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Talent Development In The IoT World  Clients Demanding Building Automation Systems be Leveraged as Enterprise Decision Support Systems for Their Energy Optimization and Operational Effectiveness Objectives  - Richard K. Warner, PE, President/CEO, OME

Identifying Winners in the Smart Lighting Controls Business  The report shows that there can be no doubt about the enormous demand for retrofitting wireless controls to LED based lighting systems but that the supply structure and channels of distribution need shaking up. - Allan McHale, Director, Memoori

Does worker productivity belong in the short list of building metrics?  Happiness goes hand-in-hand with motivation, which is directly correlated to productivity. - David Weidberg, Building Robotics

To-Do List for Facility Management  A priority “To-Do” is to focus on attracting, recruiting, and retaining best talent.  - Jim Sinopoli, PE, RCDD, LEED AP,Smart Buildings LLC

Taps Open for Energy Efficiency Retrofits And it's up to System Integrators, Equipment Operators and Facilities Managers to make the new financing models based on energy savings work. - Therese Sullivan, Principal,

National Grid Frequency Control by Demand Management  System frequency on the grid is a continuously changing variable that is determined and controlled by a second by second (real time) balance between system demand and total electricity available. - Dane Overfield, EXELE Information Systems, Inc.

Columns - September 2014

The New Math in BAS  … where 1+1+1 = 0 - Andy McMillan, Strategy Consultant & President, BACnet International

Will Mobile Devices Move Building Automation Systems into the Cloud?  It is a completely natural thing for end-users to want to have the same device functionality that they have in their personal life in their work life. - Manny Mandrusiak, Managing Creative Consultant, 4 Bravo Marketing

It Starts with a Zombie Fortress  - Plans for a Zombie Fortress cannot assume that the grid will work, or that the neighbors will be a useful source of supply or resilience. - Toby Considine,TC9 Inc.

Control of Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems  Properly designed VRF systems offer many benefits including high performance, improved comfort, and a robust controls solution.  - Paul Ehrlich, Ira Goldschmidt& Angela Lewis, Building Intelligence Group

Working together, separately  The core of all powerful web services is providing the ability for us to work together for free or at a very low cost in the cloud, but this all happens with separate individuals building these services.  - Ken Sinclair,

Cloud Enables Automation Players to Work Together, Separately  The cloud enables us to “Work Together” while flexing our greatest resource, our people, a group of individuals that separately create pieces that fit the cloud puzzle. - Ken Sinclair,

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