December......... Interrogating Information 4
Our cover picture is a slice of a skyfoundry screen that show
how interrogated information can be intelligently integrated and
clearly presented. The last few months have seen me lost in the clouds
and their connections so I am pleased to have several industry experts
help me show you how to make sense and control all of this new found
data. Very pleased to have John Petze share his thoughts in an interview
"Finding What Matters” in a sea of data
Several of our articles build on this theme such as Jim Sinopoli's Dashboards for
Buildings. Dashboards are
meant to convey essential information quickly and clearly on one screen.
Guy Huntington shows us a new dimension in Interrogating Information in his article;
Revolutionizing Building Physical Security Having a physical security system that
easily integrates with your tenants’ identity management system, means that you
can now transfer some of the liability to your tenant for creating, modifying,
removing and archiving identities from the physical access system.
Please join me in welcoming our newest Contributing Editor Nino Kurtalj. Nino has written several articles over the last few months that have been very well read.
Lots of great articles: Business Intelligence and Building Automation Analytics Nino Kurtalj; Dashboards for Buildings Jim Sinopoli; Interoperability. So, what’s in it for me? Anto Budiardjo; DeKalb
Technical College Starts Building Automation Program Stephanie Brown; Revolutionizing Building Physical Security Guy Huntington; Cloud-to-Cloud Software Integration Steve
Van Till & Brian McIlravey; Benefits of lighting control integrating DALI and BACnet Josep Ceron, Intesis Software
December Columns: The 6 –Steps Guide OPC UA Manny Mandrusiak; Systems & Sequences Steven R. Calabrese; Making Commercial Controls
Work Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt
& Angela Lewis
December Reviews: Why is chapter 15 important?; GBOTS ARE “SELF-LEARNING”; Across My
Presently I have over 350 linkedin connections from our industry
and personally invite you to join this network. I would like these
connections to be an online list who's who of the Building Automaton
Industry but I need your connection to complete our list. http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ken-sinclair/5/696/824
Also please join our online AutomatedBuildings group http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3518024
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The news just
keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the
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As always lots of new
plus be sure to check our
to see the number of events we have in our future.
Please excuse our inconsistences in presentation we are presently renovating our 12 year old web site.
November ................Connecting Building Automation to Everything
Our cover picture graphically shows that our connection to information
technology is daily extending its reach. I have included a link to
a web site about this, a six-story 3,200-sq.-ft digital sign billboard plus other connections in the stuff across
my desk. This is stuff that I never know quite what to do with but feel compelled to
share with you before I delete, because it is fun and heralds the media and social trends that are changing our industry.
So what else is Building Automation connecting to?
Social networks! After much
prompting from the industry, grumpy antisocial Ken finally got with the
program and created a personal presence and magazine presence on LinkedIn, I started a AutomatedBuildings.com Group.
Please join us on LinkedIn and interact with our magazine & online
resource in real time while sharing your thoughts with our editors and
other readers around the world.
A great article about how our industry is becoming social media acceptable. Social
Networking Teny E. Varghese,
Building Automation Jobs
What else is connecting us to everything? Globalization, we have articles
from Australia, Croatia and Italy in this issue.
Nino writes from Croatia; In
an ideal world, we will be able to be vendor and protocol independent.
Everything will talk to everything.
Back in the USA Anto writes Key take-
away for BAS These developments, and the exceptional
level of support globally and at the highest levels in Washington, lead me to
be certain that Smart Grid is here to stay, not a passing fad. Most important
to readers of AutomatedBuildings.com, Smart Grid has significant implications
for building automation and energy management in buildings. From demand
response, to energy efficiency and automation, and enterprise integration, Smart
Grid will create significant opportunities for BAS players.
Lots of great articles Green Buildings and EZ
Electricity Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control
Wireless Meters Jim Sinopoli, Smart Buildings
Collaboration Fuels Smart Grid
Events Connecting Building Automation to Everything Nino Kurtalj, Elma Kurtalj Ltd
Efficiency Strategy Carlos Santamaria,
Networking Teny E. Varghese, Building
Automation Jobs Protocol Implementation (PIC) &
Munasinghe, Open General BACnet in
Public Administration Buildings Salvatore Cataldi, ESAC GridWeek Anto
November Columns Energy Effectiveness
Andy McMillan OPC UA Adoption Update
Steven R. Calabrese Networked Building Automation System
Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt
& Angela Lewis Internal
Sharing of Energy Information Toby Considine
November Interviews The OpenADR Alliance Barry Haaser ENERGY STAR Brian Dawson
November Reviews ISA Automation Week Becky Schneider ISA Across My Desk Ken Sinclair Impact of IT on green points ESS
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