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Bringing BIG Building Automation to The Small Building Market  Today’s new building owners have more sophisticated needs and wants. They are looking for big building automation features for their “mid-market” facilities. Trevor Palmer, Director of Marketing / International Sales, Viconics

Energy Dashboards Inform and Educate Green Education Tool  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

Pneumatic Energy Savings Control  Wireless on off auto pneumatic switching control George Fincher, President - Sales and Marketing, Energy Controls Co.

Smart or Dumb Meters  Hundreds of thousands of so called 'smart' meters have been fitted with no interface or even real time display.  Mark Hunter, ION Controls

The Price of Energy  You cannot understand price unless you understand the product you are buying.  Toby Considine in Markets and Innovation, Smart Grid, Standards

How Do We Measure The Performance Of A Building?  The fact is that most buildings are too complex to be evaluated on just energy consumption. Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Brivo ACS Webservice™ Deployed in Project Upgrade 1,300-unit California residential complex improves security, residents’ satisfaction  Bruce J. Doneff, Public Relations, Brivo Systems LLC

Hey, Don't Take My Word For It…  Green Intelligent Buildings Conference - Fall 2009  Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems

Building Cloud Connections  The identification and use of these valuable industry cloud connectors is essential to propel our industry forward at warp speed so it can radically change to survive. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com 

Columns - September 2009

Understanding Specifications (1 of 3)  A breakdown of your typical temperature controls spec  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

OPC Technology finds its’ place on the map on the journey to the Smart Grid  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

The Coming Evolution of BAS Design  A good BAS design starts with a well thought-out sequence of operation and point list.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Smart Buildings and Market Information Enable Collaborative Energy  Collaboration requires able partners; smart grids require smart buildings able to make intelligent decisions about energy use. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

BACnet … from the Outside In  Clues to the BACnet Puzzle  Andy McMillan, President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc.
 

Articles - August 2009

Automated Continuous Commissioning  The Path to Optimized Operations & Energy Efficiency  David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI)

Drilling for Dollars: IT Companies Find Energy Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC

Track LEED v3 Credits in Project Management Software LEED Requires Strong Document Control  Houston Neal, Software Advice

How Powerful Are Your Graphics?  Powerful graphics catch the viewers’ eye and leave a lasting impression.  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

After The Keynote? Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, Santa Clara, CA, September 29-30 Robert Beverly, Editor, Engineered Systems

Embedded Flexible Module Solutions  End-to-End Connectivity for Build Out of Intelligent Buildings, OEM Edge Assets and Connected Infrastructure  Daniel A. Drolet, Sr., VP, Business Development, PCN Technology, Inc.

LONMARK® International/ LONMARK® Americas Update August 2009 Heather Deal, Marketing Communications Liaison, LONMARK Americas

My Clouded Thinking Clears  The clouds are open and scalable and are my new tool set. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - August 2009

FAVOURITE  Airflow Monitoring Techniques and technologies: the basics for beginners  Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Opening the OPC Mailbag  Supplying answers to some OPC email questions.  Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation

Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings – Part II Water Side Last month’s column focused on the control of the air side with the use of strategies including demand controlled ventilation and static pressure reset. This month we would like to explore the control of the water side.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

FAVOURITE  Distributed Energy Resources and Storage  With the big smart grid standards roadmap conference coming up in Washington on the third and fourth, I am going to stick with writing about what this means for buildings. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Reliable Controls Past Favorites 

August:
David Wolins, CEO, Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI) Automated Continuous Commissioning
Jim Sinopoli, PE, LEED AP, RCDD Managing Principal, Smart Buildings LLC  Drilling for Dollars
July:
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
June:
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
May:
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op  BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
April:
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems 
March:
George Thomas, President, Contemporary Controls Connecting BACnet Devices to an IP Infrastructure 
Patrick Winkelman, Vice President Sales Americas, Distech Controls, Inc. Sustainable Design of Building Automation Systems
Greg Barnes, VP of Business Development, co-founder & Paul Ogle, VP Marketing, Product Management, Activelogix, LLC  A Facility Dashboard for the Rest of Us
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc.  The Smart Grid: Opportunities and Challenges
February:
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
January:
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
December:
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
November:
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls
October:
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation  Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
September:
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings  An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart


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