BACnet International Launches New Course

Free course provides insight and best practices for specifying BACnet products and grants Continuing Education Units.

BACnet Online Training Course

BACnet International has launched a new online course, BACnet Device Profiles. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to facilitate systems of products that can work together.This course explains the various BACnet device profiles and how they can be used for the specification of BACnet in a Building Automation System (BAS) implementation.

The course can be accessed on The BACnet Institute (TBI) online learning site, which provides free educational resources to assist the understanding and successful implementation of the BACnet protocol. As with all courses on TBI, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded upon its completion.

In this new course, the purpose of each BACnet Device Profile is defined. The role each plays in the context of building automation is explained. Participants will also learn how the profiles can be effectively combined in a specification to ensure the functionality required is achieved.

While the course is geared toward specifiers, end users and integrators, other professionals in the building automation industry are encouraged to take it as well to broaden their understanding of the BACnet protocol, the specification process, and building automation.

“The BACnet standard has been extended significantly over the past few years, which has extended the number of device profiles as well,” stated Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. “So, understanding the device profiles, new and old, and how they fit in relation to the requirements of buildings is very important.”

Visit The BACnet Institute to access these courses as well as many other BACnet-related resources, including articles from various industry publications, lectures from leading industry events, and a knowledge-sharing forum. Site registration, which grants access to all of TBI resources, is free.