BACnet Standard May Go Overseas

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ BACnet building controls standard may soon be adopted by two international standards organizations—the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

10/07/2002


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ BACnet building controls standard may soon be adopted by two international standards organizations—the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

If both groups pass ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2001, BACnet %%MDASSML%% A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks , when it comes up for vote in mid-December, the standard would become effective January 2003.

“This would give a market boost to BACnet technology in Europe,” noted Steven Bushby, chair of ASHRAE’s BACnet Committee. “In addition, ISO standard status is particularly important in Asian markets. China and Japan are both growth areas for BACnet technology and ISO standard status will stimulate that growth.”

For more information on BACnet, see: www.ashrae.org .





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