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Are There Too Many Choices For Wireless Building Systems?  Wireless technologies such as ZigBee, EnOcean, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, RFID, Insteon, Bluetooth, etc. are a snapshot
Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Protocol Positioning from Field to Cloud Everyone will be forced to open up all network layers, and we will achieve at the speed of light full-scale interoperability and manageability. The enterprises will become as a node in the cloud creating an absolutely new perception of the organization and society in whole.  Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

Integrating EnOcean and BACnet  Enabling Best of Breed Building Automation Solutions The S4 Group, Inc.

The Embedded BACnet IP Server  In today’s network world, the controller is the server.  David Lamarche, Director of Communications, CAN2GO™

Energy Information Management  Beyond Savings Projections to Proof  Tim Kensok, Vice President Market Development, AirAdvice

Putting ENERGY STAR Certification Within Reach of Commercial Buildings  Commercial companies have realized that the ENERGY STAR label is preferred by their customers because it indicates a lower cost of operation. Brian Dawson, Chairman and CEO of Calico Energy

Smart Demand Control Ventilation  Intelligent Ventilation Measurement, Optimization and New Thinking for Today’s Green Buildings  Daniel Diehl, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Aircuity

Getting Grid Connected  Drive Increased Energy Savings and Earnings with Contextual Electricity Information, Dashboards and Integrated Demand Response  Rich Quattrini, VP Marketing and Product Management, EnergyConnect Inc.

Landmark Multi-Use Building Sets Standards for Sustainability  Wireless technology “greens” 1980s building  Harry Sim, CEO Cypress Envirosystems

Back to School for Energy Efficiency Lessons  Schools are turning out one textbook case after another of energy efficient buildings. Denis Du Bois, Editor, Energy Priorities Magazine

Building Automation Moves Up  Up in the clouds and ever-increasing connectivity  Control Engineering Asia

Columns - October 2010

Closing the Feedback Loop  What type of feedback is needed by each party? Answering this question is a bit more complex. Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Load Shaping for Net Zero Buildings  Load shaping prioritizes energy use by prioritizing systems, matching demand to supply within the microgrid.  Toby Considine, T9

Rapid software development leads to future facing success  New OPC Foundation OPC UA .NET Developers’ Course provides hand-on UA development  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Hydronic Zone Controls 101  Control theory as explained through real-life experience  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Articles - September 2010

"Open" It can be argued that the word ‘Open’ is the most fundamental key word that has driven the BAS industry over the last decade and will continue to drive it in the future. Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb), Product Development Manager, Open General

From the Silo to Open Collaborative Facility Internetworks  Today we have to anticipate a new kind of network in the facility - The Facility Network. That particular network has to be developed before the building automation subsystem details. Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

A Rose  I’m talking about the endless list of buzzwords that have occupied these pages over the past years and represent technologies and initiatives that have—and have not—transformed our industry and environments.  Anto Budiardjo, Clasma

Does Owning the Meters Make You Smarter?  Only if you do smart things with them. If we own the smart meter or collection of sub-meters we no longer need to deal with other people politics. Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com, Publisher

Seeing is Believing  Stay Cutting Edge with Visual Representation  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics 

Control Issues  Controls and building management systems have for too long been relegated to the final stages of building commissioning. And they have remained largely misunderstood by most building stakeholders, to the detriment of building performance and overall energy efficiency. But the industry is set to take control, as Sean McGowan reports. Ecolibrium, AIRAH official journal.

Certifications  Why you need to know about the Certified Automation Professional, Jacob Jackson, CAP, CTS, LEED AP, MCP, Assurity Design Group

Columns - September 2010

Why is it that control systems don’t work?  Focus on thorough control design and installation, coupled with good training and tools for continuous commissioning and monitoring. These are the keys to the delivery of high performance building operation platforms. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

The Power to Control Home Lighting and Appliances comes to your handheld device  Web services are the future of empowering personal power savings. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Smart Buildings share schedules with Business and Smart Grids  Using WS-Calendar for scheduling things  Toby Considine, T9

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Past Favorites 
Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd  From the Silo to Open Collaborative Facility Internetworks 
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics Seeing is Believing
Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com, Publisher  Does Owning the Meters Make You Smarter? 
im Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  A Window into Shading and Electrically Switchable Glass
Peter Sharer, Founder, Agilewaves, Inc  Monitoring-based Commissioning for Proactive Energy Management
Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics  Energy Dashboards and Energy EDUCATION Dashboard
Michael Colicchio, Canadian Regional Development, Viconics Electronics Inc. Wireless Communicating Controls
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems Kaiser Permanente Qualifies Old Building for Energy Incentives 
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com 
Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek 2010
Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General The Future of Cloud Connectivity for BAS
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Preview of May 24-27 ConnectivityWeek 2010 Santa Clara
Michael R. Lavelle P.E., Lavelle Energy LLC & Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. Virtual Building Energy Management
Nirosha Munasinghe, Open General What is a Web Enabled Building  Management System? & Data Integration Levels
Dave Krinkel, Founder EnergyAI  What Secrets Lurk In the 98% of Energy Data that’s Never Looked At? 
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  The Next Big Things
Andy Stadheim CEO, Barix Technology U.S.  Building Automation Considerations
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner, www.AutomatedBuildings.com  Twenty Ten to be a BAD-ASS Year
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2010
Rawlson O’Neil King,  Communications Director, CABA  Research Viewpoints
Robert Eckery, Marcom Manager, EnOcean, Inc. Energy Harvesting, Wireless and Next Generation Building Energy Management 
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC How Buildings Will Communicate With The Smart Grid
Harry Sim, CEO, Cypress Envirosystems  Retrofitting Existing Commercial Buildings for the Smart Grid
Andrey A. Golovin, Executive Director of associations BIG-RU (BACnet Interest Group Russia) and KONNEX Russia, Editor in Chief of the magazine "Building Automation" What is "Smart City"? 
Gina Elliott, MBA Project Director, Smart Buildings LLC  Energy Reporting
Daryl Cowie, Business Development Manager, Wescon Technologies  The Business Case for Submetering - Part 1-3
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 Energy



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