Articles - May 2007
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The Consensus Conundrum To be successful in your contribution to this industry at this critical time, more than anything else these good ideas you develop need an effective champion – you! Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company
BAS University Establishes Industry Education Resource From the interested novice to the hardened professional, BAS University offers information field professionals and engineers can rely on for reference on a daily basis. David G. Evans, Computrols
CMMS - Managing Facilities as a Business If your job hasn’t changed in the last two years, be prepared to change or be replaced. It’s lead or get out of the way. Harry Kohal, Director of Sales and Marketing, Eagle Technology, Inc.
The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America Once completed, Simon will have the ability to understand and manage thousands of control points from an energy potential perspective as well as integrate real time results of any point to match the business strategy of maximizing comfort and performance while minimizing energy costs. Case Study Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc.
Demand Response, an Urgent and Significant Opportunity Demand Response (DR) is without doubt the golden opportunity for building systems integrators and contractors. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Implementation Issues of Open Networks One can specify and procure an open system, but the system needs to be properly installed, configured and documented to produce the “open” benefits. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
Integration of Dynamic Facades with other Building Systems Recent studies have shown that appropriate fenestration/shading design and control, linked with simultaneous control of electric lighting and HVAC components, could significantly reduce peak cooling load and energy consumption for lighting and cooling, while maintaining good thermal and lighting indoor conditions. Thanos Tzempelikos, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Solar Buildings Research Network, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University
BAS – What do customers want? Customers for BAS… who they are? How can we determine customers basing on their interests in building automation systems? Andrey Golovin, Executive Director, Russian BACnet Group
News Maker of the Year Jack McGowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc, GridWise Architecutre Council Chairman Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Beyond BACnet Grid integrators will work with BACnet data to make it a seamless part of their grid and or enterprise management products. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Thinking Out Loud in an Industry of Change We all need to think out loud to quickly guide our industry to the next level and set plans for the future. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Articles - April 2007
Buildings 2.0 Buildings 2.0 is a vision that intricately intertwines buildings with Internet technologies. It is a vision that the future of buildings is one which is controlled, managed and connected to the Internet, in a way that goes far beyond simply placing a web server to the control system or in the use of IP. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
What does it Really Take to be an Intelligent Building? To get our industry to meet its commitment to owners, occupants and the rapidly evolving energy and environmental performance expectations of our society, we need the connectivity we incorporate into intelligent buildings to add valuable function. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company
Smart Building to Smart Grid Success Stories at GridWeek John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.
Capex Happiness: Squeezing the Redundancy Out of the Construction Budget Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
Is purchasing costing you plenty? The hidden overhead cost of the equipment ordering process Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc
Thought and Reflections on the Status of our Industry Several meetings held in the winter of 2006 and in conjunction with the AHR exposition provided some valuable and interesting insights into what our industry values and potentially some guidance or steps to follow to transform our industry. Thomas J. Lohner, P.E., Vice President, TENG Solutions
Intelligent Buildings Roadmap “The industry needs to get together to integrate or at least educate all of the people that are involved. The owner cannot integrate the industry, the architect cannot integrate the industry, the industry must integrate itself and take the lead…” Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC
Achieving Energy Savings with Building Automation Systems Unfortunately, just installing a BAS is often not enough to guarantee energy savings, Kristin Kamm, Sr. Associate Research, E SOURCE
Using Your HVAC System to Improve IAQ Recognizing the Importance of Controlling Key Airflow Rates David S. Dougan, President EBTRON, Inc.
The Next Generation in Thermal Analysis for Reliability, Constant Thermal Monitoring Bob Kern, Product Manager. Power Service Concepts ExerTherm
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates Certification for Designers and Installers
ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135 BACnet Releases Access Control Standards
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia -
FourFor Points for the Industry
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
October: Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company The HVAC Industry CAN Reinvent Itself!
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT
August Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Can ASHRAE Reinvent Itself?
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center
Aaron Hansen, Tridium, Inc Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX)
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Why your next project should be an Intelligent Building
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. and Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com Building Automation Renaissance
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control A Three Part Series PART 2: An Introduction to Relational Control
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