November ................Connecting Building Automation to Everything
Our cover picture graphically shows that our connection to information
technology is daily extending its reach. I have included a link to
a web site about this, a six-story 3,200-sq.-ft digital sign billboard plus other connections in the stuff across
my desk. This is stuff that I never know quite what to do with but feel compelled to
share with you before I delete, because it is fun and heralds the media and social trends that are changing our industry.
So what else is Building Automation connecting to?
Social networks! After much
prompting from the industry, grumpy antisocial Ken finally got with the
program and created a personal presence and magazine presence on LinkedIn, I started a AutomatedBuildings.com Group.
Please join us on LinkedIn and interact with our magazine & online
resource in real time while sharing your thoughts with our editors and
other readers around the world.
A great article about how our industry is becoming social media acceptable. Social
Networking Teny E. Varghese,
Building Automation Jobs
What else is connecting us to everything? Globalization, we have articles
from Australia, Croatia and Italy in this issue.
Nino writes from Croatia; In
an ideal world, we will be able to be vendor and protocol independent.
Everything will talk to everything.
Back in the USA Anto writes Key take-
away for BAS These developments, and the exceptional
level of support globally and at the highest levels in Washington, lead me to
be certain that Smart Grid is here to stay, not a passing fad. Most important
to readers of AutomatedBuildings.com, Smart Grid has significant implications
for building automation and energy management in buildings. From demand
response, to energy efficiency and automation, and enterprise integration, Smart
Grid will create significant opportunities for BAS players.
Lots of great articles Green Buildings and EZ
Electricity Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control
Wireless Meters Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings
Collaboration Fuels Smart Grid
Events Connecting Building Automation to Everything Nino Kurtalj, Elma Kurtalj Ltd
Efficiency Strategy Carlos Santamaria,
Networking Teny E. Varghese, Building
Automation Jobs Protocol Implementation (PIC) &
Munasinghe, Open General BACnet in
Public Administration Buildings Salvatore Cataldi, ESAC GridWeek Anto
November Columns Energy Effectiveness
Andy McMillan OPC UA Adoption Update
Steven R. Calabrese Networked Building Automation System
Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt
& Angela Lewis Internal
Sharing of Energy Information Toby Considine
November Interviews The OpenADR Alliance Barry Haaser ENERGY STAR Brian Dawson
November Reviews ISA Automation Week Becky Schneider ISA Across My Desk Ken Sinclair Impact of IT on green points ESS
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The news just
keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the
only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of
information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm
As always lots of new
plus be sure to check our
to see the number of events we have in our future.
Please excuse our inconsistences in presentation we are presently renovating our 12 year old web site.
from Field to Cloud?
This month's focus is on what is the best way to get our real time data
from the field to the cloud.
Continuously Connected Open Information is the theme of our 12th consecutive year of
providing free education sessions at AHR Expo, see our sneak preview.
It seems that this topic is on everyone's mind as we see that we
are the industry most likely to provide the connection of real time
data to the cloud. Lots of great articles speaking to this as everyone
is trying to address how to best get information to cloud-based
Too Many Choices For Wireless Building
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings LLC;
Protocol Positioning from Field to
Nino Kurtalj, Elma Kurtalj Ltd;
Integrating EnOcean and
S4 Group, Inc.;
The Embedded BACnet IP Server
David Lamarche, Can2go;
Energy Information Management Tim
ENERGY STAR Certification Within Reach
Brian Dawson, Calico Energy;
Smart Demand Control Ventilation
Getting Grid Connected
Rich Quattrini, EnergyConnect Inc.;
Multi-Use Building Sets Standards for
Harry Sim, Cypress Envirosystems;
Back to School for Energy Efficiency
Denis Du Bois, Energy Priorities Magazine;
Automation Moves Up Control
Closing the Feedback Loop Angela
Lewis Load Shaping for Net Zero Buildings
Toby Considine Rapid Software Development Manny
Mandrusiak Hydronic Zone Controls 101
Steven R. Calabrese
October Interviews FieldServer
Technologies expands product line
Update Building Intelligence Quotient (BIQ)
J. Christopher Larry; The
lighting industry and lighting controls today Danny
Yu; Bringing about “Customer Performance”
Peter C. Honebein.
part of the due diligence?
Across my desk
We want to thank FieldServer Technology for their
increased support. FieldServer Technologies announces the QuickServer, a new
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