Grand Traverse Pavilions Implements BACnet in Building Management System Overhaul

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In terms of energy savings, we have certainly seen a return on our investment and our overall energy usage has been much more consistent over time.

Another BACnet success story is now available to inform and lead the building automation community. BACnet International Gold member KMC Controls and Michigan community-based senior and intergenerational residential care provider, Grand Traverse Pavilions, overhauled Grand Traverse Pavilions’ building management system. As a nonprofit organization in an era of reduced budgets and cost cutting, the ability to be as energy efficient as possible while at the same furthering the organization’s goals is paramount. The system installed includes KMC Controls’ BACnet Advance Application Controllers that allow for instant, transparent, and responsive control via an online web portal.

“The communication between the controls on the network has given us a much better perspective on the operation of our buildings,” stated Dr. Robert Siekman, Grand Traverse Pavilions Director of Environment Services. “In terms of energy savings, we have certainly seen a return on our investment and our overall energy usage has been much more consistent over time.”

“BACnet International’s focus is on the promotion of successful use of BACnet in building automation and control systems,” state Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International. “It is exciting to see this evidenced in projects such as Grand Traverse Pavilions.”

BACnet International has nearly 40 Success Stories – case studies that feature successful implementation of BACnet. To read the full Story on Grand Traverse Pavilions, please visit To see all BACnet Success Stories, please visit

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. 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. For more information, please visit

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