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Articles - December 2008
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Creatively Address Rising Costs and Environmental Concerns Building owners can respond to both of these issues by incorporating smart choices into their designs that reduce energy use, lowering costs and lessening the building’s impact on the environment. Sarah Romero, Veris Industries
“31 Tannery Project” – Year 2+ Sustainable Operations maintaining our 2nd Year of Net Zero Electric Operations and Energy Star 100 scores… Moving on… Edward H. Brzezowski, PE, LEED AP Noveda Technologies
Protocol Blenders and Information Creators: Middleware Providers and Implementation Strategy Jim Sinopoli and Neil Gifford, Smart Buildings
Introduction to Modbus Serial and Modbus TCP Modbus is popular for its simplicity. Because so many users with Modbus knowledge are in the field and because a Modbus-IDA association backs this open standard, it will continue to remain popular. George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls
Indoor Air Quality Basics Part 1/2 - IAQ Audits: Are You Missing the Bigger Picture? Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.
2008 Digital Signage Year in Review Digital Signage “Turned the Corner,” maturing in 2008 Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co
The Front End The chief reason for multiple systems under one Front End is to remove the perceived shackles of the control provider from the end user. Darryl Trombley, Building Automation Consultant, Metro Environmental, Inc.
Maximizing Boiler Performance and Efficiency Would you know what to adjust if you realized money and energy were being wasted on an hourly basis? Sharam Pavri, Forbes Marshall
XML Integration Transforms Telephone Entry System to Web-programmable Appliance Jerry Graciano, Manager of Development Partnerships, Brivo Systems, LLC
Grid Interoperability Demand response is an important tool in your energy management toolkit. But the future it anticipates could be of even greater benefit to your bottom line. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - December 2008
Cabling for DDC Systems Specify the proper conductor sizes and cable types for your BAS project Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
The Lie in Demand—Response We encourage only the crudest, least effective energy savings, while denying the market the energy signals that would cause better. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
BAS Use of Ethernet/IP Infrastructure Simply put, should a BAS use its own dedicated Ethernet/IP system, or should it use that provided for the building’s business-enterprise communications and managed by the IT department? Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
A Light at the end of the Wireless Tunnel BACnet-Zigbee for Building Automation has a Bright Future Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
Articles - November 2008
Energy & Controls…making sense of it all at Grid-Interop Jack Mc Gowan, CEM
ECommerce, Buildings, and Energy How do eCommerce technologies, including contracting, reliable messaging, security, and the application of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) fit into the energy and buildings world? Carol Geyer, Director of Communications, OASIS
Blue, Buildings, and Energy The shift from green to blue has started. Laurent Liscia, Executive Director, OASIS, Toby Considine, University of North Carolina, William Cox, Cox Software Architects LLC
B2G and the NIST Workshop at Grid Interop '08 David Holmberg, NIST B2G domain expert working group lead, BACnet Utility Integration working group lead
The Smart Grid and Ongoing Building Commissioning For building owners, preparing for the Smart Grid starts with initiatives that will benefit them today. Jim Butler, CTO, Cimetrics Inc.
Transacted Energy End Games It starts today, with demand response, and continues with transacted energy. Toby Considine, University of North Carolina
Wireless Interoperability Wireless Interoperable Systems: Enabling the Smart Grid Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.
OPC, XML, .NET and Real-Time Applications DCOM is alive and well. DCOM fills a void that XML web services cannot fill. OPC DA (based on DCOM) will continue to dominate applications. White Paper, MatrikonOPC
The Virtue of VirtuaWattTM VirtuaWattTM is an online demand response auction application that is designed to help customers more easily navigate the complex energy market. Joe Franz, Director of Product Management, Constellation NewEnergy & Del Hilber, Director of IT Demand Response, Constellation NewEnergy
Feel the need for total security Video surveillance, is becoming a sought-after technology to provide security Steve Rubin, President, Longwatch
Setting Sights on a Standard In order to support the technology shift toward IP video systems, the market leaders need to work toward creating increased flexibility for end users, integrators and consultants. Dr. Bob Banerjee, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Imagine you could speak to your SCADA system… Send a text message to your SCADA system. Michael Meirovitz, CEO, Control See Ltd.
Legacy Building Automation Integration The BACnet-N2 Router is a network appliance hosted on the Advantech Embedded Automation Computer. Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc.
Demand response: turning on to new opportunities The next frontier for demand response is to move beyond curtailment and leverage the power of building automation systems that exist within or across collections of buildings. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - November 2008
The Three Little (BACnet) Pigs A Modern Day Fable of Building Systems Integration Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
Sequences of Operation (2 of 2) An objective look at specified descriptions of control Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Buildings, Emergency Response, Energy, and Situation Awareness The NG911 system, or Next Generation 911 supports better interaction. Even buildings, and building systems, might act as 911 operators. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Data Center Building Automation In many ways data centers come closest to blurring the line between commercial and industrial controls in our industry. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO,Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls…
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President, Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Pushing Green into the Black
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008
Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green?
Johnson Controls, Case Study Integrated Design Associates, Inc. Net-zero energy
Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E – LEED AP, Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems Ferreira “31 Tannery Project” Net Zero Electric
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