BIG-EU Sponsors First Two-Day BACnet Academy!

Designing and operating buildings more efficiently will be the focus of BIG-EU’s first two-day BACnet Academy. Here is an excerpt from the press release announcing the seminar. “The BACnet Interest Group – Europe (BIG-EU) will be holding its first two-day BACnet Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 24-25. The event will feature the basics of interoperability as well as innovations from the world of networked building technology.

With 64% worldwide market coverage, BACnet is already the backbone of building automation in functional buildings. New applications, such as semantic tagging, are now being added to make the standard even more powerful and pave the way for all BACnet users to enter the Building Internet of Things (BIoT). This will be demonstrated using an IP-capable valve actuator and a camera-based person counter with BACnet/IP. An MS/TP valve actuator will also be demonstrated.
The Academy will support building planners, system integrators, project engineers and facility managers with an intensive and up-to-date overview of possible applications. ‘With the many innovations concerning BACnet, smart buildings can be operated even more efficiently,’ explains Frank Schubert, spokesman for the BIG-EU Advisory Board, who is also the instructor at the Academy in Stockholm. He will provide participants with first-hand information on the integration of lighting, security and elevator technology; on the integration of cloud computing; on the new BACnet/Secure Connect technology [BACnet/SC]; as well as the worldwide certification system for BACnet products. Academy participants will be awarded a certificate and additional information and registration may be found at”