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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
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
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
Articles - July 2009
My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek After each year's event I try to list my takeaways of the things that significantly impacted, impressed me and are likely to change my future. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
BIMStorm® brings Cloud Computing to ConnectivityWeek Real-time visualization of sensor data in Excel-generated BIM on Google Earth is a world premier. Kimon Onuma, FAIA, ONUMA, Inc. and Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op
Cisco's Mediator Helps Buildings Reduce Energy Use with Internet Intelligence Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op
Reflections on record breaking ConnectivityWeek and BuilConn The perfect storm produced a perfect event; a combination of rich subjects discussed, enormous business opportunities for vendors and integrators alike, on a backdrop of solving climate change problems and interestingly an awareness of social changes permeating our world. Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
Open Automation Object Model Object Automation Model will enable us to have programming and documentation done in one standard format and location. Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.
Maintaining Your Control Valve Investment Replaceable control valve cartridges allow the preservation of your original labor and embodied energy investment while reducing the total generated waste in facilitating upgrades and maintenance. Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices
6 Useful Tips for Smart Meters and Plug Loads As buildings move to incorporate more sensors and metering to generate data about usage and performance, metering and monitoring the electrical distribution and plug load will be integral. Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings
Can OPC Bridge the Engineering-IT Divide? Regular dust-ups between Engineering and IT on the shop floor reveal characteristics and approaches that are strikingly dissimilar on both career and personal levels. Randy Kondor, President, OPC Training Institute
Park It Here: Smart and Green Parking Garages Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Smart Buildings
Your Automation System on Red Bull®… Prophet™ Gives You Wings! Andy McMahon, CSI3
Bright Green Buildings Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Rawlson O'Neil King Communications Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
It’s 2pm… Do
you know how much energy your building is using? David
Helliwell, Co-Founder and CEO, Pulse Energy
The Power of the People The power of the people lies not just in how we innovate, but also how we are able to share knowledge with others through that innovation. Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com
Columns - July 2009
BAS Graphics Take a virtual tour of your building’s mechanical systems Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.
Advanced Controls Optimization for High Performance Buildings Strategies that should be considered to optimize the operations of these systems using the control system to dramatically reduce energy usage. Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group
Making Friends wherever I go! Companies that are successful in this day and age (of this global economy) are successful because they partner and collaborate with other companies that also are successful. No one company, or consortium, can truly afford to stand alone. Manny Mandrusiak, Vice President of OPC Marketing, OPC Foundation
“The Dawn of Convergence …. Or the
Eve of Collision?” Another Commentary on BAS-IT Convergence Andy McMillan,
President and CEO, Teletrol Systems Inc. & President BACnet
Intelligent Buildings talk to the Smart Grid Last month, the National Institute for standards and Technology (NIST) unveiled the Interim Smart Grid Interoperability Roadmap. (http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/) The roadmap defines the smart grid and how it interacts with is smart end nodes. Toby Considine, Technology Officer, Facility Services, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner www.AutomatedBuildings.com My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek
Michael Bordenaro, BIM Education Co-op Cisco's Mediator
Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC. Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking
Robert Smith, PhD, California State University Professor Emeritus, and Michael Bordenaro, Co-founders, BIM Education Co-op BIMSTORM® Processes Guide Smart Grid Planning
Bill Swan, Buildings Standards Initiatives Leader, Alerton LEED 2009 and Building Automation Systems
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
Jeanne Dietsch, MobileRobots Inc & Stuart Rich, PenBay Media, Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Robots in Every Building?
Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Canada Connected Real Estate
Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings Nine Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2009
Peter Michalek OpenLynx: Open Source Software for BAS and the Smart Grid
Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect BUNN Co 2008 Digital Signage Year in Review
Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc. Energy & Controls…
Brian Bohlig, Vice President of Marketing, Arch Rock Corporation Wireless Sensor Networks Move Onto The Internet
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings An 8-Step Strategy To Making Existing Buildings Smart
Bob Mealey, Lynxspring’s Vice President, Marketing and Sales Lynxspring’s JENEsys™ snap!
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