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Read last year’s most downloaded articles from AutomatedBuildings.com. Stories include: Certification for Designers and Installers, The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America, The Top 10 List For Successfully Integrating Building Systems, and Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company.

02/06/2008


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Among the most downloaded stories are:
Certification for Designers and Installers: The Industry's Paty Forward for Credibility. This story explores how integrated building systems will not become the norm in building design and installation without designers and installers earning credentials.
The Largest Enterprise Energy Management Deployment in North America . Learn how to understand and manage thousands of control points from an energy potential persepective, as well as integrate real-time results of any point to match the business strategy of maximizing comfort and performance, while minimizing energy costs.
The Top 10 List for Successfully Integrating Building Systems. Learn 10 things needed for successful installation of integrated building systems that are good business and project management practices.
Seven Habits of a Highly Profitable Controls Company.
How Do Smart Buildings Make A Building Green? How do engineers of a smart building facilitate meetings to exceed the technical requirements of the points and credits of the LEED rating system? Learn how smart buildings make green buildings greener, and green buildings make smart buildings smarter.
To read the remaining top downloaded articles of 2007 from AutomatedBuildings.com, click here.





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