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GSA Guide to Specifying Interoperable Building Automation and Control Systems Using ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-1995, BACnet.


pdf icon GSA Guide to Specifying Interoperable Building Automation and Control Systems Using ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-1995, BACnet. (275 K)
Bushby, S. T.; Newman, H. M.; Applebaum, M. A.

NISTIR 6392; 79 p. November 1999.
Order number: PB2000-101401

Keywords:

standards; BACnet; building automation; building control; direct digital control; energy management systems; communication protocol; ANSI/ASHRAE Standard

Abstract:

This guide is intended for use by General Services Administration staff or design consultants when preparing specifications for interoperable building control systems using BACnet technology. It explains the issues that need to be considered when specifying the communication details and makes some recommendations for the choices involved. It is not a sample specification and it does not address all issues important for a good control system specification. The focus is on specific issues related to the interconnection and interoperation of building automation systems and devices using BACnet. It is intended to complement more general guidelines for direct digital control systems for building automation applications.