Now is the right moment to consider the ballot for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards. The nomination phase is underway. Only the top five or six nominees in each category will be placed on the final voting ballot in December. So make your vote count by taking a few minutes to complete a ballot. There have been so many great … Continue reading Vote Now for Your Control Industry Favorites
Last month, Toby Considine closed his column with an invitation to meet him in Northern California in mid-September, where he was speaking at the TechIntersection conference. I seized that opportunity to interview Toby on the topic of Semantic Spaces and the Buildings IoT. Some of Toby’s authority on this subject stems from his work since … Continue reading Semantic Spaces: Where Everything is in a Name
Authors Frank Shadpour and Joe Kilcoyne of Shadpour Consulting report on their survey of HVAC and facilities management professionals on the topic of Automation Dashboards and they provide a systemized view of the market in this article.
Click here, then click Continue to explore 15 years of thought-leadership in the Automated Buildings industry: Here's a just-completed BuildingContext.me project. It started when I read Ken Sinclair's - automatedbuildings.com's March Obix review and was pointed back to dinosaur bones: Writing in 2002, Eric Craton and Dave Robin of Automated Logic described a path that is still ahead of us. My … Continue reading New Work: Interactive Timeline for Automated Buildings
We are fast approaching the day when all of the sensors, actuators and other assets attached to an Internet-connected building automation network have a common way of communicating their name and location. The global telecommunications industry is throwing its weight behind the effort under the umbrella trade organization TM Forum, with leadership from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) … Continue reading What’s in a Name? Soon, a Location
My introduction to the buildings industry began in 2007 when I led the awareness campaign for the IDeAs Z-squared facility, one of the USA's first net zero energy buildings. I was schooled in whole building design principles and the integrated design process from American Institute of Architecture Fellows from EHDD Architecture and Integral Group. Basically, this process involves thinking about … Continue reading Applying Whole-Building Thinking to Content Strategy