May 2009

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May 2009

Reinvention Convention Comes to Silicon Valley  Energy is likely to lead the next technological boom  Barry Haaser, Principal, Haaser Associates Network  I think the development of a smart grid that integrates energy efficiency and sustainable energy solutions seems like a no-brainer to people in my generation.  Brad White, MASc., EIT, Partner, SES Consulting

Creating an Interactive Grid-Aware Building  Buildings will never leave the comfort of their “energy island” mentality until each is connected over a standards-driven communication means (which could be the wired Internet or wireless carriers or a combination of both).  Michael R. Lavelle P.E., ENthEnergy LLC

April 2009

Join @ BuilConn's ConnectivityWeek  How does the BA industry bring new blood into the workforce. These new challenges are a headache to us old folks, but are simply wonderful opportunities for the next generation, the iPod generation that lives and breaths issues like climate change, technology and the challenge of economic recovery.  Anto Budiardjo,President & CEO of Clasma Events Inc.

Energy Efficiency and Comfort  We have developed our Environmental Index, or EI, which uses the existing data from the building automation system. The EI can help owners prioritize upgrade projects, as it lets owners see which buildings are failing to provide a suitable work environment. Steve Tom, PE, PhD, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic Corporation

OpenLynx - Open Source for Open Systems – an update  We’re implementing a project using OpenLynx that will extend the current architecture as defined in the specification and publish new modules and ontologies as v0.2. These new ontologies will include metering, alarm management and notifications.  Anno Scholten, Novus Edge

Catching the Process Fieldbus  An Introduction to PROFIBUS for Process Automation  James Powell, P.Eng. Product Manager, Communications, Siemens Milltronics Process Instruments Inc. & Manny Mandrusiak - Director of Technology Marketing PROFIBUS and PROFINET North America

New Current Sensing Ideas  We listened to the customers!  Jerry Woodin, V.P. of Sales, Senva Inc.

LonMark Career Center  The LonMark Career Center is intended for the entire intelligent buildings and environments industry and anyone looking for positions and candidates that have the specific skills and knowledge unique to this industry. Heather Deal, Marketing Communications Liaison, LonMark Americas

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