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Harper Community College - UK24LON  Case Study The UK24LON is a LONMARK®-certified gateway from Belimo Aircontrols. Victor Coppola, Product Manager, Belimo Aircontrols, Inc.

2005 B+ Report Card for Digital Signage  2006 Outlook Very Strong  Lyle Bunn, BTV+ Director, Digital Signage and Rich Media

Cisco on Board for Palm Springs  Cisco announces its Platinum sponsorship of BuilConn Americas in Palm Springs, CA, May 16-18.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

GridWise, the Convergence Killer App?  I would describe GridWise as a Killer App enabler Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

A Healthy Fear of Technology!  What we need to keep in mind, however, is that the benefits of adding technology to buildings will far outweigh any of the risks. Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group

Building Automation System Ethernet Switch Selection  Facility and design or integration staff alike should consider these six critical issues that can create system problems and cost money. Joe Stasiek And George Thomas, Contemporary Controls

A Return To Growth  In this overview of the market for environmental intelligent building controls over the next five years, the author looks at the current potential in the North American market, and whether this continent differs from Europe in terms of embracing  convergence.  James McHale, i&i limited

Defining The Intelligent Building Control Market  Understanding the true volumetric size of our new industry gets much deeper as we converge. Will biosensors that are tied to the security databases be part of our intelligent building control market? Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Building Automation 2006 Conference  March to Baltimore to learn more about Building Automation for 2006  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Articles - January 2006

Grid Friendly™ Appliances balance system supply and demand. Michael Kintner-Meyer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Blazing a new trail to Intelligent buildings…  The value proposition in building automation is no longer in installing, programming, maintaining or even integrating building systems. Rather, as with the pervasive internet, the opportunity is in creating services and value propositions that can be offered by using the power of the systems that are installed.  Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc

Update, Analysis and Recommendations  ANSI/ASHRAE STANDARD 62.1 – 2004, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality  Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing and Dave Dougan President, EBTRON, Inc.

2005 A year in review…. Most noteworthy, 2005 has provided the industry with “smarter” field devices to which facilitate the automation process and inherently reduce project cost with little to no effect on functionality. Viconics Marketing Team

Smart Buildings By Design  It is the role of the design community to rethink once separate systems and create improved experiences for the occupants and owners of tomorrow’s smart facilities.  David Miller, Facilities Engineer, LaBella Associates

The Stats on Stats  While we think of the thermostat as one of the simplest components of an HVAC system, there are actually many decisions that need to be made by both the home or building owner and the contactor. Tom Jackson, CEO, Jackson Systems, LLC

The Time is Now for Intelligent Buildings  Learn why at AHR Expo  Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group

The Future is Bright!  As we start 2006 there is a great deal of justified optimism for almost everyone in this industry as well as those the industry serves. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Virtual Value Visions  My virtual value visions for Building Automation in 2006  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

There are new kids on the block......... and they are giants!  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Past Favorites 

January Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc Blazing a new trail to Intelligent buildings…
Professor Derek Clements-Croome, The University of Reading, UK  Flexible Master's Programme in Intelligent Buildings
 Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group What is an Intelligent Building? Part 2
October Jon Williamson, Chairman, BACnet Conference & Expo BACnet Conference & Expo  Update:
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Building Automation has become Pointless
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group What Is An Intelligent Building? 
Deepak Wanner, Precidia Technologies Hotel PBX: The Road to IP
June George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Power Over Ethernet
May Sinclair/McGowan/Considine/Zivney ES Supplement George Thomas, Contemporary Controls
Hubs versus Switches
Eldon Ziegler, Energy Micro Systems HVAC Automation and the Light Commercial Market 
Thanh Nguyen, LCN America Building Automation with LCN
Michael R. Brambley and Srinivas Katipamula, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Beyond Commissioning: The Role of Automation
Edward Hague, CTO, ProtoCessor Division, FieldServer Technologies ProtoCessor - A Protocol Solution



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