BACnet International and Zhijiang College Sign Cooperation Agreement

Agreement provides for creation of hands-on lab for students

Atlanta, Ga. – January 3, 2019 – BACnet International and Zhijiang College, Zhejiang University of Technology, signed a cooperation agreement during the BACnet Interest Group – China/Asia’s BACnet Golden Week. The agreement, signed on November 12, 2018 in Shaoxing, China, provides a way for Zhijiang College to fulfill its desire of providing education relating to the BACnet protocol in the region.

Lin Peng Li, Dean of Zhijiang College, and Andy McMillan, president of BACnet International, signed the agreement which details the creation of a lab at the university providing students with the training ground to expand their knowledge of BACnet which will ultimately progress the protocol’s adoption. In support of the agreement, Delta Electronics will be donating equipment to the lab to create a true hands-on experience for the students. 

“We’re very excited to enter into this agreement with Zhijiang College,” said McMillan. “They will be a great proponent of BACnet by training the next generation of building automation professionals. This will only strengthen the industry and provide the opportunity for more building owners and operators to benefit from BACnet.”

Timing of the lab opening is currently being finalized. 

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 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.