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Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek 2010  ConnectivityWeek was a great event - with the largest ever registration of over 1300. Many new grid partners created an increased impact with new energy solutions while showing us improved overall organization and connectivity of our industry.  Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Where The Rubber Meets The Road  Measurement and Verification  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

The Future of Cloud Connectivity for BAS  It is clear that cloud computing has the potential for the BAS to seamlessly integrate with other business services to provide a user friendly, cost effective and in depth solution to the client, transparent of the underlining technology.  Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb), Product Development Manager, Open General

Saving Time with Image Modules  Improve Your Graphic Development Process  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics 

Wireless Energy Management Systems Building Bottom Lines  An entire segment of commercial buildings that was previously unable to afford a sophisticated EMS now has some very compelling options. Davis Watkins, Vice President Commercial Sales, Advanced Telemetry

Technology Park Leverages Technology to Move Beyond LEED Gold  University of Victoria’s Vancouver Island Technology Park turns to Cisco to transform decades-old hospital into modern innovation centre  Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries, Cisco Canada

Kaiser Permanente Qualifies Old Building for Energy Incentives  Advanced pneumatic thermostats connect to EMS  Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

Columns - June 2010

The Saga of Westlake Condominiums  Never underestimate the importance of clear, honest, open, and continuous communication  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Doing things at the right time We created WS-Calendar to create, share, invoke, adjust, and track coordinated response between domains and organizations. Toby Considine, T9

OPC UA sets a solid foundation for systems to reach for the clouds  How does OPC UA illuminate the path to scalability?  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Intelligent Buildings in the Age of Pneumatic Control?  How intelligent can a building be if most of the temperature control is provided by antiquated controls?  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - May 2010

Preview of May 24-27 ConnectivityWeek 2010 Santa Clara  Lots of excitement surrounding the buildup to ConnectivityWeek and I have tried to capture and connect you to the points of interest for our industry. Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Finding the Answer  It is a realization that BAS needs to change to a new business proposition, one that leverages great technology now available, creates significant opportunities in greening buildings, and turns buildings into virtual power plants that add value to owners, power utilities, society at large, and of course, the BAS industry.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Accelerating Wireless Controls in the Retrofit Market  It is the social responsibility of the global community to be committed to making wireless controls work!  Louis Viglione, Eng., President, Viconics Inc.

Pneumatic Integration Wirelessly to IP  New product provides the most advanced pneumatic retrofit solution available on the market today. Jill Fidler, National Sales Manager, Energy Controls Company

Technology Evolves Visual Expectations  When it comes to developing high-end graphics, most control companies don’t have the resources or software tools to develop 3D realistic graphics. Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics 

Virtual Building Energy Management  Moving to Cloud-based Building Energy Management  Michael R. Lavelle P.E., Lavelle Energy LLC & Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc.

What is a Web Enabled Building Management System?  The philosophy of designing a fully web enabled system is not only to take advantage of the current web technologies available in the market but also to be future ready with concepts such as cloud computing. & Data Integration Levels  The philosophy of the integration device is to obtain required data from different vendors and protocols with minimum use of network bandwidth.  Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb), Product Development Manager, Open General

The Next Gold Rush? Could Be Your Meter  Thar’s gold in your energy data (more than you might think)  Dave Krinkel, Founder EnergyAI

Getting Smarter Lighting Controls into Existing Buildings  Interoperability, Easy Commissioning, Flexibility, Reliability and Scalability for Wireless Lighting Controls  Jason Choong, Chief Solution Architect and Vice President Product Management, Daintree Networks 

Intelligent Buildings in the Institutional Sector  A three-way convergence of building control, consumption tracking (metering) and IT/business systems  Gord Echlin, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Triacta Power 

Using IP Protocol in an Energy Management Interface  Open protocols ease installation of new systems and interoperability of legacy controls  Paul Harris, Proliphix

Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitoring  Achieve a heath indoor environment Gareth Evans, Marketing Assistant, PPM Technology Ltd

Building Industry Thought Leaders to Converge at ConnectivityWeek  This four-day event provides a unique opportunity for building owners, operators, facility managers, systems integrators and suppliers to learn about the key trends, technologies and solutions driving the BAS industry.  Barry Haaser, Principal, Haaser Associates

 Columns - May 2010

Controls Contracting Operations: Closeout  The final steps to the completion of a successful project Part 3 of 3 Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Integrated Lighting Control  Providing an efficient building requires good lighting control that includes coordinated scheduling, occupancy sensing, and daylight harvesting.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Mobile is the new HMI  How an iPad saves money by making procedures lean  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

The Integration Barrier to Smart Energy  These specifications will move the markets in energy management systems into improved interfaces, for users, for enterprises, and for energy marketers. Toby Considine, T9

Building Connections – ConnectivityWeek  This is the place to gain insight into how to unleash opportunities and new business from all of this change. Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 
May:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Preview of May 24-27 ConnectivityWeek 2010 Santa Clara
Michael R. Lavelle P.E., Lavelle Energy LLC & Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. Virtual Building Energy Management
Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb), Product Development Manager, Open General What is a Web Enabled Building  Management System? & Data Integration Levels
April:
Dave Krinkel, Founder EnergyAI  What Secrets Lurk In the 98% of Energy Data that’s Never Looked At? 
March:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  The Next Big Things
February:
Andy Stadheim CEO, Barix Technology U.S.  Building Automation Considerations
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Twenty Ten to be a BAD-ASS Year
January:
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2010
Rawlson O’Neil King,  Communications Director, CABA  Research Viewpoints
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Energy Harvesting, Wireless and Next Generation Building Energy Management 
December:
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC How Buildings Will Communicate With The Smart Grid
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems  Retrofitting Existing Commercial Buildings for the Smart Grid
November:
Andrey A. Golovin, Executive Director of associations BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and KONNEX Russia, Editor in Chief of the magazine "Building Automation" What is "Smart City"? 
Gina Elliott, MBA Project Director, Smart Buildings LLC  Energy Reporting
Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies  The Business Case for Submetering - Part 1-3
October:
Kevin Braley, Communications Specialist, Orion Energy Systems Ebb and Flow of Lighting Needs Require Flexible Controls
David Wolins, CEO Scientific Conservation The Emergence of Proactive Building Management Automation
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada  The Real Value of Building Information, Integration and Transformation
Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc. The Niagara Framework® and Energy
September:
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics  Energy Dashboards Inform and Educate
August:
David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI) Automated Continuous Commissioning
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  Drilling for Dollars
July:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
June:
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking


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