January 2014
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Articles - January 2014
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2014. Trends to Keep Your Eyes On  They are in no particular order of significance, and by no means capture all of the trends that are affecting our industry. - Marc Petock, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring

Smart Buildings Predictions for 2014  The next big leap will be the development of software applications that not only can identify a system fault, but can automatically correct it. - Jim Sinopoli PE, LEED BD+C, RCCD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Energy Conservation Will Take Centre Stage in 2014  Having struggled for the last 15 years to get these environmental services to work together we have now reached a point where connectivity can be achieved directly through IP allowing the “Internet of Energy” to become a reality. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Generic Language for EnOcean Networks  With Generic Profiles, the EnOcean Alliance has further developed the standardized interoperable communication of energy harvesting wireless solutions. It allows multi-functional products that flexibly adapt to a variety of applications. - Marian Hönsch, Generic Profiles Team Leader, Technical Working Group, EnOcean Alliance

Being ‘Smart’ Will Bring Smart Building Success  The critical success factors can be different for each building or stakeholder involved in the project. - William Rhodes, Research Manager, Lighting and LEDs, IHS Technology

Defining a Smart Building: Part Five  We complete the definition of a smart building by addressing HVAC, communication and data infrastructure, access control systems, advanced building management systems and sustainability.  - Jim Sinopoli PE, LEED BD+C, RCCD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

The Future of Building Energy Savings Uniting Building Automation & Utilities - Zach Denning, Engineering Sales, Western Allied Mechanical

A Question of Gravity  Who Owns the Future of Smart Buildings and Cities? - Therese Sullivan, Principal, www.buildingcontext.me

Columns - January 2014

Maximize your AHR Expo Experience  Use Social Media to build brand awareness and boost traffic at your booth. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Still Another Collection of Short Stories  Back to the well - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Moving beyond Demand Response: Energy Interoperation - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Controls Retrofits Preserving Smoke Control - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Collaborating Convergence and the Changing Industry  This December column is about “Collaborating Convergence” or as I like to joke “The Gear Heads meet the C-suite”…..smile. I think we all have accepted that the convergence model is inevitable, but I am not sure we understood how much we all would have to collaborate to insure successful convergence. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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