May & June 2004

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Articles - June 2004

Our authors provide insight into our rapidly evolving industry.
 Please take the time to read their valuable articles.

Cost allocation for campus and industrial facilities  The governing board may set an overall objective to reduce energy costs, but if the responsibility and accountability for the reduction is not measured at the department or facility level, no one owns the goal and it is unlikely to be realized.  Jim Lewis, CEO
Obvius LLC

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State-of-the-art bus technology at Sälipark  When HVAC/building automation planners and system integrators, electrical planners and installers work together efficiently, a win/win situation is created for all those involved. Markus Keel, Product Manager, Belimo Europe.

Tridium takes Building Controls into the 21st Century on Landmark Dubai Project  Standing 53 storeys and 269 metres high, the architecturally striking 21st Century Tower in Dubai is the tallest apartment block in the world. Terry Casey, Managing Director, Tridium EMEA

Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks  Enable Building Owners, Managers, and Contractors to Easily Monitor HVAC Performance Issues  Paul Sereiko, Founder, President, Sensicast Systems

Transforming the U.S. Electricity System “Bringing the Electricity System into the Information Age”   Rob Pratt, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Building Automation Systems Legacy  The ability to reconfigure and monitor changes made to an automation system in real time is of tremendous importance to building managers. Brian Jones, Marketing Consultant, The S4 Group, Inc

More Intelligent Building and save money, VBHQ part 2  This is the third of 9 articles on VBHQ where we introduce the building, the cost benefit for interoperability and the cost benefit gained from the procurement technique achievable with open systems and choice. Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc

Waking Up to Wireless Wireless…. WAKE UP it is here and it is now! 
Ken Sinclair,

Articles - May 2004

Building Automation Systems and Vibration Monitoring  Vibration is a fundamental problem confronting building owners, design engineers, contractors and facilities managers working in today's commercial building industry. Mark Slebodnik and Steve Crawford, Balmac Inc.

One Cohesive Protection System for Western Washington University  Utilizing Standardized Components - Ethernet Switches, Comprehensive Hardware and Software  Debra Biela, Marketing Communications Specialist, Contemporary Controls

Coopertition Our Industry's Path to A Brighter Future Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip  Both protocols have become well established and manufacturers are working to offer building systems supporting both platforms. Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc. 

Intelligent, Intelligent Building This is second of 9 articles where we introduce the building, the cost benefit for interoperability and the cost benefit gained from the procurement technique achievable with open systems and choice.  Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc

If Buildings Were Built Like Cars - The Potential for Information and Control Systems Technology in New Buildings Barney L. Capehart, University of Florida Harry Indig, KDS Energy, Lynne C. Capehart, Consultant

Energy 2004 - Are we really on line?  What has been heralded by the Buildings and Energy Industry as Convergence, System Integration and Internet Digital Control™ is in direct alignment with trends in E-business as a whole. Jack Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Why Connections to Our Clients' Web-Based Enterprise Are Important  Our clients' business models are evolving to enterprise based solutions as the easiest and lowest cost way of doing business.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Connecting the Dots Surrounding XML / Web Services  For the usually slow moving large building automation industry, the latest XML (extensible markup language) / Web Services movement has been a bit of a blur, spawning a number of dot coms and dot orgs to share information with our industry.  Ken Sinclair Editor/Owner

Past Favorites 

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Al Mouton, President, Loytec Americas Inc. 
LonWorks and BACnet System Solution on a Chip
Paul D.J. Mason, C.E.O. BWP plc  Cost Comparison Model - Open vs Proprietary
Weilin Wang, Michael Nova, and John Edler, Kiyon, Inc. 
Autonomic Wireless Building Networks
Deepak Wanner, Founder, Precidia Technologies  Reaping the Benefits of IP
January 2004
Jason Sprayberry, Digi International  Ethernet: The Common Thread to Total Building Systems Integration
Randy Kondor, Matrikon Inc. Integrating OPC into Building Automation - The Latest Trend 
Engineered Systems November Supplement Marketing Convergence
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company  Ending the Blackout Blues 
Peter Manolescue, securityXML Ltd.  Protocol war yields to productive peace
John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, Energy Control Inc. Internet-based Energy and Security
Ken Sinclair, XML Spells Connection to the Future
Gary Bark, Plexus Technology Limited Key Criteria for Selecting Building Controls Web Servers 
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company "IT" Could be the Start of Something Big
Leonard A. Damiano, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Ebtron, Inc  Ventilation Codes 


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