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The California Smart Building Association  The California Smart Building Association is dedicated to establishing and strengthening public policies that promote the development of smart buildings in California for commercial, residential and public projects.   Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Once in a Lifetime  We really have to seriously go back to the invention of electricity and the internal combustion engine, and combine that with the changes that we have seen in the birth of the Internet that has changed our lives.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Smart Grids Start With Smart Ideas  Developing smart electric grids requires smart ideas and our industry can be a valuable contributor in developing them!  Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Green Intelligent Buildings… what next?  Energy Business Intelligence will be to buildings what the iPod was to music.  Jack Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc.

Pain, Tipping, and Leverage The “new” Energy Services Game  Terrence Reynolds, PE Control Technologies

Green Building Control Solutions….Sure to keep you in the Black!  Trevor Palmer, Marketing Manager, Viconics

The Reinvention of Energy Services  To actually turn the tide and reduce the total amount of energy used in commercial buildings will require reinvention. Tim Kensok, Vice President, Market Development, Air Advice

Smart Grid - Taking Our Cue from Nature  Roman Kulyk, Chief Technology Officer, REGEN Energy Inc.

Automation for the environmentally challenged  Electronic and electromechanical thermostats have in the past provided low initial capital cost, device simplicity, but have lacked in the ability to centralize information for energy and maintenance monitoring.  Trevor Palmer, Marketing Manager, Viconics

Opening the Door to IP POE-Powered Access Control Systems  The transformation leverages the existing IT infrastructure, eliminates the need for local power, consolidates and saves labor costs for cable installation, reduces the time to install system devices, is more scalable and provides a large base of management tools and support.   Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Upgrading Prison’s Temperature Control HVAC System Yields Overall Efficiency Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning  Award-winning Building Information Model web software invigorates Smart Grid planning and design processes.  Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op

The Reinvention of Building Automation The complexities of our industry reside with us, but the reinvention and representation of our future resides with the new teams we build.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - May 2009

SGIX – Smart Grid Information Exchange  Some feel that direct control of tomorrow’s smart buildings must be in the hands of the utilities. I feel that that building owners must be in control.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

BACnet by the Numbers  A twelve step program for kicking the proprietary systems habit  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International   

Points List Primer  A “pointed” view of hardwired I/O  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

The Application my iPhone should have  complete smart home synchronized with my handheld  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

The dawn of the era of the Intelligent Building?  The simple answer is that a convergence that has been building for years is now occurring.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
 

Articles - April 2009

It’s 1992 all over again!  As there was a driver in the 90s, today there are two of the most significant drivers that we can imagine in play, the Y2K of today if we continue the comparison to the 90s.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Getting There From Here  Here is my list of areas that need our help with fresh thinking for new directions for us to get out of the rut we’re in.  Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Diving Into Building Water Management  It is a water management system that monitors and manages water usage that will change the process from simply supplying water to managing the demand for water.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems  Any sufficiently capable BAS, regardless of whether its protocol is standard or proprietary, can achieve LEED points along with the corresponding energy reductions.  Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton

Read manual dial gauges wirelessly, in minutes  Clamp on Wireless Gauge Reader optically reads needle and transmits reading. Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems

Smart building infrastructure helps manage costs  The value proposition exists for all stakeholders, from the developer who saves from a lower capital cost to the operator and/or tenant who saves from a lower operational cost and to the end user who obtains a better user experience. Bradley Hemphill, Managing Director, Electrical Engineering Solutions

Columns - April 2009

OpenEMS  Creating Value Through Open Systems In An Energy Management Context  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International   

Cyber-security, Smart Buildings, and the Smart Grid  We went to a distributed approach for Enterprise Building Management System EBMS, something that looks nothing like the approaches of traditional building systems and of SCADA. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

What’s New! From This Year’s AHR Expo  Green, IAQ, BACnet, Demand Response, Wireless, to name just a few. Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Commissioning An Intelligent Building  Interoperability testing is an important key to the success of multi-manufacturer BAS’s and will become even more important to the success of Intelligent Buildings. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

How a video store proves the need for real-time data access  Knowledge is power, and having the right knowledge at the right time most definitely improves any company’s bottom line.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

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
February:
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
January:
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
December:
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
November:
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
October:
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
September:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
August:
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
July:
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
June:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
May: 
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
 

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