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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

Articles - August 2008

Economic Downturn, Automation Identity Crisis and Energy Opportunity  …where does your business go from here  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Wireless Demand Response Bringing DR to a Broader Base of Customers Christina Inge, Marketing Manager, Spinwave Systems, Inc.

Is IT God?  Does god exist? Yes, there is a god; her name is Communications!  Michael Kirrene, Founder and President, Optimal Energy

How Green IT is.  Efforts like the Green Grid Alliance are looking to help reduce the energy consumption of corporate data centers through education, establishing server power measurement standards and influencing product designs.  Eric Murphy, BSc, PEng, MatrikonOPC

Staying in Touch with Touch Screen Controls  The actual touch screen devices vary, but three classes of devices have emerged. These include touch screen controls from companies traditionally focused on audio visual, touch screens on VOIP telephones and touch screens that are part of wall-mounted personal computers.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap! – a New Solution for HVAC Energy Conservation Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President,  Marketing and Sales

Object Modeling a Physical BACnet® Device This paper introduces object modeling, object properties, and services as they pertain to a physical BACnet/IP device. Part 1 of 2 George Thomas, President of Contemporary Controls

Achieving BACnet® Compliance To ease the process in determining BACnet compliance, the standard classifies devices into six categories: Part 2 of 2 George Thomas, President of Contemporary Controls

Comprehensive Environmental Monitoring Solution Fortify your Business Continuity/Disaster Prevention readiness through a comprehensive Environmental Monitoring solution. Fred Kemp, Vice President Marketing & Sales, Invetex Corporation

Exploring the Deep End of Video Surveillance Management Design Considerations David Keidar, General Manager, EVT

Columns - August 2008

Open Systems Opens Doors The Secret Sauce in the BACnet Recipe for Success Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.  & President BACnet International

Anatomy of a Typical BAS Analysis of a hypothetical commercial office building DDC system Part 3 of 3  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Clouds and Rain  Cloud Computing is a name for putting computing services, whether traditional, such as CRM applications, or modern, such as SaaS, on computers up in the wider network. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

An Intelligently Green Building  The imagination of the building design team (along with the willingness to research and specify the technology and products involved in this integration) is the only limit to creating intelligently green buildings.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

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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