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Buildings 2.0  Buildings 2.0 is a vision that intricately intertwines buildings with Internet technologies. It is a vision that the future of buildings is one which is controlled, managed and connected to the Internet, in a way that goes far beyond simply placing a web server to the control system or in the use of IP.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

What does it Really Take to be an Intelligent Building?  To get our industry to meet its commitment to owners, occupants and the rapidly evolving energy and environmental performance expectations of our society, we need the connectivity we incorporate into intelligent buildings to add valuable function. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Smart Building to Smart Grid Success Stories at GridWeek John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Capex Happiness: Squeezing the Redundancy Out of the Construction Budget  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Is purchasing costing you plenty?  The hidden overhead cost of the equipment ordering process Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

Thought and Reflections on the Status of our Industry  Several meetings held in the winter of 2006 and in conjunction with the AHR exposition provided some valuable and interesting insights into what our industry values and potentially some guidance or steps to follow to transform our industry. Thomas J. Lohner, P.E., Vice President, TENG Solutions

Intelligent Buildings Roadmap  “The industry needs to get together to integrate or at least educate all of the people that are involved. The owner cannot integrate the industry, the architect cannot integrate the industry, the industry must integrate itself and take the lead…”  Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC

Achieving Energy Savings with Building Automation Systems  Unfortunately, just installing a BAS is often not enough to guarantee energy savings, Kristin Kamm, Sr. Associate Research, E SOURCE

Using Your HVAC System to Improve IAQ  Recognizing the Importance of Controlling Key Airflow Rates David S. Dougan, President EBTRON, Inc.

CatNet Systems The Next Generation in Thermal Analysis for Reliability, Constant Thermal Monitoring Bob Kern, Product Manager. Power Service Concepts ExerTherm

Articles - March 2007

Information Is Power  Delivering Systems and Equipment Awareness With 3D Digital Sensing  Harbor Research, Inc. White Paper

Certification for Designers and Installers: The Industry’s Path Forward for Credibility Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Automated Demand Response and America’s Energy Future  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Streamlining your Controls Submittal Package How many times can you afford to do the job? Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

BACnet Releases Access Control Standards  ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135 formally approved for publication for public review a set of proposals which add Physical Access Control capability to the existing standards for Building Automation and Control. ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135

Broadcaster uses Digital Signage Technology  Televisa received the directive from Mexico’s Wal-Mart to place display screens throughout each of their 300 department stores, exposing the multimedia advertising to a monthly audience of 50 million people. David Wiseman, Senior Marketing Writer, Minicom Advanced Systems

AHR 2007 Addresses Issues with Building Automation Systems Jared Malarsky, Research Analyst, ARC Advisory Group

Boilers That Can Take the Pressure Thanks to Setra transducers. Setra Systems, Inc Case Study

The Automated Buildings Industry is ready, willing, and able to bring real GridWise solutions to GridWeek in Washington DC Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Get GridWise at GridWeek Washington DC - April 23-26, 2007 Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

PlantPROCORE Past Favorites 

March:
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
February:
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
January:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry
December:
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
November: 
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
October: Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company The HVAC Industry CAN Reinvent Itself! 
September:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT
August Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Can ASHRAE Reinvent Itself?
July:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com  John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
June
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center
May
Aaron Hansen, Tridium, Inc 
Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) 
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Why your next project should be an Intelligent Building
April:
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com Building Automation Renaissance
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company  New Vistas With Relational Control  A Three Part Series PART 2: An Introduction to Relational Control
March John Edler and Weilin Wang, Kiyon Wireless! Building Automation Unwired

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