May 2007

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Articles - May 2007

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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,

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,

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,

Articles - April 2007

Buildings 2.0  Buildings 2.0 is a vision that intricately intertwines buildings with Internet technologies. It is a vision that the future of buildings is one which is controlled, managed and connected to the Internet, in a way that goes far beyond simply placing a web server to the control system or in the use of IP.  Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc.

What does it Really Take to be an Intelligent Building?  To get our industry to meet its commitment to owners, occupants and the rapidly evolving energy and environmental performance expectations of our society, we need the connectivity we incorporate into intelligent buildings to add valuable function. Thomas Hartman, P E, The Hartman Company

Smart Building to Smart Grid Success Stories at GridWeek John J. "Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM, Energy Control Inc.

Capex Happiness: Squeezing the Redundancy Out of the Construction Budget  Jim Sinopoli PE, RCDD, Managing Principal, Sinopoli and Associates

Is purchasing costing you plenty?  The hidden overhead cost of the equipment ordering process Al De Wachter, President, ICS Inc

Thought and Reflections on the Status of our Industry  Several meetings held in the winter of 2006 and in conjunction with the AHR exposition provided some valuable and interesting insights into what our industry values and potentially some guidance or steps to follow to transform our industry. Thomas J. Lohner, P.E., Vice President, TENG Solutions

Intelligent Buildings Roadmap  “The industry needs to get together to integrate or at least educate all of the people that are involved. The owner cannot integrate the industry, the architect cannot integrate the industry, the industry must integrate itself and take the lead…”  Paul Ehrlich PE, President, Building Intelligence Group LLC

Achieving Energy Savings with Building Automation Systems  Unfortunately, just installing a BAS is often not enough to guarantee energy savings, Kristin Kamm, Sr. Associate Research, E SOURCE

Using Your HVAC System to Improve IAQ  Recognizing the Importance of Controlling Key Airflow Rates David S. Dougan, President EBTRON, Inc.

The Next Generation in Thermal Analysis for Reliability, Constant Thermal Monitoring Bob Kern, Product Manager. Power Service Concepts ExerTherm

contemporary Past Favorites 

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, 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 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  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
Anto Budiardjo, President & CEO, Clasma Events Inc. and Ken Sinclair, Building Automation Renaissance
Tom Hartman, The Hartman Company  New Vistas With Relational Control  A Three Part Series PART 2: An Introduction to Relational Control



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