Publications, presentations and articles are authored by our team.
The publications listed below are by our CEO Mark Walter and CTO Toby Considine.
Publications - Smart Grid, Smart Buildings, Standards
Business Innovation and Service Abstractions - Grid-Interop Forum, 2007
Web Services for Building Controls: At a Crossroads - Engineered Systems, 2004
Opportunities in Choice - Engineered Systems, 2007
Slim BIM: Getting Elephants to Dance - Engineered Systems, 2012
Business Innovation and Service Abstractions - Grid-Interop Forum, 2007
Service Oriented Buildings, Net Zero and Autonomous Systems - Grid-Interop, 2010
Energy Ecologies: Models and Applications - Grid-Interop Forum, 2012
The Semantics of Price and of Price-Responsive Nodes - Grid-Interop Forum, 2012
Scenario: Third Party Customer Face - GRIDWISE Architecture Council
Scenario: Private Distribution Grid - GRIDWISE Architecture Council, 2007
Price Normalization to Facility Energy Efficiency: Algorithms and Issues - Grid-Interop Forum, 2011
Review of Current Data Exchange Practices - NREL, 2011
Presentations - Smart Grid, Smart Buildings, Standards
Smart Grids: The Innovative Challenge - AHR Smart Grid Summit, 2011
Service Oriented Energy Management - AHR, 2008
Building Automation and the Cloud - AHR Expo, 2010
Smart Grids: The Innovation Challenge - B2G 12G Summit, 2011
Open Standard Interfaces for Buildings & Energy - Open Forum for Standards Developers, 2009
ESI Resources, Assets and Publishing - NIST Smart Grid B2G Domain Experts Working Group, 2011
oBIX: Bringing Buildings into Enterprise - XML Symposium, 2005
OASIS Standards for Smart Grids - CIM Users Group, 2009
Collaboration, Collaborative Energy and Smart Grids - Testimony to FERC, 2010
Moving Past Efficiency - Connectivity Week, Standards for Green Building Controls, 2010
Enabling Standards for Building-to-Grid Communications - Connectivity Week, 2011
Enabling Standards for Industry-to-Grid Communications - Connectivity Week, 2011
The Enterprise Responsive Building - FIATECH New Orleans, 2008
The Three Pillars of Building Service Performance - FIATECH Cambridge, 2008
Three Slides on Semantics - FIATECH Membership Meeting, 2008
BIMCards and Touchless Integration, FMOC NFMT, 2012
COBie & Slim BIM Configuration and Alignment - FMOC - 2013
Grid-Interop, GRIDWISE Architecture Council - Forum Proceedings, 2007
Service Abstractions and Security - Grid-Interop, 2007
eCommerce and Smart Grids [Standards] - Grid-Interop, 2008
Smart Loads and Smart Grids: Creating the Smart Grid Business Case - Grid-Interop, 2009
Standards, Composition and the Architect's Palette - Grid-Interop, 2010
Steps to a "Normal" Technology Adoption Market for Distributed Energy - Grid-Interop, 2010
Microgrids: The Essential Architecture for Smart Energy - Grid-Interop, 2012
MicroMarkets and Transactive Energy: A Phased Approach - Grid-Interop, 2012
Preparing Buildings for Trading Energy - GridEcon, 2009
The Path to oBIX 2.0 - Report to CABA, 2013
Smart Grids: The Innovation Challenge - UNC, SERC Conference, 2010
Service Oriented Energy Management - AHR, 2008
Use of WS-Calendar in EMIX - NIST SG PAP Review, 2010
Discovering the Unseen World - UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2009
oBIX: Bringing Buildings into the Enterprise - XML Symposium, 2005
Commissioning - Resources, Papers and Presentations by Mark Walter
Cloud-Based Commissioning Specification/Guideline - Virtual Commissioning, 2009
Commissioning on Purpose - SRAPPA, 2004
Commissioning on Purpose for the CxA: How it Actually Works - SRAPPA, 2005
Overview: Data Center Test Writing - Virtual Commissioning, 2010
Understanding the Main Commissioning Documents - Virtual Commissioning, 2010
10 Most Common Commissioning Process Mistakes - Virtual Commissioning, 2010
Six Easy Steps for Completing Commissioning on Schedule - Virtual Commissioning, 2011
Chemical Water Treatment - US EPA Headquarters, 2005
The Systems Connection: Manual versus Automatic Mode - US EPA Headquarters, 2005
Understanding the Basic Process: General Testing Guidelines - Virtual Commissioning, 2010
Smart Building Technician, Commissioning Course Level 1 - Southwestern College, 2012
Cx 2.0: Building Commissioning Needs to Change - Abstract for NCBC, 2011
Cx 2.0: A Cloud-Based Movement to Improve the User Experience - We coined the phrase "Cx 2.0" in 2010
Cloud-Based Commissioning - National Conference on Building Commissioning NCBC, Nashville, 2012
Emerging Solutions: Facilities, Campuses and Buildings - US DOE Solar Decathlon, Panel, 2013
The Hidden Power of the 'D' Factor - Virtual Commissioning, 2013
Cx 2.0 - Overcoming Inherent Inefficiency: Commissioning, Skill Sets and the Transfer of Knowledge - Virtual Commissioning, 2013
EnergySmart Building Technician: Missing Links for High Performance Buildings - California Commissioning Collaborative, 2013
What Makes Smart Buildings 'smart'?, CleanTechOC, 2014
biix: The IT Infrastructure for the Micro-Smart Grid, CleanTechOC 2014 Conference
Publications and Talks authored by Toby Considine
"Grid Fault Recovery and Resilience: Applying Structured Energy and Microgrids", William T. Cox and Toby Considine, was accepted for presentation at the 2014 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies. Washington, DC
At the IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2013 Conference, William Cox presented a paper co-written with Toby Considine Structured Energy (showing that microgrids form a topology over their components) at a workshop on Transactive Energy.
