October 2008

Innovations in Comfort, Efficiency, and Safety Solutions.

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October 2008

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Key questions every building automation integrator should ask about OPC technology
Manny Mandrusiak, Director of MatrikonOPC. Marketing
The basic requirement of the OPC architecture is to get data from Point A to Point B. Of course every user of the OPC system will place a different priority on the requirements.

A Look at the Demand Response Horizon
Leighton J. Wolffe, Vice President of Alliances and Strategy, Constellation NewEnergy
The next frontier for DR is to move beyond curtailment to leveraging the power of building automation systems that exist within or across collections of buildings such as a university or corporate campus. This future frontier will involve a more holistic or enterprise level approach to energy, referred to as Enterprise DR.

Intelligent Buildings
Mike Williams Managing Director C.Eng. FCMA, MCIBSE, MSyI, CDC
Within an intelligent building all elements (such as lighting; heating; security, CCTV and alarm systems; access control; audio-visual and entertainment systems; ventilation, filtration and climate control, etc), talk to one another over a common platform and have the ability to respond to the real-time needs of occupants.

Convergence of Green and Intelligent Buildings Study
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, CABA
The intent of our research is to provide documented evidence and build tools that can be used to educate and influence end-users, building owners, architects and contractors that a greener building can be achieved using intelligent technology, and that this greening will provide a tangible and significant return on investment.

OV Ready Intelligent Video Ready Protocol
Ed Troha, Director Global Marketing, ObjectVideo & Oren Feldmann, VP Marketing and Sales EVT
OV Ready is an XML-based intelligent video network protocol that standardizes ObjectVideo analytic rule, alert and configuration communications.

September 2008

Dynamic Pricing
Ahmad Faruqui, Ph. D., Principal, The Brattle Group
Dynamic Pricing minimizes the use of expensive peaking capacity which sits idle most of the time but whose costs have to be recovered from customers year round.

Optimization Solutions
Jim Hanna, Vice President, Optimum Energy
Utilizing standard interfaces and protocols for ease of interoperability with standard HVAC controls, while creating a web-accessible performance assurance solution that monitors results over the Internet from an operations center supported by expert engineers.

Reduce Installation and Setup
Bob Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Lynxspring, Inc

The ease of use through our appliance allows a technician or building owner the opportunity to quickly, and without much experience, setup a fully functional, web-based, building monitoring and control system

BACnet and OPC
Bob Ofenstein, Cimetrics
Iíll take an order of BACnet, with a side of OPC to go please

Facilities Management Solutions (FMS)
John Bishop, Manager, Facility Management Solutions, Wonderware
With our solution, the SCADA environment is decoupled from the control environment, unlocking the architecture for open, competitive and consistent supervisory solutions.

Smarter Motor Controls for Intelligent Buildings
Andre Perra, President Cerus Industrial
Our focus is on helping conserve energy in facilities; whether that is direct energy savings or by helping to monitor and control consumption.

Energy Management
Jonathan Cyr-Morin, Expert Energy Advisor, Cristal Controls
We customize our energy management systems from the hardware to the software and reach our energy saving goals with maximum efficiency.

Implementations of DR in Commercial Buildings
Bob Trask, President, EOS Building Solutions
Commercial buildings are well-suited to enroll in DR, but many customers donít know enough about the various programs or how they can participate.

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