March.........“Making the Invisible Visible”
Our March theme “Making
the Invisible Visible” is about how do we as an industry depict our
invisible cornerstones of comfort, energy, and environmental
impact? How can we best show what cannot be seen: Temperature?,
Comfort?, Electricity?, Performance?, and the necessary information to
maintain all. We now have amazing anywhere graphics that can
morph into real time digital signage to take our message to the world,
but have we truly thought about what we will say? Our powerful
far reaching real time network connections transport the invisible
via the cloud but it is the graphics and their dashboards
representations that convert the Invisible to Visible. This is the
place where art, science, and communication meet while the world
watches. As an industry we have never before had the opportunity to
lead, but from our past obscurity we are becoming very visible everywhere.
I am pleased with our March issue as all our many authors have provided diverse insight on how to make our invisible visible.
Leveraging the Graphic User Interface - William L. Parrish II, BSME (Rose-Hulman), General Manager, ControlGraphics.com
Graphics Demonstrate What the Eye Can’t See - Sarah Erdman, Marketing Director, QA Graphics
Web 2.0 plus BAS Graphics (UX) - Alper Uzmezler, BAS Services & Graphics,
The BAS Industry & Graphics - Nirosha Munasinghe, Product Development Manager, Open General
The Energy Internet: Greener Buildings in a Networked World - Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Vertical Industries, Cisco Canada
Visual Depictions of Data -
Nino Kurtalj, President,
Elma Kurtalj Ltd
The Handoff Between A Newly Constructed Building and Building Operations - Jim Sinopoli,
PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart
Distinguishing a Data Center Monitoring System (DCMS) and Its Benefits - Jefferie Mitchell, Operations Manager, Justin Blumling, Project Manager, Geist Intelligent Facilities
The rising Cost of energy vs The Cost of doing nothing -
Billal Vindhani, Managing Director, Greenologic Ltd
Building Online Buzz in 2011 - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing
Telecom Service Providers Target M2M and Automation - Jim Sinopoli,
PE, RCCD, LEED AP & Managing Principal Smart
Open Source Physical Security Software . - Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd
Destination : “Best In Class” - Joe Eagle, Software Development Manager, Control
March Interviews: Building Clouds? - Bob Wallace, Building Clouds
Open Interoperable Lighting Controls - Danny Yu, CEO, Daintree Networks
"Grid Aware" Buildings - Marco Pritoni, UC Davis
Integrating facilities management for efficient building operation - John Bishop, Industry Leader, Facilities Management Solutions, Invensys Operations Management
March Columns: Controls Devices (Part 2 of 3) - Steven R.
Can Specifications Lead the Advancement of Systems Integration? - Paul Ehrlich, Ira
& Angela Lewis Building
March Reviews: Anywhereness at AHRExpo 2011 Vegas; Across my Desk
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February........ Building Automation and Web
Is Building Automation
rapidly evolving its Web Services? Our past issues have talked
about our anywhereness and Interrogating Information 4 Integration. If you couple
this with this month's articles and the interview it all points to the
rapid transition by our industry to use web services that are interweaved
with our traditional real time data.
From Toby's interview The Building System Interface
- Space is what the building systems support, space is what the tenants
recognize, space is where building systems deliver service. To interact
with those services, we need building services interfaces (BSI).
Jim adds; 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
Nirosha writes; Exposing Building Behaviour Using BAS
Discovering groups and structures in the data that are similar without knowing the structures of the data.
While Nino writes; 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.
Lots of other great articles. columns, and reviews that echo the theme.
The rest of February Articles
Securing Remote Locations Guy Huntington, Huntington Ventures Ltd
The Industry Demands Better Demand Response Michael Zimmerman, BuildingIQ
Demand Control Lighting Saves Money Corinne Wilder, Universal Lighting Technologies
Tracking Down That Just-Right Employee Douglas Mitchell, BirdDogJobs.com
Controls Devices Steven R. Calabrese; Marketing and Business Development Manny Mandrusiak; Energy that Thinks Like the Web Toby Considine; A Lesson from Vegas (@CES) Andy McMillan; Set it and Forget It? Paul
Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt
& Angela Lewis
February Reviews Across my Desk; OASIS Energy Interoperation
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