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The Next Big Things  This dynamic duo will eliminate complex installations, provide; self set up, connection, and commissioning while self populating the needed information for web deployment. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, AutomatedBuildings.com

Energy Users, The Focus of BuilConn at ConnectivityWeek  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

A Wired and Wireless Controller For Better ROI  BAS still require the use of several wired devices, which means that wired and wireless technologies need to be integrated together within a single system to enable centralized control. David Lamarche Director of Communication, SCL Elements Inc.

Selecting an Integrated Building Automation System  A solution capable of analyzing the multiple sources of data required to run an entire facility, as well as a system capable of providing collaboration between visualization, alarm management, scheduling, reporting and analysis functions. Tim Donaldson, Director of Marketing ICONICS

The How and Why of Operations Centers in Smart Buildings  The objective of an operations center is to enable and enhance the capabilities of the staff and overall operations.   Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, LEED AP Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Tunneling and Secure Data Transfer via OPC UA  With over 140 protocols, client interfaces and server interfaces is the ideal solution to bridge your various automation solutions for M2M (Machine to Machine) or P2E (Plant to Enterprise) applications. Kepware Technologies

Advanced Lighting Control Can Reduce Operating Costs and Improve Worker Satisfaction  Lighting is a business asset that should be managed as a critical component of both the building and the organization that occupies it.  Terry Mocherniak, Chief Operating Officer, Encelium Technologies and Howard Berger, Program Director, RealComm

A Gateway to Affordable Dimming  Reliable dimmable fixtures allow buildings to utilize green lighting strategies such as daylight harvesting, motion sensors, occupancy sensors, vacancy sensors, time delay switches and other lighting systems which adjust light levels according to certain prerequisites.    Garth Kullman, Director of Product Development, PureSpectrum

Wireless Integration of Zonal Lighting Management  The lighting energy management retrofit provided instant savings and additional tax incentives for the Ohio-based School.  EnOcean Alliance, Inc & DimOnOff

Bridging the IT- Facilities Gap  Energy Management in the Data Center  Joe Polastre, Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Sentilla

Automation and the Smart Grid  Energy Management Today  Courtesy of Opto 22

Young Energy Network  Plugging in at ConnectivityWeek’10 Phil Baltazar, I Will Energy

2010 to be the year of the smart building app  Because of the evolving reach and complexities of building automation, these solutions need to be several services, not one all-encompassing service.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com

 Columns - March 2010

Controls Contracting - Operations: Preconstruction  What it takes to get the job…started!  Part 1/3 Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Fundamental Changes  In June, Engineered Systems and Building Intelligence Group will be conducting the first Sustainable Solutions Conference.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Pocket tech and a Car wash help build the case for OPC UA  For the Building Automation industry the future is in the intelligent device, and embedding the connectivity needed to securely expose that data to the systems and devices that we need to consume and access it.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Buildings must get smarter because Smart Grids will be worse  The grid’s reduced safety margins make even moderate adoption of intermittent energy sources risky. By every measure, the quality of the North American grid will get worse. That’s the plan. Toby Considine, T9

Articles - February 2010

Smart Grid and Buildings connected in Orlando  A key part of the future of B2G is how the BAS industry will develop over the next few years. - We were fortunate at the Summit to have representation from two of the major BAS companies (Siemens and Schneider) and a perspective from one of the industry’s leading thought leaders in John Petze.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Raising Your Intelligent Building’s IQ  $195 billion – goes to powering buildings, about half of them on corporate campuses.  Mark A. Ascolese, EDSA

Building Automation Considerations  From Assessment to Integration  Andy Stadheim CEO, Barix Technology U.S.

Twenty Ten to be a BAD-ASS Year  At events like AHR Expo we get to test to see if the implied sameness of our content has legs or is becoming reality.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Requiem for an American Industry  This article is meant as more a paean to the Automatic Temperature Controls industry than a eulogy.  Thomas Hallett

Our Clouded Future is Bright  Our clouded future includes new virtual connections to our buildings from the communities they are part of with both physical and social interactions. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - February 2010

Retrofit Strategies  What can I do to make my building more efficient?  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Predictions for 2010 from an OPC Perspective  One of the key benefits of using OPC technology is its ability to robustly move large amounts of data rapidly and securely to an interface that will turn it into the information needed to make key business decisions. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Is Hospitality at the “Fringe” of the Intelligent Building Industry?  Hospitality-centric products appear to have been immune to the market pressure of open protocols, so we have solutions that do not enjoy the benefits of this advance nor can they readily integrate to the commercial controls. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

The Cost(s) of BACnet  Perspectives on BACnet interface pricing  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

Idle Thoughts on Smart Grids  Musings from the GridWise Architectural Council, Orlando, 2010  Toby Considine, T9


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Past Favorites 

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
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

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