The BACnet Institute’s Successful First Year Helps Promote the BACnet Standard

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Growth in Registrations Driven by Easy Access to On-Demand Information

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Having conducted an extensive study focused on the needs of our audience, we knew there was a strong desire for an independent source for additional BACnet information and education.

The BACnet Institute (TBI), the e-learning environment offering on-demand courses, multimedia resources and community forums, is celebrating its first anniversary, having launched during the AHR Expo 2017. The platform is a central resource that serves as a comprehensive, globally relevant online source of information and education related to BACnet system implementation.

In the last twelve months, TBI has registered over 1,100 users across 80 countries worldwide. The first course, BACnet Basics, was viewed by over 650 people and received favorable feedback on its distribution and content. There are over 100 resources available on the site, including articles, videos and recordings of BACnet presentations from various trade shows, which were accessed over 1,200 times.

“Having conducted an extensive study focused on the needs of our audience, we knew there was a strong desire for an independent source for additional BACnet information and education,” said Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “We’re pleased with so many people taking advantage of the resources The BACnet Institute has to offer. We are working to continuously add content and keep the site current and relevant.”

Plans are underway to add more courses, including the soon to be released The Facility Manager's Guide to Building Automation Systems. This new course will provide insight on how facility managers can effectively participate in and contribute to BACnet-based building automation projects. While the course is focused on the facility manager's perspective, it will also be a useful resource for other key professionals in the BAS integration process, including building owners, contractors, project consultants, and even IT professionals.

Registration to access The BACnet Institute is free and signing up is easy. Register at TheBACnetInstitute.org.

About The BACnet Institute
The BACnet Institute (TBI) is an online resource providing access to BACnet information and education. It is designed to serve as a central resource with eLearning courses, a curated library and a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange. TBI is intended to serve the needs of the whole BACnet community including building owners and operators, system integrators, consultants, facility management professionals and product developers. It provides opportunities for participants to learn about and share innovative strategies, research, and best practices from anywhere around the world, at any time of the day. The BACnet Institute operates under the auspices of BACnet International in collaboration with other BACnet industry groups.

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 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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