March 2008

BTL Mark: Resolve interoperability issues & increase buyer confidence
BACnet Testing Laboratories

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March 2008

The Focus at Automated Logic
Lauren Kolb, Executive Vice President, Automated Logic Corporation
The latest strategic focus at Automated Logic involves building company-owned, customer-focused branches in select markets that enable us to continue our goal of bringing leadership, innovation and simplicity to the complexities of building controls.

MEP Jobs
Jeff Dickey-Chasins is VP Marketing, MEP Jobs
MEP Jobs is the leading supplier of jobs and skilled industry talent for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industries.

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference
April 2-3, 2008 Hyatt Regency Baltimore
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The Energy Imperative
Gregg Dixon, Senior VP of Sales and Business Development, EnerNOC
Energy management is more than just good for the environment and local communities – it’s primarily good for the bottom line.

Industry Certification
Jim Sinopoli, Principal, Sinopoli and Associates
There is definitely a need for manufacturer-independent certification to legitimize and provide credibility to the industry.

The Virtual Building Operations Center
George B. Huettel, PE, President, Cyrus Technologies, Inc.
A VBOC approach towards building controls is not only more user friendly for the average tenant or consumer of information, but it is kept up and running by the outsourced supplier.

Vote Buildy in 2008
Frank Capuano, President,  Strata Resource Inc
The Award for an Industry of Innovation and Intelligent Connections

contemporary The Interviewer gets Interviewed
n a twist of roles this month the interviewer gets interviewed By George Thomas, President of Contemporary Controls. for their newsletter The Extension.

February 2008

What is Performance Based Building Design & Operations? 
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
That is why this position paper is a developing project that is intended to be fueled by the good ideas and concerns of all interested readers and reviewers. I hope all the readers will join the process. We ask that all interested in this issue submit comments on the paper – and future versions as they are developed.

The 2008 Niagara Summit
Marc Petock, Director, Global Marketing & Communications, Tridium, Inc.
The 2008 Niagara Summit is an open exchange conference that focuses on interoperability, integration and connecting diverse systems and smart devices.

BuilConn Santa Clara - “Empowering the Energy Revolution”
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.
The challenges I hear now are: how to make this growth happen, how to improve business, reduce risk, find resources, and generally, how to deliver solutions to building owners.

CABA and Eaton Corporation
Ron Zimmer, President CABA
CABA will be coordinating with Eaton Corporation at a two-day charrette, which will allow approximately 40 people to gather in March.

The In–Building Wireless Alliance
Dr. Anand K. Iyer, President In-Building Wireless Alliance
The IBWA formed informally in 2004 from a few in-building wireless product and service providers and commercial real estate owners. We felt that there was an inherent value in the implementation of in-building wireless and we decided to set out to quantify it.

What is OPC?
Randy Kondor, Vice President of Education, OPC Foundation
OPC is a communication standard that enables controllers and PCs to communicate with each other to exchange automation data.

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