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The Industry Demands Better Demand Response  In order to provide a scalable, widely-adopted and valuable Smart Grid program for the commercial building sector, the industry needs a much more fundamental increase in the intelligence of their Inside the Meter DR systems, and they need to be tightly integrated with the Outside the Meter systems as well. - Michael Zimmerman, CEO, BuildingIQ

Designing An Integrated Building System The heart of the IBS is in the integration of building systems in a way that provides greater functionality and facilitates optimum building operations. - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Exposing Building Behaviour Using BAS Discovering groups and structures in the data that are similar without knowing the  structures of the data. - Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General

Cyber-Security  For the last ten years the whole industry has been talking about IP, Web, interoperability and open systems.  Security however, has been mostly left behind, somewhere in the pre-internet age. Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

Securing Remote Locations and Home Care Operations  Reducing Costs of Key/Card Management - Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd

DCL® Technology Saves Money and Time for New Construction  Cutting Costs for Grocery Stores  - Corinne Wilder, Universal Lighting Technologies

Tracking Down That Just-Right Employee The companies that develop sound recruitment strategies built on a niche focus and smart marketing have the best chance at finding tomorrow’s leaders today. - Douglas Mitchell, Vice President  Marketing, BirdDogJobs.com

Columns - February 2011

Controls Devices (Part 1 of 3)  Rules of thumb to follow for TC installation & design - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Category: Marketing and Business Development  The Lost Art of the Sales Email - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

Energy that Thinks Like the Web  The internet of things and of energy could learn to think like the web. - Toby Considine, T9

A Lesson from Vegas (@CES)  or.....Designing for the YTBI  - Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol

Set it and Forget It?  We suspect that this is exactly the approach that most designers, owners and contractors would really like to be able to take with their BAS installations. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

Articles - January 2011

Back to Basics "Control” must be the fundamental goal. - Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General

Making Money From Demand Response  The ultimate goal is to maximize the attainment of energy reduction, while minimizing the effect on occupants and building performance. - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Mashup  Data World data never sleeps. -  Nino Kurtalj, President, Elma Kurtalj Ltd

B2G – Moving Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid  The opportunities of integrating smart buildings with the Smart Grid - Anto Budiardjo, Clasma Events Inc

See How Your Building is Performing - Anywhere, Anytime  Easy to integrate web app offers a creative way to show building performance and educate about sustainable initiatives. - Sarah Erdman,  Marketing Director, QA Graphics 

Technologies that will win in building automation  The convergence of IP and building automation networks is undeniable and enables the integration of diverse applications and systems. David Lamarche, Director of communications CAN2GO™

Is Wireless ZigBee technology ready for the commercial arena?  One of the greatest benefits of wireless networks in building automation may well be energy-efficiency, made possible by the easy, low-cost deployment of sensors and controls. - Billal Vindhani, Managing Director, Greenologic Ltd

Custom Automation  The systems that did exist being outrageously priced and hard to get for something so simple, I was forced to come up with my own. - John I. Jones, Technical Lighting Solutions

Predictions for Smart Buildings in 2011   Expect a few small and medium size companies to exponentially grow, some to be acquired by large companies, but some culling will take place.Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart Buildings LLC

Total Facility Control  A Team Approach to Green Buildings - Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, LonMark International

Columns - January 2011

The Meaning of Open  A Simple Answer to a Sometimes Complicated Question. - Andy McMillan, President and GM Philips Teletrol

Systems & Sequences 
Waterside systems  Part 2 of 2 - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Alarms Lead to Reactive Operations  An alarm event indicates that a problem has already occurred. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis  Building Intelligence Group

The Building Services Interface  The foundation of smart building security and interactions. - Toby Considine, T9


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