March 2011
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Leveraging the Graphic User Interface   “Deliver on the Promise” - Leverage Graphic User Interface Standards to drive Customer Satisfaction and Ensure Expert Results.    William L. Parrish II, BSME (Rose-Hulman), General Manager, ControlGraphics.com

Graphics Demonstrate What the Eye Can’t See  Great graphics offer the opportunity to explain the invisible, allowing you to see what’s going on behind the scenes. - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics

Web 2.0 plus BAS Graphics (UX)  Today our web browsers can use the hardware resources of our graphics cards, and with the advancement of HTML5, our industry will see user interface advancements that most of us could not have imagined a decade ago. - Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC

The BAS Industry & Graphics  End users generally judge the BAS vendors' product through the capabilities of the graphics engine. Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General

The Energy Internet: Greener Buildings in a Networked World  The Internet of Things is making the Invisible Visible Anywhere—The analytics of this new visibility leads to Sustainability. - Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries,  Cisco Canada

Visual Depictions of Data   Visual depictions of data are almost universally understood without requiring knowledge of language. Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

The Handoff Between A Newly Constructed Building and Building Operations  How Not To Fumble - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Distinguishing a Data Center Monitoring System (DCMS) and Its Benefits  A DCMS specializes in alarm management and aggregation of data across multiple sites. - Jefferie Mitchell, Operations Manager, Justin Blumling, Project Manager, Geist Intelligent Facilities 

The rising Cost of energy vs The Cost of doing nothing   Managing facilities and energy as assets that can be invested in—with a predictable return—is the solution.  - Billal Vindhani, Managing Director, Greenologic Ltd

Building Online Buzz in 2011  Marketing buzz or simply buzz is a term used in word-of-mouth marketing. The interaction of consumers and users of a product or service serve to amplify the original marketing message. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Telecom Service Providers Target M2M and Automation Service providers have figured out that it’s not only IT systems that can be managed for clients but any sensor or device on any system or network, many of which operate in buildings. - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Open Source Physical Security Software  Open source software would automatically have built into it open protocols such as SAML (Secure Assertion Markup Language), SPML (Service Provisioning Markup Language), XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup Language), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)  and many other emerging privacy, identity and network standards. Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd

Destination : “Best In Class”   Being able to demonstrate to a customer a comprehensive plan for tracking and executing their service and maintenance needs is an incredible sales tool. - Joe Eagle, Software Development Manager, Control Technologies Inc.

Columns - March 2011

Controls Devices (Part 2 of 3)  Rules of thumb to follow for TC installation & design - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Can Specifications Lead the Advancement of Systems Integration?
  Perhaps, but keep in mind that specifications in and of themselves do not dictate who does what.  Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

Articles - February 2011

The Industry Demands Better Demand Response
  In order to provide a scalable, widely-adopted and valuable Smart Grid program for the commercial building sector, the industry needs a much more fundamental increase in the intelligence of their Inside the Meter DR systems, and they need to be tightly integrated with the Outside the Meter systems as well. - Michael Zimmerman, CEO, BuildingIQ

Designing An Integrated Building System The heart of the IBS is in the integration of building systems in a way that provides greater functionality and facilitates optimum building operations. - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Exposing Building Behaviour Using BAS Discovering groups and structures in the data that are similar without knowing the  structures of the data. - Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General

Cyber-Security  For the last ten years the whole industry has been talking about IP, Web, interoperability and open systems.  Security however, has been mostly left behind, somewhere in the pre-internet age. Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

Securing Remote Locations and Home Care Operations  Reducing Costs of Key/Card Management - Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd

DCL® Technology Saves Money and Time for New Construction  Cutting Costs for Grocery Stores  - Corinne Wilder, Universal Lighting Technologies

Tracking Down That Just-Right Employee The companies that develop sound recruitment strategies built on a niche focus and smart marketing have the best chance at finding tomorrow’s leaders today. - Douglas Mitchell, Vice President  Marketing, BirdDogJobs.com

Columns - February 2011

Controls Devices (Part 1 of 3)  Rules of thumb to follow for TC installation & design - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Category: Marketing and Business Development  The Lost Art of the Sales Email - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing


Energy that Thinks Like the Web  The internet of things and of energy could learn to think like the web. - Toby Considine, T9

A Lesson from Vegas (@CES)  or.....Designing for the YTBI  - Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol

Set it and Forget It?  We suspect that this is exactly the approach that most designers, owners and contractors would really like to be able to take with their BAS installations. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

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