LEED and Controls

  • June 21, 2010
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June 21, 2010 - "LEED: The Use of Smart Communicating Devices to Garner LEED Points" educates system integrators, building owners and operators about LEED and sustainable building design principles, as well as the value of Smart Communicating Devices in terms of overall building cost and operation.Several trends have converged simultaneously to bring about the ability for communicating devices to play a pivotal role in many LEED concepts. These trends are:
  • Standardization of communication protocols
  • Smart technologies applied all types of end devices for little or no cost.
  • Traditional controls companies are being replaced by system integrators.
  • Smart power grids and how this technology is bring value to the end user.
  • Increased utility costs or an awareness that change is on its way. De-regulation has created new issues with delivery of services and the associated costs.
  • Federal mandates for renewal energy and how utility companies find a way to integrate wind and solar. About the authorMark is a registered engineer in most states in the Western US; is LEED accredited professional; and is an AABC certified building commissioning authority. Mark is an engineering graduate of the University of Kansas and a member of ASHRAE and ASPE. Mark offers 30 years of mechanical engineering experience, as well as mechanical contracting and land development experience. Learn More

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