July 2009


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    Ken Sinclair

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The Clouds of Convergence & Connectivity

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, From up and down, and still somehow, It’s cloud illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds at all. From Joni Mitchell a Canadian musician, songwriter's song "Both Sides Now".

There are clouds on the horizon and I am excited. The summation of  My Takeaways from ConnectivityWeek in Santa Clara was that Clouds are OK. In fact the power of the data clouds and cloud computing to simplify the presentation and management of extreme amounts of data are truly amazing. We all already use these concepts everytime we book air travel online or view Google Earth.

If you have never seen a BIMstorm or allowed your mind to enter the clouds here is a sneak preview of what you have been missing BIMStorm® brings Cloud Computing

What is Open Automation Object Model (OpenAOM) will enable programmers throughout the world to program building automation devices from a common object model.

Take a close look at all our articles on the cover page as they all contain dynamic evolving wisdom which will create the new business models for the Enernet.

July Columns  “The Dawn of Convergence Or the Eve of Collision?”  Andy McMillan;
Intelligent Buildings talk to the Smart Grid
  Toby Considine;  Advanced Controls Optimization  Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt;  BAS Graphics  Steven R. Calabrese;  Making Friends wherever I go!  Manny Mandrusiak.

July Interviews  Reflections on ConnectivityWeek  Brad White;  Utility Demand Response Programs  Dave Carswell;
ConnectivityWeek's train has arrived  Denis Du Bois;  Market Sizing North America IIBT 
Ron Zimmer;
Ember’s Next Generation ZigBee SoCs  Skip Ashton.

July Reviews  Short Fuse and the Road Map; EnOcean Alliance Making Waves at Lightfair Social Networking & M2M

July Previews 
Green Intelligent Buildings Conference

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

As always lots of new products, plus be sure to check our event calendar to see the number of events we have in our future.

Several of our advertisers have provided links to their very informative newsletters and blogs please check them out.

Tell our sponsors you saw their ad on the AutomatedBuildings.com web site and thank them for supporting your free access to evolving Automated Building Industry information. Click on their ads and view their valuable products and services. Please review all Our Sponsors. 

It is a great time to be in the news business for our industry. 

Send comments and suggestions to news@automatedbuildings.com

The news just keeps flowing thru our web site and RSS feeds daily, and of course the only way to truly find what you are looking for in the vast quantity of information on our site is with our site search engine http://www.automatedbuildings.com/search/sitesearch.htm

June 09The Power of the People

The theme of our June issue "The Power of the People" refers to the ability of people to create change as well as the fact that electrical power, which only a few years ago seemed to be the property of the utilities, is now perceived to be the power of the people.

The Power of the People is positioned to create radical change in our industry.  This is fueled by our need for sustainable buildings, plus the rapidly evolving smart grid with its need for clean energy, and the availability of innovative people from a down turned economy encouraged by the governments created by the people.

Our feature articles speak well to this radical change its management and presentation.

 Are New Real Estate Risks Creating The "Tipping Point"?  Now the risks of doing nothing different may be even greater than rewards of being progressive. Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, IntelligentBuildings®

Don’t Shoot The Messenger!  Let’s spread the word that achieving and maintaining ultra-efficient building energy system operation is possible, but to do so requires change. Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company

Future of Building Automation with IP Version 6 & cloud networking Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics, LLC.

Building Information Modeling Continues to Grow in Green Building  Adding Ease to Displaying Building Energy Efficiencies  Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, Quality Automation Graphics

240 And Counting….  The number of speakers at ConnectivityWeek has now surpassed the total number of attendees at the first BuilConn  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

I am extremely pleased at the response and depth of our winning www.YoungEnergy.org authors who have provided a show of their power to change our industry. Be sure to read their interviews. 
Smart Grid is an Enabler James Bickford, Distributed PV Generation & The Smart Grid Lon Huber,
Pillars of a Third Industrial Revolution Drew Johnston
, Development of a Smart Grid  Brad White.

Lot of great information exchanges in our June Interviews
The Green Building Power Forum  Jeff Shepard,  OPC in the New Generation of Building Automation  Sean Leonard
Open Automated Demand Response  Ed Koch,  OpenADR Collaborative  Olcay Ungun
Annual Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey  Clay Nesler,  Using the Internet for Energy Management  Dan
Interoperable Blues Band @ConnectivityWeek  Leighton Wolffe

June Columns
“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”  Andy McMillan, The State of the Building Automation Market Paul Ehrlich & Ira Goldschmidt,
Conversation between Intelligent Buildings and Smart Energy Toby Considine, Selecting Sensors for BAS Steven R. Calabrese, OPC EXPO comes to Connectivity Week! Manny Mandrusiak, The Reinvention Convention Ken Sinclair

June Previews ConnectivityWeek
IT and Energy to Create Green Buildings & Buildy Awards
June Reviews 
Energy Efficiency in Buildings Recommissioning,
Google PowerMeter Partners



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