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My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek  After each year's event I try to list my takeaways of the things that significantly impacted, impressed me and are likely to change my future.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

BIMStorm® brings Cloud Computing to ConnectivityWeek  Real-time visualization of sensor data in Excel-generated BIM on Google Earth is a world premier.    Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. and Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op

Cisco's Mediator Helps Buildings Reduce Energy Use with Internet Intelligence Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op

Reflections on record breaking ConnectivityWeek and BuilConn  The perfect storm produced a perfect event; a combination of rich subjects discussed, enormous business opportunities for vendors and integrators alike, on a backdrop of solving climate change problems and interestingly an awareness of social changes permeating our world.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Open Automation Object Model  Object Automation Model will enable us to have programming and documentation done in one standard format and location.  Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.

Maintaining Your Control Valve Investment  Replaceable control valve cartridges allow the preservation of your original labor and embodied energy investment while reducing the total generated waste in facilitating upgrades and maintenance.  Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices   

6 Useful Tips for Smart Meters and Plug Loads  As buildings move to incorporate more sensors and metering to generate data about usage and performance, metering and monitoring the electrical distribution and plug load will be integral.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings

Can OPC Bridge the Engineering-IT Divide?  Regular dust-ups between Engineering and IT on the shop floor reveal characteristics and approaches that are strikingly dissimilar on both career and personal levels.  Randy Kondor, President, OPC Training Institute

Park It Here: Smart and Green Parking Garages  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings

Your Automation System on Red Bull®… Prophet™ Gives You Wings!  Andy McMahon, CSI3

Bright Green Buildings  Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Rawlson O'Neil King Communications Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

It’s 2pm… Do you know how much energy your building is using? David Helliwell, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulse Energy

The Power of the People  The power of the people lies not just in how we innovate, but also how we are able to share knowledge with others through that innovation.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - July 2009

BAS Graphics  Take a virtual tour of your building’s mechanical systems  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings  Strategies that should be considered to optimize the operations of these systems using the control system to dramatically reduce energy usage.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Making Friends wherever I go!  Companies that are successful in this day and age (of this global economy) are successful because they partner and collaborate with other companies that also are successful. No one company, or consortium, can truly afford to stand alone. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

“The Dawn of Convergence …. Or the Eve of Collision?”  Another Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International  

Intelligent Buildings talk to the Smart Grid  Last month, the National Institute for standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled the Interim Smart Grid Interoperability Roadmap. (http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/) The roadmap defines the smart grid and how it interacts with is smart end nodes. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Articles - June 2009

Don’t Shoot The Messenger!  Let’s spread the word that achieving and maintaining ultra-efficient building energy system operation is possible, but to do so requires change. Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Building Information Modeling Continues to Grow in Green Building  Adding Ease to Displaying Building Energy Efficiencies  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

Are New Real Estate Risks Creating The "Tipping Point"?  Now the risks of doing nothing different may be even greater than rewards of being progressive. Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, IntelligentBuildings®

Thermal Imaging  a key to locating HVAC system leakage Colin Plastow, Industrial Product Manager, Fluke

Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.

Web Based CMMS Systems  Efficient, Mobile, and Environmentally Friendly David Knight, Sales/Marketing Rep, Web Work by Tero

240 And Counting….  The number of speakers at ConnectivityWeek has now surpassed the total number of attendees at the first BuilConn  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Building Automation Networks  This article provides insight to the evolution to date of Building Automation Networks to Enterprise and Web based networks and on into cloud computing.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - June 2009

OPC EXPO comes to Connectivity Week!  Join us at the OPC EXPO in Santa Clara, CA, June 8-11 Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Selecting Sensors for BAS  A tutorial on choosing the right temperature sensor for the right job  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”  A Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International   

The State of the Building Automation Market  “who makes the best building automation system?”  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Conversation between Intelligent Buildings and Smart Energy  As I write this, the Interim Roadmap for the Smart Grid has not been published. What follows is my view of how this area will develop. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

The Reinvention Convention  On June 9, 2009, I will be in Santa Clara, California over seeing the presentation
 of several sessions on “The Reinvention of Building Automation”. 
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com


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Past Favorites 

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
November:
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
October:
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
September:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
August:
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
July:
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems

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