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BACnet International


BACnet International Plans Online Information and Education Center

Association to Offer Multifaceted Gateway to BACnet Information


Atlanta, GA – August 21, 2015 –BACnet International is excited to announce development of The BACnet Institute, an online center for BACnet educational resources. The objective of The BACnet Institute is to provide an easy path to BACnet information and learning for everyone involved with BACnet systems. Designed around BACnet community needs revealed in an extensive 2014 member survey, The BACnet Institute will curate existing information and resources, as well as commission the development of new resources. The BACnet Institute will operate under the auspices of BACnet International in collaboration with other BACnet industry groups.

The BACnet Institute is being designed to broadly address BACnet education and information needs. It will encompass on-demand, self-paced courses alongside an organized repository of white papers, presentations and recorded webinars. In addition, The BACnet Institute will provide tools that allow participants to learn from each other as well as share their ideas, observations, challenges and accomplishments.

“Investment in development of The BACnet Institute is undertaken with a long-term view of growing the community of BACnet users and implementers,” said BACnet International’s President and Managing Director Andy McMillan. “It is an exciting opportunity to experiment with different ways of transferring BACnet knowledge in an effort to serve a wide range of users across multiple generations."

Work is already underway on The BACnet Institute components, and it is expected that the first publicly available components will be completed and online by the end of 2015.

“The creation of The BACnet Institute and its included tools is a milestone for BACnet International,” said BACnet International board member Nancy Stein, who serves as director of product management for Siemens Building Technologies, Control Products and Systems (CPS) Business Unit. “Not only will The BACnet Institute be a comprehensive information resource, it also represents a meaningful strategic step for the association, underscoring the importance of addressing member needs through thoughtful and well-planned action.” 

With the support of its members and industry leaders, BACnet International is working toward developing The BACnet Institute as an industry resource that will serve the community as a center of BACnet education, connections and information.


About BACnet International

BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.










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