March 2012
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Breaking Down the Barriers to Smarter, Connected Buildings  Wireless components, such as light switches and occupancy sensors, can be easily mounted on surfaces inaccessible to wired solutions such as glass, concrete or brick. - Jim O'Callaghan, President, Enocean, Inc

Inside the Killer App for Buildings & Energy Management  Fault Detection & Diagnostics - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, LLC

Energy Harvesting - A New Frontier  Energy harvesting on the control side in HVAC applications. - Paul Balazovjech, President, Spartan Peripheral Devices

Smart Grid in Smart Buildings  Looking To Outperform Utility Smart Grid In Growth & ROI - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Five Key Techniques for Utilizing Energy Management Systems  to Reduce Consumption, Costs, and Carbon up to 30%  - Sara Volpe, VP of Marketing & Communications, eSight Energy, Inc.

Picking the Low-Hanging Wireless Fruit   If we can eliminate the wiring from space sensor to space controller, we save both material and labor costs as well as valuable project time. - Ben H Dorsey III, VP, Marketing & Communications, KMC Controls, Inc.

Wireless Sensor Networks  Guidelines for the use of wireless sensor networks in building applications. - David Laurence, Marketing Manager, Adaptive Wireless Solutions Ltd

Death by Dashboards  One dashboard may not be able to fulfill all expectations, but it is important to clearly formulate what is expected and to evaluate the market based on “Building Knowledge” rather than Data Visualization. - Jack McGowan, CEM, President, Energy Control Inc.

Innovation in Energy Management  What is it that makes EMS available to the previously inaccessible 95% of the market?  - Shane Mericle, COO, Incenergy, LLC

Wireless Lighting Control  Why Lighting is the Cornerstone of Wireless Control for Commercial Buildings.  - Josh Slobin, Director Solutions Marketing, Daintree Networks

Circuit Monitoring for Power Control  When it comes to circuit monitoring for power control, electrical engineers and contractors are finding that utilizing an Apple or Android based wireless application is indeed a welcome alternative. - Mark Bishop, President, LynTec

BACnet-EnOcean Gateway  Open Systems and Best Practices - Steve Jones, Founder and Managing Partner, The S4 Group Inc

The Wireless Way  Relying on the principles of energy harvesting, 250 EnOcean Alliance members worldwide are proving that wireless, self-powered building controls are the future. - Cory Vanderpool, Business Development Director North America, EnOcean Alliance Inc.

Maintaining High Performance Control Systems  The performance level of a building is directly related to the performance level of its control systems. You cannot manage a high performance building without high performing control systems.  - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, LLC

Networked Lighting Offers End-User Responsiveness  Wireless discovery and meshing is automatic and there are three mega trends fuelling a large increase in demand on the retrofit side.  - Doug Paton, Product Manager, Adura Technologies

Wireless Commissioning and Market Mega Trends  Wireless commissioning can be easy, and large market forces are pushing its adoption to supply the growing demand. - David Lamarche, Director, Marketing & Communications, SCL Elements Inc. / CAN2GO

Energy-Intelligent Lighting Systems Go Wireless  Maximizing Flexibility and ROI in Retrofit Projects & New Construction - Randy Dollar, VP, Market Development - LED & Systems Universal Lighting Technologies

Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiMax: What is it?  It’s time for Carrier Grade Wireless Communication for BAS Industry - Nirosha Munasinghe MBusIT BSc BE (Hons) (Melb)

Deploying a High-Performance Wireless Monitoring and Control Network  A reliable wireless system should be able to transmit data through various types of building materials, tolerate interference from other devices, and recover from disruption to the network. - Harry Ostaffe, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Powercast Corporation

Columns - March 2012

My Sensor’s Not Working!  Tips on how to troubleshoot a problem - Steven R. Calabrese, Control Engineering Corp.

Getting Started with Social Media for Business – Part 2  Understanding what Social Media tools can benefit Building Automation -  Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

BIMCards, COBIE, and touch-less Integration  The problem with traditional approaches is that they are too hard and take too much skilled time. - Toby Considine, TC9 Inc

VAV Box Flow Settings  How to properly specify and set up the flow setpoints on a DDC VAV box. - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt & Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Open Connection Communities  My overall takeaway from AHR Expo 2012, Chicago... - Ken Sinclair,

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