March 2008

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Articles - March 2008

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Pushing Green into the Black  Self-powered Wireless Controls Build Financial Cases for Green Buildings Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc.

How Energy Revolution Affects You!  As in previous revolutions, social change will be significant, impacting everything from our daily lives to commerce and politics.  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

The Number One Thing That Will Grow Your Business in 2008  The time for Energy Engineered Systems (EES) is now because the traditional construction process is broken and it is hard to deliver value without EES.  Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters  In order to meet the challenge of energy management within buildings, maintain and increase the performance and asset value, buildings systems will need to dramatically increase devices that can sense, monitor, measure and manage energy loads and consumption, and weave that data into management reports that provide actionable information.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Oops! I Missed a Point  Use your existing Ethernet infrastructure and save money, time, and aggravation.  Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager, Contemporary Controls

BACnet and Interoperability  A coming of age  Rocky Moore, Marketing Lead, American Auto-Matrix

Simply the Best User Interface  The telephone continues to hold claim to the most convenient user interface. Ron Poskevich, General Manager, Lumisys

Innovative touch screen technology for BAS The graphics have to be a little bigger and links, like sequence of operations callouts, require larger navigation links. Dan McCarty, Quality Automation Graphics

An intelligent energy demand management system   ....that automatically predicts, regulates, and lowers peak demand for industries without compromising the operation of connected equipment.  John Reed, Media Relations, Powerit Solutions, Inc.

Build Green and Stay Green with OPC  To fully achieve efficiency and stay Green for the long run, building systems need to be monitored and maintained. If it can be measured, it can be managed and OPC supplies the means to do both. Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, MatrikonOPC

Helping China Grow a Greener Future  China's Ministry of Construction (MOC) estimates that China will double its current building stock by 2020. The vast majority of these projects are large—commercial office buildings between 100,000 and 150,000 m2 and residential developments that span more than 500,000 m2 of construction area. Mike Williams C.Eng. FCMA, MCIBSE, MSyI, Managing Director, Founder CDC - Central Data Control

Design and Implementation of an Open, Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure  This article provides an overview of the AutoDR field tests and implementation activities from 2003-2007 and focuses on the concept for and lessons from the development and field-testing of an open, interoperable communications infrastructure to support automating DR.  Mary Ann Piette, Sila Kiliccote, and Girish Ghatikar Demand Response Research Center – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Spokane International Airport Eliminates Paper Process  Spokane International mainly had problems tracking maintenance information. The main concern in the maintenance department was tracking labor hours spent maintaining airport equipment.  Eagle Technology, Inc.

LEED provides creditability to Smart Building Automation  Smart building encompasses the integration of all of the systems in the building, this additional level of commissioning should be a requirement to ensure the benefits of integrated building technology systems, and in the process, pick up one LEED credit.  Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner

Columns - March 2008

SOB - the Service Oriented Building  My passion is web services interfaces to the engineered world to let embedded systems be full participants in the enterprise. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

How Safety Devices (Should?) Affect System Components  Simple, albeit important, rules of thumb regarding equipment failsafe modes.  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Green Intelligent Buildings – a Brief History  The original concept of Energy Management, which later became Building Automation, started in earnest as a result of the OPEC oil embargo in 1973.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - February 2008

The Energy Revolution is Here!  Let’s understand something: The Energy Revolution is happening around us, it is starting right now, not by this author, not by Al Gore, not by environmentalists, but by the realities of the changing energy paradigm.  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

The Virtual Building Operations Center  How to Implement (VBOC) without a FMS change-out.  George B. Huettel, PE, President, Cyrus Technologies, Inc. 

REALIGNING Where People, Space, Time and Energy Interact  Enabling integration between enterprise software and building systems is only part of the solution. Data presentation, reporting, security, and adherence to current IT standards are the other keys.  John Greenwell, President, CEPORT, LLC

The Multi-Vendor Integrator  The culture of multi-vendor integration is the future.  Julian Smith, Control Network Services, Inc.

Life Cycle Costing Calculator  The Continental Automated Building Association (CABA) and RSMeans*, a Reed Construction Data company, announce the release of their online, interactive, Life Cycle Costing (LCC) calculator for the commercial industry.   Thomas (Thom) Keel, Member CABA Intelligent & Integrated Building Council, Chair Life Cycle Costing Task Force

Convergence & Controls - Grid Intelligence We can learn a lot from the United States’ GridWise — a movement that is re-shaping the American Power Industry. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner

Columns - February 2008

RTU Zoning Systems  Getting more out of your single zone constant volume rooftop units  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

How Automated Are Our Green Buildings?  The new draft “LEED for Healthcare” document is not poised to add any new warmth to our hearts.  A close look at this document (or any LEED rating system for that matter) reveals very little direct reference to the use of building automation.  In fact the term “building automation” appears to be used only once in the entire document!   Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Past Favorites 

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
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? 
Johnson Controls, Case Study  Integrated Design Associates, Inc.  Net-zero energy 
Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E – LEED AP,  Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems Ferreira “31 Tannery Project”  Net Zero Electric
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc  The Killer App is Here
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc Four steps to make money from DR
Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies  Weather On Demand
Peter M. Schwartz, Principal, Peter Schwartz & Associates, LLC Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics  Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company
Jared Malarsky, Research Analyst, ARC Advisory Group HVAC Control Systems Market
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems
Alper Uzmezler Systems Integrator Building Automation Systems Services BAS Graphics - Past, Now, and Future
Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance Wireless Control and Automation Made Practical -- Finally
Deke Smith, AIA,
Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences  Truly Brilliant Buildings
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates Certification for Designers and Installers
ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135 BACnet Releases Access Control Standards
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting



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