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Title: The BACnet Campus Challenge - Part 1

Here, the BACnet protocol was designed to achieve interoperability among building automation vendors and evolve over time to include new functionality as well as support new communication technologies such as the Ethernet and IP protocols as they became prevalent and economical in the market place. For large multi-building, multi-vendor campus environments, standardizing on the BACnet protocol as an implementation strategy can be a key component in meeting the challenge of an interoperable, flexible, and scalable building automation system. The interoperability of BACnet is especially important when large campuses with legacy equipment have DDC upgrades to facilities performed over different time frames and use different contractors that install equipment from different vendors under the guidance of different campus HVAC project managers. In these circumstances, BACnet can serve as a common foundation for interoperability when potential variability exists in approaches to the design-build process by numerous parties over time. Likewise, BACnet support for a range of networking protocols and technologies can be a key strategy for achieving flexible and scalable automation systems as campuses and enterprises expand networking infrastructures using standard interoperable protocols like IP and Ethernet.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-665777
Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2491
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-2491
Publisher:
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING
OSTI Identifier:
1252614

Masica, Ken, and Tom, Steve. The BACnet Campus Challenge - Part 1. United States: N. p., Web.
Masica, Ken, & Tom, Steve. The BACnet Campus Challenge - Part 1. United States.
Masica, Ken, and Tom, Steve. 2015. "The BACnet Campus Challenge - Part 1". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1252614.
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title = {The BACnet Campus Challenge - Part 1},
author = {Masica, Ken and Tom, Steve},
abstractNote = {Here, the BACnet protocol was designed to achieve interoperability among building automation vendors and evolve over time to include new functionality as well as support new communication technologies such as the Ethernet and IP protocols as they became prevalent and economical in the market place. For large multi-building, multi-vendor campus environments, standardizing on the BACnet protocol as an implementation strategy can be a key component in meeting the challenge of an interoperable, flexible, and scalable building automation system. The interoperability of BACnet is especially important when large campuses with legacy equipment have DDC upgrades to facilities performed over different time frames and use different contractors that install equipment from different vendors under the guidance of different campus HVAC project managers. In these circumstances, BACnet can serve as a common foundation for interoperability when potential variability exists in approaches to the design-build process by numerous parties over time. Likewise, BACnet support for a range of networking protocols and technologies can be a key strategy for achieving flexible and scalable automation systems as campuses and enterprises expand networking infrastructures using standard interoperable protocols like IP and Ethernet.},
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journal = {ASHRAE Journal},
number = 12,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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