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Articles - October 2008
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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
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
Articles - September 2008
Is DR Hype? Or, is DR real and a potential short-term game changer for building automation? Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.
DR-Expo Comes To Ontario The new OPA DR3 program has created significant financial opportunities for Ontario’s commercial and industrial participants. Peter Kelly-Detwiler and Rob Reale, Constellation NewEnergy
The Value of Demand Response and Energy Programs At DR-Expo in Toronto, October 6-7. I will be leading a track called “DR Technology Planning” Anno Scholten, Novus Edge
DR on College Campuses Letting people know that a DR program will reduce the need to build new power plants, and will likely cut the carbon footprint of the campus, can go far in getting students and faculty to support it. Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.
An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart An 8-step strategy for improving the performance of existing building stock. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings
The Cultural Shift to Measurement and Verification for Buildings “Inefficient buildings and homes account for a third of North America’s greenhouse gas emissions.” Paul Silverthorne, President, Dimax Controls
SmartGrid Domain Experts Workgroup NIST Notes on August 5, 2008 Meeting Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Large Building Automation CABA Unveils Enhanced Building Intelligence Quotient David Katz, Principal Sustainable Resources Management Inc., Member of the BIQ Consortium
Introduction to the Modbus Protocol Originally intended as a point-to-to interface between proprietary Modicon products, the protocol has found use in multi-drop and peer-to-peer networks like TCP/IP. George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls
Smart Lighting System Saves Energy All the lighting system components - ballasts, sensors and controllers - are from different suppliers which demonstrates the interoperability of the DALI Bradley Hemphill, CEO, Electrical Engineering Solutions
Reducing Travel Costs with Remote Server Access Using remote access solutions, your computers and intelligent devices can be monitored and maintained from anywhere in the world. Kenneth Dukofsky, Marketing Communications Manager of Minicom Advanced Systems
FORECAST: Increasingly Cloudy and Under Control As the burden of building data gets heavier, strategies for managing it take to the sky, so to speak, whether it’s sorting your services smartly or learning to use SCADA or OPC, modern building automation aims to help you succeed by keeping your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Reaping the Harvest Daylight harvesting and daylighting controls can make a big difference in your energy bill. And solutions are becoming more flexible all the time. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - September 2008
The Green Gold Rush Promoting energy management and building automation systems as important elements in an overall sustainability initiative or green building development is both legitimate and useful. Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet International
Programming Methods A historical view as seen from one perspective Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago
It’s all too cheap If we are not going to manage our devices, our systems, and our energy, who will? Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Differentiating an Intelligent Building These three levels of an Intelligent Building system can result in a significant improvement of system operations, operational efficiency, and high level tools for facility assessment and optimization. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President, Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc. Water Submetering: Wireless Systems
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com My 10 Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Anno Scholten, Novus Edge Open Source
Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com The Future of Automated Buildings in North America
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
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc. The Energy Revolution is Here!
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
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green?
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
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc The Killer App is Here
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc Four steps to make money from DR
Roy Kok, VP Sales and Marketing, Kepware Technologies Weather On Demand
Peter M. Schwartz, Principal, Peter Schwartz & Associates, LLC Are you ready for changing 21st Century energy markets?
Alex Leonov, Marketing Manager, MeshNetics Parking Lot Gets Smart with ZigBee
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