The February,2015 automatedbuildings.com is ready for reading and the content is a pure assemblage of relevant, need to know information, plus Ken included his coverage of the 2014 ControlTrends Awards, where H. Michael Newman and Contemporary Controls’ George Thomas were inducted into the ControlTrends Hall of Fame. Ken’s prevalent February theme is Growing our only Asset our People, and the 2014 ControlTrends Young Guns Awards brought seven amazing and talented young HVAC representatives to the stage to personify what the future of the HVAC Industry looks today, and help spread the message that to sustain our HVAC Industry, we need engage today’s talented youth in new ways.
Excerpts from Ken’s article: “I just returned from a very successful AHRExpo in Chicago. Read my review of this record breaking show of over 62,000 attendees, 10 acres of exhibits, from over 130 countries. This all flies in the face of the digital world and the Internet of Things replacing good old face to face interaction and networking.
So what was my take away from this massive show? People are our only asset, technology may come and go but at the core of the industry is the same people that have been there for years. The problem is these core people are growing older and much of the discussion at this record breaking event was that we all need to plant new people, nourish them, and help them grow.
All of our education sessions also returned the conclusion that people are the only assets. Your company’s and industry’s technologies may come and go but the people are our only true asset that remain and recreates and keeps the industry strong.”
Growing our Only Asset our People
Editorial – Ken Sinclair, Publisher
Commercial HVAC Optimization Technology
Mark Boliaris, Enerliance
IoT vs Culture
Harry Kohal, Eagle Technology, Inc.
Round Up the Right Data
Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
The Errant Race to Embedded Linux Systems
Chris Favre, Automation Integrated, LLC
LEED Platinum Awarded to Reliable HQ
Karina Wright, Reliable Controls
A Smart Building Is….
Marc Petock, Lynxspring & Connexx Energy
Smarter Workplaces for the Digital Age
Vishal Mallick, Raja Bose, Performance Buildings AG
The Chinese Video Surveillance Market
Allan McHale, Memoori