September 2012
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Integrating Asset Management and Analytics Delivers Smarter Buildings  A smart building is a high functioning building where technology and human interface combine data and actions to keep occupants and building owners comfortable and productive. - John Petze, Principal, SkyFoundry, Harshad Shah, President, Eagle Technology, Inc.

Why Make Smart Buildings Smart Grid Compatible  Virtual power plant technology provides the opportunity to aggregate their supply and demand and EMSCO’s and other third parties. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

ESCO 2.0 and Your Next Project  In terms of a business model focusing on implementation of efficiency, renewable energy resources, and financing vehicles for capital upgrade projects, the Energy Service Company (ESCo) model is seeing a resurgence among building owners. -  Jack Mc Gowan, President, Energy Control Inc. (ECI), Leighton Wolffe, Principal,Wolffe Technology Group LLC 

Eight Building System Integration Tips  Collectively the industry has many “lessons learned”, and by acknowledging and sharing these lessons, the industry benefits. - Jim Sinopoli & Andres Szmulewicz, Smart Buildings, LLC

Energy Efficiency Cleantech Solutions – What Happened? - Chip Pieper, VP Business Development, Ezenics, Inc.

Retrofitting Locks to Provide Greater Security Through Next Generation Technologies  Today’s travelers are looking to hotels to provide unparalleled security with unprecedented ease of access - George Winker,Vice President Sales North America, VingCard Elsafe

Unwiring Your Building The Impact of Wireless Building Automation - Zach Denning, Sales, Controlco

What’s going on in the trenches with Monitoring Based Commissioning and Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics?  Or, what’s on your “Dashboard”? Part I - Glenn T. Remington

Today’s BIM and FM Forecast:  Cloudy with a chance of models. - Marty Chobot, VP of BIM Initiatives, FM:Systems

Columns - September 2012

Ladder Diagrams vs. Point-to-point Wiring Diagrams  The basics of electrical design and construction - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Top Five Tips for Taking Your Social Media “Back to School”  Make this fall the time to truly grow your Social Media network. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

When Worse is Better  For the internet of things, it is essential to keep your systems' interfaces, small enough that they can be truly understood. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Keeping Current on Building Automation and Controls Systems  There are so many areas that BAS impacts from security to integrating renewable energy sources that are invaluable for us to understand. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis Building Intelligence Group

Building for the Future  It is hard for us to imagine what a future building might look like and how its automation will be configured, it is easier for us as an industry to get on with the task of future building all our services and products. - Ken Sinclair,

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