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Energy & Controls…making sense of it all at Grid-Interop Jack Mc Gowan, CEM

ECommerce, Buildings, and Energy  How do eCommerce technologies, including contracting, reliable messaging, security, and the application of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) fit into the energy and buildings world? Carol Geyer, Director of Communications, OASIS

Blue, Buildings, and Energy The shift from green to blue has started. Laurent Liscia, Executive Director, OASIS, Toby Considine, University of North Carolina, William Cox, Cox Software Architects LLC

B2G and the NIST Workshop at Grid Interop '08  David Holmberg, NIST B2G domain expert working group lead, BACnet Utility Integration working group lead

The Smart Grid and Ongoing Building Commissioning  For building owners, preparing for the Smart Grid starts with initiatives that will benefit them today.  Jim Butler, CTO, Cimetrics Inc.

Transacted Energy End Games  It starts today, with demand response, and continues with transacted energy.  Toby Considine, University of North Carolina

Wireless Interoperability Wireless Interoperable Systems: Enabling the Smart Grid  Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

OPC, XML, .NET and Real-Time Applications  DCOM is alive and well. DCOM fills a void that XML web services cannot fill.  OPC DA (based on DCOM) will continue to dominate applications. White Paper, MatrikonOPC

The Virtue of VirtuaWattTM  VirtuaWattTM is an online demand response auction application that is designed to help customers more easily navigate the complex energy market. Joe Franz, Director of Product Management, Constellation NewEnergy & Del Hilber, Director of IT Demand Response, Constellation NewEnergy

Feel the need for total security  Video surveillance, is becoming a sought-after technology to provide security  Steve Rubin, President, Longwatch

Setting Sights on a Standard  In order to support the technology shift toward IP video systems, the market leaders need to work toward creating increased flexibility for end users, integrators and consultants. Dr. Bob Banerjee, Product Marketing Manager, Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

Imagine you could speak to your SCADA system…   Send a text message to your SCADA system.  Michael Meirovitz, CEO, Control See Ltd.

Legacy Building Automation Integration  The BACnet-N2 Router is a network appliance hosted on the Advantech Embedded Automation Computer. Steve Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc.

Demand response: turning on to new opportunities  The next frontier for demand response is to move beyond curtailment and leverage the power of building automation systems that exist within or across collections of buildings. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - November 2008

The Three Little (BACnet) Pigs  A Modern Day Fable of Building Systems Integration  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Sequences of Operation (2 of 2)  An objective look at specified descriptions of control Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Buildings, Emergency Response, Energy, and Situation Awareness  The NG911 system, or Next Generation 911 supports better interaction.  Even buildings, and building systems, might act as 911 operators. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Data Center Building Automation  In many ways data centers come closest to blurring the line between commercial and industrial controls in our industry. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - October 2008

The NewEnergy Paradigm  Quite simply, my belief is that energy in buildings has much more to do with automation that it does with any of the other technologies that seem to be in the spotlight continuously. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Buildings and ET  The mantra of energy management in the 21st century has to be Buildings, Buildings and Buildings  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

The Enemy Within  Project engineers must be ready to give up the detailed design work with which they are familiar and provide the flexibility, support, and oversight to others so they can ensure ultra-efficient performance is achieved and maintained over time.  Thomas Hartman, P E The Hartman Company

Using Structured Cable Solutions For BAS  The largest opportunity to reduce capital costs of installation in building technology systems is the installation of the system’s cable and cable pathways.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Control Solutions, Inc OPC Security: Seven Years, Seven Fears  Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, MatrikonOPC

Save 18% on Energy Costs  with One 15-Minute Change Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet  IP allows different kinds of links to be connected together as a single network, with routers steering each message to its desired destination, crossing different kinds of links along the way.  Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation

DDC For HVAC Systems  DDC knowledge has become critical in the current HVAC market, but the only sources of information have been highly technical until now. Barbara Ragusa, LAMA Books

Columns - October 2008

Building BACnet  2008 BACnet International Conference and Award Ceremony  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Privacy, Price and the Cost of Control As we seek to extend Demand / Response to more systems in the house, we run into what we might call Knowledge Problems, problems of diversity and understanding.  Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Sequences of Operation (1 of 2)  An objective look at specified descriptions of control Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corporation

Selecting the Building Automation or Systems Integration Contractor  The process that we use involves a formal “Request for Proposals” (RFP), allowing us to gather information and evaluate it in an impartial manner. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

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
April:
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com  The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
March:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  The Coming Flood of Energy Reporting, Building Sensors and System Meters 
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Pushing Green into the Black 
February:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
January:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008
Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics  Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring
December: 
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? 
November:
Johnson Controls, Case Study  Integrated Design Associates, Inc.  Net-zero energy 
Edward H. Brzezowski, P.E – LEED AP,  Director of Engineering, Ferreira Group and John Grabowski, Vice President, Live Data Systems Ferreira “31 Tannery Project”  Net Zero Electric
October:
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc  The Killer App is Here

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