November 2007

Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.

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November 2007

The difference between GridWise and Demand Response?
Jack" Mc Gowan, CEM Energy Control Inc., GridWise Architecture Council Chairman
I like to think of Demand Response as the first business model that is getting traction in the larger world of GridWise.  GridWise is about interoperability on a broad scale including the full spectrum of electricity infrastructure and technology from generation through end use of

David Katz, BA, MBA, Sustainable Resources Management Consultant, and Project Manager for the Building Intelligence Quotient Consortium

The fact that the North American GRID system operators have finally created DR programs that are funded to the same degree as new generation capacity and are accepted by the reliability councils is a positive step in the right direction.

The NewEnergy Alliance
Leighton Wolffe, Principal, Wolffe Technology Consultants
The NewEnergy Alliance is a group committed to driving innovation in the building automation industry that will create smarter, more energy responsive buildings. The NewEnergy Alliance has been formed in response to a growing commitment to sustainability and to reducing the carbon footprint of the established building environment.

Lynxspring University
Terry Swope, President & Sean Jones, Training Manager, Lynxspring, Inc.
Unique training programs targeted to the building automation, energy services, power/utility, and industrial sectors.

October 2007

BAS and EGB and the State of the Industry
Thomas Hartman, P.E. The Hartman Company
Itís clear that in the last year our clients and society in general have moved much further in their expectations for sustainable buildings than this industry has moved in our ability to effectively implement them.

New Products from Viconics Inc./BETA Partner Program
Trevor S Palmer, Marketing Manager, Viconics Inc.
Essentially we have enhanced the VT7000 series communicating thermostats with new features and applications.

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