November 2012
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Articles - November 2012
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Campus-wide Lighting Integration and So Much More  Fixture-connected multi-sensor devices control lighting and collect new environmental and people-centric data to drive HVAC, demand response, and space utilization decisions. - Steve M. Smith, Director of Business Development, Enlighted Inc. and John Greenwell, Founder and President, CEPORT, LLC

Advantages of DALI  DALI fixtures in your building have a unique I.P. address and, can be controlled individually or in a group, without any limitation. - Maxime Lacroix, Administrative Officer, Cristal Controls

Shedding Some Light  Building designers, owners, managers and tenants are now more than ever looking at technologies that can have a measurable and continuous cost reduction impact. - Dave Craven, Principal, KC Rep Source LLC

Integrated Building and Facility Management  BMS is increasingly being positioned as a key business enabler that can function across a broad front. -  Dr. Hari Gunasingham, Founder and CEO of Sigma Sustainability Institute

Are Utilities Ready for the Smart Grid?  Utilities must change current cultural behaviors to embrace the technology and learn from mistakes to deliver a smart grid that is viable to its investors. - Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb)

Using DC Power in Buildings and Ending the War of Currents - Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, LLC

Migrate Legacy BAS with Smoke Control  Smoke Control Application Integration, Best Practices and Lessons Learned - Steven E Jones, Managing Partner, The S4 Group, Inc

Graphic Communities Drive Standards  The company provides graphic services for all building automation systems including Alerton, Andover, Computrols, KMC Controls, Reliable Controls, Siemens Building Technologies, Tridium, Schneider Electric, American Auto Matrix, Honeywell, Delta Controls, Distech Controls, Johnson Controls, Inc. and Trane. - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics

The Security Industry Restructures to Meet New Challenges  Manufacturers are now partnering with system integrators to develop solutions that work across different vertical markets that add value not just for improving security but to increase operating efficiencies. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Making Sense of Energy Information  Energy monitoring system provides simple, easy to comprehend, visual tools to identify anomalies. - Abhay Ambati, PMP, CEA, LEED GA - Noveda Technologies

Energy Insurance  Allstate needed a solution that could aggregate all of their energy usage information into a single central database. - Alissa Baranski, Marketing Assistant, eSight Energy, Inc.

Tomorrow’s IP-Based Access Control System  on Today’s Serial Network Infrastructure using PCN IP-485 Technology - S. Venkat Shastri, PCN Technology, Inc.

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Metering: The Hows & The Whys  Campus-wide metering project pays dividends - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Looking for leads in all the right places  Some business development hints to grow a customer base - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Tipping Point for Fault Detection and Diagnostics?  Ideally delivery of FDD will allow for BAS to transition from providing data (i.e. alarms) to actionable information, which can be used for improved operations and efficiency. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis Building Intelligence Group

Connecting Connection Communities This topic is on my mind because I have been in dialogue with several in the industry about our event at this year's AHR Expo "Why we need to be part of several Connection Communities?" - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings

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