Structured Energy: Microgrids and Autonomous Transactive Operation, William Cox and Toby Considine (Slides)
Toby Considine co-authored several papers and presentations at Grid-Interop 2012, in Irving, TX, during December. Pre-prints of the papers and selected slides are linked here.
The first listed paper won the Best Paper Award, Grid-Interop 2012 from the GridWise Architecture Council:
Understanding Microgrids as the Essential Architecture of Smart Energy, Toby Considine, William Cox, and Ed Cazalet (Slides)
The Semantics of Price and of Price-Responsive Nodes, Chellury Sastry, William Cox, and Toby Considine (Slides).
Price-Responsive Devices with Forward Prices *Looking Forward and Looking Back*, Chellury Sastry, William Cox, and Toby Considine, presentation titled Estimating Forward Prices & Their Use by Responsive Devices
MicroMarkets and Transactive Energy - A Phased Approach (Slides), William Cox and Toby Considine
Toby Considine authored one paper and co-authored two others at Grid-Interop 2011, held in Phoenix, AZ in December. The proceedings have been published by the GridWise Architecture Council. The three papers and their slides are:
Semantics, the Enabler of Energy E-Commerce, Toby Considine (Presented as Steps to a “Normal” Technology Adoption Market for Distributed Energy).
Price Normalization for Price-Responsive Devices--Algorithms and Issues, Chellury Ram Sastry, William Cox, and Toby Considine (slides are also available)
Presentations from Grid-Interop 2010 are pending inclusion on this site.
Toby Considine authored one paper and co-authored two others at Grid-Interop 2010, held in Chicago, IL in November & December. The proceedings have been published by the GridWise Architecture Council. The three papers are:
What is an Internet of Energy and how do we get one? Standards, Disruption, Innovation, and Accelerating Paths to Market by Toby Considine. (Presentation only)
Net Zero Energy and the Service Oriented Building: Service not Process, Policy not Control by Toby Considine & William Cox (Slides)
Structured Energy: A Topology of Microgrids, William T. Cox and Toby Considine. (Presentation Only)"
Standards, Composition, and the Architect’s Palette the values of openness and composition by William Cox and Toby Considine, (Presentation Only)
Toby Considine co-authored three papers and presentations at Grid-Interop 2009, held in Chicago, IL, in November. The proceedings have been published by the GridWise Architecture Council.
Architecturally Significant Interfaces for the Smart Grid, Toby Considine & William Cox, (Presentation)
Smart Loads and Smart Grids-Creating the Smart Grid Business Case, William Cox & Toby Considine, (Presentation)
Price Communication, Product Definition, and Service-Oriented Energy, William Cox & Toby Considine, (Presentation)
Toby Considine authored or co-authored two papers and presentations at Grid-Interop 2009, held in Atlanta, GA, in November. The proceedings have been published by the GridWise Architecture Council.
Ontological Requirements of the Service Oriented Grid, Toby Considine, (Presentation)
New Applications of Electronic Commerce Technology to Energy, Buildings, and Capital Management, William T. Cox and Toby Considine (Presentation).
Toby Considine presented his paper Business Innovation and Service Abstractions at Grid-Interop 2007, in Albuquerque, NM. (Presented as Service Abstractions and Security) Toby also moderated the Internet & IT Architecture Track. The GridWise Architecture Council has published the proceedings of this first forum.
In April 2007, the GridWise Architecture Council’s held an Interoperability Workshop in Dallas TX to develop the foundations for smart grid activities in the U.S. Mr. Considine presented two scenarios at the workshop:
Aside from Toby’s regular column in Automated Buildings, you can read:
Slim BIM: Getting Elephants to Dance, Engineered Systems, August 2012
Control Energy Costs AND Keep Tenants Happy, Realcomm Edge, September/October 2008
Opportunities In Choice, Engineered Systems, October 2007
Web Services For Building Controls: At A Crossroads, Engineered Systems, April 2005, following the publication of OBIX 1.0.
