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The Energy Revolution is Here!  Let’s understand something: The Energy Revolution is happening around us, it is starting right now, not by this author, not by Al Gore, not by environmentalists, but by the realities of the changing energy paradigm.  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

The Virtual Building Operations Center  How to Implement (VBOC) without a FMS change-out.  George B. Huettel, PE, President, Cyrus Technologies, Inc. 

REALIGNING Where People, Space, Time and Energy Interact  Enabling integration between enterprise software and building systems is only part of the solution. Data presentation, reporting, security, and adherence to current IT standards are the other keys.  John Greenwell, President, CEPORT, LLC

The Multi-Vendor Integrator  The culture of multi-vendor integration is the future.  Julian Smith, Control Network Services, Inc.

Life Cycle Costing Calculator  The Continental Automated Building Association (CABA) and RSMeans*, a Reed Construction Data company, announce the release of their online, interactive, Life Cycle Costing (LCC) calculator for the commercial industry.   Thomas (Thom) Keel, Member CABA Intelligent & Integrated Building Council, Chair Life Cycle Costing Task Force

Convergence & Controls - Grid Intelligence We can learn a lot from the United States’ GridWise — a movement that is re-shaping the American Power Industry. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Columns - February 2008

RTU Zoning Systems  Getting more out of your single zone constant volume rooftop units  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

How Automated Are Our Green Buildings?  The new draft “LEED for Healthcare” document is not poised to add any new warmth to our hearts.  A close look at this document (or any LEED rating system for that matter) reveals very little direct reference to the use of building automation.  In fact the term “building automation” appears to be used only once in the entire document!   Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

Articles - January 2008

Eight Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2008  “Never make predictions, especially about the future.”  Casey Stengel Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Buildings at the Epicenter… Don’t miss B2G in New York  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Opportunities to learn Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid at AHR  As part of the AHR Educational panels there will be two free sessions that are must attend sessions for anyone who wants to learn more.  John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

New Year, New Beginnings  “We don’t plan to fail, but often fail to plan”.  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt, Building Intelligence Group

4 Questions To Ask & 4 Tasks for 2008  They are in essence one question, “how does this industry move forward into the 21st century”.  Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.

Out-of-the-Box Energy Monitoring  Earning LEED Innovation in Design Credit  Dan McCarty Quality Automation Graphics 

Using CO2 Feed-Back Control To Stop Costly Over Ventilation Ironically, outdoor air introduction to buildings is one of the few major energy consuming features of a building that is typically not measured or controlled on a real-time basis. Mike Schell, AirTest Technologies Inc.

Join the Interoperability Crusade  Please hear this message as a call for arms and join us in the crusade to improve integration and enable an ever-smarter electricity system.  Steve Widergren, Administrator, GridWise Architecture Council

IP Innovation: Clock, Paging and Messaging Systems  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings

Controls Facilitate Lighting System Maintenance at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport  Watt Stopper/LeGrand Case Study

Building Automation Reflections and Projections  Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner of AutomatedBuildings.com provides a reflected review of a very exciting year in the Building Automation Industry as well as some crystal ball gazing into what to expect for 2008. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Column - January 2008

Short on I/O? Try This Out!  Tricks of the trade, time-tested and industry-accepted  Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

contemporary Past Favorites 

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
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? 
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
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc  The Killer App is Here
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
Anto Budiardjo, President, Clasma Events Inc.Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company
Jared Malarsky, Research Analyst, ARC Advisory Group HVAC Control Systems Market
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems
Alper Uzmezler Systems Integrator Building Automation Systems Services BAS Graphics - Past, Now, and Future
Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance Wireless Control and Automation Made Practical -- Finally
Deke Smith, AIA,
Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences  Truly Brilliant Buildings
Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America
Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC Intelligent Buildings Roadmap
Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates Certification for Designers and Installers
ASHRAE BACnet Standing Standards Project Committee SSPC-135 BACnet Releases Access Control Standards
Terry Hoffmann, Johnson Controls, Inc. Technology Contracting
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com, Marc Petock, Tridium, Mike Marston, Tridium, Martin Hodder, Tridium Asia Destination Sydney, Australia - Four For Points for the Industry



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