What are building automation and control systems?
Building automation includes automated controls for engineered building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, access control and other systems. It may be controlled through a building automation system (BAS) or building management system (BMS). Building automation and controls have several goals, including occupant comfort, efficient operation, reduction of operating costs and remote access control.
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