June 2007

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June 2007

New Daedalus
Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
oBIX Chairman
Today pervasive intelligence in every aspect of the design, construction, and operation of the building, as well as the intelligent interaction of the building with the outside world, is making the most profound changes to the way we build and operate buildings since Daedalus.

Technology For Buildings Going Green
Wade Patterson – CEO and Founder of Synapse
With SNAP you can create a solution out of the box in an hour instead of a year. You don’t need to understand wireless technology or networks.

New Tools & Ideas for Buildings 2.0
Bill Lydon, Director PLCopen
Major activities of PLCopen are further developing open controls programming standards, extensions, and certifying products.

LonMark Sessions Tour
Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, LonMark International
The Tour will focus on energy savings; improving efficiencies through system integration; maintenance, operating and training cost reductions; leveraging the IT infrastructure; successful projects and market trends; and so much more.

ZigBee Certification
Brent Hodges, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the ZigBee Alliance
The Alliance has two independent and global test labs, National Technical Systems and TUV Rheinland. These labs test, verify and certify ZigBee Certified Platforms and ZigBee Certified Products.

BuilConn 2007
Denis Du Bois, Editor of Energy Priorities Magazine and host of the ConnectivityWeek podcast series
The conference was an interactive environment where attendees helped shape big ideas, such as Buildings 2.0 and GridWise.

May 2007

DC to Chicago, the road to Buildings 2.0
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc.
The Buildings 2.0 initiative promotes green initiatives and sustainable designs as well as the use of Information Technology to further the vision.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] GridWise™ Architecture Council Framework for Interoperability
Steve Widergren, Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council
The framework is more abstract than an architecture or a design, and it certainly isn’t a solution you can implement. 

Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, CABA
Building Intelligence Quotient is an assessment and rating tool and a design guidance tool.

NECA-IBEW at BuilConn
Marty Riesberg, NJATC & Joe Salimando of www.eleblog.com
The NJATC is taking an active role in the upcoming BuilConn because there seems to be a general feeling in the building automation industry that there is a “lack of training” in the field.

Richards-Zeta (RZ) Partner's Realizing the Value of Normalized Building Systems Data 
Edmund B. Richards, President and CEO
, Richards-Zeta
This eliminates the need for multiple host workstations for each building system and most importantly now allows the leveraging of the IP network and all the application, services and client views that are available worldwide.

Smart Customers, Smart Buildings
Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Senior Director of Energy Technology Services, Constellation NewEnergy and Leighton Wolffe, Principal, Wolffe Technology Consultants
A smart customer with a smart building will know what prices may be at certain hours and what technology exists in his building to take advantage of this knowledge.

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