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How Buildings Will Communicate With The Smart Grid: The Applications and Protocols  Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Those guys always have the wrong price!  But what if the Competition really knows what they’re doing?   Al De Wachter, President,  Independent Control Specialists Inc. ICS

Submetering 101  What exactly should I measure? Part 2-3  Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies

Retrofitting Existing Commercial Buildings for the Smart Grid  Leveraging the latest technologies to perform the retrofits will help to reduce the upfront cost and payback periods. Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

Construction Engineering Communication and Collaboration  Some ideas about how web technologies might affect communication and collaboration in the design, construction and service of commercial buildings.  Bob MacKie, C3

Top 5 Commercial Energy Management System Considerations  Today’s dashboard touch panel-controlled “smart” energy management systems enable business users to easily view and reduce their resource consumption in real timeGus Ezcurra, CEO Advanced Telemetry

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs an Energy Efficiency System  All too often, viable opportunities to cut costs are overlooked.  Gus Ezcurra, CEO Advanced Telemetry

Easy-to-use Control System Graphics  Make 2010 the year to gain a competitive edge Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics

Demystifying Cisco’s role in the Real Estate Industry  As we grow our role in the Intelligent Building space we do face increasing concerns and questions from the established building industry stakeholders. Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries, Cisco Canada & David Raffetto, Partner Business Development Manager, Converged Building Systems Business Unit Cisco

The 5C’s of Security as a Service  Change, Compliance, Cost, Continuity, and Coverage; these are all basic considerations for any organizationJohn Szczygiel, Executive Vice President, Brivo Systems

Measure, Map & Manage 
We Measure and sense almost every piece of building information, then Map to graphical representations to develop strategies for Managing from anywhere, anytime.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - December 2009

Common Routines in DDC  Let the system work for you!  Part 1 of 2  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

BAS System Tune Ups  Improving efficiency can be fairly complicated and expensive, but many changes can be made simply by tuning up the systems that are already in place.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

BACnet Marketing 3.0  A Short Course in BACnet Product Positioning  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

Privacy, the Essential Service for Smart Buildings  Privacy issues and privacy concerns became front and center at the Grid-Interop and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP).  Toby Considine, Systems Specialist, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Innovations at the SPS/IPC Drives Show  Everyone in all verticals is taking a look at life a little differently.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Articles - November 2009

School Monitors and Improves Building Performance  Chemawa Indian School, located in Salem, Oregon, is using the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) to see how much power, water, and gas is being used throughout the campus, and how this usage can be improved. Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

Yas Island  How the Aconex online collaboration system helped keep the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on track  Will Turbet, Marketing Communications Aconex

Monitoring the Grid  Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative uses Matrox Extio remote graphics extension technology to solve issues related to their legacy KVM solutions  Camille Caron, Matrox Graphics

New Energy Initiatives Energize Submeter Deployment  The myriad of public and private sector energy policies, while at times complicated, provides fertile ground for submeters as energy profilers and program verification tools. This article briefly overviews several key policies now in effect, with an eye to how submeters can help facility professionals comply with the appropriate guidelines.  Don Millstein, President and CEO, E-Mon, LLC

The Business Case for Submetering - Part 1-3 Show me the money!  Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies

A New DC Power Standard  Helps Buildings of Today Meet the Needs of Tomorrow  Brian Patterson
Chairman, EMerge Alliance

What is "Smart City"?  "a new scientific research center for intelligent automation in the construction industry"  Andrey A. Golovin, Executive Director of associations BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and KONNEX Russia, Editor in Chief of the magazine "Building Automation"

Energy Reporting  It was only a matter of time  Gina Elliott, MBA Project Director, Smart Buildings LLC

Building Transformation  Green has becomes a questionable color, the new true blue of an economical plus environmental bottom line supported with real dynamic data, presented virtually, anywhere, is the proof of our transformation.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - November 2009

Understanding Specifications (3 of 3)  “The devil is in the details”  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Integrating BAS’s To Everything All The Time?  Equipment or systems integrated to a BAS and how they are integrated is a project-by-project decision based on the needs of the client and the design.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

OPC UA Explained  Quickstarts and Tools for Developers  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Managed Energy, Collaborative Energy, and Autonomous Load  There are two fundamentally different approaches to Energy Interoperation: managed energy and collaborative energy.  Toby Considine, Systems Specialist, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

A “BACnet System” Procurement Challenge The fallacy of equating “standard protocol” with “standard system”  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

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November:
Andrey A. Golovin, Executive Director of associations BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and KONNEX Russia, Editor in Chief of the magazine "Building Automation" What is "Smart City"? 
Gina Elliott, MBA Project Director, Smart Buildings LLC  Energy Reporting
Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies  The Business Case for Submetering - Part 1-3
October:
Kevin Braley, Communications Specialist, Orion Energy Systems Ebb and Flow of Lighting Needs Require Flexible Controls
David Wolins, CEO Scientific Conservation The Emergence of Proactive Building Management Automation
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada  The Real Value of Building Information, Integration and Transformation
Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc. The Niagara Framework® and Energy
September:
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics  Energy Dashboards Inform and Educate
August:
David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI) Automated Continuous Commissioning
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  Drilling for Dollars
July:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
June:
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
May:
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op  BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
April:
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems 
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

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