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It’s 1992 all over again!  As there was a driver in the 90s, today there are two of the most significant drivers that we can imagine in play, the Y2K of today if we continue the comparison to the 90s.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Getting There From Here  Here is my list of areas that need our help with fresh thinking for new directions for us to get out of the rut we’re in.  Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Diving Into Building Water Management  It is a water management system that monitors and manages water usage that will change the process from simply supplying water to managing the demand for water.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems  Any sufficiently capable BAS, regardless of whether its protocol is standard or proprietary, can achieve LEED points along with the corresponding energy reductions.  Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton

Read manual dial gauges wirelessly, in minutes  Clamp on Wireless Gauge Reader optically reads needle and transmits reading. Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

Smart building infrastructure helps manage costs  The value proposition exists for all stakeholders, from the developer who saves from a lower capital cost to the operator and/or tenant who saves from a lower operational cost and to the end user who obtains a better user experience. Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director, Electrical Engineering Solutions

Columns - April 2009

OpenEMS  Creating Value Through Open Systems In An Energy Management Context  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International   

Cyber-security, Smart Buildings, and the Smart Grid  We went to a distributed approach for Enterprise Building Management System EBMS, something that looks nothing like the approaches of traditional building systems and of SCADA.   Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

What’s New! From This Year’s AHR Expo  Green, IAQ, BACnet, Demand Response, Wireless, to name just a few. Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Commissioning An Intelligent Building  Interoperability testing is an important key to the success of multi-manufacturer BAS’s and will become even more important to the success of Intelligent Buildings. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

How a video store proves the need for real-time data access  Knowledge is power, and having the right knowledge at the right time most definitely improves any company’s bottom line.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Articles - March 2009

Control Solutions, Inc The Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges - Workshop  The 2009 MIT Energy Conference - Accelerating Change in Global Energy - March 6, 2009  Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc.

Sustainable Design of Building Automation Systems  A a sustainable BAS is achievable with proper initial design considerations that include the use of open protocols, standardized Network Management tools and open access to product and training.  Patrick Winkelman, Vice President Sales Americas, Distech Controls, Inc.

Connecting BACnet Devices to an IP Infrastructure  This paper reveals how all BACnet devices can effectively share a common IP network — thereby enhancing the power and convenience of BACnet. George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls

Steam Trap Energy Savings  New Wireless Steam Trap Monitor installs in minutes to detect costly leaks, with payback of about one year.  Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

A Facility Dashboard for the Rest of Us  Users of the facility – residents, office-workers, students, visitors, etc. – are those that have the greatest potential for impacting operational building efficiency, based on their individual behavior. Greg Barnes, VP of Business Development, co-founder & Paul Ogle, VP Marketing, Product Management, Activelogix, LLC

Video Integrates with SCADA System to Improve Security at Madison,Wisconsin Water Utility  Al Larson P.E., Principal Engineer, Madison Water Utility, Madison, WI

Integrated Lighting Control 101  Integrated lighting control allows a building to take advantage of all possible lighting strategies. Gina Elliott, Smart Buildings

HVAC Contractors The Channel of Choice for Scaleable Energy Services Tim Kensok, Vice President, Market Development, Air Advice

Evaluating Airflow Measurement Technologies  Sources of the differences between expected and actual performance of HVAC instruments.  Leonard A. Damiano, EBTRON, Inc.

A Capital Idea!  The info and ideas flying around our Green Intelligent Buildings conference can help your business, but they can help your career, too.  Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems

Columns - March 2009

Pay-it-forward  Turning Short-term Stimulus into Long-term Value  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Energy Interoperability Standards: Smart Buildings, Smart Grid Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

AHR Expo Blows Through the Windy City  A local guy’s experiences at the Big Show  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

BAS and Advanced, Integrated Lighting Control  New technologies including the use of wireless communications, networking and open standards are making the deployment of advanced lighting control practical in both new and existing building projects. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Mastering middleware for sustainability  When you know how much energy you use, it’s much easier to determine where savings can be achieved.  Ken Sinclair, Editor, AutomatedBuildings.com

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

March:
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
February:
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
January:
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
December:
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
November:
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
October:
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
September:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
August:
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
July:
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
June:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
May: 
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
April:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com  The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
 

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