OASIS. Energy Interoperation 1.0. 2012. (Editor)
OASIS. "Energy Market Information Exchange Version 1.0 2012. (Editor)
OASIS. "WS-Calendar 1.0." July 2011 (Chair & Editor)
Talks, Panels, & Conferences
Cobie and Slim BIM presented to the National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) Facility Maintenance & Operations Committee (FMOC) in Baltimore.
Report to CABA on Development in OBIX presented to CABA Membership Meeting.
“Energy Ecologies – Models and Applications” See Papers.
“Understanding Microgrids as the Essential Smart Energy Architecture” See Papers.
BIMcards and Touchless Integration presented to the National Institute for Building Science (NIBS) Facility Maintenance & Operations Committee (FMOC).
December 2011 Steps to a Normal Adoption Market for Distributed Energy presented at Grid Interop 2011.
May 2011 Enabling Standards for Building-to-Grid Communications. Presented at Connectivity Week in Santa Clara.
May 2011 Enabling Standards for Industry-to-Grid Communications. Presented at Connectivity Week in Santa Clara.
February 2001 ESI Resources, Assets, and Publishing” presented with William Cox to NIST Smart Grid B2G Domain Expert Working Group.
February 2011 Smart Grids: the Innovation Challenge, Presented to the B2G Summit at the AHR Show, Las Vegas, and the following week at the I2G Summit at the ARC Advisory Conference in Orlando.
November 2010, Creating the Smart Grid Business Case presented with William Cox at Grid Interop 2010. See under Papers
November 2010, Standards, Composition, and the Architect's Pallette presented with William Cox at Grid Interop 2010. See under Papers
November 2010, Overview of WS-Calendar, presented at Smart Grid Interoperability Priority Action Plan 4.
October 2010, The Use of WS-Calendar in EMIX, presented with William Cox to NIST Smart Grid Action Plans Update.
October 2010, Collaboration, Collaborative Energy, and Smart Grids, presented with William Cox to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC).
May 2010, Moving Past Efficiency: Reducing the Barriers Between Process and Service, presented at Connectivity Week 2010 in Santa Clara.
April 2010, Normalizing Market Interfaces to Increase Engagement and Innovation presented to the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).
January 2010 Building Automation and the Cloud Turning Green into Blue Presented with Ken Sinclair at AHR Expo.
January 2010 Smart Grids: The Innovation Challenge Presented at the UNC Smart Energy Research Colloquium.
November 2009 Smart Loads and Smart Grids – Creating the Smart Grid Business Case” See Papers.
October, 2009 Open Standard Interfaces for Buildings and Energy, presented at the ANSI Open Forum during World Standards Week 2009.
September 2009 OASIS Smart Grid Interfaces, presented to CIM Users Group.
September 2009, OASIS Smart Grid Standards: Coordinating Money, Time, Space, presented with William Cox to the GridWise Architectural Council.
March 2009 Exploring Transactive Pricing Systems, moderator with David Chassin and Lynne Kiesling at GridEcon 2009, Chicago.
March 2009, Preparing Buildings for Trading Energy, presented at GridEcon 2009, Chicago.
November 2008 E-Commerce and Smart Grids – Standards for Homes, Buildings, Industry, and Electric Vehicles, presented at Grid Interop 2008.
October 2008 Three Pillars of Building Service Performance, presented at FIATECH 2008 Membership Meeting.
October 2008 Three Slides on Building Semantics, presented at FIATECH 2008 Membership Meeting.
April 2008, The Enterprise Responsive Building, presented at FIATECH Technology Conference.
January, 2008 Sustainable Sustainability, presented with Ken Sinclair at AHR Expo 2008.
January, 2008 Service-Oriented Energy, presented at AHR Educational Sessions.
December 2007. Service Abstractions and Security, presented at Grid Interop 2007, see under Papers
May 2007, Privacy and Autonomy in a Pervasive Security World, presented at BUILCONN 2007, Chicago.
May 2007, Virtual Companies Provide Real Services, presented at GridWise Expo 2007, Chicago.
May 2007, Enterprise Building Management – Almost There, presented at BUILCONN 2007, Chicago
May 2007, Status of OBIX, presented at BUILCONN 2007, Chicago
May 2006, From Web Server to Web Services, presented at BUILCONN 2006.
May 2006, OBIX – a Work in Process, presented at BUILCONN 2006.
February 2005, OBIX – Bringing Buildings into the Enterprise, presented at XML Symposium, 2005.
1990s: Mr. Considine was a frequent presenter at the APPA Institute for Facilities Management and at the Collegiate CADD Conference. Those talks are lost in the mists of antiquity.