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School Monitors and Improves Building Performance  Chemawa Indian School, located in Salem, Oregon, is using the Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) to see how much power, water, and gas is being used throughout the campus, and how this usage can be improved. Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

Yas Island  How the Aconex online collaboration system helped keep the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on track  Will Turbet, Marketing Communications Aconex

Monitoring the Grid  Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative uses Matrox Extio remote graphics extension technology to solve issues related to their legacy KVM solutions  Camille Caron, Matrox Graphics

New Energy Initiatives Energize Submeter Deployment  The myriad of public and private sector energy policies, while at times complicated, provides fertile ground for submeters as energy profilers and program verification tools. This article briefly overviews several key policies now in effect, with an eye to how submeters can help facility professionals comply with the appropriate guidelines.  Don Millstein, President and CEO, E-Mon, LLC

The Business Case for Submetering - Part 1-3 Show me the money!  Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies

A New DC Power Standard  Helps Buildings of Today Meet the Needs of Tomorrow  Brian Patterson
Chairman, EMerge Alliance

What is "Smart City"?  "a new scientific research center for intelligent automation in the construction industry"  Andrey A. Golovin, Executive Director of associations BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and KONNEX Russia, Editor in Chief of the magazine "Building Automation"

Energy Reporting  It was only a matter of time  Gina Elliott, MBA Project Director, Smart Buildings LLC

Building Transformation  Green has becomes a questionable color, the new true blue of an economical plus environmental bottom line supported with real dynamic data, presented virtually, anywhere, is the proof of our transformation.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - November 2009

Understanding Specifications (3 of 3)  “The devil is in the details”  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Integrating BAS’s To Everything All The Time?  Equipment or systems integrated to a BAS and how they are integrated is a project-by-project decision based on the needs of the client and the design.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

OPC UA Explained  Quickstarts and Tools for Developers  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Managed Energy, Collaborative Energy, and Autonomous Load  There are two fundamentally different approaches to Energy Interoperation: managed energy and collaborative energy.  Toby Considine, Systems Specialist, Facility Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

A “BACnet System” Procurement Challenge The fallacy of equating “standard protocol” with “standard system”  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

Articles - October 2009

The Real Value of Building Information, Integration and Transformation  It’s not building "automation" but building "transformation" that we are after. Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada

The Niagara Framework® and Energy  The biggest challenge currently facing existing buildings in reducing energy usage is the lack of manageability for efficiency and critical information about operating systems.  Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc.

The Emergence of Proactive Building Management Automation  All automation systems deployed in the future will require data streams containing all available performance characteristics of a piece of equipment be made available to the customer in a highly useable format.  David Wolins, CEO Scientific Conservation

Functional Mobility  Functional mobility currently provides significant benefit to millions of tech savvy users; placing access to their email, weather updates, text messaging, Global Positioning Services, telephone, etc. in the palm of their hands. Dave Ross, iSYS Automation, Inc.

A New Era of Building Automation Software  This enabling technology will prove to be a powerful tool in optimizing automated buildings even beyond the capabilities of today’s state-of-the-art systems.  Eugene Mazo, Chief Executive Officer, DGLogik, Inc

Five Building Inefficiencies that are Business Opportunities  Five years ago the US National Institute of Science and Technology estimated the lack of interoperability in the construction industry was costing around $16 billion per year.  Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Work Local, Outsource Local  Domestic solutions for graphics needs at a competitive rate Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

ASU Gets Greener through Visibility  In our world of Greener Thinking, Universities play an important role in educating the citizens of the future. ASU takes this responsibility very seriously.  Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies

Creating a Safe, Sustainable Community in a Challenging Economy  5 Ways a Well-Planned Technology Implementation Adds Value Joy Clarke-Holmes, Director of Local Government Market & Jim Nannini, Director of Network Integration Solution Sales, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Ebb and Flow of Lighting Needs Require Flexible Controls  Realize energy and cost savings with wireless lighting control systems  Kevin Braley, Communications Specialist, Orion Energy Systems

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Monitor  A Holistic Approach to Monitoring  Jefferie K. Mitchell, Communications Specialist, RLE Technologies

Modular System Delivers Flexible Building Energy Management  This "plug and play" system delivers power by flexible modular wiring, and low voltage components are connected with off-the-shelf cabling and jacks, the entire system infrastructure can be relocated, expanded, or contracted to meet changing requirements. Michael Cole, Product Manager Convia-enabled Products, Legrand/Wiremold 

Monitoring an ”Energy-plus-house”  Prime Project in Sweden has chosen Botech as their partner to measure and monitor the energy use in their Energy-plus-house. Robert Cawood, Botech

Indoor Parking Lots, How to Automate Air Quality  Let the gas sensors do their job of measuring and let the ventilation do its job of clearing the pollutants. Keith Rasmussen, Opera

Vision-based Analytics  Video Analytic technology addresses all the shortcomings of common motion sensors enabling greener energy practices for building operations.   Bob Cutting, Vice President, Product Management, ObjectVideo & Martin Verge-Ostiguy, Marketing Coordinator, Lyrtech

The Cloud Beyond the Network  As more software and computer services move off-site, a look around suggests that the collaborative power of cloud computing has already begun to reign for those looking to harness real-time building information most efficiently.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Keeping our Feet on the Ground While Working in the Cloud "If we want to continue to be leaders in this industry, we must deliver the goods today, Tomorrow is not good enough."  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - October 2009

Understanding Specifications (Part 2 of 3)  Parts is parts, so they say  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

OPC and PROFINET technologies combine for efficient light control  HVAC systems, sprinkle systems, doorway controls, could all be linked together using PROFINET, and then controlled via a protocol like OPC from any PC on the network.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Smart Buildings Meet the Smart Grid  Keep the Smart Grid in mind as you start to work on your next project and think about how you can make the building a smart part of the Smart Grid.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

BACnet Triple Play  Three ways to win with BACnet Integration  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.

Control Solutions, Inc Past Favorites 

October:
Kevin Braley, Communications Specialist, Orion Energy Systems Ebb and Flow of Lighting Needs Require Flexible Controls
David Wolins, CEO Scientific Conservation The Emergence of Proactive Building Management Automation
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada  The Real Value of Building Information, Integration and Transformation
Marc Petock, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc. The Niagara Framework® and EnergySeptember:
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics  Energy Dashboards Inform and Educate
August:
David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI) Automated Continuous Commissioning
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  Drilling for Dollars
July:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
June:
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
May:
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op  BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
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

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