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Specifying Integrated Technology Systems in a Fragmented World  “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” - Steve Jobs, 2003  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Technology Contracting – The Future Is Now  Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Intelligent Buildings – Today!  The concept of an Intelligent, Smart or “Next Generation” building has been around for years. Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group

Modernizing the Grid  Today’s average generating plant was built in 1964 using technology from the 1950s. Utilities have not improved their delivered efficiency in some 50 years. With stagnant efficiency at 33 percent, we essentially burn three lumps of fuel to generate one lump of electricity. Put another way, two-thirds of the fuel burned to generate power is wasted. Richard Munson, Executive Director, Northeast-Midwest Institute

Enterprise Building Management for Universities  Unlocking the secrets of facility management systems to access a wealth of actionable information Gridlogix University Whitepaper

Books for the Industry  I am often asked, what current industry text books are there about convergence, connectivity and the new business paradigm this is creating?  Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Articles - January 2007

The Electric Utility Industry - Missing the Boat on Conservation  Utilities’ business model – dictated to them by their regulators - is tied to selling electricity, not saving and redistributing it. Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry  Four Points by Sheraton Leading the Way in the Management and Control of its Facilities Management, Workflow, Energy Management, Security and Building  Efficiency  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Director of Marketing, Tridium, Mike Marston, Director, Asia/Pacific, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Regional Director, Tridium Asia

Fresh Look at Air Filtration and Automation  Every modern Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is faced with a common question, “when is the right time to replace the air filters”? Ken Bloom, Precision Air Technology Inc.

Industry Pow-Wow  An event that will unite the industry must be open, open to all perspectives, open to all potentially valuable ideas, technologies and solutions balanced with objectivity and business development strategies. The event should not exclude any idea, any perspective, or any technology that could be of benefit to building owners.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

BAS Controls: How important is a cost estimate, anyway?  Increase your chances of winning ‘good projects’ and avoiding ‘bad projects’. Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

Online Inside and Out  Some of this technology is WiFi and Internet based and some is cellular or satellite based, but the flavor of wireless is not important.  Jack Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc.

Coordinating the Design of Integrated Building Technology Systems  “Sitting at his conference table and speaking of technology, Mr. Gehry volunteers, “I don’t know how to turn on my DVD. I barely can use the technology in my car.”  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Washington Mutual Center’s DDC System is More Unique Than Common Contemporary Controls UL 864 Ethernet Switches Serve Up Dependability in Smoke Control System Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

Sustainable Green Connectivity This is what building owners want now from our building automation systems. Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

January:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry
December:
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
November: 
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
October: Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company The HVAC Industry CAN Reinvent Itself! 
September:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT
August Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Can ASHRAE Reinvent Itself?
July:
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com  John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
June
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center
May
Aaron Hansen, Tridium, Inc 
Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) 
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Why your next project should be an Intelligent Building
April:
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com Building Automation Renaissance
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company  New Vistas With Relational Control  A Three Part Series PART 2: An Introduction to Relational Control
March John Edler and Weilin Wang, Kiyon Wireless! Building Automation Unwired
February
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Defining The Intelligent Building Control Market
January
Jack Mc Gowan, President of Energy Control Inc Blazing a new trail to Intelligent buildings…

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