The course is designed to help students understand some of the elements required to successfully plan for BACnet® and some of the complex issues that must be addressed to achieve interoperability.

“An Introduction to BACnet® “ will be presented by ASHRAE Monday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Javits Center. The course is designed to help students understand some of the elements required to successfully plan for BACnet® and some of the complex issues that must be addressed to achieve interoperability.

Students learn that interoperability covers a wide range of possible options, and how to simplify interoperability by defining specific areas where interoperability is required. Also discussed is the basic components of any multi-vendor or multi-discipline BACnet control system, how different systems can be merged together using BACnet, and how BACnet facilitates the integration of older systems with BACnet-based systems.

The three-hour course does not discuss specific manufacturers, or alternatives to BACnet or BACnet specification writing. Attendees receive a discount toward the purchase of Standard 135-2001 - BACnet and the BACnet CD-ROM. The course will be instructed by David Fisher of Polarsoft, Inc. The registration fee is $105 for ASHRAE members; $139 for non-members, and the course earns 3 PDHs/.3 CEUs or 3 AIA LUs.

For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/education.