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Paul Ehrlich, PE
Building Intelligence Group

 Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich, a well-known industry stakeholder and advocate of integrated and intelligent buildings.

Articles & Columns



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“Observing Protocol – What’s in Store for BAS?” Engineered Systems. (roundtable) May and June 2005
“The New Buzz”.  Journal of Property Management. (interview) March / April 2005.
“oBIX Gets a New Co-Chair”.  CSE online. (article) March 2005

35 People to Watch at the Intersection of Real Estate and Technology”. RealComm Advisory. February 2005.
“Building Management – Moving Into the Future”  Engineered Systems.(article) February 2005.,2503,142999,00.html
“BuilSpec Spec Tips”.  Consulting Specifying Engineer. (interview) December 2004.

“Zigbee – What’s That?” (interview)  Consulting Specifying Engineer, November 2004

BuilSpec About the IT Sea Change. (interview) Consulting Specifying Engineer. October 2004.
“On the Road to Wireless” (article)  Contracting Business Magazine, October 2004.

“The X Factor – Understanding XML and oBIX” (interview)  Buildings.  July 2004.

“XML Q&A”. (interview) HPAC, July 2004.
“oBIX interoperability picture becomes clearer at Builconn”. (interview)  Consulting Specifying Engineer, May 2004.

“Connecting the Dots Surrounding XML / Web Services”  Engineered Systems. (interview) May 2004,2503,123935,00.html

“The Future of Facility Management” (author) HPAC.  May 2004.
“What does the future hold for BAS?” (interview)  Consulting Specifying Engineer.  January 2004.

Professional Information

In 2004 he formed the Building Intelligence Group an independent consultancy, whose primary purpose is to help system suppliers as well as building owners and managers, manoeuvre their operations through the vast changes prompted by open systems, convergence and enterprise building management. The main focus is in the areas of facility and IT integration, convergence and intelligent buildings. Clients include major systems manufacturers, technology providers, integrators and property developers.

Previously Paul was with Trane where he served as Business Development Leader guiding the global direction and development of Trane’s line of building control products. Prior to working for Trane, Paul worked for Johnson Controls providing solutions to building owners.

Throughout his career, Paul has been actively involved with various industry groups involved in the creation of new automation standards and technologies. Previous roles include chairing the ASHRAE Guideline 13 committee on how to specify DDC controls, chairing the BACnet sub-committee on interoperability, and acting as the inaugural chair for the oBIX committee to establish XML standards for building controls.

At BuilConn 2004, Paul was honored with a Buildy Vision Award for his perseverance in promoting whole building integration and interoperability through advocacy, promotion, educational and training endeavors.

Paul has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is a licensed engineer in the State of Wisconsin and lives with his family in White Bear Lake Minnesota.


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