July 2013
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The Facility Data Manager  When the Silos Come Tumbling Down - Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, LLC

BAS Communities Need Bridges, Not Walls  Unfortunately, the perception and misconception was created that Haystack tagging was created by and for the Tridium community. - Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc

A “REvolution” in Integrated Facility Optimization  Ezenics Mobile: The Power of Enterprise-Level Analytics, Work Order Management, and Building Controls in the Palm of Your Hand - Jason Fuller, Ux Design, Development Liaison, Ezenics, Inc.

Post Realcomm/IBCon 2013 Industry Update  The event is encouraging with regard to commercial real estate’s acceptance of Smart, Connected Buildings as a key determinant of property value and operational excellence. - Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President, Energy Control Inc.

Automation System Degradation and What To Do About It - Todd A. Finnegan, Principal, eSite Systems, LLC

2013 IBCon Observations  The message I received, as well as countless others I spoke with, was loud and clear – cloud-based computing, open architecture, data analytics, visualization, and mobility will forever be a required participant in high performance buildings. - Chip Pieper, Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)

Communicating Thermostats for Building Retrofit Applications  Communicating thermostats create a new potential for old HVAC equipment that would typically be left as-is for the remainder of its useful life. - Casey Birmingham, Project Manager, The Falcon Group

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Accelerated by Energy Management System - Mark Straton, SVP of Marketing, GridPoint

Maximizing Your Energy Budget and Time via Outsourced Facility Services - Bill Maurer, Senior Vice President, ABM Energy

Direct Communication with your Building Automation Systems  Does your AHU text you an alarm condition? - Jean Femia, Information Architect, Opto 22

Transactive Energy Markets will Drive Distributed Power  Transactive energy markets hold the promise to achieve economic efficiency and reliability across the bulk power system and distribution networks.  -  Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Who's Your Competitor?   It is vital at this point to do real research including out of the normal box stuff to understand where the world your business serves is going and what you feel you can deliver. - Mike Welch, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Control Network Solutions Ltd

What Every Building Owner Should Know  About Open Systems and Smart Buildings - Brian Turner, President, Controlco

Smart Buildings are Easy to Install & Cost Effective to Implement  IP-485 Easily Integrates BACnet and Ethernet Networks over Existing Installed BMS RS-485 Multi-Drop Twisted Pair Infrastructure - Christin Mims, Product Marketing Manager, PCN Technology, Inc. (PCN)

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Columns - July 2013

New Trends and Products in HVAC Control (Part Two)  Continuation from fall 2012 column - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Three Websites to Boost Your Brand  As technology advances marketers have to be continually exploring new options and alternatives for promoting corporate brands and increasing sales. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

The Taxonomies of oBIX  Every taxonomy is the outward manifestation of an information model. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

Measuring Building Occupancy The movement toward a better integrated, inclusive, and accurate occupant measuring system is something to consider. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Data Models Alter Industry Dynamics  It is a brave new world forming fast in the cloud and standard data models allow the feedstock for the cloud to be automatically reconfigured for the purpose of the moment. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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