 2009, I will be in Santa Clara,
California over seeing the presentation
of several sessions on “The Reinvention of Building Automation”. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems
George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls Connecting BACnet Devices to an IP Infrastructure
Patrick Winkelman, Vice President Sales Americas, Distech Controls, Inc. Sustainable Design of Building Automation Systems
Greg Barnes, VP of Business Development, co-founder & Paul Ogle, VP Marketing, Product Management, Activelogix, LLC A Facility Dashboard for the Rest of Us
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. The Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
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
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