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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

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

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
September:
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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