August 2012

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Our Future Building theme for August builds on both the noun and verb meaning of building. 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 into all our services and products.

Our contributing editor - Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC provide this wisdom:

The Future Building Management System The future building management system will change and reinvent what currently is a lethargic industry.   As we transition to more complex, higher performing, and energy efficient buildings, it is apparent that traditional building management systems are not up to the task of monitoring and managing today’s building operations. What are the shortcomings of the legacy BMS? The list is quite long but the major items include limited integration capabilities, inadequate and elementary analytic tools, proprietary programming languages, a dearth of software applications and legacy user interfaces.

Another article teaches us how to Stop Worrying and Love Building Data  Several technologies and industry culture shifts have been instrumental to helping people start to love building data, instead of fear it, and we will present those to you within the context of ClockworksTM, KGS Buildings’ Software as a service (SaaS) and ‘big data’ solution for buildings.

As always this new issue is a nest of great insight and opinion in articles, columns, reviews, new products, interviews and of course the steady stream of news depicting our rapidly evolution and journey to "Future Building".

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As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

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