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Criteria for BAS Open Programming  Forget about what you do now, and think about what you should be able to do. What is our wish list, or maybe our “must have” list, for BAS programming? - David Fisher, President, PolarSoft®

What is Sedona -- a language, a protocol, a framework, a town in Arizona? - Brian Frank, Founder, SkyFoundry

Compelling Reasons for Common Programming Language (CPL)  Do you have any?  Winston Hetherington, Owner, B.A.S.S. Consulting Services

Open Systems – Is an Open Protocol Enough?  I do not believe that any one protocol is the secret to success in a building; my personal thoughts are that the secret to success lies in choosing the right protocol for the right part of a building. - Andy Davis, Product Manager, Siemens Building Technologies.

Let's Get Small  That’s where the future potential of the building automation and control systems market is – small buildings automation. - Frank Miraglia, Vice President, FMS2K Associates, Inc.

HVAC vs. Lighting: the open language we’re really looking for  The scenario of combined (or merged) HVAC and lighting control can be easily achieved . - David Lamarche, Director of Communications, SCL Elements Inc. / CAN2GO

The Next Generation of Building Energy Efficiency  Given a building’s energy model and external factors, the software determines the best plan for the building, targeting the ideal balance among the three goals of energy cost, consumption, and occupant comfort. - Mike Zimmerman, CEO, BuildingIQ

Demand Response for Commercial Buildings is Coming of Age  A succession of important events and activities has occurred this year that will help propel the widespread adoption of demand response by the commercial sector. - Peter Weigand, Chairman & CEO and Laura Curran, Principal, Skipping Stone

Gain the Advantage of Open Standards to increase Building Automation OEM Product Sales - Jack McIntyre, EVP, Open Automation Software

Columns - October 2011

Gas Detection (2 of 2) Technologies & Applications - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Maximizing Google Alerts to Improve Your Marketing The trick now is not to forget the value of having good positioning statements, but to use today’s technology to gather the data necessary to help produce the right statements to the right audiences. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Everything gets old – dealing with obsolescence  One of the goals of using an open protocol based system is to be able to avoid obsolescence. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis Building Intelligence Group

Spintelligent Buildings  Entangling marketing and technology - Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol

Are we “Open” for Business?  Refers to how important being open has become to our industry and how it has helped us grow and become part of something much larger. - Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Articles and Columns from September 2011


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