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Articles - December 2009
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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 time. Gus 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 organization. John 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.
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
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
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics Energy Dashboards Inform and Educate
David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI) Automated Continuous Commissioning
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC Drilling for Dollars
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems
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
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
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