June 2007

Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.

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Articles - June 2007

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Making Energy Efficiency Accountable  Right now there is no off-the-shelf delivery process in place to develop truly effective energy efficiency improvements with long term performance assurance. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Smart Parking Garages?  “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us” Winston Churchill Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Confluence, Convergence, Confusion….Kaboom  The need to create standards for delivering automated building systems information realtime to first responders en route to an incident.  Allan M. Olbur, Vice President, In-Store Merchandising Solutions, Inc.

Truly Brilliant Buildings  The primary principle is to ensure that you collect and store data once when it is generated and then re-use it throughout the lifecycle of the facility.  Deke Smith, AIA, Executive Director, buildingSMART® Alliance National Institute of Building Sciences

Energy Efficiency in the Power Grid  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that increasing energy efficiency could reduce national energy use by 10% or more in 2010, and as much as 20% in 2020, with net economic benefits for consumers and businesses as a result.  White Paper ABB Inc.

The Connectivity Daily  These contributions provided a balance of industry information that appealed to all conference attendees, whether their focus was BuilConn, M2M, GridWise Expo or the ZigBee Expo.  Frank Capuano, Strata Resource Inc

New Advances in Digital Display Technology  With all of the variation in system capabilities and in the potential for problems within the DDS marketplace, it’s not surprising to find some resistance to the installation of DDS from Building Managers. Wayne Moir, President, Adshift Inc.

Getting Grid Wise at GridWeek  A $900 billion market opportunity was identified for the industry to make the national grid smart and wise with interactive connectivity. Ken Sinclair, Editor Owner AutomatedBuildings.com

Column - June 2007

Interlocking of AHU Safety Devices  Design and fabricate a control panel specifically for the safety device interlocking. Steven R. Calabrese, Automated Logic Chicago

Articles - May 2007

The Consensus Conundrum  To be successful in your contribution to this industry at this critical time, more than anything else these good ideas you develop need an effective champion – you!  Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

BAS University Establishes Industry Education Resource  From the interested novice to the hardened professional, BAS University offers information field professionals and engineers can rely on for reference on a daily basis. David G. Evans, Computrols

CMMS - Managing Facilities as a Business  If your job hasn’t changed in the last two years, be prepared to change or be replaced. It’s lead or get out of the way.  Harry Kohal, Director of Sales and Marketing, Eagle Technology, Inc.

The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America  Once completed, Simon will have the ability to understand and manage thousands of control points from an energy potential perspective as well as integrate real time results of any point to match the business strategy of maximizing comfort and performance while minimizing energy costs.  Case Study   Brooke Richards, Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc.

Demand Response, an Urgent and Significant Opportunity  Demand Response (DR) is without doubt the golden opportunity for building systems integrators and contractors.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

Implementation Issues of Open Networks   One can specify and procure an open system, but the system needs to be properly installed, configured and documented to produce the “open” benefits.  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Integration of Dynamic Facades with other Building Systems  Recent studies have shown that appropriate fenestration/shading design and control, linked with simultaneous control of electric lighting and HVAC components, could significantly reduce peak cooling load and energy consumption for lighting and cooling, while maintaining good thermal and lighting indoor conditions.  Thanos Tzempelikos, M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Solar Buildings Research Network, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University

BAS – What do customers want?  Customers for BAS… who they are? How can we determine customers basing on their interests in building automation systems?  Andrey Golovin, Executive Director, Russian BACnet Group

News Maker of the Year  Jack McGowan, CEM, President & CEO, Energy Control Inc, GridWise Architecutre Council Chairman  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Beyond BACnet  Grid integrators will work with BACnet data to make it a seamless part of their grid and or enterprise management products.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

Thinking Out Loud in an Industry of Change  We all need to think out loud to quickly guide our industry to the next level and set plans for the future.  Ken Sinclair, AutomatedBuildings.com

contemporary Past Favorites 

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
Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Moving Toward A Sustainable Building Industry
Andreas Schneider, Executive VP, EnOcean GmbH Batteryless Radio Technology
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Help Wanted:
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc. Energy Management Systems
October: Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company The HVAC Industry CAN Reinvent Itself! 
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com LONWORKS Converges with IP
Brian Thompson, Founder, Managing Director, SENSUS M.I. Service contractors profit from the HEAT
August Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company Can ASHRAE Reinvent Itself?
Ken Sinclair AutomatedBuildings.com  John Petze leaves Tridium
Anwer Bashir, Computrols, Inc., Artificial Intelligence in Building Automation
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Bob Lahey, Honeywell Building Solutions Honeywell Global Service Response Center
Aaron Hansen, Tridium, Inc 
Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) 
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company New Vistas With Relational Control
Paul Ehrlich, P.E. Building Intelligence Group Why your next project should be an Intelligent Building



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