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The 8-Step Integration Model that will Rock your World  What you are about to read may seem high-level, but I promise if you follow these steps you will take your skills to the next level. Let’s begin. - Phil Zito, Building Automation Monthly

The Revival of DC Power  DC based power infrastructure is less about will it be deployed in buildings and more about when. Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Another Look at IoT  IoT is pulling together people, systems, and things at a rate we have never experienced before. - Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy

Target Breach Revisited… Again…  As leaders in the industry, it is incumbent upon us to understand what the risks are and be able to protect ourselves and our stakeholders from potential attacks. - Keith Bishop, Director of Analytics, Hepta Control Systems

Shiny Object Syndrome:  Key Considerations when evaluating a new Analytics Tool - Pook-Ping Yao, CEO Optigo Networks

Data Flow Will Mirror Air Flow in the Era of Hybrid Edge Controllers  One affordable, flexible device that can serve as either a global controller or a field DDC will go a long way to better HVAC system designs. - Alper Üzmezler, BASSG LLC. & Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd

Bridging the gap between Building Automation and Industry processes with BACnet and OPC UA  Both markets increasingly require data exchange from building automation to industrial automation processes and the ability to connect machines to building management systems. - Frank Schubert, Beckhoff Automation

What the $3-$30-$300 Shift Means for the Lighting Industry There have been studies that have been done that support increases in productivity with energy efficiency improvements especially in the area of lighting controls. - Charles Knuffke, Systems VP and Evangelist, Wattstopper/Legrand

Columns - August 2016

Just-In-Time power and water at the edge.  Since water must be pumped, and pumped water can generate electricity, markets in transactive power and transactive water can work together. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Problem Solving Skills = You’re hired  The number one skill that you should be able to demonstrate to an employer is problem solving. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant,4 Bravo Marketing

The Need for Speed  The driver for faster operation is going to come from upcoming needs for buildings to work more cooperatively with their power sources.  -  Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Performance Software is Evolving Rapidly with Machine Self Learning  Smart building control systems are on the cusp of utilizing these technologies to reduce operating cost and provide significant value to building owners, property management, and building engineers. -   Ken Sinclair,

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