BACnet International Announces Launch of New Course on The BACnet Institute

Course provides insight and best practices for a successful BACnet-based BAS integration

Atlanta, GA – January 14, 2019 – BACnet International is excited to announce the launch of the newest course on The BACnet Institute (TBI) titled The Facility Manager’s Guide to Building Automation Systems (BAS). This new course provides insight on how facility managers can effectively participate in and contribute to a BACnet-based BAS integration. The course is positioned from a facility manager’s perspective but it is also a valuable resource for other key professionals in the BAS integration process, including building owners, contractors, project consultants, and even IT professionals. 

In this course you’ll gain an understanding of the key principles of BACnet-based BAS design and procurement, the importance of collaboration between Facility Management and IT, and how the Networked Controls BAS design model enables streamlined facilities management.

“Our research showed a gap in information for facility mangers in regards to Open Systems BAS implementation, and so we created this course in response to that need,” stated Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “This new course provides an easy way for facility mangers, or anyone involved in a BACnet project, to learn about implementing networked control systems. It is a good complement to the comprehensive resources already available on the TBI site.”

Visit to access this course and many other resources, including the BACnet International AHR 2019 education sessions that will be available in early March. Site registration is free.

About The BACnet Institute

The BACnet Institute (TBI) is a global online learning environment that It is designed to serve as a central resource for educational course offerings, a curated library of multimedia resources, 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 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.